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O'Keefe and Breitbart ACORN Videos 'Severely Edited'

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O'Keefe and Breitbart ACORN Videos 'Severely Edited' - James okeefe - Gawker

The right-wing zealots were forced to release their unedited ACORN pimp tapes to California Attorney General Jerry Brown. Brown found that O'Keefe had never claimed to be a pimp, and that the editing was creative to the point of dishonesty.

But Brown's findings are the most damning yet. Here, via MediaMatters, is one excerpt from Brown's office's report, and another from their press release. The findings echo those of all the professionals — including the Brooklyn DA's office — who have looked into the matter. ACORN was by no means perfect, but:

O'Keefe stated he was out to make a point and to damage ACORN and therefore did not act as a journalist objectively reporting a story. The video releases were heavily edited to feature only the worst or most inappropriate statements of the various ACORN employees, and to omit some of the most salient statements by O'Keefe and Giles.

Videotapes secretly recorded last summer and severely edited by O'Keefe seemed to show ACORN employees encouraging a "pimp" (O'Keefe) and his "prostitute," actually a Florida college student named Hannah Miles, in conversations involving prostitution by underage girls, human trafficking and cheating on taxes. Those videos created a media sensation.

Evidence obtained by Brown tells a somewhat different story, however, as reflected in three videotapes made at ACORN locations in California. One ACORN worker in San Diego called the cops. Another ACORN worker in San Bernardino caught on to the scheme and played along with it, claiming among other things that she had murdered her abusive husband. Her two former husbands are alive and well, the Attorney General's report noted. At the beginning and end of the Internet videos, O'Keefe was dressed as a 1970s Superfly pimp, but in his actual taped sessions with ACORN workers, he was dressed in a shirt and tie, presented himself as a law student, and said he planned to use the prostitution proceeds to run for Congress. He never claimed he was a pimp.

O'Keefe asked for, and was granted immunity from prosecution for breaching California's privacy laws in exchange for the unedited tapes. There's so much more, and links to the unedited tapes (if you can sit through them) here.

Where's Frank with that avatar of O'Keefe now? :lol:

What a scumbag O'Keefe is.
 

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O'Keefe is not a legitimate journalist?

Does that mean he is not going to get that Pulitzer prize the GOP was putting him up for?
 

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O'Keefe and Breitbart ACORN Videos 'Severely Edited' - James okeefe - Gawker

The right-wing zealots were forced to release their unedited ACORN pimp tapes to California Attorney General Jerry Brown. Brown found that O'Keefe had never claimed to be a pimp, and that the editing was creative to the point of dishonesty.

But Brown's findings are the most damning yet. Here, via MediaMatters, is one excerpt from Brown's office's report, and another from their press release. The findings echo those of all the professionals — including the Brooklyn DA's office — who have looked into the matter. ACORN was by no means perfect, but:

O'Keefe stated he was out to make a point and to damage ACORN and therefore did not act as a journalist objectively reporting a story. The video releases were heavily edited to feature only the worst or most inappropriate statements of the various ACORN employees, and to omit some of the most salient statements by O'Keefe and Giles.

Videotapes secretly recorded last summer and severely edited by O'Keefe seemed to show ACORN employees encouraging a "pimp" (O'Keefe) and his "prostitute," actually a Florida college student named Hannah Miles, in conversations involving prostitution by underage girls, human trafficking and cheating on taxes. Those videos created a media sensation.

Evidence obtained by Brown tells a somewhat different story, however, as reflected in three videotapes made at ACORN locations in California. One ACORN worker in San Diego called the cops. Another ACORN worker in San Bernardino caught on to the scheme and played along with it, claiming among other things that she had murdered her abusive husband. Her two former husbands are alive and well, the Attorney General's report noted. At the beginning and end of the Internet videos, O'Keefe was dressed as a 1970s Superfly pimp, but in his actual taped sessions with ACORN workers, he was dressed in a shirt and tie, presented himself as a law student, and said he planned to use the prostitution proceeds to run for Congress. He never claimed he was a pimp.

O'Keefe asked for, and was granted immunity from prosecution for breaching California's privacy laws in exchange for the unedited tapes. There's so much more, and links to the unedited tapes (if you can sit through them) here.

Where's Frank with that avatar of O'Keefe now? :lol:

What a scumbag O'Keefe is.

Maybe you missed some of the import of a few of the very words you highlighted:

he planned to use the prostitution proceeds

And he wasn't posing as the ho. So under what possible circumstances would he be entitled to claim ANY of the proceeds of the "planned" prostitution?

Ah yes. If he was the pimp.

:lol:
 

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So if someone isn't a "legitimate journalist" then their opinions are null and void? Where does that leave Michael Moore?
Score another clueless idiotic post from Dogshit, least original poster on the board.
 

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I'm glad the proof is out there. It was known that was the case before, but Cons were having a great time spreading the lies (edited tape).
 

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Do you think they will ever accept the truth about this story?
 

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I'm glad the proof is out there. It was known that was the case before, but Cons were having a great time spreading the lies (edited tape).

Which is why ACORN is still in business.
In a organizational statement released today, ACORN said: The ACORN Association Board met on Sunday March 21 and approved a set of steps to responsibly manage the process of bringing its operations to a close over the coming months. These include:
ACORN: Home
 

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I wonder why this didn't come up when the tapes were aired all over the news. Seems someone from ACORN would have said something about the pimp and ho act being bogus
 

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So if someone isn't a "legitimate journalist" then their opinions are null and void? Where does that leave Michael Moore?
Score another clueless idiotic post from Dogshit, least original poster on the board.

Hey you poor clueless stupid asshole.........might wanna check your bullshit at the door.

This dipshit CLAIMED TO BE LEGITIMATE at the beginning, and now that it's shown he's not, yes that makes his opinion null and void as he has now proven that he isn't legitimate.

Yes, his claim to be a "legitimate journalist" as well as his story being "fair and balanced and true" has been proven to be false.

You're a pretty clueless asshole dude. I thought "rabbi" meant one who knows a lot of things. You don't know shit other than your own partisan hackery.
 

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Are they going to release the tapes to the public? I'd love to see them.

It was always apparent the tapes were heavily edited and untruthful.
 

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How I wish truth and freedom of speech mattered to all Americans
 

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They did right away.

You didnt listen

can't argue there...didn't pay much attention at all to the story when it was reported so many months ago. I've always thought the kid was a bogus piece of trash. Just curious as to why this is news today......that's all.
 

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Because it was ALL OVER the media.

Now when the truth comes out where is this liberal media you guys always talk about?
 

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They did right away.

You didnt listen

can't argue there...didn't pay much attention at all to the story when it was reported so many months ago. I've always thought the kid was a bogus piece of trash. Just curious as to why this is news today......that's all.

He would have faded into the background, but, after his ACORN stunt, he decided to go after a Louisiana senator and break into her phone switchboard.

This idiot I hope gets put away for a very long time.
 

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I wonder how much time Fox will spend on this part of the story?
 

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