This IRS “scandal” is only a scandal because the media is giving it air. Something is not news simply because people are pushing it, but that’s the default position now. So all a wingnut has to do to get enough traction on a story is to insert it into the right-wing outrage machine, and it takes on a life of its own.
I really despise the corporate media for their inability to separate fact from fiction. When the Constitution thinks so highly of the ability of the press to act as a check against power, giving them special rights, and they don’t do their job, why the hell should I respect them?