We can officially declare September 10, 2009 the day honest media was laid to rest. The breaking ACORN story—a viral internet story—broken by a new internet site “BigGovernment.Com”, and specifically James O’Keefe is a first class newsworthy story. The story is clearly seriously detrimental to ACORN and the multitude of politicians in Congress and in the White House who have allied themselves with ACORN.
The Story, the back story, and extensive video can be seen at BigGovernment.Com: click here and review all the video clips, including the Glen Beck of Fox News clip.
The story is big since ACORN receives millions in federal money—our tax money—and will receive Billions from the recent stimulus bill. We know of ACORN activities from reports of rampant national voter registration fraud allegedly perpetrated by ACORN during the 2008 election cycle. We also know that our President was a community organizer attorney advising ACORN for years. We know of his intimate relationship and his history with ACORN during his Illinois Senate days, United States Senate Days, his campaign, and now his enthusiastic interaction with ACORN while President of the United States.
ACORN is clearly affiliated with SEIU, the Service Employees International Union—those folks who wear the purple shirts—through common related management and common addresses. SEIU was instrumental in fostering an Obama victory by providing heaps of union dues money and plentiful union volunteers. Of late it was utilized to picket the homes of financial executives in Connecticut over bonuses.
This story is huge from so many directions and it, if completely developed, could lead right to the White House and Congress. Yet, no major news outlet is running with it to any legitimate extent, except Fox News.
Remember these ACORN folks specialize in helping community people to get the most from their government and regularly provide help and advice on how to maximize their members’ opportunities with applications for welfare, other government monetary assistance. And now we see they have mortgage specialists providing “special” assistance.
How many mortgages that ended in foreclosure and helped tank our economy were made possible by the apparent “extreme” advice provide by ACORN to non-qualified applicants? How many non-qualified applicants qualified due to the “extreme” mortgage application and supporting documents advice provided by ACORN around the country? I use the word “extreme” to indicate that where there is smoke, etc., …well you get the point.
Just how much do our Representatives and Senators, such as Barney Frank and Chris Dodd among others in Congress, know about ACORN’s activities and why haven’t we seen any Congressional investigations operate with a full head of steam? John Conyers was going to initiate an investigation, but cancelled it saying that “powers-to-be decided not to investigate”. Who are the powers-to-be? Who is protecting ACORN in the Congress and possibly the White House?
Why is the main stream media complicit in playing down or simply not reporting what appears to be massive fraud? Is there a conspiracy of major media to lead us down the primrose path to socialism with a generous helping of organized community groups and political corruption tossed in for flavor?
The media is more concerned with Fox and now O’Keefe of BigGovernment.Com than with the real story. The trusting public has been steered by most big media to support the current administration and the current administration was not and is not vetted and challenged. Either big media is complicit with intentionally steering the populace or it is just terrible incompetent and gullible. Either way Americans who still get their news from the big media, other than Fox and a few other outlets are woefully uninformed.
Recently Robin Roberts of ABC interviewed President Obama about his healthcare proposals and she asked him about the distraction of losing Van Jones. Bill O’Reilly of Fox News expertly pointed out on his show that Roberts more correctly should have asked him why was Van Jones picked to be in his administration as an unconfirmed Czar. She should have asked what is and how deep is Obama’s relationship with this avowed communist and ex-convict. (Have we ever had an ex-convict be a Presidential advisor?) It appears that either Roberts is incompetent or she is attempting to help our President achieve his goals regardless of all the issues surrounding those goals.
We simply cannot trust most main stream media any longer as, with very few exceptions, honest media died some time ago—it was officially laid to rest yesterday.