I'm sure many of you vividly remember when Fox News and other media outlets began running this video through much of their 24-hour news cycle. It is a video of Conservative activists James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles going into ACORN offices and supposedly getting all sorts of free advice on how to legally get away with prostitution:
The news media, especially Fox, acted as judge, jury and executioner treating O'Keefe as a celebrity (until he was arrested for breaking into a Congressmember's office) and creating such a stir that Congress pulled all Federal funding for the organization.
Despite the actions of Congress being struck downin court, ACORN suffered enough damage to fold and close operations.
Interesting considering this news from a Government Accountability Office report that was released on Monday:
...a preliminary probe by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)of ACORN has found no evidence the association or related organizations mishandled the $40 million in federal money they received in recent years.
So this is yet ANOTHER instance of ACORN being exonerated of any wrong doing.
I am sure glad that Fox News has issued corrections and given these findings the coverage that they gave to the pimp and prostitute videos.
Wait...they HAVEN'T given this any coverage? Oh well, at least an organization devoted to helping the poor didn't have to fully shut down operations or anything.
This is cross posted here.