ACORN Report Has Desired Effect
If you're an organization going through some tough times, let's say you're on trial in Nevada, your employees have engaged in widespread voter registration fraud, and you've had your federal funding taken away in part because of undercover videotapes showing wrongdoing, what do you do? You hire an attorney to conduct an "independent" investigation of your organization in hopes for some better media buzz. ACORN did just that, and got exactly what they paid for.
The report by former Massachusetts Attorney General Scott Harshbarger absolves ACORN of any blame instead focusing on Wade Rathke, Hannah Giles, James O'Keefe, and ACORN's low level employees and workers.
Here's what the mainstream media is saying about the report. A review of this morning's headlines:
The Politico: "ACORN report: Disorganized, not criminal"
The Washington Post: "Internal investigation finds no illegal conduct by ACORN workers"
NPR: "ACORN Workers Cleared of Illegality By Outside Probe"
The New York Daily News: "ACORN Review Finds ACORN Not Guilty"
The Washington Times: "Probe clears ACORN of systematic lawbreaking"
If you haven't checked out the RNLA response you can view it here.