ABC and ACORN: Epitomizing The Media Ostrich

A screen shot of Michelle Malkin’s blog speaks volumes:

Media-Ostrich

You’ve got the media-as-ostrich, burying its head in the sand lest it see something that would embarrass the left.  You’ve got “OBAMACORN” and a clever symbol depicting the truth that ACORN is Obama and Obama is ACORN.  And you’ve got the story of the anchor of one of the big three news channels saying he absolutely doesn’t have a clue about what is going on.

A transcript of the interview with Charles Gibson is even more damning:

Don: Okay, here’s my news question. A Senate bill yesterday passes, cutting off funds to this group called ACORN. Now, we got that bill passed and we have the embarrassing video of ACORN staffers giving tax advice on how to set up a brothel with 13-year-old hookers. It has everything you could want – corruption and sleazy action at tax-funded organizations and it’s got government ties. But nobody’s covering that story. Why?

Gibson: HAHAHAHAHA. HEHEHE. I didn’t even know about it. Um. So, you’ve got me at a loss. I don’t know. Uh. Uh. But my goodness, if it’s got everything including sleaziness in it, we should talk about it this morning.

Roma: This is the American way!

Gibson: Or maybe this is just one you leave to the cables.

Roma: Well, I think this is a huge issue because there’s so much funding that goes into this organization…

This isn’t a story that the anchor of a major mainline media agency wants to cover; it is embarrassing to the Democrat Party, and it is a direct exposure to a president who was once a community organizer FOR ACORN.  Better to just stay ignorant and hope it goes away than cover the story that a couple of kids have revealed that, in city after city, the ACORN that Obama worked for, the ACORN that has taken tens of millions of dollars in federal taxpayer money and is set to qualify for BILLIONS in stimulus money, the ACORN that conservatives have pointed out as a corrupt and immoral organization, is willing to help a pimp and his prostitute qualify on a house and cheat on their taxes so they can import more than a dozen illegal and underage El Salvadoran girls to set up a brothel.  On tape and in glowing color for any who would just open their damn eyes to see.
In the same interview Gibson said that he was “purposely oblivious” to the huge Washington DC rally on September 12th.

Here’s a little about that rally via the Examiner:

Photo courtesy of Michelle Malkin.  For the actual ariel time-lapse video of the march today, click here for the Rhetorician (via Instapundit). In addition, 50 photos from the event are posted by The Patriot Room.

The photo above is a view of part of the crowd of protesters who gathered in Washington, D.C. and around the country today to demand control of reckless runaway government spending and to voice their opposition to the government takeover of healthcare.

Police agencies estimates the crowd at 1.2 million.  ABC News, however, reported this afternoon that the crowd was estimated at 2 million.

No matter which way you cut it, the size and scope of today’s citizen march on Washington is an historic, groundbreaking event.  Ordinary citizens who have been called ‘the great silent majority’ normally do not protest…at least not in public.  That day is long gone.

The outrage expressed by normal, everyday citizens from across the nation at the town hall meetings in August is a case in point.  Never before in recent history or memory have citizens been so clearly, visibly–and audibly–enraged by the actions of their government.

For the sake of comparison, just imagine the famous One Million Man March – a march of one million black men that Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan organized and Barack Obama helped organize and attended.  And imagine Charles Gibson as the anchor of ABC News saying he didn’t know anything about it.  Oh, and suggesting that coverage of such an event was maybe something that only “the cables” should stoop to covering.

Imagine the outrage of this patent demonstration of bias, of this arrogant and demeaning attitude to a giant group of people representing an even more giant segment of the American population.

Just imagine the outrage.  And this crowed was twice as large – and reflects a even LARGER movement that the mainstream media have ignored all along.

Liberals – which means “journalists” these days, disparagingly call the movement Astroturf.  Only Astroturf doesn’t keep growing, does it?

And, of course, the media was virtually A.W.O.L. on the coverage of Van Jones.  They ignored massive evidence that he was unfit to hold his “czarship.”  Aside from the fact that he was a self-admitted communist, he was a racist, a “truther” who signed a petition stating that he believed that 9/11 was a myth perpetuated by the Bush administration, and a supporter of a convicted cop murderer named Mumia Abu Jamal.  The media refused to cover the growing scandal; it was basically up to Glenn Beck to do both the media’s job of covering significant stories and the administration’s job of vetting candidates for its positions.

It’s not just Charles Gibson; in fact, he might even be one of the better representatives of the mainstream media.  When Murphy said that “Beauty is only skin deep; ugly goes to the bone,” he might as well have been describing the media: Pretty people telling glossy stories based on a foundation of bias, dishonesty, corruption, and propaganda.

I earlier pointed out the flagrant and despicable bias of the Washington Post’s Keith Richburg and Salon’s Joe Conason in their horrendous commentary of the kids who revealed the total depravity of ACORN.  The fact of the matter is that the corruption and criminal activity of ACORN has been ignored and covered-up by the media for years because they are the community organizing-arm of the Democrat Party.  And Keith Richburg and Joe Conason might as well be the poster boys for the complete fraud that the media has become.

Throughout the entire election campaign, ACORN revealed itself as a criminal enterprise participating in voter fraud, embezzlement, and the worst forms of “community organization.”  It was up to two kids to expose ACORN.  The media would never have done it.  And if the mainstream media have their way, they will help ACORN demonize and even criminalize these kids for exposing ACORN and exposing their own corruption and bias.

The documentation of the horrifying ACORN scandal has led Senate Democrats to vote 83-7 to defund ACORN to protect their own asses.  Only a few radical leftists such as the Senator who was chosen to carry on Obama’s scandalous legacy in Illinois are left “voting for ACORN.”  And the mainstream media are still deliberately slow to respond to the story.

As a conservative, I am deeply opposed to the agenda being advanced by the Democrat Party.  And I believe they frequently lie and demagogue in order to advance that agenda.  But as bad as the Democrats are, they don’t hold a candle to the dishonesty and the betrayal of the mainstream media.  Unlike the political parties, the media have a constitutional duty to be objective and expose the truth – and they have deliberately chosen to pervert their profession into propaganda.

To hell with them.  And I say that as someone who believes in the reality of an everlasting hell.


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