Thursday, April 2, 2009

Times Suppresses Obama-ACORN Story

The story below about the NY Times suppressing a story linking the Obama Campaign and ACORN illustrates that the once-revered Times has become little more than a propaganda outlet for Obama and his minions. [Read my comments after The Bulletin article.

New York on June 2008. The Times pulled a story about Barack Obama’s campaign ties to ACORN. (Frank Franklin II/Associated Press)

Congressional Testimony: ‘Game-Changer’ Article Would Have Connected Campaign With ACORN

By Michael P. Tremoglie,
The Bulletin
Monday, March 30, 2009

A lawyer involved with legal action against Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) told a House Judiciary subcommittee on March 19 The New York Times had killed a story in October that would have shown a close link between ACORN, Project Vote and the Obama campaign because it would have been a “a game changer.”

Heather Heidelbaugh, who represented the Pennsylvania Republican State Committee in the lawsuit against the group, recounted for the ommittee what she had been told by a former ACORN worker who had worked in the group’s Washington, D.C. office. The former worker, Anita Moncrief, told Ms. Heidelbaugh last October, during the state committee’s litigation against ACORN, she had been a “confidential informant for several months to The New York Times reporter, Stephanie Strom.”

Ms. Moncrief had been providing Ms. Strom with information about ACORN’s election activities. Ms. Strom had written several stories based on information Ms. Moncrief had given her.

During her testimony, Ms. Heidelbaugh said Ms. Moncrief had told her The New York Times articles stopped when she revealed that the Obama presidential campaign had sent its maxed-out donor list to ACORN’s Washington, D.C. office.

Ms. Moncrief told Ms. Heidelbaugh the campaign had asked her and her boss to “reach out to the maxed-out donors and solicit donations from them for Get Out the Vote efforts to be run by ACORN.”

Steve adds: The activities described between the Obama Campaign and ACORN are a major violation of election law. The NY Times isn't even a shadow of its former self. It's merely a propaganda outlet for far-left politics. One of (many) problems with ACORN is that it registers voters who lack even a basic undestanding of government and economics. One recent Rasmussen poll shows that roughly 45 million voters don't know the government gets almost its revenues from taxes (with some coming from fees that are also taxes). Fraud plays a part in ACORN's voter registration activities, but gross stupidity is an even bigger problem

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