Hot Air make an important point about the IRS scandal and our modern politics — that when something bad happens that is putatively caused by conservatives / Tea Partiers, all that is necessary to show a casual connection is tone. If conservatives set the wrong tone then they’re responsible for the consequences. But what made those IRS appartchiks think picking targets based on political views was a reasonable thing to do? What tone lead to that? The demonization of those targets by the MAL and its fellow travelers in Old Media?