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Anti-US Filmmaker Makes ACORN Defense

From the DNC/New York Times owned Boston Globe:


ACORN punches back

by Foon Rhee, deputy national political editor

October 21, 2008

ACORN, the grassroots activist group under investigation for possible voter registration fraud, is hitting back today with a new web video that defends its activities.

The video, produced by Robert Greenwald, shows Republican John McCain and running mate Sarah Palin attacking ACORN, the group’s officials accusing Republicans of trying to suppress and intimidate voters, and commentators suggesting that Republicans are already trying to delegitimize an expected victory by Democrat Barack Obama.

The FBI and several states are looking into voter registration cards submitted with names of dead people or fictitious characters. But ACORN officials say that those registrations will be thrown out, and fraudulent votes won’t be cast.

Obama’s campaign is urging the Justice Department to investigate the leak of the FBI probe, suggesting it’s part of an effort by the McCain campaign and friendly Bush administration officials.

The United States has the lowest rate of voter participation of any western nation,” the group said in a statement accompanying the video. “Over the last 18 months, ACORN has waged a voter registration campaign, which successfully helped enfranchise 1.3 million new voters.

Recently the McCain-Palin campaign, the Republican party and some sensationalist members of the media, have been on a weeks-long campaign to discredit ACORN over bogus allegations of ‘voter fraud.’

This video examines both the skewed media attention and the real story of ACORN’s voter registration program. It also aggressively calls attention to the ongoing campaign of suppression, which affects far more voters than anything recently covered by the mainstream media.”

ACORN said it is holding screening parties for the video in 17 cities, including Boston and Springfield.

How odd that the Boston Globe would neglect to tell its readers about some of Mr. Greenwald’s other documentaries and accomplishments.

Here is some of his filmography, courtesy of Wikipedia:

  • “Fox Attacks: The Environment” (2007) (director)
  • Fox Attacks: Decency” (2007) (director)
  • The REAL Rudy (2007) (director)
  • Fox Attacks: Iran” (2007) (director/producer)
  • Fox Attacks: Obama” (2007) (director/producer)
  • “Fox Attacks: Black America” (2007) (director/producer)
  • “The Real McCain” (2007) (director/producer)
  • Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers (2006) (director/producer)
  • The Big Buy: Tom Delay’s Stolen Congress (2006) (producer)
  • Stop The Falsiness (2006) (executive producer)
  • Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price (2005) (director/producer)
  • Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism (2004) (director/producer)
  • Unconstitutional: The War on Our Civil Liberties (2004) (executive producer)
  • Uncovered: The War on Iraq (2004) (director/producer)
  • Also according to Wikipedia:

    Mr. Greenwald For his activism, Greenwald has been honored by the ACLU Foundation of Southern California, the Los Angeles chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, Physicians for Social Responsibility, the New Roads School, Consumer Attorney’s Association of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy and the Office of the Americas. He is co-founder (with actor Mike Farrell) of Artists for Winning Without War, whose purpose is to advance progressive causes and voice opposition to the Iraq War.

    Lest we forget, Mr. Greenwald’s epic “Uncovered: The Whole Truth About the Iraq War,” was funded and promoted by by MoveOn.org as is noted on Robert Greenwald’s website:

    Uncovered: The Whole Truth About the Iraq War (2003)

    In his documentary feature, UNCOVERED: The War on Iraq, filmmaker Robert Greenwald chronicles the Bush Administration’s determined quest to invade Iraq following the events of September 11, 2001. The film deconstructs the administration’s case for war through interviews with U.S intelligence and defense officials, foreign service experts, and U.N. weapons inspectors…

    Since this film was first released in November 2003 via thousands of house parties organized by MoveOn.org, the issues addressed have become well known, and the arguments made by the experts in the film have been proven. Most recently, by the Downing Street Memos.

    This is an important film documenting exactly how the Bush administration hoodwinked the American people into supporting an unnecessary war

    Of course it featured the usual suspects from the traitors at VIPS and the rest of the crazed anti-US left, including Joe Wilson.

