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News Anchor Targeted by IRS After Obama Interview

Politico [1]
May 14, 2013

Larry Connors, a veteran local news anchor at KMOV Channel 4 in St. Louis, says that the Internal Revenue Service has been targeting him since an April 2012 interview he conducted with President Obama — a fact that he dismissed as coincidence until the recent reports [2]about the IRS targeting conservative groups.

“Shortly after I did my April 2012 interview with President Obama, my wife, friends and some viewers suggested that I might need to watch out for the IRS. I don’t accept ‘conspiracy theories’, but I do know that almost immediately after the interview, the IRS started hammering me,” Connors wrote on his Facebook page [3] late Monday night.

Connors did not specify how the IRS has been “hammering” him. He did not immediately respond to a request for clarification (see Update below).

According to his account, his questions for Obama touched on the economy and spending but were not exceptional in nature (video here [4]). But following “allegations that the IRS focused on various groups and/or individuals questioning or criticizing government spending, taxes, debt or how the government is run,” Connors now believes there may be a possible connection.

Full story here. [1]