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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 05:56:47 PM

Fart_Machine: That's a terrible thing to say about hobbits. Okeefe is a goblin at best.


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2013-08-26 05:59:41 PM

Terminal Accessory: He's no journalist or activist.   He's an agitator,  a provocateur,  nothing more.   Best if he was just ignored by everyone.


Or beaten to a permanently-crippled pulp. I could go either way.
 
2013-08-26 06:00:49 PM

jigger: that video only served to make that federal prosecutor look bad


That wraps up O'Keefe's entire career rather nicely.
 
2013-08-26 06:00:53 PM
I think there is something illuminating about the fact that O'Keefe picked a fight with a known conservative Republican US attorney with a pretty strong track record of nailing corrupt slime balls in the FIRST place.

And also illustrative that said known conservative Republican US attorney called him out for being the paid provocateur slime ball that he actually is.

I think that little by little, step by step, it is becoming more obvious to republicans and conservatives that these loose canon, self-affiliated, nasty, paid provocateurs ARE NOT THEIR FRIENDS. Whether it's O'Keefe, or Beck, or Coultier or any of their ilk, sooner or later your rabid attack dogs will bite you too.

So maybe the RNC and Republicans in general, (maybe even the Paulians and rational TeaPartiers) will realize that while it's fun to watch the dogs tear into your opponents, it's best not to house rabid attack dogs in your big tent.
 
2013-08-26 06:01:03 PM

ScaryBottles: Nabb1: 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.

Wow dude when Nabb calls you out its time to stop posting

 
2013-08-26 06:04:04 PM

grumpfuff: ScaryBottles: Nabb1: 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.

Wow dude when Nabb calls you out its time to stop posting


^
 
2013-08-26 06:09:23 PM
Why the ethnic slur?
 
2013-08-26 06:11:47 PM

InmanRoshi: 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.

When an accused criminal goes to the prosecutor's home and confronts his spouse, common decorum kinda goes out the window.


O'Keefe didn't "confront" Letten's wife you bunch of shrill pussies. He knocked on the door and asked to speak to Letten. Letten's "terrorized" wife asked them to leave and they did. Reporters do that all the time. Say what you will about O'Keefe, he's a political activist and an investigative journalist ... not a coward. I wonder what would have happened to O'Keefe if he had thrown the book back?
 
2013-08-26 06:13:09 PM
MJMaloney187:  I wonder what would have happened to O'Keefe if he had thrown the book back?

He can't throw that far.
 
2013-08-26 06:14:26 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.


I won't be foolish enough to say that all political activists are cowards, but the few that aren't don't take plea deals.
 
2013-08-26 06:16:12 PM

MJMaloney187: O'Keefe didn't "confront" Letten's wife you bunch of shrill pussies. He knocked on the door and asked to speak to Letten. Letten's "terrorized" wife asked them to leave and they did. Reporters do that all the time. Say what you will about O'Keefe, he's a political activist and an investigative journalist ... not a coward. I wonder what would have happened to O'Keefe if he had thrown the book back?


So its ok in your book if defendants in criminal cases just show up at the homes of their prosecutors? Is that what you're saying?
 
2013-08-26 06:16:33 PM

Saiga410: 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.


I only wish I could last as long as an ent.
 
2013-08-26 06:17:11 PM

MJMaloney187: Say what you will about O'Keefe, he's a political activist and an investigative journalist ... not a coward.


Please provide cites for claims of "Journalist". Degree in Journalism? Published in reputable newspapers or magazines? I think the term you are looking for is "muckracker".
 
2013-08-26 06:18:37 PM

MJMaloney187: InmanRoshi: 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.

When an accused criminal goes to the prosecutor's home and confronts his spouse, common decorum kinda goes out the window.

O'Keefe didn't "confront" Letten's wife you bunch of shrill pussies. He knocked on the door and asked to speak to Letten. Letten's "terrorized" wife asked them to leave and they did. Reporters do that all the time. Say what you will about O'Keefe, he's a political activist and an investigative journalist ... not a coward. I wonder what would have happened to O'Keefe if he had thrown the book back?


Sorry. You can't be both a journalist and a political activist at the same time. I realise that O'Keefe supporters won't understand why that is.
 
2013-08-26 06:20:55 PM
WTF kind of "news story" is this? This happened long ago, and nobody gives a shiat.
O'Keefe's 15 minutes ended quite a while back.
F**k him.
 
2013-08-26 06:26:22 PM
Hobbits can be assholes too
 
2013-08-26 06:32:01 PM

MinkeyMan: can't be both a journalist and a political activist at the same time.


