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Journalistic Malpractice?

It’s an amazing story about how stories are killed by major newspapers, a liberal agenda and yes journalistic malpractice. Powerlineblog has taken the lead in the blogosphere on this story along with Bill O’Reilly and we offer you both. Read more

Workers Party Protest Draws More Press Than People – Update: It’s a tie!

Update 2: Welcome Michelle Malkin readers. As you already know she is invaluable to all of us … especially those of us in talk radio. In face the face of constant assault, she remains strong. While you are here take a look around. We are heavy on video, as we try to carry the conservatarian torch in a very blue New England sea.

Connecticut’s Working Families (ACORN, labor unions, etc.) tour of the homes of AIG executives in Fairfield county flopped harder than a Wall Street “dead cat bounce.” This from this morning’s Hartford Courant:

As it turned out, the tour consisted of brief, uneventful visits to just two homes — Poling’s and that of James Haas, another AIG employee who had already pledged to forfeit his bonus.

A third bonus recipient’s home, belonging to Jonathan Liebergall in New Canaan, was dropped from the itinerary mid-tour because the bus was running behind schedule. Liebergall, too, has said he will return the bonus.

But the best part was the turnout … by the media. Because you cannot make this stuff up. Let’s see if you can figure out who the media sympathizes with.

From “Nice Deb” … and so typical of the now dying media. And they still cannot figure out why they are going out of business …

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Here’s what the AP reports (Emphasis mine):

A busload of activists representing working- and middle-class families paid visits Saturday to the lavish homes of American International Group executives to protest the tens of millions of dollars in bonuses awarded by the struggling insurance company after it received a massive federal bailout.

About 40 protesters sought to urge AIG executives who received a portion of the $165 million in bonuses to do more to help families.

As “Nice Deb” asks …

While the tea parties, (which are popping up all over the country, drawing hundreds and even thousands of people every week), are attracting scarce attention from the media, a motley troupe of 40 ACORN malcontents that go by the name of the Connecticut Working Families Party attracted dozens of reporters from around the world

Meanwhile Connecticut’s Tea Party drew more than 300 in Ridgefield.

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Temple Of Mut has taken a look at some of the people in Connecticut Working Families …

Thanks so much to Linda for pointing this out to me this morning.

Update: Oops … it’s a tie. This from the Hartford Courant this morning, paragraph 4:

“Now that we have had a chance to see your community,” Jackson read before an international throng of about 40 journalists, “we would like to invite you to visit ours.”

Now this … all the way down in paragraph 14 …. paragraph 14!

Roughly 40 activists boarded the bus in Hartford, joined it in Bridgeport or followed it in other cars, according to organizers.

Oh brother!

Update: (Steve) Thanks for the link Michelle!

ACORN to “Help” with US Census

The “community organization” under investigation for voter registration fraud in multiple jurisdictions has now partnered up with the U.S. Census Bureau to assist in the 2010 Census.  Never mind that the Census is supposed to be free of politics or the myriad allegations of fraud against the partner,  they are now one of the partners in the process:

“The U.S. Census is supposed to be free of politics, but one group with a history of voter fraud, ACORN, is participating in next year’s count, raising concerns about the politicization of the decennial survey.

ACORN, which claims to be a non-partisan grassroots community organization of low- and moderate-income people, came under fire in 2007 when Washington State filed felony charges against several paid ACORN employees and supervisors for more than 1,700 fraudulent voter registrations. In March 2008, an ACORN worker in Pennsylvania was sentenced for making 29 phony voter registration forms. The group’s activities were frequently questioned in the 2008 presidential election.”

Now, while the US Census Bureau claims that the hiring process includes an FBI background check.  But, Census officials acknowledge, it was difficult to track an applicant political bias.  Said Stephen Buckner:

“”I have no way of tracking any of that information,” he said. “If somebody comes in to a position with a political agenda and their work exhibits that, there are rules against that,” he said.”

Well, sure… just as there are rules against voter registration fraud, Mr. Buckner… just there are rules against embezzlement:

“A whistle-blower forced Acorn to disclose the embezzlement, which involved the brother of the organization’s founder, Wade Rathke.

The brother, Dale Rathke, embezzled nearly $1 million from Acorn and affiliated charitable organizations in 1999 and 2000, Acorn officials said, but a small group of executives decided to keep the information from almost all of the group’s board members and not to alert law enforcement.”

For some folks, it would seem, the rules exist to be broken.

Big ACORN numbers means opportunity to claim voter disenfranchisement

I’ve asked friends why ACORN would be going out there an registering thousands of voters multiple times. Registering kids under 18, felons, illegal aliens, dead people and imaginary friends is actually part of the plan.

At first, I thought it was as simple as ACORN “volunteers” getting paid for each registration, or maybe “good will” points were awarded in the organization; more registrations result in higher profile positions in ACORN or its subsidiaries.

But there is more. All those registrations give activists the opportunity to cry racism and voter suppression.

Updated: ACORN video added.

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Big ACORN numbers means opportunity to claim voter disenfranchisement

I’ve asked friends why ACORN would be going out there an registering thousands of voters multiple times. Registering kids under 18, felons, illegal aliens, dead people and imaginary friends is actually part of the plan.

At first, I thought it was as simple as ACORN “volunteers” getting paid for each registration, or maybe “good will” points were awarded in the organization; more registrations result in higher profile positions in ACORN or its subsidiaries.

But there is more. All those registrations give activists the opportunity to cry racism and voter suppression.

Updated: New ACORN video proves my case.

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Hey, You Don’t Expect People To Read That Stuff

Ok … this may very well be the quote of the day. Cavuto interviewing Acorn Housing Director Mike Shay on it’s role in the sub-prime mortgage mess. Shay claims only a few such CRA loans are bad (more on that below) and the ones that did go bad were the result of predatory lenders not homeowners who couldn’t afford to pay. That sets Cavuto off.

BTW, Wall Street Journal reporter Steve Moore says the number of bad CRA loans is much higher than claimed. His research says 20%.

ACORN will help judges mitigate mortgages

That is what Malkin is implying today. No time to research right now, but this goes hand-in-hand with what I wrote about earlier this week. Democrats and ACORN want judges to get involved with mortgage mitigation, where they have the power to lower interest rates and/or cut principle balances.

Biden demanded it in the debate, and it’s been included in the bailout bill. Of course, if you’ve been making your payments, this program is not for you.

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Hartford public schools welcome ACORN

In this today’s Hartford Courant, we learn about the ACORN’s visit Hartford Public. ACORN – the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now – has been caught up in a bunch of voter registration scandals around the country and is as liberal as you can get.

The money line from the Courant’s article? Keep reading to find out.

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