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Rachel Maddow Attacks FNC Coverage of ACORN with Unedited Video

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow criticized Fox News last night for its coverage of ACORN and the undercover reporting of activist James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles. Last week, the California Attorney General’s office released unedited video tapes from O’Keefe’s reporting and Maddow used compared two sections of the unedited tapes to segments airing on FNC programs. “Fox News it turns out was not giving its viewers an accurate portrayal of how exactly these two activists represented themselves,” she said.

“This is not meant to excuse what ACORN has done wrong in the past,” Maddow said in closing, but added, “It was a dishonest political stunt that bears no resemblance to journalism and no resemblance to the actual facts of what happened in those offices.”

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