Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
Ok, Bob, I will try to answer your original question with regards to the topic.
In a new study released yesterday, Study by whom...MediaMatters? How did they conduct that study? What were it's guidelines?
On Beck's and Hannity's respective television programs combined, ACORN was mentioned 1,502 times between May 8, 2006, and September 18, 2009. More than 1,500 times.
Says who? MediaMatters? We are supposed to take the numbers of a left-wing organization with an axe to grind as scripture? They can throw out any figures they want and you can't know if they are valid or not. They are fund-raising, Bob.
Beck and Hannity have spent years obsessively attacking ACORN under the guise of exposing corruption at an organization that receives government funding.
Obsessively, Bob? They just decided one day that they had an obsession to attack someone so they chose ACORN? Bob, no one really wants to talk about ACORN that much because of the president's past and current ties to it. Remember, this is the organization that used force, coercion, and threats to force banks to give loans to unqualified home purchasers, thugs who had a major role in contributing to the housing crisis. If MediaMatters says they have spent years attacking them, well then, that means it has nothing to do with Obama, right, since they began these "attacks" long before Obama made the scene.
Comparing Haliburton's receipts in government money to ACORN's is an extremely ridiculous gesture.
Founded in 1919, Halliburton is one of the world's largest providers of products and services to the energy industry. With more than 50,000 employees in approximately 70 countries, the company serves the upstream oil and gas industry throughout the life cycle of the reservoir - from locating hydrocarbons and managing geological data, to drilling and formation evaluation, well construction and completion, and optimizing production through the life of the field.
Obviously, Haliburton's operating expenses with regard to labor, equipment, etc is extensive. Pointing an accusatory finger at their GROSS receipts and comparing them to ACORN is silly. Haliburton just got a 140 million dollar contract in August for work in Angola. No one seems to have a problem with that in the administration.
True enough, what does that have to do with corruption and scandal within the organization? Nothing. Then why bring it up? Why the ridiculous comparison? Because they are fund-raising. They are trying to incite, get sympathy for. Big numbers do that and get people to parrot them, without thinking, as we have seen right here in this thread.
Now, if MediaMatters were to compile a list of all scandals over the past so many years and do a side-by-side comparison of coverage by both parties, that would be an interesting thing. Bring in Barney Frank with Fanni Mae, Chris Dodd, Rangel+Geithner+Daschle tax evasions, Jefferson with his cold cash (in the freezer)....bring them all on and let's see who covered what the most. No, they won't do that. They prefer to pick and choose a couple with the most notoriety for shock value and ignore everything else. If media really mattered to them, they would be more un-biased in their approach.
In summary, what is the purpose of their letter? To complain about Beck and Hannity picking on ACORN? To complain about Beck and Hannity not picking on Haliburton and Blackwater? To try to point out that Beck and Hannity are biased, as if there are no talk show hosts on either side who aren't? I can't understand the gist of it at all. They are letting two talk show hosts get under their skin so much they have to whine in public about it and send out letters to the faithful. Why?
It's all a fund-raising tactic, Bob, and little else.