Election Finance · Karl Rove · Koch Industries

Damage control: Fox defends Rove’s GOP slush fund from potential IRS audit

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Fox’s Megyn Kelly hosted Dana Perino to portray calls for an IRS audit of a Republican slush fund promoted by Karl Rove as a politically motivated “conspiracy,” ignoring that such calls have been issued by non-partisan organizations that called for similar audits of Democratic-leaning groups in 2004. They also furthered the bogus claim that the White House illegally accessed the tax information of Koch Industries.

Fox calls on Rove’s current and former colleague to defend his group

Perino says call for investigation of Rove-linked group is Democratic “desperate measure,” part of “conspiracy.” On the October 7 edition of Fox News’ America Live, Megyn Kelly raised allegations by Republican senators that Sen. Max Baucus’ (D-MT) call for an Internal Revenue Service audit of 501(c)(4) organizations that may be illegally misusing their tax exempt status, including the Karl Rove-conceived Crossroads GPS, is “politically motivated.” She then hosted Fox News contributor Dana Perino, who defended Rove’s group.

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