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-- he had seen some hard times recently a lot of newspapers have been going under and network news has been losing market share steadily.
As some of the more bitter members of president complaining that all -- shows -- journalism is dying but.
If you have been watching Fox News recently you know that journalism.
Is only did did those who don't pursue it because one young journalism outfit has been pursuing it.
And they -- -- numbers that match this scoop that they got.
It took a -- twentysomething filmmakers.
To take on an organization it felt above scrutiny.
An organization that he has become so corrupted.
By its own arrogance and by massive government handouts that it thought I could get away with anything that organization of course.
Is a court.
And the filmmakers that practice journalism that acorns expands our James O'Keefe and Hannah dials as you can see here they posed as a pimp.
And a prostitute at acorn facilities.
Asking for help.
In buying a house to set up their business here's a clip.
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Just got a pension.
Songs -- winds.
-- really there isn't easy.
And -- team.
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-- take away from hand.
Name and music for me for myself.
Good for me I mean obviously the implication was she was gonna set up.
Of under age folks underage ladies from Central America -- mean it's it's extraordinary.
That they would get that far -- that and that kind of criminal information coming out -- their mouse for more on the implications.
Of this work and whether this is proof.
That there's still plenty of room for real journalism in America we welcome Robert -- he is founder of the center for neighborhood enterprise.
Been familiar say -- acorn for a long long time now on Fox News contributor Monica Crowley.
They both join me here right now Monica first field.
The question of journalism for the we're gonna get to acorn bend and and Bob Woodson knows acorn better -- -- anybody I know and he has long before anybody's been writing about the but.
If you do good journalism bad effects real change and there are attorneys general there are governors governor -- just came out with a statement saying.
He wants a -- to fess up we'll get out.
Doesn't that mean that not only is journalism alive but it can still be sold to the media.
Oh absolutely in the mainstream media in this country and I'm talking about all the broadcast networks and all of the big newspapers should be embarrassed.
Because they refuse to follow this story look this this story just didn't materialize out of thin air.
Acorn has been under investigation really since 2004 and in some cases even earlier than that for illegal voter registration.
Voter fraud embezzlement.
And employee misconduct.
So -- what's the story here before we even got to the.
They're not touch on the mainstream media all over that you might are not touching it and and as a result their market share is -- -- markets.
Sure I'm in Greece you know you want to -- not embarrassed to say it because it seems pretty clear at this point.
That none of the mainstream media wanted to investigating acorn because acorn is so tightly wound with a Democratic Party and we now know that the -- mainstream media's I'm apologetic -- And and actually in an activist way on the left.
Well -- -- I'm not willing to go quite that far to partisan direction but it you may be right I can't I I think there's still room for other explanations to why -- -- but Bob Woodson.
I've been embarrassed both of us in front of the world that is watching right now to say that you when I first started looking at a corner at least I've met you.
Talking about -- -- back in 1980.
Three that's twenty over 25 years ago.
We've been talking about -- -- now what took the media so long to catch up with a.
Well because they find really.
Represents say urban piracy.
At its best what do you mean by.
I mean what they do is they exploit their legitimate concern to low income people but -- -- come blacks.
And they -- agitation.
They use these peoples and -- -- down the doors and corporations and government and demand ransom that they use not on the people in whose name.
They -- sources have been obtained.
But in building a huge infrastructure.
That that they used to exploit people and also to intimidate corporations and politicians OK and limit what they -- -- Iraq.
There because there -- lot of charges exploit people how this acorn -- we saw that they were certainly willing.
To deal with people that were -- of individuals even underage prostitutes but how specifically have you seen acorn exploit people.
First of all if you look at the it complicit in this -- the conspiracy of the the founders and give and government.
1000053 million dollars.
If you go into the community supper hip problem and look around -- that's what value has been added in these community what institutions have been built.
All what problems have been solved -- no one looking at that and there's there's a virus of false hope being spread among low income people but that's exploitation -- -- raise in a money.
And then they -- helping people and you help yourself.
That is exploitation of people.
Are right now and earlier this thing and -- what it let me just explain your organization center for neighborhood enterprise.
And correct me if I'm wrong but you used to be a police officer in in Washington DC.
You got involved in community organization work as you saw a lot of poor people that frankly needed help -- couldn't get up on their own.
They needed some assistance by organizations and sometimes even the government to get up on their own feet.
And you worst kind of competing in certain areas -- acorn and other organizations like acorn correct.
Well I wasn't a police officer I've been a social activist -- -- official for many years.
But the difference between what our approach and we are qanooni builders not organizers.
-- raises money.
That goes to acorn to employ a activist what the senate does for every dollar we raise wheat averaged ten dollars for the people we serve.
So the majority of the money we -- and a new look.
At our record you'll see institutions.
That are operating in low income communities using -- -- been reduced as a consequence.
We're in about 27 goals in six cities.
Where we have community organizers.
Community builders in those goals but all of the people that.
We support our indigenous to the community suffering a problem.
Unlike acorn that hires activists from outside to come -- and organize people to protests.
We also are not -- that is anybody Bob.
We're running out of time very quickly.
Acorn -- received 53 million since 1994.
What have the communities in which it's operated gotten for that 53 million.
That's a question that no one is raising if you -- windows -- -- did you -- very little value added it all right let me let me go to Monica now Monica -- -- a chance for them to get up to eight.
Billion dollars according to some estimates from from the economic stimulus bill in the 2010 budget yes until we are absolutely certain that the communities.
Have really benefited from the 53 million they've already received.
Should they receive anymore my hands also we should -- where are your question at this point after these video.
Absolutely and all of these state by state investigations ten -- ten plus states of voter fraud misuse of funds.
All of this investigation should be pursued to -- and before this organization gets a single senate is has the political momentum -- so far I had to think about possible I think so because this is not just a political scandal anymore this is -- taxpayer scandal and now we see a lot of Democrats.
On board in pursuing Bob -- we have to go but do you agree it's gone too far to ignore the politicians will have to cut off acorn now.
Absolutely that's a must.
Bob and they shouldn't invest in legitimate groups center for neighborhood enterprise thank you Bob good to see a modicum thank you coming up --
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