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September 16th, 2009
10:00 AM ET
soundoff (26 Responses)
  1. DONNA

    Why don't they just close ACORN down and make sure they don't set up residency somewhere else under a different name?

    October 13, 2009 at 6:50 am |
  2. DONNA

    This is OUTRAGEOUS! And do I hear children talking in the background as the ACORN worker is giving advice to the pimp and prostitute on HOW TO CLAIM UNDERAGE UNDERAGE UNDERAGE PROSTITUTES from El Salvador!!!!!!!!!!!! This pisses me off. I LOVE UNDERCOVER JOURNALISM! I really do wonder what else is going on with ACORN. I bet you there's so much more. More government money down the drain to add to the strain.

    October 13, 2009 at 6:46 am |
  3. dwduch

    For those that say the 2 actors practiced bad journalism, I ask does NBC practice bad journalism with the many Dateline shows that catch child predators? This is what investigative journalism is about.

    September 17, 2009 at 1:11 pm |
  4. Shocked

    when did cnn cave to the pressure of fox journalism?

    September 16, 2009 at 3:37 pm |
  5. Capitolist

    CNN is just as pathetic as Acorn. This story is old news man. I mean c'mon, Comedy Central reported it before you guys! Are you kidding me?

    September 16, 2009 at 3:30 pm |
  6. jay m

    Jason K, you are an idiot, it does not matter what organization you investagate you are going to find a few bad apples. There are criminals in all companies and organizations.

    September 16, 2009 at 3:18 pm |
  7. MikeB

    Well, good morning CNN! Glad to see you're finally waking up and covering this story.

    September 16, 2009 at 2:12 pm |
  8. Mike E.

    It's about time CNN reported on this story. It should have been headline news last week!

    Unfortunately, CNN doesn't employ journalists, it employs stenographers who write down every word that comes out of Obama's pathologically-lying mouth, and report it as fact.

    Thank you Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and FOX News for having journalistic integrity.

    September 16, 2009 at 2:03 pm |
  9. Ryan V, TX

    This story cannot be ignored. We all deserve to know what is going on within ACORN because they thrive from our taxes. The two young filmmakers that shot this video are cavaliers. Average citizens are now asking the hard questions and doing the job that our representatives should be doing. Look what theses two citizens accomplished!! Look at how Joe the Plumber got President Obama to talk about wealth distribution. Look at the march on Washington! It is no longer the pundits or Republicans that the corrupt officials and organizations should fear; it is the average American!

    September 16, 2009 at 1:45 pm |
  10. Mike

    To CNN and all the other media outlets.

    You wonder why your ratings are so low? Perhaps it has to do with the perceived fact that you only run stories that fit your view of the world. Here is a suggestion, report ALL the news. The corroption of acorn is evident and you do 'nothing.' You call yourselves journalists?

    You are a sad, sad picture of what is wrong with America today. Bury your head in the sand and only look up when it suits tour needs.

    Credit IS due to CNN however as the next news media outlet for the most stories run (albeit a 1/16 of Fox).

    September 16, 2009 at 1:41 pm |
  11. Kevin

    ,,,,Ya mean, CNN might actually be a credible news organization afterall?

    Why don't you guys go dig up dirt on "All the Presidents Men?" As a liberaterian, I am concerned about who Obama palls around with now, and in the past. There is still a lot we don't know about this cat; his days at Columbia and west coast colleges. His days in Indonesia, and now this crap from an organization he worked for; who supports him and democrats through many ways (voter fraud etc)

    Were people so eager for change that they ignored the obvious? Well of course!

    Some may argue "what choice?" at the last election, and maybe I'd agree, but McCain was just independent enough not to be Bush III; he had better values.

    CNN clouded those issues; didn't report nor investigate the obvious and are technically at fault of disinformation – no matter how you cut the cake – CNN had a large part of this mess we're in, and has to take steps to fully investigate this president as only they can!

    September 16, 2009 at 1:24 pm |
  12. Dan, TX

    Ok, stop giving ACORN money. They are poorly managed. Done.

