Patterico's Pontifications

11/12/2009

Breitbart to Release Videos on Acorn in L.A.

Filed under: Dog Trainer,General — Patterico @ 7:19 pm



Big news, folks. Breitbart confronted some ACORN protestors and came back with a post that closes with this tease:

As we headed back to our cars, Gary H. was shaking. I asked if he was OK. He said he had to play me the audio of one of the protesters that he recorded before we got there. We decided to go to a restaurant to have lunch to listen to the interview.

We did. And it’s amazing. The woman on the tape proudly confesses to things that are unethical, illegal or both. You’ll hear it tomorrow.

In short, the ACORN story is far from over. There are more videos to come next week. You’ve seen the Baltimore story, the Philadelphia story, the New York story.

Now you will know about the LA story.

You know, I think now would be an excellent time to remind you of a few facts:

  • L.A. Times columnist James Rainey wrote a column strongly suggesting that nothing happened in L.A. He quoted ACORN worker Lavelle Stewart saying that Giles’s behavior had “raised a red flag.”
  • I said:

    Someone is going to end up with egg on their face. Who do you think it will be? Breitbart? Or the L.A. Times columnist?

    If I were a betting man, I know which way I’d bet.

  • I later noted that Rainey hadn’t bothered to contact Breitbart — or Giles or O’Keefe — and I asked Breitbart what he would have told Rainey about Lavelle Stewart’s denials. Breitbart used the opportunity to answer my egg-on-the-face question. Breitbart said he would have told Rainey:

    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.

Are you reading this, James Rainey? Because come next week, I have a feeling you’re going to have a hard time reading (or seeing) anything . . . what with all that egg that I predict is going to end up on your face.

Especially if Lavelle Stewart ends up being busted on these tapes.

37 Responses to “Breitbart to Release Videos on Acorn in L.A.”

  1. […] Patterico tweets, “Breitbart to hit ACORN in L.A.   L.A. Times columnist James Rainey to get egg on his face.” Filed under: Liberal Fascism, Radical Chic, The Future and its Enemies, The New, New Journalism, […]

    Ed Driscoll » Breitbart Wades Into The Belly Of The Beast Of ACORN (a3d746)

  2. Breitbart has played this like a Stratovarius. I cannot wait for tomorrow’s audio, and next week’s video. Fist bump from me, if you see him, Patrick. Did I really just say fist bump? I meant to say buy him a drink, and put it on my tab.

    sybilll (b3e38a)

  3. Is that a terrorist fist bump or regular?

    oneisnotprime (e25cc0)

  4. Allow me to lend this to you for when you need it in a few days, as we all know you probably will:

    Dodd (d8078d)

  5. Ach! The picture appears in Preview but not in the post.

    Here’s the URL: http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/6161/carvfacepalmmotiv.jpg

    And here’s an alternate you may prefer: http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/8364/crowmotiv.jpg

    Dodd (d8078d)

  6. Dodd,

    Those are AWESOME.

    Patterico (64318f)

  7. I live to serve.

    I also really enjoy making snarky posters. :-)

    Dodd (d8078d)

  8. Yum!

    You know, I don’t hate Obama. I do hate socialist government, central planning, whatever you want to call it. I keep hoping he will grow up and do the right things (repeal Porkulus, drop Obamacare, commit to the war, etc.)

    So I’m enjoying this. I have faith in the republic.

    Patricia (b05e7f)

  9. I’m looking forward to next week, too.

    DRJ (dee47d)

  10. oneisnotprime
    Always a regular fistbump. Until people find out that when I was supposed to be giving a lecture to pre-teens on the proper use of deodorant, I instead accidentally said they should cut off the heads of non deodorant using infidels, and pour boiling oil down their throat. Those two issues are so intertwined, one could easily mistake them, don’t ya think?

    sybilll (b3e38a)

  11. Two things. The folks at the great funny website “despair dot com” have a program, online, that allows you to create your own images like the ones posted. You can even upload photos of your own choice, and add text in that style.

    It can be fun, as Dodd’s images show.

    More seriously, ACORN seems to be populated primarily by thugs and liars. The leader of the organization has lied repeatedly on television, and no one seems to care. Air should be rushing into to the vacuum she just occupied, she should have been fired so fast, and a “reformer” appointed.

    So now they want to sue to get government funding back? That’s not going to play well.

    Um. From where, precisely, does government money originate? Taxpayers.

