The video that unleashed a firestorm of criticism on the activist group ACORN was a "heavily edited" splice job that only made it appear as though the organization's workers were advising a pimp and prostitute on how to get a mortgage, sources said yesterday.
The findings by the Brooklyn DA, following a 5½-month probe into the video, secretly recorded by conservative provocateurs James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles, means that no charges will be filed.
Many of the seemingly crime-encouraging answers were taken out of context so as to appear more sinister, sources said.
There's still no word on the result of the charges made against O'Keefe in New Orleans for the intended bugging of Sen. Mary Landrieu's offices. O'Keefe and his cohorts face possible maximum terms of 10 years and $250,000 fines if they end up being indicted on felony charges for that bit of idiocy.