Wednesday, October 21, 2009
ACORN and Media Matters Ensnared in Breitbart's Roach Motel
Moonbats check in, but they don't check out. That should be the slogan for Andrew Breitbart's phenomenally successful Big Government website. It set a trap for ACORN and ensnared not only that crooked group but several other rotten fish for good measure.
After the first series of illegal immigration-child prostitution videos emerged, ACORN and its sycophants claimed that those were aberrations. Media Matters asserted, for instance, that ACORN's Philadelphia office had booted the faux pimp and prostitute and reported them to the police.
It turns out that, like so much of what Media Matters says, those claims were bald-faced lies. And conservative filmmakers James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles have the video- and audiotape to prove it.
Furthermore, the Washington Post and various Philadelphia papers repeated the ACORN-Media Matters party line.
We won't hold our breaths waiting for retractions.
Update: Memeorandum, The Washington Independent, Blue Crab Boulevard, American Power, Wizbang and Hot Air are also reporting.