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(Talking Points Memo)   Investigative 'journalist', James O'Keefe, gets his comeuppance from a former US attorney. "You're a nasty little cowardly spud, All of you, you're hobbits. You are less than I can ever tell you. You are scum. Do you understand?"   (livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 274
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2013-08-26 02:24:56 PM
Hmm. Not any fan of this guy or anything, but that video only served to make that federal prosecutor look bad. And no prosecuting attorney has any business calling any political activist a coward.
 
2013-08-26 02:35:26 PM
why bring innocent hobbits into this?!
 
2013-08-26 02:37:41 PM

jigger: And no prosecuting attorney has any business calling any political activist a coward.


Bullshiat.
 
2013-08-26 02:38:03 PM
This is the guy who prosecuted him and O'Keefe decided to show up at his house and harass his wife?  There ought to be laws against that sort of thing.
 
2013-08-26 02:38:35 PM
Why isn't he in jail for bugging a senators office?
 
2013-08-26 02:39:02 PM
FWIW, Letten is a conservative Republican.
 
2013-08-26 02:39:37 PM
I stopped reading after, Investigative 'journalist', James O'Keefe
 
2013-08-26 02:45:25 PM

johnryan51: Why isn't he in jail for bugging a senators office?


I believe he got probation. The charge related to entering federal property under false pretenses I believe. I don't think their cunning little scheme came to fruition, which is probably what saved him from jail time.
 
2013-08-26 02:58:28 PM
There are people in this world who really, really need to be administered a good ass-kicking, for their own benefit and for the benefit of the world in general. O'Keefe is right near the top of the list of such people.
 
2013-08-26 02:59:40 PM

jigger: Hmm. Not any fan of this guy or anything, but that video only served to make that federal prosecutor look bad. And no prosecuting attorney has any business calling any political activist a coward.


You're kidding, right? Why not?
 
2013-08-26 03:07:28 PM
Man, Jim Letten is NOT a man to be farked with. Sure, he's a Republican, but that's neither here nor there in terms of his ultimate badssery as a US attorney. This man took down a ton of corrupt slime - particularly those related to New Orleans - and he was admired by damn near everyone. Think about the US attorney where you live. Do you even know his or her name? Around here he was nearly a celebrity.

Seriously, if I had my pick between an NFL linebacker growling and running at me at full speed, or Jim Letten walking up with an extended hand to politely ask me a few questions, I'd take the linebacker.
 
2013-08-26 03:14:23 PM

jigger: Hmm. Not any fan of this guy or anything, but that video only served to make that federal prosecutor look bad. And no prosecuting attorney has any business calling any political activist a coward.


Oh, hush. Letten was an outstanding US Attorney and rooted out a lot of political corruption here during his tenure.
 
2013-08-26 03:18:11 PM

johnryan51: Why isn't he in jail for bugging a senators office?


he has very wealthy friends.
 
2013-08-26 03:28:33 PM

Lucky LaRue: I stopped reading after, Investigative 'journalist', James O'Keefe


Yeah, I think I must have missed something in his CV.
 
2013-08-26 03:33:36 PM

jigger: Hmm. Not any fan of this guy or anything, but that video only served to make that federal prosecutor look bad. And no prosecuting attorney has any business calling any political activist a coward.


Hmmm - a prosecuting attorney, whose full name appears on every charging document, court decision and legal opinion he's involved in vs. a "political activist" who is legally protected from giving out their name and how much they donated to a political party AND who has gone to great lengths to conceal his identity and purpose from pretty much everyone he speaks at..

Yeah, clearly the AG is the coward there.
 
2013-08-26 03:43:38 PM

FlashHarry: johnryan51: Why isn't he in jail for bugging a senators office?

he has very wealthy friends.


Nah, it just turned out to be some stupid stunt for one of his movies and they never really got him on bugging, but he did plead guilty to some charges and got probation.
 
2013-08-26 04:06:34 PM

jigger: Hmm. Not any fan of this guy or anything, but that video only served to make that federal prosecutor look bad. And no prosecuting attorney has any business calling any political activist a coward.


