Jesse and Jon give Peter Dreier a call to discuss his study, Manipulating the Public Agenda: Why ACORN Was in the News, and What the News Got Wrong. Dreier discusses ACORN, the study’s findings, and why ACORN has proven to be such an irresistable target for the Right. Jesse even convinces him to spill the beans about where he gets his amazing sociology powers. The study has recieved tons of media attention, but two good places to start if you want to learn more are Dreier’s article in Editor and Publisher and his appearance on the Rachel Maddow show.
First, Jesse shares an article that asks, Why do we remember Rosa Parks?