When two 20-year olds posing as a pimp and a prostitute were able to bring down ACORN by getting multiple ACORN offices to assist them in setting up a would-be prostitution ring for underage girls from El Salvador, I thought to myself, 'wouldn't it be nice if we had professional organizations in this country that could root out corruption like that ?' Then we wouldn't have to depend upon college kids to do it. We could call such professionals, say, journalists. But, alas, all we have is the Lame Stream Media. You can find the audios, videos, and transcripts of ACORN's prosititution facilitating at biggovernment.com.
ACORN, btw, is an acronym. I think it stands for Association of Criminal Organizations for statutory Rape Now. Or something like that.
Until the Senate and the House of Representatives both voted overwhelmingly to cut off ACORN's federal funding, our Lame Stream Media was never interested in ACORN's shenanigans. As ACORN was being investigated across the country for voter registration fraud, as ACORN was breaking into houses they didn't own and taking them over, and as ACORN falsely poses as a non-partisan organization to get federal funding in the first place, our media pretended not to notice. Nothing to see here. Now, however, even the execrable, er, I mean, venerable New York Times has taken notice.
If you want to find out how extensive ACORN's voter registration fraud is, google 'ACORN voter registration fraud,' and then peruse a few of the 194,000 hits you get back from the search. The internet has been on the case, even if the Lame Stream Media has not. Nearly one-third of the over 1.3 million ballots ACORN registered for the 2008 election were rejected. Nothing newsworthy there, according to the Lames.
The Senate voted 83-7 to stop funding ACORN. The House voted 345-75 to stop funding ACORN. ALL votes to keep funding ACORN came from Democrats (further illustrating exactly how non-partisan ACORN is NOT).
ACORN has also been removed from participating in the 2010 Census.
ACORN has put out a laughable variety of ever-changing excuses for the actions of their employees on the prosititution videos. ACORN said the videos were fake, and then ACORN fired some of the employees on those "fake" videos, as if that makes any sense whatsoever. That would be firing them for something they didn't do. Later, ACORN claimed their employees were just playing along. Then, as sure as night follows day, ACORN blamed it on RACISM (will liberals EVER stop this ?). Here's ACORN Chief Organizer, Bertha Lewis:
The relentless attacks on ACORN’s members, its staff and the policies and positions we promote are unprecedented. An international entertainment conglomerate, disguising itself as a “news” agency (Fox), has expended millions, if not tens of millions of dollars, in their attempt to destroy the largest community organization of Black, Latino, poor and working class people in the country. It is not coincidence that the most recent attacks have been launched just when health care reform is gaining traction. It is clear they’ve had these tapes for months.
We are their Willy Horton for 2009. We are the boogeyman for the right-wing and its echo chambers. If ACORN did not exist, the right-wing would have needed to create us in order to achieve their agenda, their missions, their ideal, retrograde America. This recent scam, which was attempted in San Diego, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia to name a few places, had failed for months before the results we’ve all recently seen. I am appalled and angry; I cannot and I will not defend the actions of the workers depicted in the video, who have since been terminated. But it is clear that the videos are doctored, edited, and in no way the result of the fabricated story being portrayed by conservative activist “filmmaker” O’Keefe and his partner in crime. And, in fact, a crime it was – our lawyers believe a felony – and we will be taking legal action against Fox and their co-conspirators.
For the record, millions of dollars were not spent to bring down ACORN. The two 20-year olds who shot the prosititution videos spent $1,300 total (according to them), and they didn't work for Fox News either. The real story here is why the rest of the Lame Stream Media DIDN'T cover ACORN's ongoing corrupt and criminal activities for all this time. Btw, Bertha Lewis didn't sound very non-partisan there, did she ? The right-wing's desire for an " ideal, retrograde America" ?? I'm not even sure what that means, but it doesn't sound very nice.
FYI - You can listen to the full audio of the ACORN prostitution tapes at the previous biggovernment.com link. There was no doctoring of the videos, as Lewis claims. The videos portrayed the situation accurately. Lewis is literally saying, 'who you gonna believe, me or your lying eyes ?' It would be funny if it wasn't so sad.
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