by Ben Cohen
Glenn Greenwald puts the Fox News/ACORN debacle into perspective:
The Fox-News/Glenn-Beck/Rush-Limbaugh leadership trains its protesting
followers to focus the vast bulk of their resentment and anxieties on
largely powerless and downtrodden factions, while ignoring, and even
revering, the outright pillaging by virtually omnipotent corporate
interests that own and control their Government(and, not coincidentally, Fox News). It's hard to imagine a more perfectly illustrative example of all of that than the hysterical furor over ACORN.
ACORNhas received a grand total of $53 million
in federal funds over the last 15 years -- an average of $3.5 million
per year. Meanwhile, not millions, not billions, but trillions of
dollars of public funds have been, in the last year alone, transferred
to or otherwise used for the benefit of Wall Street. Billions of
dollars in American taxpayer money vanished into thin air, eaten by private contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan, led by Halliburton subsidiary KBR.
Way to stand up for the little guy, Fox.