Recall how back in 2004, after John Kerry lost the election, a lot of Democrats were trying to point out Republican tactics to intimidate voters.Â But, they couldn’t come up with anythying more than a handful of anecdotes, most which they couldn’t document.Â As the media reported those claims, they downplayed real charges of vote fraud and intimidation, brought in real courts of law, with indictments and convictions, against Democrats.
Now, the MSM seems to be ignoring the tactics, often illegal of a liberal group which the Democratic presidential nominee once represented.Â According to John Fund:
A left-wing “community organizing” group called ACORN has seen its employees frequently convicted of voter registration fraud. This year its employees are under active investigation in several states. Perhaps one reason for ACORN’s go-for-broke behavior is that Barack Obama used to be a lawyer and top trainer for the group. In August, the Obama campaign was caught misidentifying an $800,000 payment it had made to an ACORN subsidiary for “election services.”
Fund isn’t the only one to look into Obama’s relationship to the group.
A student journalist at Indiana University finds that that Democrat has misrepresented his relationship to that shady organization. He contrasts what the Obama campaign says on its Fight the Smears web-site with the actual record.
For example, the Obama campaign contends its candidate neither trained nor worked for ACORN, yet it appears that he did in his “community organizing” days.
Once again, we have the Obama campaign saying one thing and the record indicating something entirely different. Isn’t this something that the MSM should be investigating? Let’s hope that media outlets in the coming years will be quick to hire student journalists doing the work they should be doing.
Check out this young journalist’s piece and wonder why more seasoned professionals aren’t engaged in the serious investigative reporting he is. At least when it comes to Democrats.