ACORN Makes an Appearance in Russell Crowe and Showtime’s Ailes Horror Show

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Milan    I read the papers, so I knew that Russell Crow and Sienna Miller, playing the evil Fox News genius Roger Ailes and his wife, had endured hours of daily prosthetics applications for the parts and the pay that comes with it to star in this seven-part bio-pic on Showtime called “The Loudest Voice” that looks at Ailes work and life in yearly pieces.  I don’t subscribe to Showtime, and even if I did, this is not a show I would watch at any time.  I’m not into horror shows!

I had an email after the fourth episode on 2009 from the intrepid team that had directed and produced The Organizer alerting me that ACORN and the scurrilous Fox News and James O’Keefe were a big gulp in this show.  We are not honored to have been featured as a victim of Ailes evil and his devilish helpers.  Maybe there’s a silver vein in this cloud, since once again viewers are reminded of the injustice and manipulation both of the film and the political, rightwing Republican conspiracy and fakery that targeted ACORN and contributed to its reorganization in the United States?  Let’s hope so!

Dustin Rowles, the founder and co-owner of Pajiba, in a piece he wrote on the web called, “Fact Checking: ‘The Loudest Voice’ on 2009, ACORN, Glenn Beck, Joe Lindsley, and Laurie Luhn,” gave the segment top billing.  Here’s his take:

— Finally, the ACORN story is absolutely real, and as documented here, helped seed today’s nightmare political environment. Basically, Fox News created a fake controversy surrounding ACORN — a liberal voter registration and community organizing outfit — using heavily edited videos from James O’Keefe (who is known for distorting video footage). Fox News ran with it, tied it to Obama, other outlets picked it up, and even though it was a fake story, the NYTimes felt compelled to cover it, which legitimized the fake story, and the House eventually voted to defund ACORN. Again, using a completely made-up story using doctored footage. From the NYTimes:

“Conservatives believe that they have hit upon a winning formula for such attacks: mobilizing people to dig up dirt, trumpeting it on talk radio and television, prompting Congress to weigh in and demanding action from the Obama administration. In response to the Acorn videos, an instant hit on YouTube, the Senate voted 83 to 7 on Monday to prohibit the Department of Housing and Urban Development from giving federal housing money to the organization. The bill’s advocates said the group had received $53 million in such financing since 1994.”

Fox News is really good at playing dirty pool.

Spot on Dustin!  Not only for ringing the Ailes, Fox News, and O’Keefe bell so hard, but for nailing the complicity of the New York Times and the spinelessness of the Obama administration for abetting them in their evil deeds.  And, yes, it is a strategy that they pioneered in attacking ACORN, but have continued to implement over and over against other organizations and individuals.

When are we going to learn to stand up and fight back, rather than continue to be played as suckers by this gang?

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