Following up on Sunday's post, here is a second segment from Rachel Maddow in which she looks at the right-wing smear campaign against ACORN and SEIU. You could spend ten minutes in lots of less useful ways.
By the way, if you're interested in the study that Prof. Peter Dreier (Rachel's guest in the above clip) co-authored, visit here. The title is "Manipulating the Public Agenda: Why ACORN Was in the News, and What the News Got Wrong."
You may also wish to have a look at Jamison Foser's latest column, which among other comments, summarizes the report's key findings.
Sure, Maddow, Dreier, and Foser come from an obvious political leaning. But you're not going to hear these perspectives in too many other places, that's for sure, so if you've got an open mind, investing a few minutes in watching and reading should be well worth your while. Dreier gets it right when he says about this coordinated effort by the right to smear ACORN and SEIU: "... it's not about public policy, it's not about misuse of federal funds. It's about destroying the power of ordinary people to have a voice in their society."