News That's Ignored or Buried: 'ACORN Should Return Federal Aid, Auditors Say'

Leftist community organizing group ACORN "should pay back $3.2 million in federal funding, mostly because it hasn't shown that its lead-removal work was performed at a reasonable cost," the Associated Press's Kevin Freking reported today. "The auditors also said that some of the grant money was spent inappropriately."

"Congress has cut off ACORN's federal funding after allegations of voter registration fraud and embezzlement. The group began closing its operations in March," Freking noted.

The Washington Post carried Freking's story, placing it at the bottom of page A4 in the November 10 print edition.

That's more than one can say for the New York Times, which failed to run even the four-paragraph AP item that the Post ran.

Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd is the Managing Editor for NewsBusters