November 19, 2009

PATTERICO: L.A. Times Columnist Uncritically Quoted Star of Latest ACORN Video. “In September, L.A. Times columnist James Rainey wrote a column in which he uncritically quoted ACORN worker Lavelle Stewart suggesting that she had turned Hannah Giles and James O’Keefe out of her office . . . It’s too bad Rainey never received that warning. Because guess who is the star of Giles and O’Keefe’s latest ACORN video? . . . I now publicly ask the question Rainey would not answer privately: having written a misleading column that falsely suggested that ACORN in L.A. was clean — and that Giles and O’Keefe were dishonest — is James Rainey now going to write a new column and correct the record?”

It’s amazing how Breitbart mousetraps them again and again.