In regard to Stephanopoulos, all that is necessary is to to remember that he is the same corporate media buffoon who led the “riveting” debate along with Charles Gibson on the virtues of flag pins with Obama and Hillary. You might also remember that ABC is owned by Disney studios and you can hardly get more right-wing than those pornographers.
Posted by Peter Hart on 06/02/10 at 5:26 pm
ABC’s Good Morning America got an “exclusive” with ACORN video hoaxters James O’Keefe and Andrew Breitbart on June 1.Here’s how host George Stephanopoulos set up the segment:
James O’Keefe became a media sensation after he and a friend posed as a pimp and prostitute and secretly recoded ACORN workers giving them advice on how to cheat on their taxes.
As FAIR noted in an action alert to the New York Times, O’Keefe didn’t “pose” as a pimp–he didn’t wear his absurd “pimp” get-up when he went in to ACORN offices, and in almost every case he presented himself as a concerned boyfriend trying to get his girlfriend away from an abusive pimp. And he didn’t get any advice on how to “cheat” on his taxes.
What O’Keefe claimed happened during his visits to ACORN was not what actually happened–for instance, he videotaped himself wearing his garish “pimp” costume outside of ACORN offices in order to feed those misimpressions. But he never wore the get-up inside the ACORN facilities he targeted.
Stephanopoulos later alluded to ”critics” who argue that O’Keefe “revised reality for political gain.” The ABC host, on the other hand, said: “I have to give you credit for this, on ACORN, you did expose people doing things they shouldn’t do.”
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