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04 March, 2009

Oprah channels ACORN

Oprah channels ACORN By Michelle Malkin • February 25, 2009 11:34 AM Oprah has jumped aboard the foreclosure prevention bandwagon — channeling ACORN’s propaganda campaign to support President Obama’s massive mortgage entitlement expansion. She’s in Sacramento playing the world’s smallest violin for families who bought more home than they could afford and are now paying the consequences. I am not shedding tears: “I think it’s wonderful that Oprah and her crew are giving a voice to this crisis,” Steeb said. “The crisis is much bigger than Sacramento, and the bottom line is we need help to serve the huge number of people that we are now seeing.” Burke said Winfrey’s producers contacted Loaves & Fishes earlier this month, and said they singled out Sacramento because of its high number of home foreclosures and its growing homeless population. “I told them that we had a system of care that was overwhelmed even before the recession hit, and that we now are seeing more newly homeless people than ever before.” Soon, a crew was on the way. Among the “newly homeless” featured in the show will be Favor Whitesides, who is 36 years old and has three children ages 9 to 13. Whitesides and her husband, Ryan, lost their home last year after they got in over their heads on an adjustable mortgage, she said. She now lives at the Family Promise shelter at Loaves & Fishes. Her children attend Mustard Seed School. Her husband is bunking with friends. After living in hotels, run-down apartments and at the Cal Expo winter shelter for a time, Whitesides said, she is grateful to have found Family Promise. But she never thought she would need such a program. “Not long ago, we had a Lincoln Navigator and a beautiful home. We had it all,” said Whitesides. “It’s really shocking for my kids to be living this way. But they’re resilient. They’ll be OK.” Whitesides is hardly proud of her situation but said she thought it was important to tell her story. “People need to know that this can happen, and about programs like this,” she said of Loaves & Fishes. “This” doesn’t just “happen.” Falling into debt isn’t like bad weather. You make choices. You put your family and your children in this position. You bought a Lincoln Navigator instead of saving up to pay your mortgage bills. You made it happen. Fire Oprah. We need a Dave Ramsey intervention here ASAP. Posted in: 7/7 attacks, John McCainSend to a Friend Printer Friendly comments (80) trackbacks (7)See what others have said Note from Michelle: This section is for comments from's community of registered readers. Please don't assume that I agree with or endorse any particular comment just because I let it stand. A reminder: Anyone who fails to comply with my terms of use may lose his or her posting privilege. Trackbacks ■The Obama Road to Socialism and the Enslavement of the Poor « Jim Blazsik ■America! The land of victims! - Oprah now channeling ACORN’s propaganda | Fire Andrea Mitchell! ■Illegal Aliens Can Apply For Mortgage Relief « Dianej’s Weblog ■Nation Of Upsidedown Values: The Oprah Factor « Jane Q. Republican ■Oprah on the ACORN anti-forclosure bandwagon | Generic Rant - NOT usually Politcally Correct! ■Steynian 328 « Free Canuckistan! ■Michelle Malkin » Wealthy Bay Area homeowners demand piece of mortgage bailout pie Trackback URL Comments #1On February 25th, 2009 at 11:44 am, wighttrasch said: “People need to know that this can happen…” Oh goody–more lies. Just like: ‘anyone can get AIDS’. Does anyone ever ask ‘where are the families of these people? Why are they not being helped by their own families?’ I think we know the answer, or are afraid of it.

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