â€œAnd all the suppliesâ€”everything around the office that said â€˜ACORNâ€™ — is now all in storage until this blows over,â€ the source said. â€œPeople literally have to cover up the cameras on the back of their cellphones in the office.â€
Jonathan Westin, organizing director, New York Communities for Change, attends a protest in New York City.
Officials with the revamped ACORN office in New York — operating as New York Communities for Change — have fired staff, shredded reams of documents and told workers to blame disgruntled ex-employees for leaking information in an effort to explain away a FoxNews.com report last week on the groupâ€™s involvement in Occupy Wall Street protests, according to sources.
NYCC also is installing surveillance cameras and recording devices at its Brooklyn offices, removing or packing away supplies bearing the name ACORN and handing out photos of Fox News staff with a stern warning not to talk to the media, the sources said.
â€œTheyâ€™re doing serious damage control right now,â€ said an NYCC source.
NYCC Executive Director Jon Kest has been calling a series of emergency meetings to discuss last weekâ€™s reportâ€”and taking extreme measures to identify the sources in their office and to prevent further damage, a source within NYCC told FoxNews.com.