Media reacts to Lois Lerner’s new email: ‘Hard to argue’ no political bias there

In emails released by House investigators on Wednesday, former IRS official Lois Lerner was revealed in emails to have had a pretty negative opinion of activist conservatives – precisely the type of person who might have applied to her division for tax-exempt status for their newly formed political action committee only to encounter discrimination.

How negative was Lerner’s opinion of grassroots conservatives? Well, at one point she compared them unfavorably with terrorists and suggested that the American right was a greater threat to the nation’s security than were violent extremists. She also called conservatives “a**holes,” and exposed her own high opinion of her self and her upbringing when she described a group of tourists as the “hoi paloi.” In all, Lerner paints a damning portrait of herself in her private correspondences.