The Sexist

Does This Man Look Like A Pimp to You?

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The first thought I had after seeing the video of undercover journalists James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles punking the ACORN offices: "I can't believe ACORN would encourage these people to catch a tax break on the importation of underage prostitutes from South America!"

My second thought: "I can't believe ACORN believes this dude is a pimp!"

Giles and O'Keefe posed as a prostitute and pimp in order to fool ACORN staffers into providing some illegal advice. Giles showed up in next to nothing. O'Keefe arrived looking like he had recently crawled from a frat house basement:

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If he wears a pimp coat, carries a pimp cane, and has a pimp jacket on his head, he must be a pimp! Auguste at Pandagon was also confused that ACORN bought the costumes. "I can’t imagine how anyone ever took them seriously enough to not laugh them out of the office," Auguste wrote. "Until absolutely proven otherwise, I say that every ACORN employee including the ones in the 'most damning' video were, at worst, trying not to upset the crazy people."

I'm sorry, but providing tips on how best to ship kids to America to prostitute them is a little farther than I'd go to be nice to crazy people. To me, ACORN's inability to filter out masked avenger pimps from the real deal proves only that they don't help pimps out with their tax forms that often.

  • Gregory A Butler

    Cause it's hard out there for a Republican....

  • Shinobi

    Didn't they also have like, a video camera? (Maybe it was hidden, I don't know.)

    I don't think this is exactly a impartial fact based study of the behavior of ACORN employees.

    Oh wait, I forgot, republicans don't believe in facts.

  • Belinda Gomez

    Camera phones are all the rage with the young folk. In Baltimore, he showed the phone to the ACORN staffers. Of course, it's not an "impartial fact-based study"--it's hidden camera journalism. And the facts speak for themselves--ACORN hired some dumb bunnies, paid them shit, and is now toast.

  • Jim

    So glad that ACORN is going down in about a racist group....

  • jules

    @Shinobi: What are you talking about? Showing two employees at one ACORN office who are total idiots DEFINITELY reflects on the entire organization.

    That being said, I had a friend who used to work for ACORN. ACORN has good intentions, but the agency is a total disorganized mess.

    Too bad this idiotic video will probably color people's opinions about community organizing...

  • jonas

    As it turns out, O'Keefe never showed up in any Acorn office dressed as a pimp.

    He wore clothes a college kid would wear.

    "Although Mr. O’Keefe appeared in all videos dressed as a pimp, in fact, when he appeared at each and every office, he was dressed like a college student – in slacks and a button down shirt. Ms. Giles, however, was dressed as she appears in the videos."

  • flounder

    You should correct this article. That O'Keefe person never dressed as a pimp in ACORN offices, they admitted as much this week.