Fox & Friends Newest Lie: ACORN Getting Federal Funds

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    The group ACORN was loathed by the GOP right. Because it consisted of and advocated for minority groups, particularly voter registration, it represented the "scary, black man." As ACORN also organized for President Obama, the "scary, black man"-in-chief, they were frequently accused of "voter fraud" - an allegation not substantiated by the facts. As such, it was targeted by video slime merchant James O'Keefe, whose sting videos took pride of place on Fox News. He and his videos, which might have broken state laws, were subsequently discredited and ACORN was exonerated of any wrong doing. After having been defunded by Congress, it subsequently filed for bankruptcy, but right wingers fear that those scary dark people are still lurking out there. Thus, a right wing rumor, thanks to the right wing Scaife funded site Judicial Watch, has surfaced which claims that ACORN members are getting secret monies from a DOJ grant to the Afforadable Housing Centers of America. It's not true but who cares when that "scary, black man" card can be dealt from the deck of right wing propaganda. Not surprisingly, Fox News, the mouthpiece for the right wing, has picked up on this newest lie. Not suprisingly, Fox & Friends, "the morning happy-talk show that Ailes uses as one of his primary vehicles to inject his venom into the media bloodstream" is promoting it on his morning propaganda machine that still works on week-ends.

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    News Hounds: Fox & Friends Newest Lie: ACORN Getting Federal Funds
     
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    the lie machine will just keep lying , just like they claim the recession is not over
     
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    ACORN is gone.

    How they can keep this up is amazing.
     
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    We watch FOX so you don't have to.​

    In other words, "We Report, We Decide For You". :lol:
     
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    Oh really?

    From the HUD website:
    HUDNo.2010-01-14/U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
    Fox News and Judicial Watch Smear Attempt FAIL!
     
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    You really should stop trying to confuse partisan hacks with facts, it completely screws up their agenda....... :lol:
     
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    Oh so this is wrong?

    The end of an era: ACORN files Chapter 7 bankruptcy | ACORN
     
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    The government's website listing federal expenditures identifies the organization receiving the $79,810 grant as "ACORN Housing Corporation Inc." and lists ACORN's New Orleans address.
    So ACORN is gone? Nope.
     
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    Its NOT ACORN.

    Its Arizona acorn housing.

    Do you think its a horror to help poor people find affordable housing?
     
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    ACORN changed their name to C.O.I., Community Organizers International:
    ACORN's new name - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
     

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