BREAKING: Second Investigaton Finds That ACORN Broke No Laws (UPDATED)

A little more than two weeks after the Harshbarger commission concluded that ACORN broke no laws , another investigation–this time by the Congressional Research Service–came to the same conclusion:

A Congressional Research Service report commissioned by the House Judiciary Committee says ACORN hasn’t violated any federal regulations the last five years.

The report, released by Judiciary Chairman John Conyers’ (D-Mich.) staff Tuesday evening, also reports that the undercover filmmakers that allegedly caught employees of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now breaking the law may have violated state law in their filming operation.

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So not only did ACORN not break any laws, but the conservative filmmakers who went undercover to try and find ACORN breaking the law actually broke the law themselves.

And isn’t it funny how the so-called liberal media breathlessly covered those undercover ACORN tapes, yet have given almost no coverage to the two investigations which found that the community organizing group did nothing illegal? Or to the fact that the undercover filmmakers themselves seem to have broken a number of wiretapping laws across several states?

Then again, I guess that double standard shouldn’t be surprising–just look at how much coverage ACORN’s bad tax advice has received in comparison to, say, Blackwater’s murder charges, illegal arms smuggling and bribery using taxpayer money.

For some inexplicable reason, some taxpayer-funded organizations seem to be held to a higher standard than others–giving bad tax advice warrants wall-to-wall coverage while murder, arms smuggling and bribery is barely worth mentioning.


UPDATE: Congress rushed to cut off funding to ACORN in the wake of their possibly-fabricated scandal.

So when are they going to do the same for Blackwater (now known as Xe)?

A Xe official told the Commission on Wartime Contracting Friday that the company has contracts for security as well as for training Afghan police and a “drug interdiction unit.” Xe is also in the running for more work in Afghanistan. The comments of Xe Vice President Fred Roitz were first reported by the Virginia Pilot.


Xe also is one of five pre-qualified companies competing for a new Defense Department contract to train the Afghan national police.

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