And if that lying, cock-sucking, ass-licking, farkheaded, shiat for brains James O'Keefe ever meets a real political activist, I hope he advises the activist of the proper decorum of which he should be accorded.
 
2013-08-26 04:18:57 PM
HOBBITS ARE AWESOME, YOU DORK!
 
2013-08-26 04:29:47 PM
This is what happens when a kid doesn't get that ass-kicking for being a smarmy little douche.
 
2013-08-26 04:30:50 PM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: This is what happens when a kid doesn't get that ass-kicking for being a smarmy little douche.


I think he just did. Admittedly it came late.
 
2013-08-26 04:35:13 PM

Lucky LaRue: I stopped reading after, Investigative 'journalist', James O'Keefe


Not because you think O'Keefe is actually a journalist, right.
 
2013-08-26 04:35:48 PM
?
 
2013-08-26 04:39:29 PM

Saborlas: HOBBITS ARE AWESOME, YOU DORK!


He was probably referring to Douche Baggins.  As far as hobbits go, he's a prick.  So it's a valid comparison.
 
2013-08-26 04:48:52 PM
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2013-08-26 04:49:33 PM

jigger: Hmm. Not any fan of this guy or anything, but that video only served to make that federal prosecutor look bad. And no prosecuting attorney has any business calling any political activist a coward.


That piece of trash O'Keefe is not a political activist any more than he's a journalist.
 
2013-08-26 04:50:35 PM

jigger: Hmm. Not any fan of this guy or anything, but that video only served to make that federal prosecutor look bad. And no prosecuting attorney has any business calling any political activist a coward.


Former prosecutor, now a private citizen.
 
2013-08-26 04:51:23 PM
lucky he is a right wing "journalist" they are handled with kid gloves by everyone involved.
 
2013-08-26 04:52:30 PM

A Dark Evil Omen: That piece of trash O'Keefe is not a political activist any more than he's a journalist.


What credentials does one need to be considered either?
 
2013-08-26 04:53:26 PM

Headso: lucky he is a right wing "journalist" they are handled with kid gloves by everyone involved.


Basically. He can lie, cheat, steal, engage in all sorts of trespassing and mischief and he gets Congresspeople and the entire corporate media machine sucking his dick for it.
 
2013-08-26 04:53:43 PM
The hobbit community frowns upon being compared to James O'Keefe.

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2013-08-26 04:53:47 PM
Who knew that a coward risks jail time by breaking federal laws, while a hero uses anonymous online comments to slander and libel people.....

All the civil rights activists would be cowards according to this former attorney.....and all internet trolls, heroes.
 
2013-08-26 04:56:18 PM

GoldSpider: A Dark Evil Omen: That piece of trash O'Keefe is not a political activist any more than he's a journalist.

What credentials does one need to be considered either?


For the latter? Journalism would help, which does not include staged and Breitbarted video and massive lies and misrepresentation.

For the former? Being willing to stand for something.

He's a shiatweasel with no scruples. Would you consider Alex Jones a "political activist"?
 
2013-08-26 04:57:27 PM
You guys understand that ANY US Atty could bankrupt you if not imprison you given the absence of the rule of law in the US, right? Letten really exposed himself in this episode. ALL US Attys and federal judges should be treated so until they prove by deed that they are loyal to the Constitution and the rule of law. First test, NO cases which depend on jailhouse informants result in convictions. Dox the hell out of all of them.
 
2013-08-26 04:57:33 PM
 
2013-08-26 04:59:21 PM

jigger: Hmm. Not any fan of this guy or anything, but that video only served to make that federal prosecutor look bad.



It's an O'Keefe video.  It is deliberately edited to make the subject look bad.  That's O'Keefe's whole shtick.  That's what he does.


 And no prosecuting attorney has any business calling any political activist a coward.


O'Keefe really is a nasty little coward though; Letten was absolutely right about that.
 
2013-08-26 05:02:10 PM

the_freelance: You guys understand that ANY US Atty could bankrupt you if not imprison you given the absence of the rule of law in the US, right? Letten really exposed himself in this episode. ALL US Attys and federal judges should be treated so until they prove by deed that they are loyal to the Constitution and the rule of law. First test, NO cases which depend on jailhouse informants result in convictions. Dox the hell out of all of them.


