Admire the Efficiency and Efficacy: The $1,300 Mission to Fell ACORN

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    Little article here in the Washington Times <--- Clicky

    These kids deserve a medal. Look at what they did, on their own, on a shoestring.

    They basically took down one of the most powerful and influential corrupt, partisan non-profits there is. ACORN has lost all HUD funding due to action by the Senate, and is about to lose ALL government funding altogether, due to yesterday's House vote. (This is IF President Obama signs the bill.)

    Howls for investigation are sprouting up everywhere, from the halls of Congress to podunkyville USA, and we have one of the most elite newscasters on the planet claiming he didn't even know about it?

    This monstrous Hydra that is ACORN -- with its tentacles reaching into every pocket in America and with many politicians in its own pocket -- has been eviscerated by two kids, admittedly partisan kids no less, who took an idea and ran with it. This all at great personal risk to themselves -- because you just KNOW Big Media is now investigating THEM instead of the corrupt monster they took some chunks out of -- and spent their meager savings to do the job the Fourth Estate has willfully abandoned.

    Big Media and those in power will try to "Joe the Plumber" these two, will spend probably ten times more money than Giles and O'Keefe did, digging into every aspect of their lives looking for something, anything, that will stick in their attempt to tarnish their reputations. And these kids knew this going in, which also makes them courageous.

    Hannah and James, two citizens who saw something that was wrong, and took action instead of just standing idly by and doing nothing. My hat is off to them, stepping into the vacuum created by the partisan blinders the Fourth Estate has affixed to its own eyes.

    Big Media needs to pay attention. Already scooped and embarrassed by such luminary tabloids as the Enquirer on the John Edwards scandal, burned on the Van Jones affair, smoked by Drudge on the Lewinsky situation, (Which the NYT admits they sat on for months before Drudge's expose') and claiming cluelessness on this, (Charlie Gibson, anyone?) Big Media has been taking it on the chin for so long, credibility eroding for so long, you gotta wonder when they will wake up and smell the coffee. To quote Edward R. Murrow -- whom Giles and O'Keefe resemble much more closely today than Big Media does -- "Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency??"

    Murrow, at great risk to himself, took on the powerful monster that was McCarthyism and brought it down. O'Keefe and Giles fit that mold perfectly.

    How can Big Media tolerate these embarrassments? Have they NO pride in their craft? Have they NO shame? Have they left, no sense of decency?
     
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    Because Hannah and James are young, it maybe difficult for the media to find any dirty laundry on them. It will be interesting to see if Obama will sign a Bill removing all funding to ACORN. That would be like him disowning one of his children. Of course, that money probably will then just be diverted to the SEIU.
     
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    House votes to deny all federal funds for ACORN - Yahoo! News
     
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    Exactly or the NEW acorn
     
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    Gutsy people! Going into the belly of an organization more corrupt and dangerous that any Organized Crime Family!
     
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    He threw Rev. Wright under the bus, after telling the world he could no more "disown him than I could my white grandmother."
    Oh yeah, there's a plan to make sure ACORN gets its funds. Never doubt that this isn't all for show.
     
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    And you can bet yer ass they're being watched for the slightest slip-up.
     
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    :lol: @ the Edward Murrow and these kids comparison. Also, comparing McCarthyism to ACORN? :lol: wut?

    Though I don't think I need to point out the irony in the mention of McCarthyism, which is what so many Republicans are now bringing back in style. :eusa_eh:

    However, courageous thing on their part and glad to see it worked out.
     
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    Are you that fucking stupid? Or just so willfully ignorant?
     
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    Please. These are analogous ONLY in that the small and meek took down the large and powerful. Perhaps David and Goliath would have been simpleton enough for you? I also note, you didn't seem to mind my casting Big Media also in the role of McCarthy? Because you well know Big Media is powerful, and is coming after Giles and O'Keefe now, with both barrels, on their own little witch hunt. Giles and O'Keefe far more resemble Murrow right now than Big Media does, correct?
    How so? McCarthy was a powerful Congressman on a Captain Ahab-style witch hunt against communists. What republican in power now, is doing anything analogous? Wait, there AREN'T any republicans who have any power in Congress. Your partisan hack comparison fails toweringly.
    I am glad to see you recognize their courage and you're glad it "worked out." Why it took two nobody kids on a shoestring budget to open this can of corn when we have Big Media supposed to be doing such things, is the bigger question for you and others to ponder.
     

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