Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Assassination Attempt By A Right-Wing Blogger

July 20, 2010

Rachel Maddow Again Tries To Make Sense Out Of Nonsense In The
Shirley Sherrod {Character} Assassination Attempt By A Right-Wing Blogger. (video below)

I am so thoroughly disgusted with the latest BULLY attack on an
organization or in this case a person who spends their life trying to help others. The same blitzkrieg this big piece of BM,
Andrew Breitbart
perpetrated upon
ACORN last year.

The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) was a collection of community-based organizations in the United States that advocated for low- and moderate-income families by working on neighborhood safety, voter registration, health care, affordable housing, and other social issues. ACORN had over 400,000 members and more than 1,200 neighborhood chapters in over 100 cities across the U.S., as well as in Argentina, Canada, Mexico, and Peru. ACORN was founded in 1970 by Wade Rathke and Gary Delgado. Maude Hurd has been National
President since 1990; Bertha Lewis was appointed CEO in 2008.

ACORN's priorities have included: better housing and wages for the poor, more community development investment from banks and governments,
better public schools, and other social justice issues. ACORN
pursued these goals through demonstration, negotiation,
lobbying for legislation, and voter participation. ACORN
comprised a number of legally distinct non-profit entities
including a nationwide umbrella organization established as a
501 that performed lobbying; local chapters established as
501 nonpartisan charities; and the ACORN Housing Corporation.
These entities supported labor-oriented causes.

During the 2006 mid-term elections, political controversy emerged over voter registration fraud by four ACORN employees. In 2009,
selectively edited videos were released by two conservative
activists using a hidden camera to elicit damaging responses
from low-level ACORN employees that appeared to advise them
how to hide prostitution activities and avoid taxes. This
created a nationwide controversy resulting in a loss of
funding from government and private donors.

By March 2010, 15 of ACORN's 30 state chapters had closed and at least two others had severed ties with ACORN. On March 22, 2010, ACORN announced it was closing its remaining affiliated state chapters and
disbanding due to falling revenue.

Below is an explanation of why this inhuman being who goes by the human
name of Andrew Breitbart went after ACORN in the first place. As
the typical benumbed conservative who worships money and power
above all else, he can't stand anyone or anything going after the
cutthroats in business who prey upon the weak.

Predatory lending and affordable housing

ACORN investigates complaints against
companies accused of predatory lending practices. ACORN also
works to support strict state laws against predatory
practices, organizes against foreclosure rescue scams, and
steers borrowers toward loan counseling; Following a
three-year campaign, Household International (now owned by
HSBC Holdings and renamed HSBC Finance Corporation), one of
the largest subprime lenders in the country, and ACORN
announced on November 25, 2003 a proposed settlement of a
2002 national class-action lawsuit brought by ACORN. The
settlement created a $72 million foreclosure avoidance
program to provide relief to household borrowers who are at
risk of losing their homes. The settlement came on the heels
of an earlier $484 million settlement between Household,
Attorneys General, and bank regulators from all 50 US states.

ACORN and its affiliates advocate for affordable housing by
urging the development, rehabilitation and establishment of
housing trust funds at the local, state, and federal levels.
The group also pushes for enforcement of affordable-housing
requirements for developers and promotes programs to help
homeowners repair their homes and organize tenant demands.

An ACORN official voiced support for a proposal Hillary
Clinton made during the presidential primary election to
create a federal fund for distressed homeowners

Here's more about the BARBARIAN BREITBART:

Know Your Right-Wingers:

Andrew Breitbart

Despite a massive Web presence and a successful ACORN attack,
Andrew Breitbart is little more than a faux-outraged showman.

By Jake Blumgart May 6, 2010 (August J. Pollak)

The Obama era has been kind to crazed conservative
commentators—perhaps too kind for their own good. In a
market saturated with loudmouth reactionary malcontents it
can be tough for a would-be Internet provocateur/entrepreneur
to really break away from the pack. To distinguish himself,
ultra-right opinion-maker Andrew Breitbart’s favored
tactics include picking fights with practically everyone,
gaming the media with wily, web-based tactics, and snorting
the odd line of red wine powder (“it’s very dry”).

Yet despite all his shenanigans, Breitbart is largely just
another iteration of the old angry-white-guy-unashamed-of-it
trope. Breitbart’s tired but persistent rants against
progressive politicians are almost entirely
banal—“We have now entered the first full-fledged
Alinsky presidency”—even where they are viciously
overblown: “The Democratic party has been exposed as
trying to create a Kristallnacht to save the Obama
presidency.” You can get almost the exact same shtick
from Glenn Beck—but with a blackboard.

Breitbart’s medium, not his message, is the best way to
distinguish him from the swarm of cranky, white, middle-aged
pundits dominating the conservative movement these days.
Although he appears regularly on Fox News, and periodically
in print outlets like the Washington Times, the Internet is
Breitbart’s primary base of operations.

The origins of Breitbart’s Web-related prowess lie in
The Drudge Report, the conservative’s hallowed digital
mainstay. In the mid-1990s, when Matt Drudge launched his
aggregation website, Breitbart was aimlessly drifting after a
lackluster stint at Tulane University. When he saw
Drudge’s nascent project begin to take shape, he quickly
signed up, eventually taking on about half the workload.

The hectic schedule and conspiratorial tilt of the website
fit perfectly with Breitbart’s helter-skelter
personality. "I have a very good memory. I'm also good
at connecting things together,” he says in a recent
profile. “That allowed me to make outrageous cockamamie
narratives. To be able to apply that to the newsworld.”

GOOD NEWS BELOW: thinkingblue

Andrew Breitbart defamed Shirley Sherrod; Brietbart could be in trouble


Taking a Comic Con break to look at what else is happening; Google Trends reveals the ugly story of what happened to previously unknown Shirley Sherrod.

Conservative hit-blogger Andrew Breitbart's known for his extreme approaches in attacking liberals, but what he did to Shirley Sherrod, a goverment worker who gave a speech to the NAACP this year and regarding a matter that happened 24 years
ago, was that he apparently made a new video to claim she was racist, and went way too far.

While he says he intended to harm the NAACP, he picked Shirley Sherrod to do it. She did not ask for this. Breitbart altered a video to twist her words.

Andrew Breitbart may be a target for the U.S. Department of Justice' Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section ("CCIPS") which is in the Criminal Division. The
website, which was forwarded to this blogger by the DOJ on another issue, covers various types of crimes that involve a computer.

If Breitbart altered the video of Shirley Sherrod to make it look like she was making a statement he then called racist, he's certainly guilty of defamation of character against Shirley Sherrod.

Breitbart may also be guilty of Internet harassment. He
certainly should be made a high-profile example to discourage
others from these uses of the computer and The Internet to
harass a person. Enough is enough.

Computer Crimes: The DOJ's Information.

If you believe you're the victim of a cybercrime, here's a link to another DOJ web page called "Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section, United States Department of Justice."

DO NOT RESIST using this resource. Read more:

The firing of Shirley Sherrod -- and the cowardice of Tom Vilsack

Please watch Rachel Maddow do her usual magic trying to make sense out of nonsense. We can always count on Rachel to expose the HATE AND RANKER within the GOP/TEAPARTY (and whatever else they call themselves) movement. thinkingblue

Rachel Maddow - Fox Assassination Kills Again - Shirley Sherrod


RNC Document Mocks Donors, Plays on 'Fear'

Thom Hartmann on Freespeech TV

New Robes For SCOTUS

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We really need more dialog from those at the top... The
Republicans have got to be made to realize they can't hide behind
"NO" any longer! thinkingblue

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