    These ACORN people are politically tone deaf. I think that the expression “shooting oneself in the foot” does not remotely begin to describe what ACORN is doing. They should be so darned sweet and helpful, and driving anyone thuggish out of the organization (and thanking AB for helping alert them to the “…need to clean house to do good for the poor and forgotten..”).

    But…they just can’t do it.

    The Thug gene is SUPERdominant.

    Breitbart probably cannot believe how stupid and arrogant these people are. But then, look at the history of the organization.

    They are like the Black Night in Monty Python, when they are facing Breitbart. Seriously, look at the clip:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKhEw7nD9C4

    Hmmm. Maybe that should be their new image. Except “Black Knight” would be called “racist” by these morons.

    Eric Blair (711059)

  12. Even by the standards of the LA Times, Rainey stands out as an especially egregious dope–second-rate mind, third-rate prose.

    Kevin Stafford (5d18a5)

  13. As an empathetic being, I urge you to think twice before accepting the word of an ACORN employee for anything.

    Actually, it’s that empathy, or do-gooder sentiment, that corrupts and stupifies people like Rainey. They’re the ones who generally believe that feel-good, touchy-feely, I’m-okay-you’re-okay emotions — of either the observer (eg, a populist, crusading news reporter!) or observed (eg, community organizers who preach the salvation of the downtrodden!) — excuse a lot of screwed-up thinking and behavior, from either the observer (eg, Rainey) or observed (eg, Acorn).

    Therefore, the phrase: “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.”

    Mark (411533)

  14. Comment by Dodd — 11/12/2009 @ 7:36 pm

    Any extra charge for the AFV with that crow?

    AD - RtR/OS! (05d966)

  15. Goody! I have time to go get some popcorn!

    Ed from SFV (1333b1)

  16. There is no part of this story that will not end up being completely awesome…

    Scott Jacobs (d027b8)

  17. I think you miss the larger point.
    It’s sort of like with the Clintons.
    Step 1. They didn’t do it.
    Step 2, when caught. What’s wrong with it?

    Richard Aubrey (fec852)

  18. I’ve been looking forward to some more ACORN tapes. Especially with their impending lawsuit against Congress. Also looking forward to a lefty journalist having his foot stuck in his mouth. Breitbart may not be a Bernstein but he sure is doing the work that news organizations used to do.

    Corwin (ea9428)

  19. The most incredible thing about this whole story is that Liberals, finding themselves with their backs against the wall after the first video, keep demanding that nothing is going on in ACORN offices the next city over.
    Then THAT video comes out.
    ‘Well, you didn’t get us in THAT city!’
    Then THAT video comes out.
    And here we are – what, 5 or 6 cities and videos later.
    Kudos to Breitbart who saw this entire scenario being played out and prepared for it.

    Metallica (e4735c)

  20. I read the post on BigGovernment, and I think that the new material he is referring to is audio related to the LA ACORN protest Breitbart went to, not another secret Giles/O’Keefe video.

    He said he had to play me the audio of one of the protesters that he recorded before we got there. We decided to go to a restaurant to have lunch to listen to the interview:

    We did. And it’s amazing. The woman on the tape proudly confesses to things that are unethical, illegal or both. You’ll hear it tomorrow.

    It would be great if he also released another prostitution sting video, but don’t get your hopes up.

    Amphipolis (b120ce)

  21. You’d have to say that in purely military terms, this guy has found a truly target – rich environment.

    What I’m desperately hoping for is a vid of these guys in Chicago, the figurative and spiritual home of these scumbags. The local press here has been completely silent about this, despite ample evidence to suggest otherwise.

    Dmac (a964d5)

  22. The most incredible thing about this whole story is that Liberals, finding themselves with their backs against the wall after the first video, keep demanding that nothing is going on in ACORN offices the next city over.
    Then THAT video comes out.
    ‘Well, you didn’t get us in THAT city!’
    Then THAT video comes out.
    And here we are – what, 5 or 6 cities and videos later.
    Kudos to Breitbart who saw this entire scenario being played out and prepared for it.

    Comment by Metallica — 11/13/2009 @ 6:03 am

    Well said – and really amusing how they can’t seem to get off the standard liberal “defense by attack” script. I know many liberals are intelligent people but I don’t think many ACORN people are.

    If it’s true that they’re the thugs, “dregs of society” and criminal-abettors that Breitbart seems to have more evidence of all the time, then their laughable combination of dishonesty and stupidity is certainly explainable. Otherwise, not so much.

    no one you know (1ebbb1)

  23. Oops – meant to quote Breitbart sans link. Sorry for duplicating post’s link above.

    no one you know (1ebbb1)

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