Skip to comments.Journalists Visited Local ACORN Office
Posted on 09/16/2009 7:18:01 PM PDT by BAW
The journalists at the center of an embarrassing scandal for the grass-roots organization ACORN also paid a visit to the ACORN office in San Diego County.
Grass-roots organizing has gotten a black eye on the national stage after undercover videos involving ACORN, a controversial group with a local office, were released that were shot during a series of visits from a hidden-camera crew.
At 6 p.m. on Wednesday, a video was broadcast on Fox's "Hannity" that purported to show a San Diego ACORN staffer discussing human trafficking with two people who were undercover.
Earlier in the day, local ACORN officials, at an office in National City, said they were upset over the fallout and admitted that the undercover filmmakers paid a visit to them. They say no "paperwork" wound up being filed. At that point, no "gotcha" video had surfaced.
"I think none of our offices are 100 percent perfect. Our office here in San Diego is no different. I think what is important is that every day we are saving people from foreclosure, said David Lagstein with California ACORN prior to San Diego video's release. Fighting for access to health care. We're helping families to become new citizens that are eligible for that."
In a statement released Wednesday afternoon, Lagstein wrote, San Diego ACORN confirms that the unscrupulous undercover team visited the San Diego office some time last month. The incident will be investigated as part of the work of the Independent Advisory Council announced today. ACORN confirms that no paperwork of any kind was filed by the San Diego office. We are also demanding that Fox news release the full content of the tapes [and all of the undercover tapes].
The organization is now launching an independent investigation and overhaul.
While ACORN cleans its house amid the hidden-camera scandal, the group is facing a cutoff in federal housing grants and calls for a Justice Department investigation.
An activist filmmaker and a friend, posing as a pimp and a hooker, have exposed deceitful practices involving ACORN offices in Brooklyn, Baltimore, Washington and San Bernardino
"Honesty is not going to get you the house, is heard from one of the participants in the undercover video.
That "house" was to be used for prostitution -- a premise ACORN staffers offered help in concealing. The organization has fired or suspended several employees and brought in outside auditors.
ACORN has been active and taken to the streets in San Diego County since 2001 occasionally drawing criticism for its assistance in getting mortgage loans for illegal immigrants.
In last year's local voter registration campaign, 17 percent of the applications were red-flagged as "invalid' or 'deficient."
Meantime, we got this reaction to the ACORN scandal from Michael Rosen, secretary of the San Diego County Republican Party: "What's coming into focus now is that ACORN itself may be at the epicenter of the economic and political crises facing this country," said Rosen.
Never mind that the scumbag the “unscrupulous duo” interviewed offered help in smuggling illegals and money for sex.
at that point..they hadn’t heard the guy offering to help with the child human trafficking sex ring.
Just wait until tomorrow..hahahahahah
Pin a medal on them!
Oddly, it was the ACORN people who were unscrupulous. Funny how liberals don’t understand what words mean.
“....gotten a black eye ...”
Someone at NBC is using racially insensitive syntax.
unscrupulous undercover team
Surely there will be a backlash of ACORN workers at some point. How long can one work for an immoral company and not have it affect you one way or another?
Gosh, more of that soft bigotry at work.
Its death by a thousand cuts for ACORN it seems.
Jon Stewart is now chiding the LEFTstream Media about being scoped by highschool kids with a video camera and Obama's minions have played the race card to try and trump the scandal.
Someone pop some popcorn and break open a keg. I got a feeling the "feature" show is about to get started!
Jon Stewart did the story justice in asking...where were the MSM? And how come two kids, whose entire budget was $3000 was able to find this stuff out and the MSM wasn’t? Of course, we all know the answer, the MSM wasn’t looking and didn’t care to know.
that every day we are saving people from foreclosure, said David Lagstein with California ACORN prior to San Diego video’s release. Fighting for access to health care. We’re helping families to become new citizens ......
The ends can never justify the means, Nimrod
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