colbert destroys hannity and other rightwinger losers on acorn videos

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    Colbert at least acknowledged up front that he had done some creative editing. And the end product was actually funny -- albeit smarmy typical liberal fare.

    But, even so, where is there ANY credible evidence that the ACORN employees shown on the O'Keefe and Giles video were similarly misrepresented?

    Personally, I see ZERO evidence that the actual things said by those ACORN employees constitutes in ANY way a misrepresentation of what they actually said as 'advice."

    The fact that the Brooklyn DA saw fit not to after the ACORN folks is hardly proof that they should not have been prosecuted.
     
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    Would you, as a prosecutor, knowingly use a heavily edited video as a primary piece of evidence in a case you were trying?
     
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    Only the unedited tapes can tell the story. Where are they? If Acorn was so bad, they would still be everywhere. I suspect that evidence is "gone".
     
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    As a GENERAL RULE, the obvious answer is "no." Your point is a fair one.

    But the question is whether there was any actual editing of the crucial parts. I saw no evidence of that.

    If I could use a fair portion of a video to establish that the suspect HAD actually conspired to offer advice to someone in the commission of mortgage fraud etc., I might explore the balance to see if there was any other interpretation before I decided to shit-can a case.

    I would SURE as hell look into the records, too, to see if there had been any prior fishy mortgage type filings associated with ACORN.

    And, yes, it is certainly possible that after a fair investigation I might have to come to the same conclusion as the Brooklyn DA's Office came to, all the same.
     
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    I have no reason to believe that the actual unedited tapes (or discs) are gone. But maybe they are. I don't know. I'm pretty sure YOU don't know, either.

    I will say this much (agreeing in part with you and Article): obtaining the unedited originals would be the primary thing I'd want to do before deciding how (or whether) to proceed.
     
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    FoxLies is doing more damage to America than almost anyone else.

    It's a disgrace.
     
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    Partisanship and talking points of both the Rushpublicans and the MSDNCers are doing more damage to America than almost anyone else.

    You all are disgraces.

    Yes, that means you too.
     
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    Nonsense.

    Nobody is doing more damage to America than the damnable uber-libs.

    Your obsession with FoxNews is amusing. But you are completely lacking in ANY hint of credibility.
     
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