Rachel Maddow is joined by Occidental College politics professor Peter Dreier, who authored a study on how myths about ACORN were manufactured and how easily the mainstream media–not just the right wing media –was led into reporting falsehoods.
(I can’t get the video to embed properly here — it’s at Maddow’s blog at the link above, if you want to see it.)
So, who you gonna believe? A college professor or your lying eyes?
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c|
|The Audacity of Hos|
Update, 10/17/09: ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief explains at Hot Air her personal knowledge of the enormous lengths the New York Times went to in order to bury news of ACORN’s malefactions long before Andrew Breitbart published the videos made by James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles.