In response to the multiple ACORN videos that have come out over the past week or so, Bertha Lewis, Chief Organizer for ACORN, has issued a statement in which she claims doctored video, old tapes, and blames the evil Fox News for "relentless attacks":
We are their Willy Horton for 2009. We are the boogeyman for the right-wing and its echo chambers. If ACORN did not exist, the right-wing would have needed to create us in order to achieve their agenda, their missions, their ideal, retrograde America. This recent scam, which was attempted in San Diego, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia to name a few places, had failed for months before the results we've all recently seen. I am appalled and angry; I cannot and I will not defend the actions of the workers depicted in the video, who have since been terminated. But it is clear that the videos are doctored, edited, and in no way the result of the fabricated story being portrayed by conservative activist "filmmaker" O'Keefe and his partner in crime. 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.
I'm wondering how they're going to sue Fox when they admitted wrong by firing the workers? One thing we learn from the videos is that these weren't isolated incidents; this is the rampant meme throughout ACORN.
ACORN is a criminal enterprise and it's only a matter of time before they go down once and for all.
Michelle has more.