H. S. Thompson might have a different view of this,
 
2013-08-26 06:33:29 PM

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


Yeah, the quotation marks don't really do it justice. The guy is a paid troll. There is nothing journalistic about it.
 
2013-08-26 06:36:20 PM

gilgigamesh: So its ok in your book if defendants in criminal cases just show up at the homes of their prosecutors?


Evidently so; they didn't press charges.
 
2013-08-26 06:36:53 PM
I believe the Attorney confused Hobbits with Trolls. Makes so much more sense.
 
2013-08-26 06:37:15 PM

gilgigamesh: So its ok in your book if defendants in criminal cases just show up at the homes of their prosecutors? Is that what you're saying?


InmanRoshi: When an accused criminal goes to the prosecutor's home and confronts his spouse, common decorum kinda goes out the window.


I keep seeing this and it's driving me crazy.  He's not a defendant.  He's not an accused criminal.  He is a convicted criminal.  Different thing entirely.
 
2013-08-26 06:38:46 PM
O'Keefe is a journalist reflected in a funhouse mirror. He appears to be grappling with the same moral and ethical issues that we journalists do all the time, but his actions are distorted and twisted by his own personal agenda into something unrecognizable.
 
2013-08-26 06:39:34 PM
Heh... That little asshole is going to fark with the wrong person one day and end up on the wrong end of a serious beating or worse... Can't say I'd be too upset about it, either.

The creepy bastard would probably enjoy it.
 
2013-08-26 06:39:47 PM

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


Perhaps, and how to the vast majority of Farker's react to the average PETA stunt?   In fact, how many Farkers have anything but the same sort of reaction to just reading the name PETA, than say reading the name James O'Keefe?
 
2013-08-26 06:42:55 PM

2wolves: MinkeyMan: can't be both a journalist and a political activist at the same time.

H. S. Thompson might have a different view of this,


Well, to him it would probably look like a bat. I have nothing against Thompson but while 'gonzo journalism' is fun, it isn't, despite its name, journalism.
 
2013-08-26 06:43:39 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.


Subby left out the part where the U.S. Attorney resigned in disgrace while O'Keefe is still making videos.  Who got that comeuppance again?
 
2013-08-26 06:45:07 PM

MJMaloney187: I wonder what would have happened to O'Keefe if he had thrown the book back?


He would have hyper-extended his elbow, lost a loafer and had an athsma attack.
 
2013-08-26 06:45:52 PM

tbeatty: Who got that comeuppance again?


Probably not the guy who fell on his sword for his dumbass staff and is now making six figures at Tulane.
 
2013-08-26 06:47:55 PM

tbeatty: 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.

Subby left out the part where the U.S. Attorney resigned in disgrace while O'Keefe is still making videos.  Who got that comeuppance again?


You are believing O'Keefe's lies.
 
2013-08-26 06:57:18 PM
A hobbit's worth is not determined by his physical stature, you wretched cur.
 
2013-08-26 06:58:21 PM
O'Keefe? It's just a sociopath. It has no conscience; it might as well be a robot.
 
2013-08-26 07:00:10 PM
Aristocles: Sounds like a Farklib.

There is no such thing, you farktard.
 
2013-08-26 07:02:29 PM

tbeatty: Who got that comeuppance again?


Conservative provocateur James O'Keefe agreed on Thursday to shell out $100,000 to former ACORN employee Juan Carlos Vera to settle a longstanding lawsuit.

According to a settlement document released by Ms. Naffe, O'Keefe paid Santa $20,000 (a little less than half of what she was demanding) with no admission of liability, and with a confidentiality clause.

Conservative filmmaker James O'Keefe was sentenced to three years of probation, 100 hours of community service and a $1,500 fine after he pleaded guilty on Wednesday to misdemeanor charges stemming from his involvement in a break-in at Sen. Mary Landrieu's (D-La.) office.
 
2013-08-26 07:02:42 PM
Interesting that Letten picks the word hobbit, because those creatures live their entire life in a safety, secure bubble and pride themselves on not knowing anything outside of their world. A very good analogy.
 
2013-08-26 07:02:49 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.


He didn't. He is a coward. Giving a made up one sided view of something and running away from anyone who wants to point out how you lied to everyone is being a coward.
 
2013-08-26 07:06:30 PM

Soup4Bonnie: O'Keefe is a journalist reflected in a funhouse mirror.

[link] He appears to be grappling with the same moral and ethical issues that we journalists do all the time, but his actions are distorted and twisted by his own personal agenda into something unrecognizable.

Excellent story, thanks!
 
2013-08-26 07:06:33 PM

MJMaloney187: Reporters do that all the time. Say what you will about O'Keefe, he's a political activist and an investigative journalist ... not a coward.


