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The Truth About ACORN

Posted by Phoenix Woman on September 24, 2009

The Old Redneck, with help from the Washington Post’s Harold Meyerson, provides a nice summary thereof:

— ACORN is not a criminal enterprise;
— The right has turned their guns on ACORN because it works for the poor and disenfranchised — whom the right wants to keep poor and disenfranchised; and,
— The legitimate media has failed in its coverage of ACORN.

Meanwhile, FOX and the filmmakers are about to get nailed for making illegal recordings in Maryland:

The crux of the lawsuit centers around a Maryland law which makes it illegal to tape someone without their consent – ACORN is alleging O’Keefe and Giles did so. ACORN is asking for $500,000 in damages to be awarded to each of the employees filmed by O’Keefe and Giles, and ACORN itself wants $1 million in damages.

I suspect that FOX is soon going to regret they ever heard the word “ACORN”.

One Response to “The Truth About ACORN”

  1. steve duncan said

    I’d like to believe Fox News and/or the individuals involved will be held to account for violating Maryland filming laws. However, any finding of guilt and subsequent punishment will be long in coming and continually chipped away at through inevitble appeals. Eventually I’d expect all charges, findings and fines to be reduced or vacated. The press is granted much latitude and Fox is the big dog on the porch. Pressure will be brought to bear, accomodations made and finally the obligatory slap on the wrists issued all around. Ho hum, next case please……..

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