    September 16, 2009 at 12:58 pm |
  13. Judye

    When Chris Hanson does stings,who asks for raw footage?When investigative reporters did expose on Food Lion Stores,What about the DEEP THROAT guys?That was investigative reporting too.Media now gives opinions and comments>Congrats to these two who have gone back to what REPORTING is supposed to be.

    September 16, 2009 at 12:43 pm |
  14. Major

    Unbelievable that some people defending this corrupt leftist company. Having any tie to a corrupt organization such as Acorn is a crime and need to be investigated. Shame on those who supporting this evil organization.
    Congress and the president need to cut any founs to this shamful Acorn.

    September 16, 2009 at 12:37 pm |
  15. jason k

    jay m is an idiot, hes a right wing loon who doesnt like any bad news about a liberal organization even if its true. it doesnt matter what party you are associated with, everyone should be interested in the truth. shame on most of the networks for "sweeping" this story under the rug for the first few days. haha, most of the time they were "sent away"?? well i hope so, that shows there were more decent people than bad ones. and if that really is true and not a bogus left spin on the story it still doesnt take away from what the other ACORN workers did..

    September 16, 2009 at 12:22 pm |
  16. Doug

    They need to shut this organization down. How can an organization that suggest how to swindle our goverment, recieve BILLIONS of OUR TAX Money? Ridicolous! This should be front page news!

    September 16, 2009 at 12:17 pm |
  17. Rob

    Why isn't CNN covering more on this outrageous situation. Show some journalistic integrity and report this more thouroughly. No wonder your ratings are in the tank. First Van Jones now this...

    September 16, 2009 at 12:13 pm |
  18. Doug N

    There is corruption everywhere conservative and liberal... but does this mean we should ignore ACORN... I think not!

    September 16, 2009 at 11:51 am |
  19. Michael

    Amazing how the main stream media refers to these two film makers as "conservative activists" (which they may very well be) but don't similarly label Michael Moore as a "left leaning activisit" film maker. Fair and balanced????

    September 16, 2009 at 11:36 am |
  20. John

    These people have been indicted and found guilty of voter fraud but President Obama still wanted to use them for the census. What are you trying to pay them back for Mr. President. How many more millions of dollars were you going to give them? No more taxpayer dollars should go to this group as well as any other group they create. I urge Congress to cut all ties with them and start a formal investigation and jail all of them starting at the top.

    September 16, 2009 at 11:32 am |
  21. jim vicalvi

    jay m- I've seen your hoof,i mean, footprints around before spreading your usual radical,leftist drivel. Get a life. These people are thieves and engage in pandering. They should be arrested and put on the sex registry for life. Getting rid of obummer's communist, socialist and generally dumb comrades is getting to be a full time job. But, of course, to conspiracy theorists like yourself it's all a plot.

    September 16, 2009 at 11:30 am |
  22. Patty Kennedy

    FINALLY!!!!!!!!! It sure took you (CNN) long enough. This is ridiculous. Absolutely every penny of their funding from the government should be cut off immediately.

    September 16, 2009 at 11:13 am |
  23. Martell

    ACORN is great at community organizing with our tax money (brothels?)

    ACORN needs a good attorney ....wait they have an old attorney that might do it for free.... Obama. (community organizer)

    You are who your friends are>

    Where has CNN been on this...finally !

    September 16, 2009 at 11:05 am |
  24. t22

    When Michael Moore does his hit pieces he gets invited to the DNC. When a couple of young kids do much less, they get attacked.

    Does Obama have any associations with people and groups that are not corrupt?

    September 16, 2009 at 10:54 am |
  25. Elliott

    Finally, some coverage on this story! This story is unbelievable! How much of the stimulus package did they get? OUR MONEY!!!!

    September 16, 2009 at 10:47 am |
  26. jay m

    The conservatives don't need to investigate ACORN to find crooks, they can look within it's own party. These two right wing nuts went around the country trying to find dirt on ACORN. Most of the time they were sent away, where are those videos.

    September 16, 2009 at 10:41 am |