Doing the job the legacy media and the Democratic Congress won’t do: following the money.  From Fox News, Lawmaker Pushes for Investigation into ACORN Finances

Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, a member of the Judiciary Committee, is demanding congressional hearings into the financial structure of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.

King questions the actions of ACORN officials as well as the multitude of nonprofit activist groups that apparently overlap with ACORN and share the same headquarters address in New Orleans.

“This spider web, this myriad web of ACORN dollars and revenue streams, every bit of them should be looked at, all the corporations that they are networked with all of the boards of directors of those corporations, the inner locking connecting, the faces that are the same from board to board.”

Much ado about nothing, says ACORN:

ACORN believes an investigation of its finances is “…a continuation of the right wing Republican attacks which continues to stalk ACORN. This ACORN as ‘punching bag’ redundancy is not worthy of your audience.”

So far the focus on ACORN fraud has been on fake voter registrations.  Why is a federal investigation needed?  According to a former FEC Commissioner,

“ACORN has all these subsidiaries and affiliates that seem to be shell organizations with money being transferred between them and to investigate that takes a lot of resources,” said von Spakovsky, a visiting legal scholar at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank. “I really think that’s the kind of thing that only someone like the FBI could thoroughly investigate.”

Why are they beating up on poor little ACORN?  Michelle Malkin has the goods on their incestuous corruption:

They thought it would go away. They were wrong. Obama and the Left thought ACORN’s scandalous racket was a dead issue. But whistleblowers, investigative bloggers, and talk radio continue to press for transparency and taxpayer accountability. Iowa GOP Rep. Steve King has renewed efforts for congressional hearings into the financial structure of the massive, publicly subsidized activist group and its non-profit affiliates. Judicial Watch sheds light on ACORN’s partnership with the Census. Keep an eye on ACORN’s propaganda role in the Obama push for a government health care takeover.  And Glenn Beck  spotlights the left-wing strategy session to rescue ACORN.

Much more at her link, including the connections with the Obama campaign the New York Times decided wasn’t worth it’s journalistic effort.