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FOX unintentionally gives ACORN and the WFP a boost

Reported by Chrish - November 2, 2008 -

On Thursday 10/30/08 FOX and Friends railed against ACORN (for the 1500th time) (really), complaining about their president Bertha Lewis publicly endorsing Barack Obama and encouraging New York voters to vote for him on line E, the Working Families Party line.

Dan Cantor, the executive director of the Working Families Party in New York, explains further at Alternet:

"ACORN is the nation's largest grassroots community organization of low- and moderate-income people, with over 400,000 member families across the country. For thirty years ACORN has fought for safe schools and neighborhoods, healthcare for all, living wage jobs, and decent affordable housing. They have also started some of the more exciting progressive organizing projects, like the Working Families Party.

But to hear Fox tell it, ACORN is responsible for stealing the election for Barack Obama because of minor slips in its successful effort to register hundreds of thousands of voters; bears the blame for causing the mortgage crisis and the Wall Street meltdown just by fighting for fair lending practices, and has perpetrated other unspeakable crimes associated with "community organizers" -- the latest right-wing epithet.

FOX is obsessed (literally according to Media Matters, who reports that the cable news network has mentioned the grassroots organization almost 1,500 times in October, 1,300 more than CNN). But when you find yourself being attacked and distorted by Fox News, there is a good chance that you are doing something right."

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We've said from the start that FOX was laying the groundwork for accusations of cheating and election theft in the likely event of an Obama win, setting the stage to delegitimize his administration and cause four more years of resentment and divisiveness. For a network that claims to love America and seems to think they are more patriotic than you, they sure go out of their way to keep the infighting going. Remember, they started the election-tampering voter fraud meme back in June, preparing loyal viewers to be defensive and angry. They don't really care about elections being rigged, they care about them being won by Democrats. If they really cared about democracy working, they'd be reporting on the ongoing systemic voter disenfranchisement and the debacle of electronic touch-screen voting machines and unverifiable tallies and all the other methods that are putting our elections in doubt.