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ACORN Sting Videos Were Heavily Edited

Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 9:52:31 pm

Earlier I linked to a report at Politico that an outside review found no illegal conduct at ACORN. But TPM points out another very interesting finding of the review: Those ACORN sting videos were heavily edited.

The videos that have been released appear to have been edited, in some cases substantially, including the insertion of a substitute voiceover for significant portions of Mr. O’Keefe’s and Ms. Giles’s comments, which makes it difficult to determine the questions to which ACORN employees are responding. A comparison of the publicly available transcripts to the released videos confirms that large portions of the original video have been omitted from the released versions.