Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
Bob, I doubt you will get many travelers to accompany you on your journey down Fingerpoint Lane, although I recognize it as a favored avenue of yours. You can throw in Iran Contra, Abramov, the CIA, Iranian arms production or even those horrific "past eight years" and you still have nothing to do with the a ACORN situation.
When the Acorn folks who gave advice to the people pretending to be pimps and prostitutes came to the attention of the leadership they were fired. That's pretty much what's you're supposed to do when you find out you have an unethical idiot working for you, isn't it?
That's very benevolent of you, Bob. I'm sure you showed that same benevolence with the Abu Ghrab situation. After all, those were idiotic, renegade lower-ranked soldiers who made Iraqui prisoners strip naked, form pyramids and do all sorts of degrading things. Undoubtedly you said that they were just renegade soldiers that had nothing to do with military procedures and certainly nothing to do with Bush or administrative policies. Since they were all court-martialed, no doubt you applauded the military and the Bush administration for handling the situation, which is what you're supposed to do when you have unethical idiots working for you, isn't it? Wait a minute. Though my drug-induced memory, I seem to recall that you DID blame the military and the BUsh administration. I can easily go back to those threads and reprint what you had to say to clear up any confusion but....is it really necessary? Shoe doesn't fit so well on the other foot, does it?
The Republicans are putting a lot of energy into the activities of phony Hos and Pimps, and are trying to see if they can get members of a black grassroots organization to act wacky.
Really? Which republicans are you referring to? I suppose the filmmaker and his girlfriend who decided to do this could be republicans, although I haven't heard it mentioned. They are certainly not democrats, for sure. WHen you say "the republicans", who exactly are you referring to? trying to see if they can get members of a black grassroots organization to act wacky. Yep, that was the plan. These two thought, "Let's go into ACORN offices and tell them that we need advice on setting up child prostitution houses and get them to act wacky". It worked out well.
Yes, ACORN fired the employees....and in a very interesting way. First, they denied the tapes were valid. Then they fired the employees. Then they cam out and claimed the tapes were innacurate, edited and doctored and they were going to sue. It begs the question that, if the tapes were inaccurate, why fire the employees? That's not the right way to treat loyal employees, is it? Get a glimpse of reality, Bob. Four cities, four different sets of employees, four tapes...and the same result. Now, a reasonable man could assume that, if the same results came from four different areas, there is a strong possibility that they were following standard ACORN policies. Does that sound unreasonable to you, Bob, or do you consider that to be nothing more than coincidence?
The New York Times may have skipped it because it has, at least at times, been limited by its motto — "All the news that's fit to Print." This story may have been or may not have been.
Hmmm....makes one wonder what news they would consider fit to print. You can't have it both ways, Bob. Here we have two scenarios....
(1) The tapes are valid, an organization which has received tens of millions of dollars in taxpayer funds and is in line to get a lion's share of 8+ trillion in stimulus funds, has been caught by undercover cameras, offering advice on how to cheat the government out of taxes and how to cover child prostitution houses...not THAT is certainly something fit to print, wouldn't you say?
(2) ACORN is innocent. These were nothing more than rogue employees in different cities, not following standard ACORN procedures. The SENATE, however, has rescinded HUD funding to them. Why? Here you have a wonderful organization, doing good for a lot of people, being punished for something they are completely innocent of? That's extremely unfair and outrageous! THAT is certainly something fit to print, wouldn't you say? Either way, you have a newsworthy story.
Why didn't network news cover it? How could they? They found themselves between a rock and a hard place. They could either condemn ACORN, which would really not set well with the Obama administration, especially with the ACORN ties to Obama and Pelosi, or they could condemn the Senate, which would mean condemning the overwhelming majority of democratic senators who voted to rescind the HUD funds. What's a left-wing news organization to do? Exactly what they did do.....nothing. They are getting very good at doing exacly that. I'd say they have it down to a science.