"The IRS targeting scandal is of course multi-faceted, but one of its key
elements was the use of comprehensive IRS questionnaires to determine
everything from tea-party donor and member lists to the actions and
activities of family members and even identifying “persons or entities
with which you maintain a close relationship.” In other words, the Obama
administration IRS was abusing its regulatory authority to essentially
discern the inner workings of an entire political and cultural movement.
Here’s the list of questions to station owners, managers, or HR:
Since when is a station’s “philosophy” or its inter-office disputes any of the federal government’s business?
The Obama governing philosophy combines the regulatory state with an
intolerance of dissent. Taken together, this means an extreme level of
government intrusion into private activity. Any entity whose business
touches the federal government (and given the vast scope of the
government, it touches and regulates virtually every entity) is deemed
an open book for bureaucratic inquiry. The chilling effect is obvious
and broadcasters decline to participate at their own risk."