Yea, good times (ain't we lucky we got 'em!).
Today they go after the frantic right's boogey man, ACORN, again. And again Scaife's braintrust fails to disclose his financial connection to the source they are using AY-und they spin the story with "facts" that have already been debunked. Take a look:
Voters beware: Under new names' guise, the extreme-left Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now is gearing up to help re-elect President Barack Obama in 2012.Hmm. Capital Research Center going after ACORN. Haven't we seen this before?
Congress defunded national ACORN last year over its solicitous attitude toward purported prostitution operations, forcing it and state- and local-level affiliates into bankruptcy. Now, former staffers dedicated to ACORN's ultra-liberal causes run renamed groups, often from the same offices.
Writing for The American Spectator's blog, Matthew Vadum -- Capital Research Center senior editor and author of the new book "Subversion, Inc.: How Obama's ACORN Red Shirts are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers" -- confirms that ACORN's dead in name only.
Yes, way back in late 2009.
Turns out that foundations controlled by Richard Mellon Scaife make up the largest chunk of donor money to CRS (at this point about $4.8 million).
But braintrust circle jerking is old news by now. The fact that the braintrust would use the ACORN "prostitution" tapes as support is simply laughable. Did you know that the Congressional Budget Office found that ACORN did not break the law? From Politico:
A Congressional Research Service report commissioned by the House Judiciary Committee says ACORN hasn’t violated any federal regulations the past five years.The CRS report is here, if you wanted to read it. Says no federal regulations broken in five years. We could talk about how Attorneys-General in a number of states found the same thing.
The report, released by Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers’s (D-Mich.) staff Tuesday evening, also reports that the undercover filmmakers that allegedly caught employees of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now breaking the law may have violated state law in their filming operation.
But the writer from the Scaife-funded opposition research "think tank" says otherwise and so the editorial board at the Scaife-owned news paper says otherwise. Facts be damned.
See how the noise machine works?