I think it’s the last shoe, anyway–the last stop on James O’Keefe’s and Hannah Giles’ tour of ACORN offices around the country. ACORN’s last line of defense was Philadelphia; the organization told reporters that its Philadelphia employees had kicked O’Keefe and Giles out of their office, and a number of newspapers reported that claim as fact.
It wasn’t true, of course. ACORN’s Philly office was as receptive to the undercover pair’s request for help in financing a brothel staffed by underage girls as the other ACORN outlets around the country. Andrew Breitbart’s Big Government finally released the Philadelphia video today. But they muted the ACORN employees’ words in response to ACORN’s lawsuit against them in Baltimore. Nevertheless, it’s obvious that the encounter bore no resemblance to the accounts that ACORN fed to the press. Here it is:
O’Keefe and Giles have challenged ACORN to permit them to play the audio of their employees’ statements.
Meanwhile, O’Keefe comments on the call that another ACORN employee made to the Philadelphia police, some time after O’Keefe and Giles had left the office, claiming that they had caused a “verbal disturbance.” As you can see from the video, that claim was false. Apparently someone at ACORN finally, after the fact, had the sense to realize that the organization could be in trouble for offering to aid and abet the fictitious crimes detailed by the two investigators.
As Andrew Breitbart writes, “ACORN has lied every step of the way.” And they’ve done it with your tax dollars.