Right because making one sided movies where you lie and then run away from the people who can explain how you lied about them and were being one sided is sooo brave.
 
2013-08-26 07:11:13 PM

gilgigamesh: You are believing O'Keefe's lies.


He kinda did resign in disgrace.  Had nothing to do with O'Keefe, and chances are actually had nothing to do with him, but he did resign in the middle of a scandal.
 
2013-08-26 07:12:24 PM

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

Gandalf already smote Breitbart's ruin upon the mountainside?


Oh Bravo!
 
2013-08-26 07:14:20 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.


Since when is O'Keefe a political activist? He's a smarmy, sadistic little shiat whose outlet for assholery happens to be political in nature. He doesn't advocate for any cause, doesn't work on any campaigns, just puts out heavily edited videos, and treats people like shiat. I'd call him a sociopath, but he's not clever or charming enough to fit that bill.
 
2013-08-26 07:17:59 PM

gilgigamesh: O'Keefe didn't "confront" Letten's wife you bunch of shrill pussies. He knocked on the door and asked to speak to Letten. Letten's "terrorized" wife asked them to leave and they did. Reporters do that all the time. Say what you will about O'Keefe, he's a political activist and an investigative journalist ... not a coward. I wonder what would have happened to O'Keefe if he had thrown the book back?

Sorry. You can't be both a journalist and a political activist at the same time. I realise that O'Keefe supporters won't understand why that is.


I only support O'Keefe for his originality and huge brass balls. I'm also a big fan of the FORMER prosecutor's work. Jim Letten is Johnny Law, and Johnny Law drops the hammer. But in this instance, Letten looks a lot like this guy (who I also really like).

I don't know if you can't be both a political activist AND a journalist. You could be right about that.
 
2013-08-26 07:22:08 PM

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

He didn't. He is a coward. Giving a made up one sided view of something and running away from anyone who wants to point out how you lied to everyone is being a coward.


O'Keefe stood his ground. You have no credibility.
 
2013-08-26 07:26:11 PM

MJMaloney187: I only support O'Keefe for his originality and huge brass balls


You are without a doubt one of the dumbest human beings on the planet.
 
2013-08-26 07:28:13 PM

cameroncrazy1984: MJMaloney187: I only support O'Keefe for his originality and huge brass balls

You are without a doubt one of the dumbest human beings on the planet.


Or possibly O'Keefe himself.
 
2013-08-26 07:29:13 PM

A Dark Evil Omen: 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.


In what way is the equivalency false?
 
2013-08-26 07:30:20 PM

MJMaloney187: Corvus: jigger: Hmm. Not any fan of this guy or anything, but that video only served to make that (former) federal prosecutor look bad. And no prosecuting attorney has any business calling any political activist a coward.

He didn't. He is a coward. Giving a made up one sided view of something and running away from anyone who wants to point out how you lied to everyone is being a coward.

O'Keefe stood his ground. You have no credibility.


O'Keefe: All right, we're leaving, thank you.
Officer: Wait a minute, fellas, it's not that easy.

And my favorite part

O'Keefe: Are we being detained?  Am I being detained, sir?
Officer: Oh, you are being detained.
 
2013-08-26 07:32:58 PM
Sorry, I misquoted

O'Keefe: Am I being detained?  Am I being detained, sir?
Officer: Oh, you are being detained.

This quote just brings me such joy.
 
2013-08-26 07:54:27 PM

BojanglesPaladin: MJMaloney187: Say what you will about O'Keefe, he's a political activist and an investigative journalist ... not a coward.

Please provide cites for claims of "Journalist". Degree in Journalism? Published in reputable newspapers or magazines? I think the term you are looking for is "muckracker".


I'd go with "Partisan bomb thrower".
 
2013-08-26 08:04:28 PM

andrewagill: Sorry, I misquoted

O'Keefe: Am I being detained?  Am I being detained, sir?
Officer: Oh, you are being detained.

This quote just brings me such joy.


What were the grounds for detainment? What crime was being investigated? Was there reasonable suspicion that a crime was committed?
 
2013-08-26 08:16:09 PM

StopLurkListen: Excellent story, thanks!


Oh, sure.  Ball busting O'Keefe is sort of a time-waster for me. He's pure filth.  The idea that some hold him in some sort of regard is pretty repugnant.  He's a typical Young Republican doing horrible things and not caring whose life gets in the way of his cause du jour.

Try this one:   http://thephoenix.com/boston/news/152325-trials-of-nadia-naffe/#TOPCO N TENT

It's long, so bring a beverage.
 
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