Ho-hum: Networks ignore resignation of IRS scandal figure Lois Lerner

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How quickly they forget. Despite widespread coverage of her non-answers during a recent congressional hearing into the IRS scandal, there was no TV network coverage of the abrupt resignation Monday of top tax official Lois Lerner.

A new study from the Media Research Center found: “Not a single network bothered to report the stunning news [Monday night] or Tuesday morning.” The conservative media watchdog group called the lack of coverage about the scandal figure's resignation it “blatant censorship.”

MRC said it wasn’t surprised, noting that the networks have given up covering the ongoing scandal over the IRS’ targeting of Tea Party groups and delaying their bid for tax exempt status during President Obama’s reelection campaign.

According to the MRC’s analysis, it’s been 90 days since ABC last mentioned the story on either their morning or evening news programs, 89 days since NBC mentioned it, and 61 days at CBS.

MRC President Brent Bozell said, “Disgraced IRS hack Lois Lerner is getting a taxpayer-funded golden parachute, and the Tea Party-hating liberal media are making sure their hero has a nice soft landing. The news of her retirement and her pension reportedly worth more than $50,000 was censored by ABC, CBS, and NBC.”

Paul Bedard, The Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at pbedard@washingtonexaminer.com.