Sunday, September 20, 2009

O'Reilly: "The Conservative Media Is Winning... They're Damaging The President Of The United States".

O'Reilly points out that the right wing are now going to try to damage Obama due to his associations with Acorn. O'Reilly wonders how the Democrats can fight back as this Republican tactic is "damaging the President of the United States of America".

I think the way to challenge this nonsense is to point out that Acorn work to help the poor, and to ask what the Republicans have against the poor being helped.

Fox are employing shameful McCarthy-like tactics here against an organisation which helps the poor and, therefore, in their minds, is beyond the pale. And their plan, as O'Reilly makes clear here, is the usual one. Tarnish Acorn and then try to play a game of guilt by association on Obama and any member of his team who have any connection with Acorn. It's disgusting.

Even if it can be proven that some Acorn members behaved improperly, it is simply ludicrous to use this as way of arguing that the entire organisation is rotten from top to bottom. And that really is what these insane right wingers are trying to do.

There are many members of the Republican party who have been caught in sexual peccadilloes and acts of corruption over the years, it does not follow that the behaviour of the few reflects on the morals of the entire party. If that's true of the Republican party, why is it any different when it comes to Acorn?

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