According to the Treasury Department’s Inspector General J. Russell George, there is no evidence that the Internal Revenue Service targeted liberal organizations. The assertion comes as a striking blow to Democrats who have defended the agency in recent weeks asserting that conservative groups were not the only ones being targeted by the IRS.
Food Network star Paula Deen has been dumped by her network following a racism scandal which began with a lawsuit filed by Lisa Jackson, a Caucasian woman in her 40s, against Deen and Deen’s brother, Bubba Hiers. Jackson’s lawsuit alleged that Deen had been guilty of using the “n-word,” sexual harassment, and infliction of emotional distress on Jackson while Jackson was working at Uncle Bubba’s Seafood and Oyster House in Savannah, Georgia, from 2005 to 2010 as the general manager.
As alternative media continue to gain market share from the increasingly discredited establishment press, journalist Ben Swann, who rose to national prominence with his “Reality Check” segment with Cincinnati Fox affiliate WXIX, is working on a new journalism project known as “Liberty Is Rising Truth in Media.” The plan, he told The New American, is to restore the Fourth Estate’s historical role in America as a watchdog of, rather than a lapdog for, those in power.
Though National Security Agency Director General Keith Alexander (testifying along with officials from the Justice Department in a rare public oversight hearing by the House Intelligence Committee) claimed that more than 50 terror plots had been discovered and prevented thanks to the NSA's highly classified data collections, doubt surrounds several of his examples.