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JohnWxy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 03:41 PM
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ACORN worker reported agents provacateur to Police. Something you won't hear on M$M.
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Traveling_Home Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 03:56 PM
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1. Is ACORN gonna hire him back? nt
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JohnWxy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 04:30 PM
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2. My guess is since Acorn does not allow workers to advise people to make false statements to the
Government, probably not. Even if the guy thought it was some kind of phony game, he exercised poor judgement in playing along.

It's also not likely that the Corporate Lobbying party will cease their campaign of voter suppression against ACORN.

Republicans got the State Attorney General's office to conduct a raid on the Nevada HQ of Acorn in 2008. Supposedly because ACORN was guilty of voter fraud. Notwithstanding that voter fraud can only occur if someone actually VOTES claiming to be someone other than himself the raid took place BEFORE the election! NOthing ever came of the raid - no evidence of a crime was found (SURPRISE-SURPRISE!!). But this didn't get any headlines like the raid did.

Nobody has ever looked into what the basis for the search warrant obtained to conduct the raid! (YOu are supposed to have strong reason to suspect a crime is about to be committed or has been committed to get a search warrant.) ..Now THATS something worth investigating.

ACORN officials said they were stunned by the search because they had unilaterally identified and flagged suspicious voter registration cards to the county elections board starting in July and had been cooperating with authorities to cull bad information and fire workers who collected that information, said Brian Mellor, senior counsel for Project Vote.

Project Vote relies on staff from ACORN, which stands for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, to do field level voter drives.

ACORN's internal checks, Mellor said, included tracking forms assigned to canvassers using serial numbers and worker sign-offs on each form and following up with listed voters by phone to verify they had taken part in the registration drive. The search warrant mentions those procedures.

That cooperation and meetings with state officials also are mentioned in the search affidavit, as is a subpoena from the state that was delivered to ACORN in September asking the group to resubmit information on several employees it had previously turned over to county elections officials. The forms were resubmitted, Mellor said.

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Igel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:39 PM
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3. That's missing the :sarcasm: emoticon.
Does the NYT count?

"They have begun their own investigation and said workers at other offices reported the conservative imposters to the police."

It was reported, but with few to no details--perhaps because the story was slowly being picked up and it took a while for the reporters to be able to do more than react to the video that they had ignored for a day or two, but had to pay attention to by day 3, 4, and 5. The story was rolled out over time. It means that as the press reported on day 4 what was "revealed" on day 3 they were also supposed to be digging into what had been reported on day 3 and "revealed" on day 2. In other words, it kept the press a mite off balance.

It was a rather effective technique to build media attention, as well. In fact, that was used in last October in reporting the incremental additions to the DNC voter support totals to build and rally support, to gain media attention, etc., etc.

Both of these helped keep the attention on the video and the video's message, as opposed to having the attention redirected to the two who make the videos.
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