Back in mid-September the Philadelphia Inquirer ran a news story claiming that James O’Keefe and Hanna Giles, the fake hooker and pimp team that was exposing ACORN across the country was thrown out of the ACORN office in the city of brotherly love:
It’s hard out here in Philly for a pimp.
At least, it appears that’s the lesson that self-described filmmaker-activist James O’Keefe learned when he and cohort Hannah Giles showed up at the Philadelphia ACORN headquarters on July 24 in the middle of a probe that has touched off a conservative-media firestorm.
Like much of what has come out of ACORN, this was a lie.
Today the Giles and O’Keefe held a news conference where the released the video (see below) of their visit to ACORN Philadelphia.
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“At no point were we kicked out and at no point were we asked to leave,” O’Keefe told reporters at the National Press Club in Washington. “Why did the Philadelphia press report were we kicked out?”
The new eight-minute video depicts O’Keefe and Giles entering ACORN’s Philadelphia office and meeting with Conway-Russell. O’Keefe and Giles are seen speaking with Conway-Russell, but audio portions of the video are missing or edited in some portions. O’Keefe is heard mentioning he doesn’t “want to get in trouble with authorities,” and he mentions individuals will be frequently coming in and out of the building they hoped to secure, an apparent reference to the purported prostitution business to operate there. Clips of news reports featuring Conway-Russell and ACORN’s chief executive, Bertha Lewis, claiming the pair were kicked out of the office were then shown.(Source Fox)
Michelle Bachman tells us that the “federal de-funding” of ACORN runs out on Halloween. This video is just another reason why that “de-funding” should be extended but there should be an Independent prosecutor to examine the relationship between ACORN, the Federal Government, and the Law.