more on acorn and guerilla journalism

Don’t let anyone tell you the ACORN expose’ from independent conservative journalists has not received attention from the mainstream so-called “liberal media,” including some praise from Slate’s Jack Shafer.

Independent news organizations, including theWashington Post, the New York Post, and the Baltimore Sun, are chasing the ACORN story not because they’ve been bamboozled by the Breitbart exposé but because the dress-up stunt has pointed them toward what could be fertile grounds for wrongdoing.

If given enough money, any number of things can be found of people behaving badly.  It’s just that community groups are often more vulnerable to such scrutiny–they are open to walk-in business and often hire low-level, low income employees.  How much more difficult would it be to expose corporate wrongdoing, where access is more difficult? (Some comments on this from Rachel Maddow).

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