Hey Media, Where’s the outrage?!?!
Last Thursday news broke that someone had gone undercover to expose A.C.O.R.N. in a major scandal. The story involved everything you’d expect to see in a late summer thriller: prostitution, human trafficking, money laundering, tax evasion, direct ties and support from the sitting President of the United States of America. Unfortunately, this is not a Hollywood blockbuster and Matt Damon is not the lead actor. This is real life, with real people and real consequences, and your tax dollars hard at work.
The story, originally posted on Andrew Breitbart’s new website, BigGovernment.com by James O’Keefe, involved the A.C.O.R.N. office in Baltimore, Maryland O’Keefe and accomplice pretended to be a “pimp” and a “hooker” and apply for housing aid from A.C.O.R.N. The two employees pretty much helped out the pimp and hooker by providing them a “tax code” to make there “business” legit. Offered them advice on how to keep the feds from noticing how much money they were really making, even went as far as to explain to the undercover investigators that the 13 under-aged girls from El Salvador, who would be “working” for the couple, could be claimed as dependents on their tax returns. Sick right? But it gets even better on Friday, Sept, 11th they released another video, this time including the A.C.O.R.N. office in Washington D.C. and today the video from New York.
Perhaps you haven’t heard about these undercover investigations, perhaps you’re like a majority of Americans who still gets their news from the “Networks” ie: ABC, NBC, ABC, CNN, MSNBC. It appears that FoxNews, lead by Glenn Beck, is leading the charge in exposing the corruption that is A.C.O.R.N. Now, in true “lets just sweep it under the rug” Obama administration fashion, late Friday evening the Census Director sent the A.C.O.R.N headquarters a letter relieving them of their 2010 census duties. Ultimate cutting all ties with the organization in light of the scandal. Great! Well if you just happened to be home and online surfing the news sites, you would have surely seen it. But if you were out, as most people are on a Friday evening, you probably missed it. It was too late for the evening national news, but too early to be “breaking” news for your 10/11pm local news channels. If your stations were like mine in the Twin Cities, you got to hear about how awesome High School football is. Hardly comparable to the ACORN scandal.
What I find to be so bizarre about the whole ordeal is not that Glenn Beck, Michelle Malkin, or even Andrew Breitbart have been screeching about this “organization” for MONTHS, but every other conservative in the country has had a bad feeling about ACORN since before the election when they were registering dead people, entire football teams, even Mickey Mouse to vote. But everyone of them were scoffed at, “Ohhh that crazy Glenn Beck, he’s just a right winger lunatic” or “Oh that racist Michelle Malkin, she just hates black people.” I’ve heard it all. And I must admit, when ACORN first popped up on my radar all kinds of red flags popped up. But having worked for a non-profit organization for the past 7 years, and seeing the inside of great charitable organizations all over the country and state of Minnesota, I WANTED to believe that they weren’t as bad as everyone said they were. Call me naive, but I tend to think there’s more good in the world and that a few bad apples can’t REALLY spoil the whole bunch. But I’m going to admit this publicly, I was very very wrong.
I applaud O’Keefe, Breitbart, Malkin, Beck and others for staying on top of the corruption within ACORN and the Obama Administration. I can only hope that the MSM will follow suit and start to pay attention to the lies and corruption, a few are waking up to the reality that Obama and Co. aren’t what they wanted them to be but I pray more will see the light. I know, I have high hopes. Liberals and the liberal media have, in the past, taken serious notice to any presidential/congressional scandal, even Bill Clinton and he didn’t even have ties to an organization providing aid to a pimp trying to bring a bunch of illegal minors into the country to work as hookers in a brothel in Baltimore. The fact that the senate, just this evening, has voted to deny ACORN any federal housing funds is a major indication of the seriousness of this news. But perhaps they’ll throw it on page 4 of the newspapers in the morning. Hey, at least its in there, right?
My faith in the liberal media and do-good organizations with ties to the president, the little that I had, has now been shattered and with the disgusting and vile things I saw, with my own eyes, ACORN trying to do. It only makes me wonder how many times an actual pimp or hooker received help from ACORN to fund their brothels and child sex trafficking rings. It really is evil and corruption at its worst and it makes me sick just thinking that OUR president was once a member of this “organization” of thugs and pimps.