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TomCADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 11:08 PM
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EXCLUSIVE: ACORN Playing Behind Scenes Role in 'Occupy' Movement
Edited on Wed Oct-26-11 11:08 PM by TomCADem
Source: Fox News

The former New York office for ACORN, the disbanded community activist
group, is playing a key role in the self-proclaimed leaderless
Occupy Wall Street movement, organizing guerrilla protest events and
hiring door-to-door canvassers to collect money under the banner of
various causes while spending it on protest-related activities,
sources tell FoxNews.com.

The former director of New York ACORN, Jon Kest, and his top aides are
now busy working at protest events for New York Communities for Change
(NYCC). That organization was created in late 2009 when some ACORN
offices disbanded and reorganized under new names after undercover
video exposes prompted Congress to cut off federal funds.

NYCCs connection to ACORN isnt a tenuous one: It works from the
former ACORN offices in Brooklyn, uses old ACORN office stationery,
employs much of the old ACORN staff and, according to several sources,
engages in some of the old organizations controversial techniques to
raise money, interest and awareness for the protests.

Sources said NYCC has hired about 100 former ACORN-affiliated staff
members from other cities paying some of them $100 a day - to attend
and support Occupy Wall Street. Dozens of New York homeless people
recruited from shelters are also being paid to support the protests,
at the rate of $10 an hour, the sources said.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/10/26/exclusive-acorn-pl... /



This Fox News story is only notable in that it exposes Fox's ongoing corporate funded propaganda campaign to minimize the effect and impact of the 99 percent movement and to mobilize right wingers to engage in whatever means necessary to stop them. After the talking point that the OWS movements were being organized by Soros, who is himself part of the top 1 percent, Fox News is pulling out the Acorn talking points.

Also, CNN is following Fox by now posting stories about the so-called 53 percent movement, which is nothing more than a long time right wing blogger who is declaring himself to be part of the hidden 53 percent who support Wall Street, but hate the Democrats and President Obama.

This is pure propaganda, yet watch this "exclusive story" start being pushed by the corporate media in the days to come.
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TygrBright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 11:10 PM
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1. Yeah. ACORN is bringing over Muslim Brotherhood members on George Soros' frequent flyer miles. n/t
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watajob Donating Member (253 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 02:39 AM
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14. Now THAT'S funny!
:rofl:
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Aerows Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 04:04 PM
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22. I'm waiting for them to blame invaders from outer space
If Fox reported it, half the Republicans in the country would be convinced it is true.
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 11:12 PM
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2. All powerful ACORN!
Pretty amazing that a defunct community organizing group has so much global power.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 11:13 PM
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3. ACORN is defunct, so I thought...? I think Faux is just a little bit in love with 'em....
http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/201107090003

It's a right wing rallying buzzword.
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Firebrand Gary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 11:16 PM
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4. Go figure.
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 11:23 PM
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5. They aren't called 'The Lupus of News' for nothing
At Fox, "sources said" means "we just made this shit up."
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Downwinder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 11:23 PM
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6. They get a James O'Keefe video for proof?
Edited on Wed Oct-26-11 11:23 PM by Downwinder
I don't think it would stand up in Court.
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 11:25 PM
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7. Some folks are saying ACORN funded Al Qaeda and drew up the plans for ....
... Pearl Harbor!

Fox News reporting

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Metta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 11:30 PM
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8. Last week, Fox was reporting that Acorn no longer existed.
... from Keith.
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999998th word Donating Member (555 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 11:44 PM
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9. Fauxnoise throwing their own shit on their own wall AGAIN.
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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 11:59 PM
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10. if there's even an ounce of truth to this, then reap the whirlwind..
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 12:00 AM by frylock
fox was instrumental in getting members of our esteemed democratic party to defund ACORN. i guess those folks who are now out of work need something to do, so why not help organize OWS?
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SoapBox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:03 AM
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11. Fux and CNN should be shut down...
outrageous.
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PatrynXX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:38 AM
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12. yeah my tea party dad and I had a fuss over this BS.
can't believe he buys it. one link says Fox admits it's from an unverified source. hey Dan Rather tried that and got fired for it. Who's guessing anyone at Fox is gonna get fired over using unverified sources. First inckling I had that dad had bought into another FOX BS story that isn't backed up by facts was on the marine injury shooting. saying I'd been drinking the acorn kool aid again and that the incident never happened. X_X gotta watch out for brainwashed Fox News Viewers. Unfortunately... :( they'll be taken out without a fight like Frogs waiting in hot water till they die in the water.
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JCMach1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 02:07 AM
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13. and then there are the Illuminati
seriously, :wtf:
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nobodyspecial Donating Member (309 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 02:52 AM
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15. Why are they so incensed?
Dozens of New York homeless people
recruited from shelters are also being paid to support the protests,
at the rate of $10 an hour, the sources said.

OWS are the true job creators. (Not that I believe this trump-up story.)
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 04:39 AM
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16. As for Fox News...

でまれこのやろ!! ねぼけんじゃねよ!


Demare kono yaro!! Neboken Ja Neyo!!


(**for translation, Google is your friend!^^)
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ScottLand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 04:45 AM
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17. What's next? bin Laden started the movement?
The real story here is the contempt for the Faux sheep whom they know will eat this garbage up.
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SPedigrees Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 03:22 PM
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18. It reminds me of allegations in the 60s
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 03:22 PM by SPedigrees
that 'commies' were behind the hippie anti war movement. Right wing paranoia lives on.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 03:58 PM
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20. Ding,ding, ding
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 03:54 PM
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19. They're back in business? Oh, goody! America needs ACORN.
FoxNews, on the other hand, we can do without.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 03:59 PM
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21. Now if we can just tie in Sacco & Vanzetti
The complete conspiracy will be unmasked!
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name not needed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 04:07 PM
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23. Good.
Unemployed ACORN staffers getting jobs? The homeless receiving money in a way that doesn't involve a subway car and an empty coffee can? The horror!
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 04:17 PM
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24. TOTALLY laughable.
What a bunch of maroons.
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