ACORN/Fox News Bust Up in Perspective

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.

Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.

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