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The Right's Conspiracy Theory Attack on Frances Fox Piven

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Frances Fox Piven was committed to combining scholarship and activism. Not surprisingly, conservatives have been attacking her ideas for decades. But the demonization of her by the extreme Right has escalated since Obama's election.

New York Times Issues Correction On ACORN Pimp Stories

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The New York Times has issued a correction on its stories about the ACORN pimp scandal. After Public Editor Clark Hoyt acknowledged that the paper wa...

Acorn On The Verge Of Bankruptcy

New York Times | IAN URBINA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The community organizing group Acorn, battered politically from the right and suffering from mismanagement along with a severe loss of government and ...

'Soul Of A Citizen': From An Eighth Grade Education To Testifying Before Congress

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Paul Loeb

When we see a woman who begins with no money, no power, no education and no status in the community, and then becomes a powerful voice for change, it should inspire us all.

ACORN Wins Another Victory: Judge Says the Government Can't Cut Funding

John Atlas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Atlas

Congress singled ACORN out for punishment in the absence of any judicial or administrative process adjudicating guilt. The judge declared the act of Congress was an unconstitutional bill of attainder.

Jason Linkins

Rogue Military Contractors Abetted By Broken System

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The dedicated mercenaries of Blackwater get up to the sort of war-zone antics that I doubt I could get away with at my workplace and yet, they persist and succeed in the government contracting racket.

Breitbart Confirms He Was Duped By O'Keefe And The ACORN Pimp Hoax

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

It turns out that Andrew Breitbart didn't actually know what was on the ACORN tapes when he helped launch them on his website last year, and used the ...

Brooklyn DA Finds No Crime In Infamous ACORN Hooker Advice Video

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (Associated Press) - ACORN employees caught on video apparently advising a couple posing as a prostitute and her boyfriend to lie about her p...

NYTimes Owes Us an ACORN Smear Retraction - UPDATED

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dave Johnson

The New York Times repeated conservative misinformation that smeared ACORN, and is now refusing to retract their "reporting."

Maybe They Are After Us

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

The Supreme Court decision suddenly makes the whole notion of campaign finance laws a joke. I don't see how a democracy can function under these conditions.

Feeling the Hate at CPAC 2010 With Andrew Breitbart, Hannah Giles and the Crazy Mob

Max Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Blumenthal

While I was filming at CPAC for a forthcoming project, I was confronted by Hannah Giles, Andrew Breitbart and a mob of crazed teabaggers.

Will Breitbart, O'Keefe, and Giles Come Clean About the ACORN Pimp Hoax?

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Now the fooling is over, and it's time for Breitbart, O'Keefe, and Giles to come clean about the ACORN pimp hoax and their role in spreading it.

James O'Keefe and the Myth of the ACORN Pimp

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Inside each and every ACORN office, according to one independent review that looked at the public videos, James O'Keefe actually entered sans the pimp get-up.

Jason Linkins

Military Contractors Are Still Being Accused Of Facilitating Prostitution

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Today's Washington Post contains some fresh news on the military contractor front, which is sure to delight your hearts! Two former employees of Blac...

How Much Longer Can the GOP Maintain Credibility When All They Say Is "No! No! No! No! No!"?

Kara Vallow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kara Vallow

It seems that there is no Republican principle that cannot be instantly disavowed if Obama decides it's worth backing.

Weekly Pulse: Who are Landrieu's Alleged Phone Tamperers?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium Blogger The four young men arrested last week for allegedly attempting to tamper with the phones at the office...

Punked: Fox News Favorite James O'Keefe's Latest Escapade

Sam Greenfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Greenfield

James O' Keefe dressed like a pimp and got a friend to dress like a whore to embarrass ACORN, an organization whose task is to help poor people. Since...

Discussion Of Dead Census Worker Highlights Right-Wing Paranoia

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

According to reports, the body of a part-time Census field worker had the word "fed" scrawled across his chest. Suddenly, big government is a big problem, and the "Feds" are to blame.

Not-So-Breitbart and the Story of James O'Keefe, the ACORN Gotcha-Guy

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

Fox News' first segment on James O'Keefe's arrest was as funny as it was disappointing. During the report, Tim Gaughan called the news a "very weird story that probably needs a lot of context and a lot of looking into."

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, Justice Alito offered up the refined, Supreme Court version of Joe Wilson's "You Lie!"; James O'Keefe went from ACORN-busting "pimp" to FBI-busted perp; and Kirstie Alley, under the influence of her made-for-TV diet, Tweeted her desire to "bash" Joy Behar "in the vagina with her microphone." President Obama, meanwhile, was so effective during his masterful 82 minute Q&A session at the House Republican retreat on Friday that Fox News cut away from the riveting broadcast 20 minutes before it ended -- turning the airtime over to his critics. The president being smart, forceful, and offering well reasoned, fact-based arguments didn't jibe with the relentless Fox framing of him as a radical, Kenya-born Muslim socialist.

ACORN Is Back in the News, but the News Still Gets it Wrong

John Atlas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Atlas

Last year, the mainstream media treated O'Keefe's exploits against ACORN as an example of investigative "gotcha" journalism, with few pointing out that he doctored the videos and never released the original footage.

Weekly Pulse: Did Wiretappers Target Landrieu Over Health Care Deal?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium Blogger The conservative videographer who donned a pimp suit to embarrass the anti-poverty group ACORN was arr...

ACORN Is Back in the News, but News Still Gets It Wrong

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

This week, the FBI arrested 25-year old James O'Keefe and three other men, charging them with plotting to tamper with phones in the New Orleans office...

Junior G-Man James O'Keefe. Is He Stupid? Or Evil? Both!

Kara Vallow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kara Vallow

I'm delighted to see that the feral children of Lee Atwater and Karl Rove are at it again - and that this time their antics may land them in the Feder...

Jason Linkins

ACORN Hearing: A Barrel of Laughs, A Bucket Of Nuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Approximately 60 people showed up yesterday to watch Representative Steve King (R-Iowa) brandish a plastic bucket of acorns as his colleagues Lamar Sm...