In what has to be the best example of the Chinese Finger Puzzle In Action so far:
BALTIMORE (AP) ― ACORN and two former employees of its Baltimore office filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit Wednesday against the makers of a hidden-camera video that showed the employees giving tax advice to a man posing as a pimp and a woman posing as a prostitute.The liberal activist group contends that the audio portion of the video was obtained illegally because Maryland law requires the consent of both parties to record private conversations.
The employees seen in the video, Tonja Thompson and Shera Williams, were fired after it was posted online. Thompson and Williams are plaintiffs in the lawsuit, which says they suffered “extreme emotional distress with attendant physical symptoms and injury to their reputations.”
Brietbart said he would respond with his lawyer to a request for comment. He told The Associated Press in an interview Tuesday that he looked forward to a lawsuit because he expects unsavory details about ACORN to be unearthed in the discovery process.
Uhmmmm . . . okay then. A couple of quick things:
- Why, exactly, are ACORN and their “fired” employees cooperating on a lawsuit? Sounds like there’s not as much bad blood there as we were lead to believe . . .
- A lawsuit against . . . the two kids who exposed massive corruption in ACORN? Good luck finding a jury to rule in your favor there.
- And these guys must have been trained by disbarred former lawyer Barry Obama — otherwise they’d know that you don’t sue over a violation of civil law. You file charges — you don’t sue, geniuses.
- And these folks obviously have never heard of ‘legal discovery” — where you can find out all sorts of nasty things. Not something you really want to do when Congress is clamoring for an investigation, is it?
Make no mistake; this is simply an attempt to intimidate and bully the two kids. Just like the Maryland law prohibiting recording someone without their knowledge is an attempt to protect people with something to hide.
Breitbart will have a countersuit filed within a day or two. Those kids may end up rich in the end.