By Garance Franke-Ruta
So much for HOPE. That, at least, is the symbolic message sent by an anti-ACORN activist or group that targeted Studio Number One in Los Angeles, the commercial design studio of Obama HOPE poster creator Shepard Fairey, with anti-ACORN graffiti.
The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now has drawn conservative wrath this month after hidden-camera videographers taped its workers giving housing and other advice to a couple purporting to be a pimp and a prostitute. The White House quickly backed away from the group in the wake of the video sting, first published on new conservative Web site BigGovernment.com, with the House on Thursday voting to cut federal funding for the group.
The anonymous anti-ACORN activist or activists tried to link the anti-poverty group to the man who helped create the iconic image of the Obama campaign by targeting his studio with an image of the ACORN logo beneath the words “ACORN Funded Prostitution Zone.”
Studio Number One does not receive any funds from the government, according to a spokesman, and does no work for ACORN.
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