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Why Is Media Matters Still Defending ACORN?

Posted By Matthew Vadum On October 19, 2009 @ 1:21 am In NewsReal Blog | No Comments

Even now after the undercover sting videos shown on the “Glenn Beck Program” and BigGovernment.com exposed the radical activist group ACORN as the crime syndicate it really is, the character assassins at George Soros’s Media Matters for America continue shilling for ACORN.

They’re doing so to protect ACORN, which is a key part of the left’s voter registration and get-out-the-vote operations every election. To the liberal establishment, ACORN is too big to be allowed to fail, so it must be defended at all costs.

In a column about how the media is wrong to pay attention to the growing ACORN scandal, Media Matters attack dog Jamison Foser (pictured above) writes

That’s what happened when, after years of making absurd claims about ACORN — remember the lie that ACORN was going to get billions of stimulus dollars? — some conservative activists induced a statistically insignificant number of the organization’s low-level employees to behave badly. The rest of the media rushed to cover the “scandal” — and to beat themselves up for not having taken their cues from Beck & Co. sooner. The ombudsmen for the The Washington Post and The New York Times, for example, scolded their papers for being too slow to report on Beck-generated controversies and gave credence to conservative claims that the delay was the result of liberal bias.

It really shouldn’t be all that surprising that Foser, formerly research director at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), sees the ACORN scandal this way.

Foser is so far left that he thinks “Hardball” host Chris Matthews is a rabid right-winger. He refers to the TV talk show host as the “Clinton-hating, liberal-bashing misogynist Chris Matthews.”

Anybody who watches Matthews knows he’s a hardcore liberal. He professed feeling “a thrill” up his leg when listening to President Obama speak. Matthews was also a top aide to Democratic Speaker of the House Thomas “Tip” O’Neill during 1980s, a White House speechwriter for Democratic President Jimmy Carter, and worked for Ralph Nader in 1973.

Here’s another example of Foser’s strange beliefs. He chastised another TV host for not sharing the view of leftists that welfare spending is a boon for the economy.

He accused the host of “demonizing ‘welfare spending’ without any regard for the simple truth that such spending not only helps those Americans who are struggling the most feed their families, it also does more to stimulate the economy than anything else you can think of.”

Then after decades of a multi-trillion dollar War on Poverty shouldn’t all Americans be wealthy?


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