September 10, 2009

JOHN FUND: ACORN Outdoes Itself.

I thought I’d heard every possible charge about corruption at ACORN, a feisty, union-backed activist group that became infamous last year when it was investigated for voter registration fraud in 15 states. Just yesterday, 11 ACORN workers were accused by Florida prosecutors of falsifying information on some 900 voter registration forms.

But this morning brings a Fox News report that ACORN officials in Baltimore offered to help get a housing loan and falsify tax documents for a proposed house of prostitution that would employ underage girls from El Salvador. The episode was captured on tape by an undercover filmmaker, James O’Keefe, who wanted to see just how far ACORN would go. Watching the tape — which can be seen at Biggovernment.com — is a creepy experience. ACORN itself has told Fox News the episode represents “gotcha journalism” but wouldn’t comment further until it sees the full tape.

But read the whole thing. And there’s more — including ACORN’s not entirely convincing denial — here.

UPDATE: Reader John Galvin writes:

Isn’t it interesting that this is on Breitbart’s site and NOT on 60 Minutes, or Nightline, or any of the network evening news broadcasts. It’s pretty damning yet does not seem to have any “news value” according to the networks. A cynic might conclude that the MSM doesn’t want you to see this this side of “community organizers”.

“Might” conclude?

ANOTHER UPDATE: “ACORN’s screams of outrage are diagnostic: they’re essentially claiming that when asked, other offices didn’t give out tax advice on running illegal underage brothels.”

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