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Advice from ACORN 
10th-Sep-2009 01:27 pm
Inspiration


ACORN evidently has no problem with underage prostitution, tax fraud, or housing violations. That's not OK. They will advise you how to do them right. That's very not OK. What they don't show you here, but which shows up on the complete transcript, is that they also want you to pay a fee to find out about their housing assistance (which is also illegal).

What scum. And the Federal Government pays them lots of money, which they deny.

UPDATE: It's not just one office: same thing done in DC as was done in Baltimore. So far, the AP has picked up the Baltimore sting (and a number of minor papers picked it up from them, though not the New York Times or Washington Post or the other major government media), FOXNews has Baltimore and DC. is covering this. Somebody should be running fast with this: evidently, the original investigative team was smart enough to keep good records. ACORN is spinning as fast as it can.

Further Update: I'm not the only one who's noticed that the networks and the majors aren't covering it. The Washington Post has since quoted the AP on the subject: ridiculous failure.
Comments 
11th-Sep-2009 11:55 am (UTC)
This is the kind of story for which any real journalist would give his or her right arm. If the mainstream media in the USA don't splash it on page one, it will mean that everything that conservatives have to say about them is 100% true. (Not that I doubt it is, mind... just getting confirmation.)
11th-Sep-2009 03:51 pm (UTC)
See the update. Not page one, not major newspapers, but the AP did pick it up.
18th-Sep-2009 04:42 pm (UTC)
Luckily, Jon Stewart - who is probably more respected and listened to than two major networks put together - gave both Acorn and the media a major, take-no-prisoners trashing on his show. As a result, by now at least one hundred million Americans know what kind of people work at ACORN Baltimore, Washington DC and New York City. He even mocked his own habit of mocking Fox. I got to see the whole clip, and while Stewart shouts too much for my liking, the whole thing is impressive in its even-handedness and thoroughness.
18th-Sep-2009 07:43 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear it! Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

I can[t believe it's taking so long for news organizations to pick up what should be the juiciest story of the year.
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