Stossel Admits He Could've Had Breitbart's ACORN Scoop But Passed Due

June 26th, 2011 11:02 PM
Despite slipping mostly under the radar, John Stossel disclosed something on his FBN program last Thursday that should have garnered a lot more attention. As he chatted with guest Andrew Breitbart, Stossel admitted that the conservative publisher had offered him the James O'Keefe/Hannah Giles/ACORN scoop, but the former ABC Newser declined due to politics at the network he used to work…

HuffPo: ACORN was Brought Down by...The New York Times

March 24th, 2010 4:01 PM
And you thought a couple of plucky young conservative activists with a camera brought down ACORN. Nope. It's the arch-conservative New York Times that did in the noble community organizing group, or so says The Huffington Post in "Why ACORN Fell: The Times, Lies, and Videotape." "Because of its pivotal role in bringing down ACORN," Peter Drier and John Atlas wrote in their…

ACORN Disbanding; Press Not Handling It Well

March 23rd, 2010 1:16 AM
The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) has announced that it is disbanding. Though the hard-leftists that formed or were running it are likely to show up in some other venue and perhaps in a successor organization down the road (Update: or perhaps burrow themselves into the government, as NB commenter "Hunter 12" suggests), this is a moment to savor. Two…

ACORN Controversy Provides Case Study in Combating Media Liberalism

November 20th, 2009 2:11 PM
The scandal surrounding the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now has provided a number of case studies in liberal media bias. The initial silence of the vast majority of media outlets on the story, the attempts by leftist commentators to excuse ACORN and discredit the group's critics, and Andrew Breitbart's strategy of rolling out video exposes periodically to counter those…

AP, Covering ACORN La. Raid, Acts As If Only One Office Was Videotaped

November 6th, 2009 11:23 PM
Did you know that activist filmmaker James O'Keefe and partner Hannah Giles made only one undercover video showing ACORN employees willing to assist them in illegal and human rights-violating activities? Absent prior knowledge, that's the impression you would have upon reading the Associated Press's coverage of the latest development in the ACORN saga, namely the raid on the organization's New…

Hannah Giles, Co-Star of ACORN-Busting Videos, Poses Some Great Questi

October 28th, 2009 8:11 PM
Nearly everyone now knows of the reform whirlwind kicked up by the Dynamic Duo of Hannah Giles and James O'Keefe - with a big follow-up assist from BigGovernment.com impresario Andrew Breitbart. Unless of course you rely solely on the Jurassic Press - the traditional media - for your information.  If so, you may to this day remain blissfully ignorant - of this and a whole host of other important…

In the Wake of Philly ACORN Vid, BigGov Calls Out Big Media's Follow-u

October 22nd, 2009 1:56 PM
As noted early this morning, BigGovernment.com posted James O'Keefe's and Hannah Giles's latest video yesterday. That video totally nuked claims by ACORN National and ACORN Philly that O'Keefe and Giles had been "shown the door" and "kicked out" after a "few minutes" in their Philly Office visit -- claims that establishment media outlets continued to repeat even, as…

BigGov's O'Keefe and Giles Have Done It Again; Philly ACORN Vid Expose

October 22nd, 2009 1:39 AM
Just when you thought that activist filmmaker James O'Keefe, partner Hannah Giles, and Andrew Breitbart at BigGovernment.com had run out of ammo to direct at ACORN, they have outdone themselves.In September, BigGov aired videos showing O'Keefe and Giles, posing as a pimp and prostitute, asking for and getting cordial help in setting up their enterprise as a deliberately income-underrporting cash…

Andrew Breitbart on Battling the 'Democrat-Media Complex

October 18th, 2009 3:05 PM
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal on Friday, Andrew Breitbart, founder of such center-right online powerhouses as Big Government and Big Hollywood, blasted what he dubs the "Democrat-media complex." He spoke of his most recent exposes on the administration's political malfeasance and the mainstream media's refusal to cover those scandals.Breitbart rocketed into the national…

MSNBC's Maddow Blames Corporate Interests, Not Video of Employees Will

September 26th, 2009 3:55 AM
Recent videos from two investigative reporters, James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles, with the help of Andrew Breitbart, showed that community-group ACORN engaging in scandalous practices. But MSNBC host Rachel Maddow argued Sept. 24 that wasn't the story that mattered.  ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, was hit hard by the videos showing employees giving tax avoidance…

Breitbart Blasts MSM on ACORN Coverage; Reveals Defense Fund Initiativ

September 24th, 2009 9:56 PM
If you haven't been under a rock the last few weeks, or relying on the mainstream media as your sole source of news, you are likely aware of some of the questionable circumstances surrounding the organization Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN). A pair of intrepid investigative reporters, James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles, with the help of Andrew Breitbart, made it…

Breaking News Open Thread: ACORN Suing Breitbart Over Hidden-camera Re

September 23rd, 2009 5:34 PM
From a breaking news e-mail by The Politico.:ACORN has filed a lawsuit in Maryland against James O’Keefe, Hannah Giles and the Web site Breitbart.com for secretly videotaping the organization’s employees at its Baltimore office.

Poor 'Liberal Leaning' ACORN: AP Plays 'Pin the Blame on GOP

September 18th, 2009 12:34 PM
Leave it to the Associated Press to drive the establishment media's attempt to portray ACORN's serious impairment as almost entirely the product of the Republican Party. Never mind that Democrats control the Senate, which voted 83-7 to pull HUD funding from the group earlier this week, meaning that the vast majority of Democrats supported the measure. Never mind that the House, including about…

Jon Stewart Mocks Media on ACORN Story: ‘Where the Hell Were You

September 16th, 2009 1:39 PM
"ACORN appears to be a corrupt organization that aids and abets criminals and gets millions of dollars in taxpayer money."Such was reported Tuesday evening, but not by one of the mainstream television news outlets.That was Jon Stewart on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," who in a fabulous six-minute segment not only covered the story of ACORN representatives giving business…