The House Oversight Committee released its report on Lois Lerner’s Involvment in the IRS Targeting of Tax-Exempt Organizations on Tuesday. For reporters working on deadline, the committee released a handy summary of the report’s highlights. The report was widely covered by mainstream media outlets including the Washington Post and CBS News.
We found yesterday, somewhat to our surprise, that the New York Times had not deemed news of the report fit to print. I just wanted to take a look at how the Times would deal with the report. Using the Times search engine, however, I found that the newest story on “Lois Lerner” was five days old. Today it is six days old. The Times wants to deal with the report by pretending that it’s not news, but it is.