September 16, 2009 – Hour 1

Today we discuss the latest accusations against ACORN.  Is there an ongoing effort by right-wing interests to undermine the progressive agenda and efforts of reform?  Are there parallels between the media scandal created by Fox News around ACORN and the recent uproar that led to Van Jones’ resignation, or the backlash against health care reform?

We’ll consider these questions and more with our guest today:

Joe Cox – Community Organizer for Baltimore ACORN

Rory Cooper – Director of Strategic Communications for the Heritage Foundation

Eric Boehlert – Senior Fellow with Media Matters

Christopher Martin – Professor of Journalism at the University of Northern Iowa and co-author of the new report Manipulating the Public Agenda: Why ACORN Was in the News and What the News Got Wrong