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Friday, October 01, 2010

The Washington Post Libels ACORN Twice.

"James O'Keefe, the same guy who famously dressed up as a pimp to interview members of ACORN." This claim damaged ACORN. It has been proven false. Only reckless disregard for the truth can explain why the false claim was made again by The Washington Post.

Unfortunately Atrios linked to MediaMatters where Eric Boehlert linked to the Bradblog where Brad of the BradBlog linked to the libelous post.

So to inform the Post of their tort I had to click many links.

O'Keefe: He's the activist who launched into national politics with an undercover video indicting community organization ACORN (he was dressed like a pimp)

This is false. He made an undercover video and he dressed like a pimp, but he was not dressed like a pimp when he was undercover as asserted (it depends on what the meaning of "was" is and this is not ambiguous in context as shown above).

I assume that the facts are correctly reported at unreliable sources.

I think it important that a demonstrated error be followed by an avalanche of criticism.

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