Watchdog Highlights Tax-Happy Liberal Journalists

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This Sunday marks the 100th anniversary of the federal income tax. While many Americans might not see that as a day to celebrate, that's not the case for the liberal media. 

The Business and Media Institute has compiled a list of what they call the seven most tax-happy millionaire journalists who use their platforms to advocate higher taxes.

They point out that CNN's Soledad O'Brien is one good example. She recently became very animated as she badgered Rep. Jason Caffetz, R-Utah, about raising taxes.

"You signed Grover Norquist's pledge, pretty much every Republican did," she said. "Would you be fine doing a compromise where you'd go against your signature on that pledge? Would you be fine to [tears up paper] do this to the pledge?"

NBC's Matt Lauer went toe to toe with conservative radio host Laura Ingraham, asking her about a debt ceiling deal.

"Is there any way this deal gets done without the Republicans compromising somewhat on taxes?" he asked.

His tone grew more combative as he continued.

"President Obama talks about shared sacrifice, where is the shared sacrifice going to come from on the Republican side?" he said.

Then there's President Clinton's former aid, ABC News anchor George Stephanopolous. During an interview with former Democratic Gov. Bill Richardson, Stephanopolous repeatedly pushed him on the issue of using gas taxes to force energy conservation.

"Aren't higher energy taxes the best way to get people to conserve?" Stephanopolous asked.

Those examples are just the tip of the iceberg. Julia Seymour, with the Business and Media Institute, explains more, on the CBN News Channel Morning News, Jan. 31. 

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