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You might remember Jame O’Keefe.

He’s the arrogant little punk who videotaped ACORN workers, and then intercut the video with scenes to make it look like they were assisting him in a prostitution ring.

Of course, it was later revealed (way too late) that it was all a fabrication.

Congress cut all funds and ties to ACORN, and the organization pretty much closed up shop nationally.

Several people lost jobs, and ACORN, an organization that signed up poor people to vote, was destroyed.

Which of course was their real crime. We can’t have the disenfranchised voting.

It was all part of the right wing voter suppression strategy. Study after study has shown that the more people who vote, the more likely liberals will prevail.

O’Keefe is also the guy who tried to wiretap Sen. Mary Landrieu’s office while posing as a telephone company person — in order to “prove” the senator was not responsive to constituents or some such nonsense.

He comes off as a spoiled rich brat with unlimited cash who decides to do stupid shit to people  because their existence offends him.

Well, now Salon is reporting that he has tried to “punk” a CNN reporter in a bizarre scheme that I have yet to understand:  “James O’Keefe’s planned sexual harassment “prank” goes awry”

Was O’Keefe trying to create irrefutable evidence that he has deep, disturbing problems with women?

A document “explains” his plan:

According to the document, O’Keefe was to record a video of the following script before Boudreau arrived: “My name is James. I work in video activism and journalism. I’ve been approached by CNN for an interview where I know what their angle is: they want to portray me and my friends as crazies, as non-journalists, as unprofessional and likely as homophobes, racists or bigots of some sort….

“Instead, I’ve decided to have a little fun. Instead of giving her a serious interview, I’m going to punk CNN. Abbie has been trying to seduce me to use me, in order to spin a lie about me. So, I’m going to seduce her, on camera, to use her for a video. This bubble-headed-bleach-blonde who comes on at five will get a taste of her own medicine, she’ll get seduced on camera and you’ll get to see the awkwardness and the aftermath.

It’s already part of the record that he is reflexively racist .

Remember, this is the guy that the right venerates as an example of their new journalism. He and enabler Andrew Breitbart pull disgusting stunts that destroy people in an effort to intimidate and silence discussion and opposition.

What a cad.

Update: Media Matters has a nice summation of O’Keefe’s “career”: The Lies of James O’Keefe.

-Chris

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September 29, 2010 - Posted by | Media Criticism, Republicans | , , , , , , ,

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