War World News New ACORN Video Bust In Philadelphia - With Video
October 21st, 2009 Posted By Pat Dollard.

Fox News:

The two independent filmmakers who posed as a pimp and a prostitute and received advice from ACORN employees in five cities on how to skirt tax and immigration laws claim the community organizer group lied when it said the pair were shown the door without receiving assistance from staffers in its Philadelphia office.

James O’Keefe, 25, and Hannah Giles, 20, played a heavily-edited video on Wednesday depicting their visit to ACORN’s Philadelphia office on July 24. Giles, clad in a fur coat and leather skirt, posed as a prostitute, while O’Keefe played the role of her pimp. The pair claim they were not “kicked out” of the office without assistance from ACORN employee Katherine Conway-Russell, as has been reported.

“At no point were we kicked out and at no point were we asked to leave,” O’Keefe told reporters at the National Press Club in Washington. “Why did the Philadelphia press report were we kicked out?”

The new eight-minute video depicts O’Keefe and Giles entering ACORN’s Philadelphia office and meeting with Conway-Russell. O’Keefe and Giles are seen speaking with Conway-Russell, but audio portions of the video are missing or edited in some portions. O’Keefe is heard mentioning he doesn’t “want to get in trouble with authorities,” and he mentions individuals will be frequently coming in and out of the building they hoped to secure, an apparent reference to the purported prostitution business to operate there. Clips of news reports featuring Conway-Russell and ACORN’s chief executive, Bertha Lewis, claiming the pair were kicked out of the office were then shown.

The video was not immediately posted online, unlike the five previous tapes.

Scott Levenson, a spokesman for ACORN, reiterated a Sept. 14 statement issued by Carol Hemingway, the president of ACORN’s Philadelphia chapter, saying O’Keefe and Giles were asked to leave the office and that a police report was subsequently filed.

“This is another example of Fox Entertainment treating concocted video as if it’s actually news,” Levenson told Foxnews.com. “The police report we filed contemporaneously proves our clear understanding of this scam that was being portrayed.”

O’Keefe and Giles were joined by Andrew Breitbart, a conservative commentator who publishes Breitbart.com and BigGovernment.com, which first posted the videos last month.

“I can’t think of one moment where ACORN has told the truth about what James and Hannah have done,” Breitbart said. “ACORN has lied every step of the way … We are here to dispel those lies.”

Breitbart said more videos connected to the undercover probe may be released at an unspecified date. “There are more,” he said.

Meanwhile, U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, called for congressional probes into ACORN and praised the young filmmakers for their “insight” and courage.

‘This is what happens in America when people stand up for what’s right,” he said.

The first five videos — made public on BigGovernment.com — depicted ACORN employees in Washington, Brooklyn, N.Y., Baltimore, San Diego and San Bernardino, Calif., offering advice to O’Keefe and Giles on how to skirt tax laws and avoid detection by authorities while operating a brothel. The footage led to the firing of four employees and the suspension of two others.

The undercover operation prompted the IRS and the Census Bureau to sever all ties to the organization, which bills itself as the nation’s largest grassroots organization of low- and moderate-income families. A criminal probe was launched by the Kings County District Attorney’s Office to investigate activities at ACORN’s Brooklyn office, and the Treasury Department’s inspector general agreed on Sept. 24 to conduct a review of ACORN, and IRS oversight of nonprofit organizations as a whole. Other probes into the group include investigations by the attorneys general of California and New York.

Lewis, ACORN’s chief organizer, announced on Sept. 16 that the organization would stop taking “new intakes” immediately, essentially freezing its service programs. Scott Harshbarger, a Boston attorney and former attorney general of Massachusetts, was hired late last month to conduct an “independent and comprehensive” investigation into the liberal activist group.

ACORN has filed a lawsuit against O’Keefe, Giles and Breitbart.com. The lawsuit, filed in a Baltimore court, stems from an undercover video showing ACORN employees Shera Williams and Tonja Thompson providing advice on how to skirt tax laws to O’Keefe and Giles as they posed as a pimp and prostitute.

in a Baltimore court, stems from an undercover video showing ACORN employees Shera Williams and Tonja Thompson providing advice on how to skirt tax laws to O’Keefe and Giles as they posed as a pimp and prostitute.
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  • sglmom 2009/10/25 04:59:17
    Saw that .. wonder how Bertha can insist it is NOT Systemic Corruption to the CORE ..

