Posted on Aug 13, 2016

SHOCK POLL: 40 Percent of Trump Supporters Think (Nonexistent) ACORN Will Rig the Election for Hillary, And More…

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Shortly after President Obama’s inauguration, a vile prankster named James O’Keefe released a series of fraudulent videos alleging to show how the community organizing group ACORN was engaged in voter fraud. The videos were aired practically around the clock on Fox News and throughout the conservative entertainment complex, and eventually members of Congress seized upon the controversy in order to push for the de-funding of ACORN. The problem? The...

Posted on May 22, 2014

From 9/11 To Common Core To Benghazi: Why Right-Wingers Love A Good Conspiracy Theory

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No single ideology holds a monopoly on wacky beliefs, unless you count ‘crazy’ as an ideology. But when it comes to the subset of wacky beliefs commonly known as anti-government conspiracy theories, it’s no accident that the American right embraces them with much greater frequency and enthusiasm than its left-wing counterpart. For this week’s wackiest anti-government conspiracy theory, we turn to Florida (of course), state Rep. Charles Van Zant, who sternly told...

Posted on Oct 23, 2013

This Is How Fox News Distorts Reality

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A Fox News journalist claimed that a organization "formed from the ruins" of ACORN was receiving money from the federal government to help roll out Obamacare. The problem was, the organization has existed for 30 years, and hasn't received any money from the federal government. Welcome to the fictitious world of the right wing media....

Posted on Mar 08, 2013

But James O’Keefe is a Real Journalist

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And I am, well, I cannot think of anything more ridiculous than considering James O’Keefe anything but a major douchebag so you can just come up with the second part of that sentence yourself. If you have forgotten who O’Keefe is — good for you! I’ll have what you’re having — he was eventually paid by infamous liberal hater the late Andrew Breitbart (my theory is his heart was...

Posted on Dec 05, 2012

The Crazy Base Won’t Let the Republican Party Change

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By Bob Cesca: In the wake of the election, there’s no doubt that the Republican Party leadership is capable of making some adjustments to re-brand itself. There are plenty of ways they can do it, but it’s obvious to anyone paying attention to what’s happening on the far-right that the base simply won’t allow the party to change. For example, in the wake of his support for a deal...

Posted on Oct 17, 2008

GOP, McCain Inciting Violence Vs. ACORN

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It’s how the right rolls. An ACORN community organizer received a death threat and the liberal activist group’s Boston and Seattle offices were vandalized Thursday, reflecting mounting tensions over its role in registering 1.3 million mostly poor and minority Americans to vote next month. Attorneys for the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now were notifying the FBI and the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division of the incidents, said...

Posted on Oct 17, 2008

The ACORN Boogeyman Is Another Conservative Fraud

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But it will be the story they tell themselves if/when they lose the election. “There’s no evidence that any of these invalid registrations lead to any invalid votes,” said David Becker, project director of the “Make Voting Work” initiative for the Pew Charitable Trusts. Becker should know: he was a lawyer for the Bush administration until 2005, in the Justice Department’s voting rights section, which was part of the...