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wndycty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:17 AM
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It is time for the rest of the media to do some hardcore reporting on the ACORN
This morning in Chicago FOX32 poo poo'ed and tsk, tsked the fact that no one else is really reporting on the whole ACORN controversy. Well I thought about it and I agree, because as long as FOX is the only organization spending time on this manufactured controversy we know that the truth will not come out.

What happened was shameless and embarrassing and those who were caught on camera need to be terminated, however the whole story needs to be told. We need to hear about the offices that rejected the "pimp and ho" (filmmakers) who were staging this sting, including the office in Philadelphia which called the police. We need the filmmakers to explain why they went with the whole "pimp and ho" angle.

As long as FOX is the only telling this story then we are being misled, we need real journalists, objective reporters who will examine this entire project and tell the whole story.

http://blog.windycitywatch.com/2009/09/why-other-media-...
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maxsolomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:20 AM
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1. not to mention
who the pimp and ho are, and who funded them.

i suppose i still don't get why they went to ACORN in the first place. to ask for tax advice?
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MarjorieG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:26 AM
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2. Probably GOP intent to bury ACORN, just before the census to get the poor counted.
Like vote registrations, they turned in bad requests, which wouldn't have registered voters anyway named Mickey Mouse. Our segments of the population are harder to count, unlike the GOPs white megachurches.
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gatorboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:29 AM
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5. I love that the right, in their feeble minded logic,
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 11:29 AM by gatorboy
Believe that since Acorn registered Mickey Mouse to vote, the rodent would magically appear and vote for Obama. :rofl:
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paulsby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:27 AM
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3. go to the source
the young woman explains why she did what she did.



http://biggovernment.com/2009/09/10/in-the-bowels-of-ba...
Excerpt follows: The Baltimore adventure with ACORN started off as a silly idea, both absurd and incredible by all accounts. But it stuck, and quickly escalated into a full blown operation with scripts, method acting, undercover gear, scandalous outfits, fast minds, good hearts, plenty of humor and healthy homemade blueberry muffins.

When I pitched the prostitute goes into ACORN seeking housing idea to James OKeefe at the beginning of the summer, I had absolutely no idea how he would respond. He came back with, Would you be willing to portray the prostitute? And if so, when can you do this?

Needless to say, the project had officially begun.

An idea conceived on an afternoon jog would soon birth material evidence.

Most people come up with ridiculous ideas, things that graze against societal norms. However, not all are capable of action because not all are comfortable with action. Many lack the desire for truth and justice, most dont even know to want it. But on occasion, the previous join forces. The right people with the appropriate calling unite against a common enemy, then the sky is the limit and hell is the target. There will be no compromises, only adaptation and infiltration.

The socially unacceptable became our mode of visual operation. When visuals match content, the system will fall.

The staff we dealt with in Baltimore had no problem offering their time to James and me, not because we were two white kids undercover looking for a big story, but because of the mess we claimed to be in and wished to create.

We connected with these people on a level they were comfortable with. We came off as troubled, torn, innovative and devoted individuals who couldnt skirt the system unless the system helped us along our journey.

Our presence screamed, as James puts it, unique situation. And so when we sought council in regards to tax evasion, obtaining a house for use as an underage brothel, the avoidance of an abusive pimp, and establishing illegitimate congressional campaign funds, they were ready and unfazed by the direction our conversation took.

James and I saw the ACORN Housing location in Baltimore as a targetthe den of a giant corrupt lion. We wanted to get a reaction and gauge the corruption. We came armed with the things necessary to cause a reaction; we came equipped with the things necessary to capture the reaction. We expected to be successful. We werent overly confident but we had tested methods at our disposal and were able to calculate the lines along which the staffers would react. We didnt go in expecting major results; we also didnt limit what could happen seated behind closed doors. We went in knowing that if we were meant to succeed, we would. It is not as if we went in carefree and lah-dee-dah. But we were confident in our mission.
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tblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:46 AM
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7. Evil little thing. The Acorn people were wrong and acted stupidly and illegally, but they were
trying to help people, in their own misguided way. There is no excuse for the behavior of those individuals at Acorn, and I'm sure they'll have the book thrown at them.

But, how lovely that a couple of conniving devils would plot and scheme to take down an entire organization that helps the poor and disenfranchised. There's shame enough to go around.
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tblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:29 AM
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4. And how. It's the grossest story, but it shouldn't take down the entire organization.
They've done a lot of good for people, but they need some serious damage control including a thorough investigation and, yes, more than just Fox covering this.
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ananda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:43 AM
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6. While I agree that ACORN needs to clean house..
.. I also read that other groups, institutions,
and corporations are also doing scandalous and
horrible things, and are not being exposed or
investigated.

Thus, I think the article makes a good point
in saying that the GOP and its rightwing hatetalk
allies want to bring ACORN down to keep it out
of the census and future elections ....
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