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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:22 PM
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FBI Director re: ACORN: "First time I heard of this incident to which you refer is last evening"

http://www.politico.com/blogs/joshgerstein/0909/FBI_chi...

FBI Director Robert Mueller apparently doesn't watch much Fox News.

Mueller said today that he expects his agency and the Justice Department to look into allegations that workers for anti-poverty group ACORN encouraged criminal activitity during a series of undercover video stings carried out by conservative activists. But the FBI chief said he was entirely unaware of the controversy until last night.

"First time I heard of this incident to which you refer is last evening," Mueller said Wednesday in response to questions from Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. "Given what youve said, it's something in consultation with the Department of Justice that we'd look at."

Conservatives have argued that the slow response of many in the mainstream media shows they are out of touch. They singled out ABC anchor Charlie Gibson for criticism after he suggested in a radio interview Tuesday morning that he didn't know about the story. An ABC spokesman later said Gibson did know of the story but didn't get the reference by the radio hosts. The story has been the subject of intense attention on the part of Fox News and conservative media outlets.

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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:23 PM
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1. They should have watched Jon Stewart, instead (nt)
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ieoeja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:26 PM
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2. First time I heard about it was on DU today.

And still don't know any details.
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