Media Watch: The Sharyl Attkisson approach
Gotta dash to a meeting, but I wanted to point you to this item by Ed Morrissey: OMB directs executive branch to cut ties to ACORN.
While Congress wrestles with various ways to strip ACORN of any remaining federal funding, the White House has somewhat quietly begun to disconnect itself from the community-organizing group. OMB director Peter Orszag yesterday sent the following compliance memo to “all Executive Branch agencies” to meet the requirements of the continuing resolutions that Congress have already passed to keep the government funded in the absence of a budget. Orszag basically says to cut ACORN off immediately.
Be sure to read the whole thing. At first, this looks devastating for ACORN, as their erstwhile ally seems to be cutting them off to minimize damage to himself. But, as Ed points out at the end, all this federal funding for an organization that abets tax evasion, child prostitution, and white slavery could be restored in the next budget.
This fight isn’t over, either.
(Cross-posted at Public Secrets)