ACORN

Just the latest in a long series of indecencies.
Matthew Vadum
A reaction story summarizing the events taken place at ACORN when reporters went undercover to start up a house for prostitution.
James O'Keefe's Predecessors, Their Stings, and Their Ethics
Joel Meares
Joel Meares revisits with CJR's take on some of the best known undercover stings of recent decades: The Chicago Sun-Times Mirage tavern expose, NBC Dateline's To Catch A Predator, Ken Silverstein's Turkmenistan sting, James O'Keefe's ACORN and Planned Parenthood exposes, Carmelo Abbate's gay priests of Rome on film, shuttered slaughterhouses, and Food Lion.
Emily Esfahani Smith
In the context of the O'Keefe and Lila Rose undercover work, Smith analyzes the ethics of undercover journalism in the recent past and present.
Zev Chafets
A lengthy profile of O'Keefe in the wake of a misdemeanor charge of entering federal property under false pretenses.
James O'Keefe
Hannah Giles
This two-part undercover video at the San Diego ACORN office, along with the San Bernadino tapes, prompted Gov. Schwarzenegger to ask the state's Atty. General Jerry Brown to investigate the group. After obtaining the unedited tapes, Brown found no violation of criminal laws. The report did, however, find possible violations of state civil laws.
James O'Keefe
Hannah Giles
Undercover video shot in the Brooklyn ACORN office. The Brooklyn DA investigated the possible criminal activity indicated by these videos, but cleared the organization of wrongdoing after viewing the unedited version of these tapes.
James O'Keefe
Hannah Giles
A two-part video filmed undercover at ACORN D.C.
James O'Keefe
Hannah Giles
The two-part undercover video shot in a Baltimore ACORN office.
James O'Keefe
Hannah Giles
This two-part undercover video at the San Bernadino ACORN office, along with the San Diego tapes, prompted Gov. Schwarzenegger to ask the state's Atty. General Jerry Brown to investigate the group. After obtaining the unedited tapes, Brown found no violation of criminal laws. The report did, however, find possible violations of state civil laws. The ACORN employee who claimed to have killed her husband, Tresa Kaelke, was (according to the AG's report) deliberately saying shocking, untrue, things after catching on to O'Keefe's scheme.
Among the controversial community-organizing group's biggest creditors: Atlantic Yards developer Forest City Ratner, owed $1 million for a 2009 loan.
Daniel Massey
After defunding and fighting investigations into the organization's practices based on O'Keefe's sting, Acorn goes bankrupt.
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