    RICO .. oh, for the good of America .. we need to get rid of the Corruption and have a Clean .. upstanding .. willing to PROSECUTE the Core and all offshoots Attorney General/Justice Department .. so that never again will America have to deal with this type of Systemic Criminal Enterprise.
  • lin sug... sglmom 2009/10/25 10:31:11
    lin sugar lips
    I Agree we sure do need to clean out all this corruption In Washington. ACORN and the SEIU need to be completely Cleansed!
  • 1oct1 "Marko" 2009/10/23 00:04:25
    1oct1 "Marko"
    And somehow they make it out to be the fault of Fox.
  • lin sug... 1oct1 "... 2009/10/23 00:20:06
    lin sugar lips
  • ol_crank_arm 2009/10/23 00:03:34
    The fact that the Congressional Marxies and their 5th Column Newspeak propagaganda 'Press' made a circus event of 'defunding' ACORN ... expending great effort to conceal that the 'cut off' was for a stinking month only ... makes them COMPLICIT IN ACORN's CRIMES!
  • Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA 2009/10/22 23:53:00
    Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA
    Yeah, saw this. Acorn people have to be the dumbest people in this country.
  • belle 2009/10/22 19:29:08 (edited)
    One day the doors will have a closed sign posted. All the major players will have disappeared leaving the little employees to take the down fall. doors closed sigh posted major players disappeared leaving employees fall
  • Will on the road again 2009/10/22 18:40:59
    Will on the road again
    Just keep em comin!!!! Sooner or later even Chris Matthews, and Keith Olbermann will have to admit there is an issue. That's when we will know we have won!
  • bacon bits 2009/10/22 18:37:02
    bacon bits
    Why am I not surprised...why are they even still operating....oh wait,I know...it's an obama thing
  • 12 Tone Melody 2009/10/22 18:00:06
    12 Tone Melody
    Cut off ALL their funding
    & all their support in government, both state & federal, by voting out anyone who has ever supported the corruption that is ACORN
  • MattieJaye 2009/10/22 17:58:49
    We've known they were crooks from long begore the election. Only with Obama's help could they have stayed there so long. We'll get him, and then we will get them. Clean house!
  • Racquel 2009/10/22 17:29:13
    Cut of their funding and take names of anyone and everyone connected and never allow any of them to be involved with any type of non profit status or recieve any kind of funding or grants for anything ever again!
    Otherwise, they will just close shop and reopen under a different name.
  • MattieJaye Racquel 2009/10/22 17:57:10
    Good point. They have already been proven criminal. Let's nail their coffin shut.
  • lin sug... MattieJaye 2009/10/22 17:58:58
    lin sugar lips
    Obama knows how to do that!
    mattie obama
  • MattieJaye lin sug... 2009/10/22 18:00:00
    Splendid CLip!

    Just what I needed to brighten my day. Thanks!
  • lin sug... MattieJaye 2009/10/22 18:01:38
  • Cher 2009/10/22 16:45:44
    Wade Rathke and Dale Rathke are two of the biggest pieces of garbage on the face of the earth. Since one is the head of ACORN and the other is the head of the SEIU(and should be in jail for embezzlement of tax dollars), it proves that there is nothing honest or decent about these agencies. They are legitimated mob enterprises. The government protecting and hailing them shows the corruption and garbage factor within the administration.
  • lin sug... Cher 2009/10/22 16:48:50
    lin sugar lips
    You are so right If we could only put them and half of the crooks in Washington behind bars we would solve half this country's problems
  • MattieJaye lin sug... 2009/10/22 17:56:18
  • madjack 2009/10/22 16:38:26
    ACORN has no credibilty at this point,and should be investigated in view of bringing criminal charges.O'Keefe and Giles have done a great public service at no small risk to their personal safety.They are great patriots.

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