Scott Levenson Was Right: The Pimp Scam WAS Tried At Other ACORN Offices

Yesterday, ACORN spokesman, Scott Levenson said:

“The portrayal is false and defamatory and an attempt at gotcha journalism. This film crew tried to pull this sham at other offices and failed. ACORN wants to see the full video before commenting further.”

“Attempt”? I’d say that was an unqualified success at “gotcha journalism”. But he was right that it was tried at other offices.

Next, the pair drove down to DC…

Ace crows:

It is delicious that O’Keefe and Hannah held this video back and induced Scott Levenson, willing and able to lie about anything at a moment’s notice, to claim they’d tried this at other offices and were met with a more appropriate, lawful, human response.

Care to try again, Scott?

What fraction of ACORN’s employers are “improperly trained” and “a few bad apples” engaging in criminal activity all on their own dime? Apparently, to listen to Levenson’s spin, the fraction is somewhere in the realm of 4/5ths.

On CNN, yesterday, panelists said that  the conservative film makers may be guilty of entrapment:

…Joe Conason from Salon  went on to say, “it’s propaganda” , not journalism, if the film makers don’t disclose that they went to more than one office and were thrown out at all the others, and filming people without their knowledge is illegal in Maryland, so they could be in trouble.

I think we all have a pretty good idea who Conason believes the real wrongdoers are.

It remains to be seen if the pair were actually kicked out of the other offices they tried this at.

Doctors Against ObamaCare Rally


If you were thinking that the medical profession was united in favor of ObamaCare, you would be wrong. Yesterday,  doctors, nurses and other medical professionals came to Washington, D.C. from across the country to show their opposition to Obamacare.

El Marco has a full report and lots more photos from the rally.

Remembering 9/11 Link-Around


Sights and sounds of 9/11:

Allahpundit was there. He lived only a few blocks away from the twin towers, and wrote  very effectively about his experiences, last night on Twitter. iOWNTHEWORLD compiled the tweets, here.…..Or you can see Andy Levy’s compilation at Hot Air.

El Marko has a great photo essay up at Looking at the Left.

Dr Zero in The Green Room: Falling Through Fire.

Michelle Malkin:

Eight Years Later, Remembrance and Resolve.

Eight Years Later: Listen

Hmmm: Security incident on the Potomac River?; a “training exercise?!”

Daniel J. Hill, a Muslim convert who fought alongside al Qaeda in Afghanistan in the ’80’s,and has personally met (and would later volunteer to kill) Osama Bin Laden, warned the FBI just weeks before Sept 11, 2001 because his mideast contacts were telling him “something big” was about to happen in the US.

Those contacts are telling him that a sequel is imminent:

“Muslims that I talk to say things like, ‘America thinks they’re safe now. They’ve forgotten about 9/11. But watch, Daniel. Stay near your TV. It’s going to be bigger than 9/11,’ ” he said.

We hear those stories every year around this time, right?

Powerline: Betraying Our Dead

The Powers That Be:White House Whitewash: 9/11 Was No ‘Tragedy’

Gateway Pundit: Never Forget– The Attack On America September 11, 2001

The American Thinker:

Kyle-Anne Shiver: Eight years and many still don’t get it

Pamela Geller: 9-11: The Desecration

Walid Phares: The War on ‘9-11’

9/11 in the eyes of al Qaeda: The View from al Sahab

Ace of Spades HQ: 9/11 Again

Rumor: Hillary Clinton Considering Stepping Down As Sec. Of State


Michael Goldfarb at The Weekly Standard reports that “the boss” has heard  from two  sources that Hillary Clinton is considering stepping down from her post as Secretary of State this fall, to run for Governor of New York.

Perhaps she’s already grown tired of her near invisible role at the State Dept.