While conservative political pundits pile on 'Avatar,' one can't help wondering whether the right has finally tired of attacking President Obama and his administration. But they're wrong: The public clearly prefers to see a movie where the revolutionaries throw out the SOBs in power than one where the SOBs in power brutally crush the rebels. It's also why so many of us despise the New York Yankees.
Last fall ACORN's alleged promotion of voter registration fraud and voter fraud got lots of media attention during the 2008 election campaign. The right wing's assault on ACORN and news media complicity are the subjects of an independent media study by Peter Dreier and Christopher Martin: "Manipulating the Public Agenda: Why ACORN was in the news and what the news got wrong."