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WHAT IS ACORN?

We took this graphic (Fox news truck-not shown here-but in paper) and verbage off the ACORN website to give you a flavor of their positions. W.C.
"With its attempted, often successful, agenda setting, the American right and its media echo chambers (led by Fox) have spent years targeting organizations that advocate on behalf of low-income and minority Americans. ACORN, as the nation's largest community organization of low- and moderate-income people Americans, has been the target of choice. Fri. nite (Oct. 2) at 9:00 PM EST, Fox aired what it called: Fox News Reporting. The Truth about ACORN. Although Fox did ask that ACORN participate in that entertainment piece, they refused to provide assurances (such as that ACORN's written statement wouldn't be excessively edited) that ACORN's contributions would not be altered beyond recognition, as has been commonplace with Fox coverage of ACORN. Without such assurance, ACORN refused to participate. Fox's biases are well-known and ACORN is not the first organization to refuse requests to participate in Fox programming." Above comment from www.acorn.org, a site controlled by ACORN on Fox's "expose" on them that ran last Friday, Oct. 2, 2009. W.C. Another ACORN comment shown to right: "Progressive media watch groups such as the Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) and Media Matters for America have said that Fox News reporting contains conservative editorializing within news stories. Others have referred to the network as Faux News, GOP-TV, Fox Noise Channel, Fox Nothing Channel, Fixed News and Cluster Fox." ACORN, which stands for Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, is fighting for its life in the uproar over the "sting" videos that have aired recently. Some of those stories can be found on page 2. W.C.

 

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