Litigiously Minded

ACORN Threatens to Sue Fox News

After a hidden-camera exposé caught ACORN employees helping to falsify tax forms and to organize a child-prostitution business, the left-leaning voter-registration group is between a rock and a hard place. Their solution? Sue. Politico reports that ACORN is threatening to sue Fox News, Breitbart.com, and the two conservative activists who produced the film. If ACORN follows through, they’ll be using laws governing the use of undercover filming in Maryland and Washington, D.C. “It is clear that the videos are doctored” said ACORN’s chief organizer, who says the filmmakers’ crime is a felony. ACORN claims the filmmakers made many failed attempts to lure their employees into compromising situations. The producers themselves describe their undercover work as a “silly idea” that “escalated into a full-blown operation with scripts, Method acting, undercover gear, scandalous outfits” including posing as a pimp and a prostitute.