A June 19, 2008 memo from Elizabeth Kingsley of Harmon, Curran, Spielberg Eisenberg LLP warned ACORN that it had better fix
massive internal problems. A copy of the 14-page memo has been posted at Breitbart's BigGovernment.
Almost as interesting as the memo itself is word that in the midst of its coverage -- investigative reporting that would reveal the extent of ACORN's questionable activities -- the New York Times abruptly changed course, deliberately choosing to kill the story and suppress the memo. The story is at American Spectator.
The memo is a kind of Holy Grail for ACORN researchers. One source of mine keeps a copy in a safety deposit box. I've lost track of how many people have asked me over the last year if I knew how to get a hold of it. One source told me yesterday that there are many people who would "kill" to gain possession of it. This is a bit of an exaggeration perhaps, but not much.
In articles by investigative reporter Stephanie Strom, the New York Times has published excerpts of the document. Incidentally, aspects of the Old Gray Lady's coverage of ACORN were top-notch last year until management made a conscious decision to suppress Strom's reporting before Election Day, apparently for political reasons.