Mar
15
2011

NBC Still Doesn't Know About O'Keefe's ACORN Hoax

From Wednesday's NBC Nightly News (3/9/11), courtesy of reporter Lisa Myers:

We last saw O'Keefe wearing a fur coat and playing a pimp when he managed to take down the liberal group ACORN.

No we didn't.

As should be well-known by now, O'Keefeused footage of himself wearing a "pimp" costume in his ACORN videos–but didn't wear the ridiculous costume during his "undercover stings." Media accounts acted as though he did, though–it took a lot of effortto get the New York Times to finally admit its errors on this count.

If reportersdon't know these facts, they're bound to get fooled by O'Keefe again.

About Peter Hart

Activism Director and and Co-producer of CounterSpinPeter Hart is the activism director at FAIR. He writes for FAIR's magazine Extra! and is also a co-host and producer of FAIR's syndicated radio show CounterSpin. He is the author of The Oh Really? Factor: Unspinning Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly (Seven Stories Press, 2003). Hart has been interviewed by a number of media outlets, including NBC Nightly News, Fox News Channel's O'Reilly Factor, the Los Angeles Times, Newsday and the Associated Press. He has also appeared on Showtime and in the movie Outfoxed. Follow Peter on Twitter at @peterfhart.