Unbiased, factual reporting by The Boston Globe:
ANYONE who’s been surfing the right-wing blogosphere would mistake the activist group ACORN for a sinister force hell-bent on falsifying the US Census, registering nonexistent voters, and promoting underage prostitution. This caricature distorts the group’s intentions and overstates its influence.
Hmmmm. Sinister force hell-bent on falsifying the US Census, registering nonexistent voters, and promoting underage prostitution. O.K., well that part of the article is accurate ;o)
This made me laugh.
Still, the group insists that its public dollars aren’t mingled with money for political advocacy. Its position is similar to that of religious groups that take government money but vow not to proselytize. But as with the faith-based groups, ACORN’s separation of church and state can be difficult to monitor.
Religious groups and ACORN, sure I can see that comparison.
The national organization, which recently moved its headquarters from New Orleans to Washington, has 71 local affiliates, plus a number of like-minded but legally separate allied organizations such as ACORN Housing.
I thought I read somewhere that they have more than 300 ‘affiliates’ – guess I was wrong. They’re just “like-minded” organizations.