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Bachmann Calls on Congress to Block Funds to ACORN
The Minnesota congresswoman's call for action comes after Nevada officials filed voter registration fraud charges against the group, and Pennsylvania authorities charged seven local ACORN workers with forging voter registration forms.

Thursday, May 14, 2009
Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann called on Congress Thursday to block ACORN's access to federal housing funds, citing repeated charges of voter registration fraud against the low-income advocacy group.

The Republican congresswoman, flanked by an ACORN whistleblower and an attorney who worked on an ACORN case in Pennsylvania, escalated a media offensive against the group, which is a favorite target of conservatives who claim liberals are unjustly protecting a dysfunctional organization by allowing it access to taxpayer money.

"ACORN, as you know, is no stranger to the spotlight," Bachmann said outside the Capitol. "Yet no matter how many times prosecutors investigate and even indict ACORN and their employees, they emerge unblemished as far as the federal government is concerned from having access to federal tax dollars."

Bachmann, who hit the same themes in an op-ed in the Washington Times on Wednesday, complained that House Democrats killed her amendment to block organizations indicted for voter fraud from receiving federal housing money. She said ACORN has received at least $53 million in tax dollars since 1994, and that she will have new legislation in the coming weeks.

"We simply believe that the bar needs to be very high," she said.

The call for congressional action comes after Nevada officials filed voter registration fraud charges against ACORN last week, and Pennsylvania authorities charged seven local ACORN workers with forging voter registration forms.

In the Nevada case, officials alleged the group illegally based employment and compensation on a quota system for voter registration. The group required canvassers to register 20 voters per shift or be fired, officials said, and gave bonus money to canvassers who registered more than 20 people.

ACORN issued a response to Bachmann Thursday accusing the congresswoman of "partisan witch hunts."

ACORN spokesman Scott Levenson also recently told FOX News that the group does not institute a quota system as a matter of national policy, but that in Nevada, "We had a bad employee."

But Anita MonCrief, the ACORN whistleblower, echoed Bachmann in describing the advocacy group as a sham. She said senior staffers train employees to avoid asking whether people are already registered to vote when they sign up residents, resulting in "thousands and thousands" of duplicates, and criminal problems for the employees.

"The employees were being thrown under the bus," she said. "[Senior staff] stood on the backs of the poor in order to make money for their organization."

Attorney Heather Heidelbaugh, who appeared with Bachmann, accused lawmakers and the mainstream media of avoiding the ACORN issue.

"We've had a swine flu scare here in the United States. I think there's denial flu in Congress," she said. "It's either a case of serious denial or complicity."

In its written statement, ACORN said MonCrief worked for Project Vote, not ACORN (the two groups often work together). And the group said MonCrief "was fired by Project Vote in 2008 for stealing money from the organization."


Fox news again? I have read many bad things about Fox news not being fair/balanced as they claim..and adding its own opinion~~ many many articles~ they are republican oriented and democrat bashers~~


Then watch ABC, NBC and CBS news on tv they are running the same statements, suck it up GYP. Fox is like every other news source, they report the news.



Fox News continues to make a mockery of its "Fair & Balanced" slogan.

Over the past two weeks alone, we have documented multiple instances of Fox News airing video clips of progressives that were cropped in a way that blatantly misrepresented their original statements.

Watch the video, then email Fox News and let them know we deserve the unedited truth, not manufactured smears.

For example, on the May 1 edition of The O'Reilly Factor, guest host Laura Ingraham presented clips of Al Gore's April 24 congressional testimony to suggest that Gore has profited from his environmental advocacy. The clips had been edited to remove his statements that he donates all of the money he makes from climate-related work to a nonprofit organization that seeks to solve the climate crisis.

Far from being a solitary instance, Fox's distortive editing is evidence of a larger pattern at the network. The same night Ingraham smeared Gore, Fox aired a report by congressional correspondent Major Garrett that purported to give "a description" of how President Obama's nominee to replace Justice Souter on the Supreme Court "will interpret the law." Garrett proceeded to air a statement by the president expressing how he views empathy as a quality he would like to see in a justice. Garrett then claimed that this sentiment "aggravates those who believe justices should follow the Constitution and legislative intent." But Garrett cropped out the very next sentence of Obama's speech, when he stated that he will "seek somebody who is dedicated to the rule of law, who honors our constitutional traditions, who respects the integrity of the judicial process and the appropriate limits of the judicial role."

Watch the video, then email Fox News and let them know we deserve the unedited truth, not manufactured smears.

