You are so right Truman and its a shame they dont seem to grasp the idea of divide and conquer. One has to be fairly dense to actually watch all the wealth in this county being redistributed upward yet still be convinced their money is all going to those who they can plainly see are getting poorer as the rich get richer.<quoted text>An American people who are Divided,Broke,Sick,Scared and Uneducated =equals= a nearly inexaustble supply of Dirt Cheap Labor
that can be used up burnt out and easily replaced.
All of which whom will have NO say in their own Destiny much less any say in the work place conditions they spend most of their waking hours in.
I can almost understand the CEO's and Corporate Nihlists who envision this futire for America,after all they PROFIT from it.
I cant muster forgivness for the treasonous fools and willfully stupid who allow themselves to be manipulated by anyone who pretends to validate thier Personality Disorders and Racism .
Treasonous 'Patriots' who fight tooth and nail at the behest of Rupert Murdoch and the Koch Brothers when they like us have the most to lose.
This study MANIPULATING THE PUBLIC AGENDA: WHY ACORN WAS IN THE NEWS, AND WHAT THE NEWS GOT WRONG should be required reading before every high school student is allowed to graduate.
In October 2008, at the peak of the campaign season, negative attacks dominated the news about ACORN with these key findings:
76 percent of the stories focused on allegations of voter fraud.
8.7 percent involved accusations that public funds were being funneled to ACORN.
7.9 percent of the stories involved charges that ACORN is a front for registering Democrats.
3.1 percent involved blaming ACORN for the mortgage scandal.
The report also found that the media, including the mainstream news media, failed to fact-check persistent allegations of voter fraud involving ACORN despite the existence of easily available countervailing evidence. The media failed to distinguish allegations of voter registration problems from allegations of actual voting irregularities. They also failed to distinguish between allegations of wrongdoing and actual wrongdoing. For example:
82.8 percent of the stories alleging voter fraud failed to mention that actual voter fraud is very rare.
80.3 percent of the stories alleging involvement in voter fraud failed to mention that ACORN was reporting registration irregularities to authorities, as required by law.
85.1 percent of the stories alleging involvement in voter fraud failed to note that ACORN was acting to stop incidents of registration problems by its (mostly temporary) employees when it became aware of these problems.
95.8 percent of the stories alleging involvement in voter fraud failed to provide deeper context, especially efforts by Republican Party officials to use allegations of voter fraud to dampen voting by low-income and minority Americans.
61.4 percent of the stories alleging involvement in voter fraud failed to acknowledge that Republicans were trying to discredit Obama with an ACORN scandal.
The authors reveal that the attacks on ACORN by Republicans and conservatives and the same pattern of reportage that repeats allegations without any attempt to independently verify the facts have persisted throughout 2009. For example, despite recently discovered e-mails revealing Karl Roves role in the firing of U.S. Attorney David Iglesias for failing to prosecute ACORN on charges of voter fraud despite the lack of evidence, NOT A SINGLE MAJOR DAILY NEWSPAPER MENTIONED ACORN AS THE REPUBLICANS TARGET.