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Michelle Malkin » A tale of two protection rackets: ACORN’s — and the media’s

September 16, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Michelle Malkin has a great story up showing the hypocrisy of the MSM when it comes to external journalists.

How many stories would the US be blissfully ignorant of if not for the bloggers and journalists not attached to the MSM?

Everything from RatherGate to the latest Van Jones and ACORN would be completely hidden by the MSM, because it threatens their political agenda.

Undercover journalism is only acceptable when it fits a liberal agenda. That is the message from “professional” reporters and left-wing activists outraged about three successful video stings targeting President Obama’s old friends at the left-wing, tax-subsidized outfit ACORN.

Conservative documentarian James O’Keefe and writer Hannah Giles, working for the BigGovernment.com website, posed as a pimp and prostitute during visits to ACORN offices in Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Brooklyn. ACORN housing officials and tax advisers offered them brazen suggestions on how to lie on their applications, disguise their income, obscure their child sex ring business, and hide cash for abusive johns (“When you buy the house with the backyard, you get a tin,” an ACORN counselor in New York City told Giles, “and you bury it down in there, cover it, and put the grass over it.”

Summing up the ACORN Housing Corporation philosophy, another Brooklyn ACORN official told the undercover pair bluntly: “Honesty is not going to get you the house.”

ACORN spokesman Scott Levenson blasted the investigation as “gotcha journalism.” Echoing ACORN’s defenders, MSNBC anchor Norah O’Donnell fretted on Tuesday that Giles and O’Keefe’s methods “might be viewed as entrapment. That some conservative activists used hidden cameras to get this stuff on camera.”

Ms. O’‘Donnell has apparently forgotten the inglorious history of news “entrapment” by her betters at NBC News.

Michelle Malkin » A tale of two protection rackets: ACORN’s — and the media’s

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  1. nycoordinator
    September 16, 2009 at 12:04 pm
  1. September 16, 2009 at 12:04 pm

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