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  1. Default ACORN Officials Scramble, After Exposed as Players Behind Occupy Wall Street Protests

    Officials with the revamped ACORN office in New York -- operating as New York Communities for Change -- have fired staff, shredded reams of documents and told workers to blame disgruntled ex-employees for leaking information in an effort to explain away a FoxNews.com report last week on the group’s involvement in Occupy Wall Street protests, according to sources.

    NYCC also is installing surveillance cameras and recording devices at its Brooklyn offices, removing or packing away supplies bearing the name ACORN and handing out photos of Fox News staff with a stern warning not to talk to the media, the sources said.

    “They’re doing serious damage control right now,” said an NYCC source.

    NYCC Executive Director Jon Kest has been calling a series of emergency meetings to discuss last week’s report—and taking extreme measures to identify the sources in their office and to prevent further damage, a source within NYCC told FoxNews.com.

    Two staffers were fired after NYCC officials suspected them as the source of the leaks, a source told FoxNews.com. “One was fired the day the story came out, the other was fired on Friday. (NYCC senior staff) told everyone that they were fired because they talked to you,” a source said.

    FoxNews.com’s report identified NYCC as a key organizing force behind the Occupy Wall Street protests. Sources within the group also told FoxNews.com NYCC was hiring people to carry signs and join the protests. NYCC -- a nonprofit organization run almost entirely by former ACORN officials and employees --did not reply for comment prior to the publication of the initial article, but later posted a statement on its website dismissing the article and denying that it pays protesters.

    A source said that immediately following publication of the FoxNews.com report staff were called into the Brooklyn office for meetings headed by NYCC’s organizing director, Jonathan Westin. Westin handed out copies of the article and went through it line-by-line, the source said.

    Staffers were also given copies of photos of Senior Fox News Correspondent Eric Shawn and three other Fox News staff members, including this reporter.

    “They reminded us that we can get fired, sued, arrested for talking to the press,” the source said. “Then they went through the article point-by-point and said that the allegation that we pay people to protest isn’t true.”

    “‘That’s the story that we’re sticking to,’” Westin said, according to the source.

    The source said staffers at the meeting contested Westin’s denial:

    “It was pretty funny. Jonathan told staff they don’t pay for protesters, but the people in the meeting who work there objected and said, ‘Wait, you pay us to go to the protests every day?’ Then Jonathan said ‘No, but that’s your job,’ and staffers were like, ‘Yeah, our job is to protest,’ and Westin said, ‘No your job is to fight for economic and social justice. We just send you to protest.’

    “Staff said, ‘Yes, you pay us to carry signs.’ Then Jonathan says, ‘That’s your job.’ It went on like that back and forth for a while.”

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/11/03...#ixzz1cfnNnfKk
    Acorn needs to be shut down permanently. We don't need this socialistic crap in our country.
    Islam is an antiquated religion and needs to either modernize with the times or be completely eradicated.
    There are two types of Muslims, terrorists, and their enablers. They need to fix that if they want to be part of civilized society.

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    ACORN: the NEW Bogeyman!

    They're EVERYWHERE! They're EVERYWHERE!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fiddlerdave View Post


    ACORN: the NEW Bogeyman!

    They're EVERYWHERE! They're EVERYWHERE!
    Like the Long Defunct Knights of the Ku Klux Klan ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slyhunter View Post
    Acorn needs to be shut down permanently. We don't need this socialistic crap in our country.
    P.S.

    Under WHAT "constitutional principle" would you "shut down ACORN permanently", or any other group, official or unofficial, of people in a free society?
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    1. This was already posted.
    2. ACORN has been closed for over a year.
    3. This article is misinformed, and proof that fox news cannot be trusted.
    Last edited by Vergilius; Nov 03 2011 at 12:08 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vergilius View Post
    1. This was already posted.
    2. ACORN has been closed for over a year.
    3. This article is misinformed.
    4 The Knights of the Ku Klux Klan no longer exists .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gator Monroe View Post
    4 The Knights of the Ku Klux Klan no longer exists .
    Totally ridiculous and nonsensical correlation, even by paranoid conservative standards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vergilius View Post
    Totally ridiculous and nonsensical correlation, even by paranoid conservative standards.
    So in your mind the Original (George Wilkinson Group of Atlanta Georgia) Knights of the Ku Klux Klan is still in buissness ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vergilius View Post
    1. This was already posted.
    2. ACORN has been closed for over a year.
    3. This article is misinformed, and proof that fox news cannot be trusted.
    This is proof you should get your news from Fox and not from one of the liberal media because none of the liberal media is reporting it.
    And it's about Acorn paying people to protest in OWS. Thus, very recent news not old news like you claim.
    Islam is an antiquated religion and needs to either modernize with the times or be completely eradicated.
    There are two types of Muslims, terrorists, and their enablers. They need to fix that if they want to be part of civilized society.

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    Fox trying it's absolute hardest to please the people who pay them (big business, big banks) to make the protests seen illegitimate any way they possibly can. What a joke. Anyone who listens or watches FOX News for anything other then compete comedic value is an idiot.
    The only choices the Koran gives to us as infidels: conversion, submission, or war.

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