    From IMDB:

    Cast (in alphabetical order)

    David Albright
    Robert Baer
    Milton Bearden
    Rand Beers
    Bill Christison
    David Corn
    Philip Coyle
    John Dean
    Patrick Eddington
    Chas Freeman
    Graham Fuller
    Mel Goodman
    John Brady Kiesling
    Karen Kwiatkowski
    Patrick Lang
    David MacMichael
    Ray McGovern
    Scott Ritter

    Clare Short
    Stansfield Turner
    Henry Waxman
    Thomas E. White
    Joseph Wilson
    Mary Ann Wright

    Peter Zimmerman

    So of course Mr. Greenwald would champion an organization that is hell-bent on destroying our country one institution at a time.

    This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, October 21st, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

    9 Responses to “Anti-US Filmmaker Makes ACORN Defense”

    1. wardmama4 says:

      Fox this am showed Maxine Waters and someone else (horrible speaker) at an ACORN event – promoting Obama. The (not-so-honorable) Rep Waters’ speech was so eloquent that it had to be bleeped in spots.

      So ACORN is under investigation for registration ‘irregularities’ – now Fox showed that taxpayer funded supposed to be non-partisan ACORN is in the tank for Obama – what next? ACORN involved in election fraud?!?

    2. Reality Bytes says:

      We hear a lot about people whose vote counts less than others, but if the American voter can understand that the percentage of illegal votes in any election is in direct proportion to the amount their own vote is discounted.

      I can’t undestand why a class action suit is not ascerted against Acorn and other similar agencies that under the 14th ammendment’s equal protection act.

      If anyone has any thoughts on this, I’d like to see it.

    3. David says:

      I have a truly bazaar idea… what if we had a policy that if any organization that was receiving tax money even has questions raised about it with regard to legal or ethical matters that it simply be shut down. The good that said organization would have been doing surely would be picked up by a more ethical one. Why is it that we expect a certain amount of underhandedness when it comes to living off the government? Only those programs that serve the undeniable public good would survive a policy like this, reducing both the cost of government and the corruption. I guess free money and ethics are polar opposites.

    4. Liberals Demise says:

      I follow what you are saying David. May I interject that the principle logic that is missing to all of this is:
      Personal Responsibility for ones lack of ones’ own will !! Call me old fashioned if you want. Call me a racist, I don’t care. But the one thing you can’t call me is…..In Your Pocket!!

    5. VMAN says:

      It’s my understanding that a non-profit cannot endorse a candidate or even give the impression of endorsing a candidate. I know churches can lose their tax exempt status for endorsing a candidate (unless it’s a black church then the dems are free to campaign and raise money in them) Make even a slight move towards investigating these scum like ACORN and the cries of racist goes up.

    6. Eilsel says:

      Ummm, universal suffrage was NEVER at the core of our democracy. In fact, the founding Fathers never intended a DEMOCRACY! Democracy was a dirty word…which is why we live in a REPUBLIC. The FFs knew that times would change so they drafted a document that could change with the times and the vote was extended to freed African men, and then women. However, the original intent of the landowning class voting was that people who voted would have a stake in their govenment. They produced and participated to their nation (ideally).

      But then again, the Founding Fathers said that the republic would last so long as its leaders were moral. Elect Obama and see what happens to our dear republic (it’s already withstood 8 years of Clinton).

    7. VMAN says:

      Ummm “Dear Republic” “Change with the times” At what point do we not recognize our “Dear Republic” anymore? When we allow anyone who can walk across our border vote with no ID or any documentation? For goodness sake there are some places in this country that don’t require any form of ID to vote. The FFs as you call them made it very difficult to alter the Constitution for a reason but we have people in this country that would just wad it up and throw it away. It’s bad enough that we have added amendments like the 17th. A quick read of the constitution will clearly show what the founders intended.

    8. curvyred says:

      Again, why do we need anyone to register ANYONE?

      How hard is it to fill out that form, get real. And our tax dollars should not be funding these partisan groups! How many Republcans have they registered?

    9. brad says:

      Listen people! We can find out if someone won the Powerball light years faster than we can figure out who won our own presidency.

      I know Democrats have blocked a lot of efforts to legitimize our voting process, but we have had decades to do this. If all the Obama supporters vote 7 or 8 times, whose fault is it really? It is better to spend money to give everyone a free I.D., a free ride to and from the damn registration office, than to have fraudulent elections. What ever the issue, make it happen, but it’s too late now.


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