As the videos demonstrated (with small children overheard in the background), the APORN employees were all too willing to oblige the effort.
So what's different about the story that would cause MSM to start reporting? Perhaps a report from WBAL IN BALTIMORE that indicates the State's Attorney in Baltimore may be considering prosecuting the two young journalists for acquiring the audio of their meeting illegally. Here's the statement from the State's Attorneys Office:
STATEMENT OF STATE’S ATTORNEYS OFFICE FOR BALTIMORE CITY RELATIVE TO THE ALLEGED BALTIMORE ACORN INCIDENTWhatever the left is drunk on, they've GOT to hit rock bottom soon..............don't they?
Baltimore, MD – September 11, 2009 – We have received inquiries from citizens and the media asking whether the Baltimore City State’s Attorneys Office would initiate a criminal investigation for acts allegedly committed at ACORN offices located in Baltimore. The only information received in reference to this alleged criminal behavior was a YouTube video. Upon review by this office, the video appears to be incomplete. In addition, the audio portion could possibly have been obtained in violation of Maryland Law, Annotated Code of Maryland Courts and Judicial Proceedings Article §10-402, which requires two party consent.
If it is determined that the audio portion now being heard on YouTube was illegally obtained, it is also illegal under Maryland Law to willfully use or willfully disclose the content of said audio. The penalty for the unlawful interception, disclosure or use of it is a felony punishable up to 5 years.
"An acorn doesn't fall far from the tree."
- Barack Obama, October, 2008
h/t to HOT AIR