Long time political junkies, however, know how this kind of "disbanding" works. The designated entity, ACORN in this case, uses fellow-traveling Journolistas like Smith to plant stories of its demise. Meanwhile, the master organization and its affiliates go underground and re-group under a myriad of names making it far more difficult to track the central thrust of this now freeform hydra's activities.
The CPUSA, or what's left of it today, continually employed tactics like these since its Popular Front era in the 1930s. Don't doubt that the new "ACORN" will be active this fall and even moreso in 2012. Their ongoing dedication to the destruction of our democratic way of life will not be diminished.
Likewise Journolist itself--or however it is currently reconstituted. Even know, its reduced number of official denizens are plotting to put out phony-baloney story lines based on the Alinsky Rules for Radicals playbook, probably by using the familiar tactic of targeting and smearing specific Tea Party-supported candidates the better to promote their Democrat opponents--usually the incumbents. As in this observation by The Atlantic's Mark Ambinder:
The media is going to help the Democratic Party’s national messaging, which is that the GOP is a party full of Christine O’Donnells, a party that wants to take away your Social Security and your right to masturbate. Well, maybe not that last part, but then again, the implicit message of the party is that the GOP is about to elect a slate of hard social rightists to Congress.Democrats haven't had a new idea since the McGovern wing took them over in 1972. The only way they can survive is to smear and slander their opponents, the better to distract voters from their own unbroken record of failure, disgrace, and fiscal mismanagement.
In short, the new ACORN and the new Journolist, whatever they're now calling themselves, are still up to their dirty tricks. We'll try to track down the still very active pieces in the months ahead. Meanwhile, don't believe a word of their phony narrative as it predictably unfolds.
**Note: For the entire list of Journolist faux journalists, check out our previous link.