In the post below, I take L.A. Times columnist James Rainey to task for taking at face value an L.A. ACORN worker’s suggestion that she had rebuffed efforts by Hannah Giles and James O’Keefe to get help with an underage prostitution ring. Rainey, I noted, hadn’t contacted Andrew Breitbart to see what he had to say about the ACORN worker’s assertion.
What would Breitbart have said to Rainey? I decided to ask Breitbart, who said his quote to Rainey would have been:
As an empathetic being, I urge you to think twice before accepting the word of an ACORN employee for anything. Because every journalist who has done so has ended up with egg on his or her face.
Breitbart also confirmed that Rainey did not contact Giles or O’Keefe either.