Friday, October 17, 2008

J.H.C. on a rubber crutch!

Despite being possibly the only member of the NP staff (an admittedly junior member) who would consider voting for Senator Obama if possible, this editorial from the New York Times is beyond absolutely unbelievable and incredulous. Even a casual observer not living in the US is quite aware of what ACORN is and what they have been up to in terms of fraudulent activity. Still the NYT sticks its journalistic head (and its few remaining shreds of credibility) in the sand, deep:

In Wednesday night’s debate, John McCain warned that a group called Acorn is "on the verge of maybe perpetrating one of the greatest frauds in voter history" and "may be destroying the fabric of democracy." Viewers may have been wondering what Mr. McCain was talking about. So were we.

Acorn is a nonprofit group that advocates for low- and moderate-income people and has mounted a major voter-registration drive this year. Acorn says that it has paid more than 8,000 canvassers who have registered about 1.3 million new voters, many of them poor people and members of racial minorities.

In recent weeks, the McCain campaign has accused the group of perpetrating voter fraud by intentionally submitting invalid registration forms, including some with fictional names like Mickey Mouse and others for voters who are already registered.

Based on the information that has come to light so far, the charges appear to be wildly overblown — and intended to hobble Acorn’s efforts.
Someone needs to alert the FBI that they are wasting their time on the investigation into ACORN's activities.

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