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McCain campaign keeps on lying about Obama, ACORN, on FOX

Reported by Chrish - October 16, 2008 -

This morning 10/16/08 FOX and Friends, repeatedly touting how fairandbalanced they were being, sandwiched Obama spokeswoman Stephanie Cutter between actor and McCain supporter Jon Voight and McCain campaign manager Rick Davis. First they presented her as the balance to Voight, but immediately had Rick Davis on to counter her vigorous presentation. Davis added to the lies with a whopper of his own.
With video.

Even though Obama has made clear that his connection to ACORN was representing them, alongside the US Dept. of Justice, in the "Motor-Voter" lawsuit some twelve years ago, FOX and the rest of the McCain camp continue to lie to viewers and insinuate a long and shadowy connection to the now controversial group. Stephanie Cutter, in her defense of Obama, challenged her new-found Friends to ask McCain about his much more recent words of praise for the organization at an event in 2006. As it happened, Rick Davis was the next guest to put the show back in proper FOX balance, i.e., unbalanced in favor of Republicans, and promptly dismissed McCain's recent praise and compared it to Obama's fictitious 20-year relationship:

Of course, this is the same guy who, the day after it was announced that Sarah Palin had violated the Alaska Executive Branch Ethics Act, denied "any wrongdoing" on his candidate's part. When the McCain camp doesn't like the truth, they simply and easily lie. And he tries to tell us he's not just like Bush! Ha.

FOX continues to play it's important part in supporting the Republican goal of suppressing voter turnout in Ohio, which apparently they're going to try to manipulate into McCain's column by hook or by crook. There really ought to be laws against this kind of brazen propaganda and electioneering.

ACORN has released a statement today:


Maude Hurd, ACORN's National President, issued the following statement in response to Senator McCain's attack:

"We appreciate that Senator McCain's effort to stir up the Republican base by attacking a community organization working to increase public participation in our democratic process. However, these attacks reflect an increasingly panicked candidate; unfortunately the Senator McCain we saw tonight is very different than the Senator McCain who stood shoulder to shoulder with ACORN at a February 20, 2006 immigration reform event.

It is clear for us to see that John McCain was for ACORN before he was against ACORN; he was for reform before he was against reform; and he was a maverick before he became erratic. What is really going here is that Senator McCain and his allies are part of a coordinated effort to engage in what appears to be an unprecedented effort to suppress voter turnout. Repeating a lie doesn't make it true, and the McCain campaign has resorted to the worst type of deceptions in regards to ACORN."

The Facts:

- ACORN has helped 1.3 million citizens from all parties and all walks of life apply for voter registration.

- In most states, ACORN is required by law to turn in every voter registration card - even in cases where the cards are not valid.

- It is ACORN that has reported almost all of the issues regarding voter registration cards.

- Invalid voter registration cards do NOT constitute voter fraud. Even RNC General Counsel Sean Cairncross has recently acknowledged he is not aware of a single improper vote cast as a result of bad cards submitted in the course of an organized voter registration effort.

- ACORN hired 13,000 field workers to register people to vote. In any endeavor of this size, some people will engaged in inappropriate conduct. ACORN has a zero tolerance policy and terminated any field workers caught engaging in questionable activity. At the end of the day, as ACORN is paying these people to register voters, it is ACORN that is defrauded.