Rachel Re for April 2, 2010
There used to be an organization called ACORN, which tried to help poor people survive and try to get a leg-up in America. They pushed for a higher minimum wage, and against discrimination, they had hundreds of thousands of members, and…. ACORN is now gone, thanks to a successful right-wing campaign of pure hooey – demonstrably false accusations that scared America into killing ACORN.
The bigger problem? The hooey doesn’t stop with the ACORN story.