The right wing’s favorite political football, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, has announced that it will be closing down. What brought down the once-strong force for justice for low-income Americans?
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Concerted attacks from the right were the main cause, but, Jim Naureckas notes, inaccurate reporting by the nation’s major news outlets didn’t help. Naureckas is the editor of Extra!, the magazine put out by Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, the media watchdog organization, and he joins Laura to talk about the problems with the newspapers’ accounts of the ACORN saga.