Dating back to 2006, we have documented numerous examples of Fox News airing deceptively edited footage of President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, former President Bill Clinton, Rep. Barney Frank, and several Democratic senators.

These smears stand in stark contrast to basic journalistic ethics. Fox News is doing its viewers a disservice by providing them with blatant misinformation that blurs the line separating news and legitimate commentary from political activism and demagoguery.

Watch the video, then email Fox News and let them know we deserve the unedited truth, not manufactured smears.



not proving anything to me


my words it was to long to put it all some comments on fox news

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Fox News Channel controversies
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Critics and some observers of the Fox News Channel have accused the network of unethical journalistic conduct, particularly regarding an alleged bias favoring the political right and the Republican Party. Fox News has publicly denied such charges.[1]

[edit] Accusations of bias

Progressive media watch groups such as the Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR)[2] and Media Matters for America[3] have said that Fox News reporting contains conservative editorializing within news stories. Others have referred to the network as "Faux News",[4] "GOP-TV",[5] "Fox Noise Channel",[6] "Fox Nothing Channel" and "Fixed News."[7]

Former Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean has referred to Fox News as a "right-wing propaganda machine,"[8] and several Democratic Party politicians have boycotted events hosted or sponsored by the network.[9][10] In 2007, several major Democratic Party presidential candidates (Hillary Rodham Clinton, John Edwards, Barack Obama, and Bill Richardson) boycotted or dropped out of Fox News-sponsored or hosted debates,[9][10][11][12] forcing their cancellation. The Nevada State Democratic Party had originally agreed to co-host a Democratic debate with Fox News Channel in Reno, Nevada. Despite the opposition of groups like, the party agreed to bring in Fox News in an effort to find "new ways to talk to new people." However, after Fox News chairman Roger Ailes was quoted making a joke involving the similarity of Barack Obama's name to that of the terrorist Osama bin Laden,[13] a firestorm of opposition arose in Democratic circles against the debate. On March 12, 2007, the party announced it had pulled out of the debate, effectively cancelling it.[14]
Fox News Channel's "Fair and Balanced logo"

CNN's Larry King said in a January 17, 2007 interview with the Chicago Sun-Times, "They're a Republican brand. They're an extension of the Republican Party with some exceptions, [like] Greta van Susteren. But I don't begrudge them that. [Fox CEO] Roger Ailes is an old friend. They've been nice to me. They've said some very nice things about me. Not [Bill] O'Reilly, but I don't watch him."[15] Writing for the Los Angeles Times, Republican and conservative columnist Jonah Goldberg indicated his belief that Fox News was rightward-leaning: "Look, I think liberals have reasonable gripes with Fox News. It does lean to the right, primarily in its opinion programming but also in its story selection (which is fine by me) and elsewhere. But it's worth remembering that Fox is less a bastion of ideological conservatism and more a populist, tabloidy network."[16] Fox News host Bill O'Reilly has stated that "Fox does tilt right," (although he states this in specific reference to the coverage of the Iraq war, not FNC's coverage in general), but that the network does not "actively campaign or try to help Bush-Cheney."[17][18]

Accuracy in Media has claimed that there was a conflict of interest in Fox News' co-sponsorship of the May 15, 2007 Republican presidential candidates debate, pointing out that candidate and former New York city mayor Rudolph Giuliani's law firm had tackled copyright protection and legislation on the purchase of cable TV lineups for News Corporation, the parent company of Fox News, and suggesting that Fox might be biased in favor of Giuliani's candidacy for the Republican Party presidential nomination.[19]

Similar accusations have been levied against Fox News in response to its decision to exclude Texas Representative Ron Paul and California Representative Duncan Hunter from the January 5, 2008 Republican candidate debate.[20] In response, many individuals and organizations petitioned Fox News to reconsider its decision. When Fox refused to change its position and continued to exclude Paul and Hunter, the New Hampshire Republican Party officially announced it would withdraw as a Fox partner in the forum.[21]

Council on Foreign Relations president Leslie H. Gelb has stated in 2002, after he was watching international news obsessively, "I never watch a commercial." "He [then] considered Fox News Channel often to be a more reliable news source for international reporting than CNN or the nightly network news", and that FOX news provides a "fairer picture, a fuller version of the different parts of the arguments" over world affairs. He added that "he makes a distinction between Fox's news coverage and its opinion programs, like The O'Reilly Factor, which he considers biased. But even here, he finds himself drawn to Fox. "CNN's commentary tends to be less biased and less interesting," he said.[22]




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