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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:49 PM
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Did anyone just see the ACORN segment on CNN?
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 07:56 PM by marmar
Something reeks.


the gist of the segment, which was unbelievably fair for CNN, is that this was an isolated event, ACORN took the proper steps to address it, and that conservative activists set the whole thing up.

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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:51 PM
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1. Don't have cable, fill me in, pls
Thanks - give me the gist of it if you have time. :hi:
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iceman66 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:51 PM
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2. What did they say?
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:51 PM
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3. it's the snowball swiftboat effect.....the media is swarming
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:53 PM
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4. I hate posts like this
please give more details.
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:58 PM
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8. Sorry. I added a short summary to the OP....I'll post a link......
...... as soon as it goes up on CNN's website.
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:53 PM
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5. Any objectivity in the report?
Like, pointing out that the young man behind it was trained by Morton Blackwell's Leadership Institute or that Hannah Giles is the daughter of Town Hall founder, Doug Giles?
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:56 PM
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7. considering it's CNN, yes. It was a Campbell Brown report.
n/t
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:00 PM
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9. did they report those details? or that, while involved with the leadership institute,
o'keefe founded 22 conservative campus newspapers, indicating he was using someone else's money & working for someone...
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:03 PM
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11. They touched on it, mentioned that he was involved with the newspapers,
........ but left out the money bit.
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:00 PM
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10. dupe
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 08:00 PM by Hannah Bell
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MarjorieG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:53 PM
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6. Kill ACORN just before census gathering on the poor.
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grok Donating Member (228 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:17 PM
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12. The San Diego office just fell moments ago
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 08:28 PM by grok
I only saw about about a minutes worth but it appeared that in this episode it appeared that..

1. the male hispanic ACORN employee advised that he could find somebody to help smuggle girls across the mexico border.

2. the male ACORN employee seemed to want to proposition the "ho" for her services for the weekend.

3. the "ho" Giles states that they NEVER were refused services at ANY and that MORE tapes are coming.


Sorry, no link but what i state i saw is accurate and I am sure it will hit the mainstream press shortly.




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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:19 PM
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13. Hello and Goodbye.
Your pizza's almost ready.
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LaydeeBug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:20 PM
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14. of course this is bullshit, since Philly called the police. nt
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grok Donating Member (228 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:27 PM
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18. Hey i know they did
I saw the police report too.

I am just stating what i saw and heard.

Keep in mind though, that ACORN stated that this duo was kicked out of the the New York AND San Diego offices.

So how come there are tapes of these too?

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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:22 PM
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15. Who hijacked CNN?
Whoever it is, I hope they keep it.
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Selatius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:24 PM
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17. Ted Turner should use his wealth and buy shares of Time Warner, parent company of CNN.
Maybe if he got onto the board of directors, he could at least put up a fight if they tried to water down CNN further. In a dream, though. In a dream...
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Selatius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:23 PM
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16. ACORN is tightening up its game as a result of this. They've stopped accepting new members.
They are going through a thorough review of the folks they do have on hand and will likely probe all their offices for improprieties. They'll probably accept new members once a more stringent hiring/screening/staff review policy is in place.
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:39 PM
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19. That's a good thing.
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