Thursday, September 17, 2009

Embarrassed By Two Independent Reporters, The Media Finally (sorta) Notices ACORN

What does it say when John Stewart covers a story before Katie, Brian, and Charlie?

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ACORN suspended operations yesterday, calling the actions of their employees at four separate locations indefensible.  This was after ACORN Bertha Lewis called the BigGovernment videos a scam, that ACORN employees were just "playing along", which came right after they claimed they were suing FoxNews for making ACORN their Willie Horton for 2009, which wasn't too long after they called this an isolated incident.

Next up?  Bertha Lewis saying "we would have gotten away with it too, if it wasn't for you meddling kids"?


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CNN finally got around to writing an article on the controversy for their web site, after six days of ignoring the whole damn thing.  Wolf Bitzer did exactly what you would expect, get the "victim" on for some screen time:

MSNBC took two days off from covering the affair, but the TODAY show did go out of their way this morning to mention that ACORN's spokesman was quoted as saying the whole thing is faked. (Someone must not have given him the memo that said they were going to suspend their operations for a bit).  Ed Shultz couldn't help putting Nuts vs ACORN on the screen:

Charlie Gibson, meanwhile, was replaced by a rock, who broke the story that the Earth was round.  Gibson was quoted as saying "well, that's the first I heard about this."

The New York Times did finally write an article as well, however the reporter couldn't help throwing in the usual labels (as Newsbusters reports)
portraying the scandal in pure political terms, with  "the right" as "gleeful" in claiming its "latest scalp," as opposed to expressing outrage over a tax-funded leftist organization with connections to the Census Bureau and IRS (!) encouraging tax evasion and child prostitution. Shane couldn't even bring himself to call the housing activists at ACORN leftist; instead he said "the right" are trying to weaken Obama "by attacking allies and appointees they view as leftist.

Stay tuned to The Hippo's Ass for further updates, as we hear the kids over at BigGovernment have plenty more videos to show.  Since the Ostrich Media refuses to cover this story, I guess it's up to us bloggers to spread the word.  Follow us on Twitter @thehipposass or become a fan on Facebook.  If you have a tip or would like to send in a story, email us at

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boogieman7167 said...

exalent job at keeping this story alive & showing the incompetence of the MSM

Jeni said...

Boy, that woman epitomizes the so-true saying "you can't defend the indefensible". The lies...just more lies on top of more lies. Incredible.

Don't know who that Ed character is but would venture a guess he's just as corrupt as all of ACORN.