The Wash Post discusses the provenance of the ACORN videos that helped to kill federal funding for the group:

"When I saw these videos, I couldn't help thinking, this is the Abu Ghraib of the Great Society," said Breitbart, who put the videos on BigGovernment.com. "Everybody that is a conservative news junkie thinks that ACORN is the most important institution for us to uncover to the American public."...

According to [video co-creator James] O'Keefe's account, ACORN was laid low by a stunt with a $1,300 budget, O'Keefe.... He and [partner Hannah] Giles rolled up and down Interstate 95 munching on Subway and Quiznos sandwiches between visits to the organization's branch offices.

O'Keefe, who described himself as an investigative journalist with no formal training, said he bought his own $300 plane ticket to California to visit ACORN sites in Los Angeles, San Bernardino and San Diego.

"We'll be providing receipts, documented proof that this was an independent piece of journalism done by myself and Hannah Giles," he said.

Whole story here.

Watch the videos, which show O'Keefe and Giles pretending to be a pimp and prostitute who get incriminating advice at various ACORN offices around the country, at Big Government.