Thursday, September 17, 2009

Is there conspiracy to destroy ACORN?

According to the current CEO of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), Bertha Lewis believes so.
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 families 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.
Now ACORN is without its own self-induced controversy associated with the proven claims of voter fraud, but according to Lewis that they were the ones that reported the fraud themselves.
However, I can see where she is coming from because the recent controversy associated with 2 conservative film documentary makers, Hannah Giles and James O'Keefe, have posted videos that would depicts themselves as a pimp and prostitute at ACORN offices in a number of cities including New York, Baltimore, Washington, DC, San Bernardino and San Diego.  Giles is daughter of conservative commentator, Doug Giles, and contributing member of the, a site that peddles conservative ideology.  O'Keefe is the founder and editor-in-chief of the The Centurion, a conservative magazine at Rutgers University.

Sounds like to me it "gotcha journalism" more than trying to get to bottom of the issue because these 2 clowns are 2 twenty-year-olds with nothing else better to do with themselves.  Interestingly, they have only done interviews associated with this story with FOX News.  Also its another form of attempt to destroy community organization amongst inner-city, lower-income people (usually people of color).  Ironically, ACORN had endorsed Obama in the Democratic Presidential Primaries and General Election and now more than ever because they helped him get into office.  Hmmm........

Also one worker caught in this prostitution mess said they edited the story to look like ACORN supported prostitution and tax evasion.

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