The news all around this morning is that ACORN is finally taking a different tack on the “pimp and the prostitute” scandal. They’ve stopped taking new clients until they get to the bottom of this. They took down their arrogant statement from over the weekend in which they blamed the messenger. They promise to clean up their act. The Washington Times reports:
Bertha Lewis, chief executive officer of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), announced that the group would immediately stop accepting new clients, begin in-service training for all front-line staff and hire an independent auditor to “review all of the systems and processes called into question by the videos.”
It was a dramatic change in tone from Saturday when Ms. Lewis vowed, “We will not be intimidated,” and derided the group’s critics for trying “to destroy the largest community organization of black, Latino, poor and working-class people in the country.”
The Washington Post also announced the change of heart:
The announcement was a reversal of ACORN’s counteroffensive immediately after the videos first aired on a Fox News program last week. In the video, a man, James O’Keefe, 25, and a woman, Hannah Giles, 20, strolled into ACORN offices in Baltimore; Brooklyn; San Bernardino, Calif.; and the District, posing as a pimp with a cane and a scantily clad prostitute and saying they wanted to buy a home and run it as a brothel.
How refreshing when folks realize the error of their ways and vow to change.
Except when they appear on MSNBC (sorry, was unable to embed video).
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