Hope Yen is an Associated Press writer. That's as opposed to a "reporter", or a "journalist", or indeed anything at all except a propagandist for the Democratic Party and its friends.
Writing about the Census Bureau severing its ties with ACORN, Ms. Yen tells Associated Press readers that ACORN...
has been hit with Republican accusations of voter-registration fraud
Imagine that. Just a little partisan bickering, according to Ms. Yen. Nothing to see here folks, move along.
I guess she's hoping that her readers have short memories, because it was only Wednesday that the Miami-Dade (Florida) State Attorney's Office "issued arrest warrants for each of the 11 suspects, all of whom worked for the local chapter of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now or ACORN."
Another of Ms. Yen's 'Republicans' is the Attorney General of Nevada, which on May 4
filed criminal charges accusing liberal community activist group ACORN and two of its employees of facilitating voter registration fraud in November's election
If you have a vague recollection that there have been a lot of these incidents all around the country, you're right. In January, the U.S. Attorney in St. Louis announced the indictment of an ACORN worker on two charges of voter fraud. In June,
Six ACORN canvassers, along with a seventh person, were charged with various counts of voter registration fraud in connection with a 2008 registration drive ACORN said put more than 37,000 voters on the rolls in southwestern Pennsylvania in the run-up to last year's presidential election.
There are more, but you get the idea. Which is that Hope Yen, operating in her capacity as a "news" person, is actively assisting ACORN and the Democratic Party sell the blatant falsehood that the fine folks at ACORN are the victims of repeated "Republican accusations" — instead of repeated raids, arrests, and indictments from law enforcement authorities in multiple states, plus an FBI investigation and a raid by the FBI on ACORN's Las Vegas office.
It gets worse. According to Breitbart, Ms. Yen's "news" story hit the wires at 6:29 p.m. Eastern yesterday. By that time it had been seven hours since The Cleveland Leader began telling its readers that there was a second 'prostitute' video taken in a second ACORN office, the one in Washington, DC. In spite of which, intrepid "news" person Hope Yen helps an ACORN board member tell the public,
"the video was an attempt to smear ACORN, and that undercover teams attempted similar setups in at least three other ACORN offices..."
...leaving the reader to conclude that visits to other ACORN offices produced no more scandalous behavior. Which by 6:29 p.m. yesterday had been proven to be laughably false.
When will this Orwellian nightmare end? When will fair-minded people be able to pick up a newspaper and read something approaching the truth, instead of these clean-shaven lies told by so-called "news" people who use their positions of trust to promote their own personal politics? Must we really go through a cycle of watching every newspaper in the United States — followed by the Associated Press itself — go out of business before we see something different rise from the ashes? Is there no other way to get rid of these Democratic Party activists posing as journalists?