Friday, September 18, 2009

The real ACORN news story

If "guilt by association" would doom a politician, Obama would have been downed by Bill Ayers. So why should a news story about an organization which is connected to Obama, and which receives federal funding undoubtedly thanks to Obama, be close enough to him to be considered politically toxic? As Toby Harnden of Britain's Telegraph explains it:
If there’s one story that’s had it all in the past week it’s the series of undercover reporting stings that have uncovered the true nature of ACORN - the Association of Community Organisations for Reform Now. It’s got sex, misuse of taxpayer funds, the condoning of illegal activity by officials and connections to Barack Obama.

I missed the part in there where this should not be considered news?

Ironically, Jon Stewart of Comedy Central's The Daily Show explains the real ACORN story best:
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Yes, the real story is that no one in the alleged Media covered it, except for Fox News.

But let us give credit to the Woodward and Bernstein of our age: James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles at Granted, the ACORN story isn't Watergate. But considering the overwhelming majority of our Media couldn't report the ACORN story, even when it was handed to them, do you honestly think they could uncover a Watergate-style story?


Justine Nicholas Valinotti said...

The next Watergate-type story, whatever it may be, won't be reported in the US media because journalists are products of a society that now accepts snooping, spying and other intrusions into our personal lives as routine and necessary for our security.

That, I think, is an even more powerful inhibitor than media organizations' ties to the political establishment, which encompasses both major political parties, save for a few exceptions like Ron Paul.

EdMcGon said...

We've had the stories (Ruby Ridge?). But the Media glosses over them, since the people involved aren't of their same political stripe.