Quick Fact: Fox & Friends advanced debunked claim that ACORN's Lewis visited White House

››› ››› DIANNA PARKER

On Fox & Friends, co-host Gretchen Carlson falsely claimed that ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis "got an inside look at the White House just days before those explosive undercover tapes about ACORN were released," presumably referring to right-wing claims that recently released White House visitor logs included Lewis' name. In fact, the "Bertha Lewis" who visited the White House was reportedly not the Bertha Lewis who is the CEO of ACORN.

Fox & Friends trumpets ACORN story days after it is debunked

From the January 4 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

CARLSON: And ACORN's chief Bertha Lewis got an inside look at the White House just days before those explosive undercover tapes about ACORN were released. Could her relationship with the First Family affect the way the administration ended up viewing those tapes?

FACT: The "Bertha Lewis" who visited the White House is reportedly not ACORN's Lewis

Ben Smith: "Wrong Bertha Lewis." After Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com alleged that Lewis had gone to the White House, Politico's Ben Smith reported in a blog post that according to an "administration official," the "Bertha E. Lewis" who visited the White House was not the Bertha Lewis who is the CEO of ACORN. Moreover, Smith noted that the ACORN CEO's middle initial is "M," not "E."

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