James O’Keefe Issues Lie-Riddled Defense For Landrieu Affair

O'Keefe, Giles, BoratJames O’Keefe, the ersatz “pimp” famous for pestering ACORN, has published an amusing defense of his most recent criminal adventure. The statement was fittingly posted on Andrew Breitbart’s BigGovernment web site, as Breitbart is O’Keefe’s mentor and protector, despite having disavowed himself of any connection to little Jimmy’s felonious conduct.

O’Keefe begins his defense by stating that…

“The government has now confirmed what has always been clear: No one tried to wiretap or bug Senator Landrieu’s office. Nor did we try to cut or shut down her phone lines. Reports to this effect over the past 48 hours are inaccurate and false.”

However, nowhere is there any statement from the government that says any such thing. In fact, the only government statement is the release from the FBI that says O’Keefe and company…

“…were charged in a criminal complaint with entering federal property under false pretenses for the purpose of committing a felony.”

O’Keefe’s goes on to make an assertion that is patently false.

“As an investigative journalist, my goal is to expose corruption and lack of concern for citizens by government and other institutions, as I did last year when our investigations revealed the massive corruption and fraud perpetrated by ACORN.”

First of all, O’Keefe’s characterization of himself as a journalist is an insult to journalists. He brazenly violates the code of ethics as enumerated by the Society of Professional Journalists. Secondly, his goal has never been to expose corruption, but to harass liberals, as he freely admits:

“If you use their rules against them, you can really just tease them and mock them and really destroy them.”

And finally, he revealed no corruption or fraud, massive or otherwise, on the part of ACORN. Subsequent to the release of his videos there have been two independent investigations that concluded that there was no unlawful activity on the part ACORN and there have never been any findings of guilt or even charges brought. Well, except for the charges brought against O’Keefe for unlawful videotaping.

Then we come to O’Keefe’s ludicrous and illogical self-defense.

“In investigating this matter, we decided to visit Senator Landrieu’s district office – the people’s office – to ask the staff if their phones were working.”

That assertion is false on its face. By his own admission to the FBI, he and his associates did much more than ask if the phones were working. They “manipulated the telephone system” in the Senator’s office. They sought access to the main wiring facility at another location and went to that location where they tried unsuccessfully to get in. O’Keefe’s attempt to diminish this by portraying it as an innocent effort to question the Senator’s staff is just plain dishonest. If, as he says, his “sole intent” was to ascertain whether the Senator “was purposely trying to avoid constituents,” then why did he need to go off-site to the wiring facility?

My favorite part of this whitewash was O’Keefe’s reconsideration of this idiotic escapade.

“On reflection, I could have used a different approach to this investigation, particularly given the sensitivities that people understandably have about security in a federal building.”

“On reflection?” I suppose a night in the slammer presents an ideal opportunity to reflect on one’s imbecility. And the prospect of ten years in prison and a quarter million dollar fine might inspire some serious self-appraisal as well. But I suspect that most of his time in lockup O’Keefe spent concocting these lame excuses. Apparently he needed more time behind bars to come up with something that didn’t blow copious chunks, because the single night was obviously not long enough.

The rest of O’Keefe’s anti-apologia was an extended whine about how the mainstream media is so mean to him. On that note – Be sure to catch James O’Keefe Monday on “Hannity” – Only on Fox News.. That’s right, The nation’s #1 cable news network (is that mainstream enough for you?), Fox News and Sean Hannity somehow scored this exclusive interview. I’m sure it’s just a coincidence. Much like the fact that Fox Nation officially exonerated O’Keefe. It was just a “stunt” according to the Fox Nationalists. Nevertheless, it is still a felony. Good luck with that stunt defense, Jim.


7 thoughts on “James O’Keefe Issues Lie-Riddled Defense For Landrieu Affair

  1. It’s really the beginning of the end for Landrieu much as she is trying to avoid the sad fact that she actually put an entire state on Call Forwarding!

    What arrogance!

    • Nah. It’s really the beginning of the end for anyone who would give credence to anything that O’Keefe says.

      What ignorance!

    • Crazy Galoot writes: It’s really the beginning of the end for Landrieu much as she is trying to avoid the sad fact that she actually put an entire state on Call Forwarding!

      You’ll need to back this up with evidence, which the four suspects (described in the article you have apparently not read but are nonetheless commenting on) did not find.

      Put or shut up, dummy.

      Right, why’d I ask.

  2. I think since there is much we don’t know about the break-in by the 4 cowardly conservative criminals, the only way to determine the truth is to water board them. Because Water boarding is akin to the prank they pulled it should be used to figure out what’s going on. This case (since it has the potential to involve espionage charges) may also warrant Enhanced Interrogation Techniques.

    If O’Keefe, Dai, Basel, and Flanagan have nothing to hide then they have nothing to fear from the interrogators.

    James O’Keefe graduated from Rutgers in 2006, how come we aren’t reading about how he joined the Corps and served nobly in Iraq during the Surge? Ohhh, that’s right as a Conservative he is a natural coward and chicken hawk…

    O’Keefe belongs to Yellow Elephants: The Next Generation.

    • Enhanced interrogation to this crew would be asking them to stop sobbing and write down their mommy’s phone number.

      Actually (and this is really true) O’Keefe was ordered by the judge to remain in his parent’s custody. This is a 25 year old man and the judge doesn’t think he’s mature enough to be without parental supervision. {ouch}.

      And all four of these cowards are members of the 101st Chickenhawk Battalion – bravely advocating wars for other people to fight in. They could all enlist now and go to Afghanistan – or even Haiti – but they’d rather play dress-up and pull pranks that the guys in “Jackass” would find embarrassing.

  3. Aw, c’mon! These are just a bunch of kids! This is just a harmless school boy prank! You know what they say, don’cha? Boys will be boys!

    No doubt about it. It’ll be amusing to watch the right wing media trying to spin this latest debacle. Yesterday O’Keefe was the newest Fascist poster boy. Today he is a man looking at a nice stint in federal prison. The Republicans are once again experiencing the kind of OOPS moment for which they have become famous for in recent years. It really is quite touching when you think about it.

    Is this merely the tip of a nasty iceberg? Will O’Keefe “cooperate” with federal investigators in order to reduce his sentence? Are there bigger fish that are due some serious frying?

    To be continued….


    Tom Degan

    • The way Breitbart has been fidgeting, it sure seems like he’s afraid that something more is gonna come out.

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