According to this article, the man behind the coup to take down ACORN was non other than a Chesterton fan who considers Chesterton his intellectual backbone.
He's also a good friend of a reader of this blog, David, who tipped me off to the article adding that when O'Keefe mentioned G.K. Chesterton's name, the reporter was apparently silenced, dumbfounded. The reporter had never heard anyone say something like that before.
I like the subversive, Man Who Was Thursday with a spy camera aspect to the story.
Thanks, David M.