Topic: Washington Examiner
The Feb. 12 Washington Examiner featured a two-page attack on ACORN built around a piece by local opinion editor Barbara Hollingsworth, the premise of which is that the stimulus bill "gives ACORN access to a $4.19 billion pot of money." Hollingsworth further asserts that "the largest radical group in the country ... is on the stimulus list."
As we've repeatedly detailed, that's a lie -- ACORN is not even mentioned in the stimulus bill, let alone allocated any money. Further, as ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis has stated: "ACORN isn't getting any of this money. Since it is set aside for non-profit housing developers to help purchase, rehab, and resell foreclosed properties, we aren't eligible for it in the first place."