Clark Hoyt, the public editor at the New York Times and a managing editor at The Eagle in the 1980s, was portrayed as a weasel in a "This Modern World" cartoon strip this week. It quotes Hoyt's explanation of why the Times wouldn't issue a correction for its reporting on the ACORN video showing James O'Keefe as a pimp. "The story says O'Keefe dressed up as a pimp and trained his hidden camera on ACORN counselors. It does not say he did those two things at the same time," Hoyt said. O'Keefe (who was arrested recently for trying to tamper with the phone system of Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La.) wasn't dressed as a pimp when he visited ACORN offices, contrary to what the video suggested. Brooklyn, N.Y., prosecutors cleared ACORN this week of any criminal wrongdoing, and a law enforcement official said that O'Keefe and his partner "edited the tape to meet their agenda."
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