Rachel Maddow tears Breitbart's ACORN tapes apart

The MSNBC host shows what James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles cut from their "investigation" into the group


Mike Madden
April 7, 2010 3:08PM (UTC)

On Tuesday night, Rachel Maddow put a definitive end to the story -- pushed by Fox News Channel for six months -- that the "exposé" of ACORN by James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles on Andrew Breitbart's Web site showed the group involved in nefarious deeds. Using the unedited tapes released by California Attorney General Jerry Brown of O'Keefe and Giles's visits to ACORN offices in the state, Maddow showed the vast gulf between the conservative version of the "scandal" and reality.

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