Oh, my. Should someone call 911?
 
2013-08-26 05:02:32 PM
Did a hobbit kick his dog when he was a kid?  Really bringing hobbits into the insult is fairly insulting to the people of the shire.  You sir have the sexual proclivity of an ent.
 
2013-08-26 05:02:53 PM

A Dark Evil Omen: Would you consider Alex Jones a "political activist"?


He's certainly a screwball, but aside form his radio show, I'm not sure what he does that could in any way be considered "activism".

Tasteless and crude as it is, O'Keefe's act isn't any less "activism" than your average PeTA AW stunt.
 
2013-08-26 05:03:09 PM

cameroncrazy1984: jigger: Hmm. Not any fan of this guy or anything, but that video only served to make that federal prosecutor look bad. And no prosecuting attorney has any business calling any political activist a coward.

You're kidding, right? Why not?


The reason why not is that the district attorney is supposed to be a professional representing the public interest. Not his own interest. Granted he is out of office now but he is a professor and should set an example.

My reading of the situation is that O'Keefe just enraged him nearly beyond reason. There are few faces in the world that are more punchable than O'Keefe. And that of course all plays into O'Keefe's hand and the outburst is probably exactly what he wanted.

A seasoned attorney -- even one that doesn't practice litigation -- should know better.
 
2013-08-26 05:04:21 PM

FloydA: It is deliberately edited to make the subject look bad.


He should partner up with Michael Moore.

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2013-08-26 05:05:07 PM

GoldSpider: A Dark Evil Omen: Would you consider Alex Jones a "political activist"?

He's certainly a screwball, but aside form his radio show, I'm not sure what he does that could in any way be considered "activism".

Tasteless and crude as it is, O'Keefe's act isn't any less "activism" than your average PeTA AW stunt.


As crap as PeTA is, I've never known them to flat-out lie over and over and then hide under the skirts of far right Congresscritters.
 
2013-08-26 05:05:12 PM
He's no journalist or activist.   He's an agitator,  a provocateur,  nothing more.   Best if he was just ignored by everyone.
 
2013-08-26 05:05:42 PM

GoldSpider: FloydA: It is deliberately edited to make the subject look bad.

He should partner up with Michael Moore.

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Oh, look, it's this false equivalency again.
 
2013-08-26 05:05:45 PM

Giltric: Who knew that a coward risks jail time by breaking federal laws, while a hero uses anonymous online comments to slander and libel people.....

All the civil rights activists would be cowards according to this former attorney.....and all internet trolls, heroes.


While I'm generally a fan of letting anyone and everyone participate in online trolling, having a prosecutor's staff get online and comment about stories on their own cases crosses the line.  I'm sure there were perfectly good 2nd Amendment and Obamacare comment sections for them to troll that didn't involve their own active cases.
 
2013-08-26 05:07:50 PM
Do you know what is the difference between James O'Keefe and Andrew Breitbart?
 
2013-08-26 05:08:25 PM
O'Keefe's father is very wealthy and a GOP wheel/bundler.  Besides, he's too pretty for prison.
 
2013-08-26 05:08:41 PM

Rann Xerox: Do you know what is the difference between James O'Keefe and Andrew Breitbart?


a pulse
 
2013-08-26 05:09:39 PM

A Dark Evil Omen: Oh, look, it's this false equivalency again.


Easy there, tiger.  Keep the Preparation H in the tube.
 
2013-08-26 05:09:49 PM

Rann Xerox: Do you know what is the difference between James O'Keefe and Andrew Breitbart?


Breitbart has better skin?
 
2013-08-26 05:10:04 PM
With the cameras rolling, O'Keefe tried to hand Letten a copy of his book, "Breakthrough: Our Guerilla War to Expose Fraud and Save Democracy." Letten then throws the book back at O'Keefe, an act O'Keefe lables a "minor assault in front of police."

I knew a kid like this in high school. Goddamn we hated him so much.
 
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