ACORN Is Rotten, And Mainstream Media Ignores It

Network news has no coverage of hooker-pimp sting video scandal
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 15, 2009 6:21 PM CDT

(Newser) – The scandal enveloping community-organizing group ACORN “has everything you could ever want,” Dan Gainor writes for Fox News: “corruption, sleazy actions at tax-funded organizations, firings, government ties, sex, hookers. It is a network news director’s dream.” Curiously, ABC, CBS, and NBC aren't covering the brouhaha that got the organization banned from 2010 census-taking duties. Because “when they find something inconvenient, they let it pass.”

Fox, of course, is doing its due diligence on the group that has received $53 million in federal funds since 1994, Gainor writes. Big newspapers have taken “a passing glance” at the story of ACORN employees advising faux pimps and hookers on skirting the law, though Gainor declares himself “underwhelmed.” For its part, ACORN has blamed “news” agency Fox for orchestrating the whole thing. “Yeah, all that about under-aged prostitution, corruption and government connections isn’t news.”