WHEN YOU'VE LOST JON - AT 3:42 P.M. ET: The immensely popular Jon Stewart hosts Comedy Channel's Daily Show. He's known to be liberal, and he has an impact on the opinion of young people. Even he is disgusted by the mainstream media's ignoring of the ACORN story. From the Washington Examiner:
Last night, Jon Stewart featured video clips of ACORN employees advising undercover journalists posing as a pimp and a prostitute how to hide the nature of their business in their tax forms.
The video clips debuted on biggovernment.com and were featured by FOX News commentator Glenn Beck. Since then the clips have circulated widely on conservative blogs and news sites and sparked a vote in the Senate to de-fund the organization.
"The bad news is that ACORN appears to be a criminal organization that aids and abets criminals and get millions of dollars in taxpayer money!" Stewart said, after highlighting the clips on his show.
Stewart joined conservatives in their criticism of the media, wondering why major media outlets failed to investigate ACORN or report on the investigative videos.
“Where were the real reporters on this story…Where the hell were you?" Stewart screamed into the camera,
"You’re telling me that two kids from the cast of High School Musical 3 can break this story with a video camera and their grandmother’s chinchilla coat, and you’ve got nothin’?" he asked.
"I’m a fake journalist, and I’m embarrassed these guys scooped me," he added, "Let's get to work people!"
COMMENT: But they won't get to work. The ACORN story doesn't fit the party line of mainstream liberal journalism, and the line is almost always maintained. Thumbs up to Jon.
So much for the people's right to know.
September 16, 2009