Don’t you have to hand it to James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles, two conservative activists who dressed up like a pimp and a prostitute and filmed leftist ACORN community organizers advising them on how to set up their business and launder the profits? They were the ones who also posed as contributors to Planned Parenthood, insisting that their money go to the abortion of black babies, which the abortionists had no problem with. This article tells about them, including the delicious tidbit that they got the idea for their tactics from Saul Alinsky, the godfather of ACORN:
O’Keefe, who majored in philosophy at Rutgers University, said he and Giles funded the project themselves. This kind of undercover, guerrilla tactic is the “future of investigative journalism and political activism,” he said.
Inspired by “Rules for Radicals,” Saul Alinsky’s bible for rabble-rousing, more often associated with the left, O’Keefe said he has been targeting and exposing the “absurdities of the enemy by employing their own rules and language.”
“If you can make impossible demands on your enemy, you can destroy them,” he said.
So he began using a hidden camera “in a location I’d rather not disclose” and started visiting ACORN offices around the Northeast.
As with a series of videos O’Keefe made in 2008, in which Planned Parenthood employees agreed to earmark his donations for the abortions of African-American babies, he said he expected ACORN would yield maybe “a few gotcha moments.”
“But we never imagined they would all comply — it’s just disgusting they didn’t just throw us out of the office,” he said.
In a statement released Saturday, ACORN said that it could not defend the actions of its employees but that what O’Keefe and Giles did was criminal.
“And, in fact, a crime it was — our lawyers believe a felony — and we will be taking legal action against Fox and their co-conspirators,” the statement said.
Fox News aired the Baltimore and Washington tapes.
O’Keefe said, “ACORN wants it both ways.”
“You can’t fire the employees and then say I have defamed them,” he said.
The expose of ACORN has led to the government cancelling several lucrative contracts with them, as well as investigations into their voting registration and housing counseling activities. ACORN was even being hired to conduct the census!
Here is the zany Borat-like couple in the get-up in which they punked ACORN, which totally believed them: