When two scrappy D.C. journalists brought down Richard Nixon, the story became "All the President's Men."
When an unemployed single mother took the fight to an energy giant, we got "Erin Brockovich" — a vehicle for Julia Robert's cleavage.
And when Al Gore blew the whistle on global warming, they made a movie about him: "Free Willy."
So when two under-financed, amateur journalists dressed as sex workers casually take down a sleazy syndicate that leeches off American taxpayers, you'd think Hollywood and the media would really notice.
I mean, what Hannah Giles and James O'Keefe did to ACORN is the whistle-blowing film to end all whistle-blowing films. By causing the House to demand an end to ACORN's funding, these kids did what Michael Moore could never accomplish: Uncovering lurid incompetence and saving Americans millions of dollars.
So where is Clooney? Soderbergh? Spielberg? Shouldn't Megan Fox be playing Hannah, with Daniel Radcliffe as O'Keefe? When "Red Eye" makes an appearance, will I be played by Verne Troyer?
Or am I just engaging in some fantastical fantasy?
I mean, movies and fawning media pieces about whistle blowers only work if the media dislikes the targeted entity. Seriously, if ACORN wasn't a left-wing outfit, how fast would Oliver Stone be slobbering over the script? Hell, he could just replace "ACORN" with "FOX News" anyway and still call it "historically accurate." I'm sure the critics wouldn't mind.
Finally, check out the latest Washington Post article on the ACORN scandal. In it, they focus a bit on Hannah Giles's dad. Weird. Do you think they would have done the same thing to Woodward or Bernstein?
"Screw this Watergate thing! I bet Carl's dad is a lib!"
And if you disagree with me, then you're probably racist!