Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Politics
  3. Policy & Issues

Media silent as IRS reportedly harassed Sarah Palin's father six times since '08

See also

According to a report posted Monday at PJMedia, Sarah Palin's father has been targeted by the IRS no less than six times since the former governor was tapped by John McCain in 2008. PJMedia's Bryan Preston said the report has "not generated any mainstream media attention at all."

On Saturday, Chuck Heath, Jr., Palin's brother, made the allegation in a post on Facebook.

"My father, who worked multiple jobs and faithfully and honestly paid his taxes for fifty years, had never heard a word from the IRS. In 2008, his daughter was tapped to run for vice president of the United States. Since that time, he has been, in his words 'horribly harassed' six times by the agency. They've tried to dig up something on him but he's always operated above board," Heath wrote.

"Coincidence?" he asked. "You decide."

The media, Preston noted, generated "story after story" from a now-discredited claim by waitress Dayna Morales. Those stories, he added, were generated by a Facebook post claiming she was allegedly mistreated by a family for being gay.

As it turned out, those claims were false.

But a number of people who oppose Obama or disagree with his policies have found themselves in the crosshairs of the IRS, the most feared federal agency in the country.

A post at BizPac Review recalled something Obama told Latino voters in 2010.

“We’re going to punish our enemies,” he told Univision, “and we’re gonna reward our friends.”

An article at the American Thinker called the revelation "frightening, to say the least."

Making matters worse, the FBI now says it does not plan to file any charges in the IRS targeting probe, a move that was excoriated by Reps. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Jim Jordan, R-Ohio.

“These revelations further undermine the credibility of the Attorney General Holder and the Justice Department under his leadership,” the two Republicans said in a statement. “Given the circumstances, there is little reason for the American people to have confidence in this investigation.”

The "investigation" was handled by an Obama donor who works for the FBI.

Meanwhile, Newsbusters' Noel Sheppard reports, the "Hillary Clinton-loving media are doing almost back-breaking contortions to make the recent Bridgegate scandal completely destroy Governor Chris Christie’s (R-N.J.) presidential ambitions."

"It’s chilling to think that our government has been reduced to handing out political retribution just because someone is affiliated with someone who ran for vice president against the messiah," said a post at the conservative blog The Right Scoop.



If you like this article, you can follow Joe on Twitter @jnewby1956, visit and like his Facebook page, or subscribe to receive email updates when a new article is published.

For hard-hitting conservative commentary, please visit Joe's blog, the Conservative Firing Line. You can also find Joe's articles at Right News Now, Liberty Unyielding and PolitiCollision.



  •  One year later
    How victims have recovered a year after the Boston Marathon bombing
    Watch Video
  • Tax day freebies
    Everyone dreads tax day, but some businesses are offering deals today only
    Tax Day
  • Obamacare savings
    The rollout of Obamacare will cost $104 billion less than previously projected
    Top News
  • Blood Moon
    The first of four 'Blood Moons' came and went; is it the beginning of the end for mankind?
  • Arrest for threatening tweet
    A 14-year-old girl is arrested for issuing a threatening tweet towards American Airlines
    Strange News
  • Pistorius cross examination concludes
    Oscar Pistorius sheds more tears during the trial's final cross examination
    Watch Video

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!