In recent days, Hannah Giles and James O'Keefe, the conservative filmmakers who made the widely circulated ACORN videos, as well as Andrew Breitbart and Mike Flynn, who have been promoting the videos for BigGovernment.com, have claimed that the filmmakers were never rebuffed by any of the ACORN offices they visited in their attempts to get ACORN to assist them in improper activities. However, in a newly released video, ACORN Housing Corp.'s Katherine Conway Russell directly rebuts those claims, citing a police report ACORN filed as evidence that she asked the filmmakers to leave the ACORN office in Philadelphia and called the police after the filmmakers asked suspicious questions.
and PS, the video was edited whan the woman said IM JUST PLAYING ALONG WITH YOU GUYS, THIS IS A JOKE, RIGHT?
Asked by Anonymous at 12:18 PM on Sep. 20, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by Anonymous at 12:22 PM on Sep. 20, 2009
Answer by Carpy at 12:25 PM on Sep. 20, 2009
OK...of course not EVERY office was corrupt...but MANY were. AND IF its true that the ONE lady said "kidding" 1) she was STUPID to play along at all if she thought something might be up 2) that was only ONE out of FIVE videos. And the last one was the WORST with the guy claiming to have contacts in Tijuana that could HELP them smuggle young girls. If even ONE of these videos is true the entire organization needs to be investigated....and I would say that of ANY organization!
Answer by momof030404 at 12:34 PM on Sep. 20, 2009
It is the old time investigative reporting. They did what ABC, CBS, and NBC use to do. Go in with a hidden camera and root around and see what you get. Then you call in the people and prove to them that they are lying. The "conservative film makers" are/were journalism students who went back to the days of old. They suspected (or were told) that these practices happened. They went to several to make sure it wasn't an isolated practice and exposed the organization as unethical or at least using practices that are improper. But, people are mad at those that exposed the ugly truth and not the people who were being dishonest. This is why our country is in trouble. Punish the good and reward the criminals.
Answer by jesse123456 at 12:34 PM on Sep. 20, 2009
It is the old time investigative reporting. They did what ABC, CBS, and NBC use to do. Go in with a hidden camera and root around and see what you get
Then they edited the video and acted as if it were a blow by blow account. The woman clearly states twice, you guys are putting me on right? I'm just playing along because its funny
Answer by Anonymous at 1:03 PM on Sep. 20, 2009
Law enforcement officials in the Baltimore area wouldn't confirm whether they are investigating the alleged incident at the local ACORN office. However, authorities said that under Maryland law, such undercover video may not be admissible in court as evidence.
CNN attempted to reach O'Keefe and Giles; O'Keefe was not available for comment and Giles canceled an interview scheduled for Thursday.
The video footage -- which has been edited and goes to black in some areas -- was recorded and posted online Thursday by James O'Keefe, a conservative activist. He was joined on the video by another conservative, Hannah Giles, who posed as the prostitute in the filmmakers' undercover sting.
Answer by Anonymous at 1:06 PM on Sep. 20, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 1:07 PM on Sep. 20, 2009
Answer by jesse123456 at 1:07 PM on Sep. 20, 2009
LMAO...anon...poor Acorn...they are so innocent in this and the mean o college students made them look like idiots. Riiiiiiggghhhhtt. Not once but FIVE times.
Answer by momof030404 at 1:08 PM on Sep. 20, 2009
Answer by mancosmomma at 1:28 PM on Sep. 20, 2009
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