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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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2013-08-27 05:31:00 AM

MJMaloney187: 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.


He doesn't have any originality and he doesn't have brass balls. O'Keefe is nothing more than a conman who is really good at reading people and knows what people he can pull his shot on who won't retaliate very hard against him. It does not take brass balls to do what he does to people when you are pretty sure they aren't going to come after you. However, it's only a matter of time before he misreads somebody and pulls his normal shiat and they stomp him into the ground. Of course, like most other people like him, he is a smug little punk and doesn't think that it will ever happen to him.
 
2013-08-27 05:52:35 AM

gilgigamesh: 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.


For realz. Letten did nothing wrong, but seeing as how the buck has to stop somewhere he resigned gracefully. I, and pretty much everyone else, was sad to see him go. He was sort of a Harvey Dent type, before Dent turned. I don't know a single SE Louisianian who views Letten's tenure here as a "disgrace." If it had been me, I wouldn't have resigned over one of my staff making dumbass comments on the internet, but oh well. Maybe he grew tired of whooping ass full-time and just wanted an excuse to go into academia.

And O'Queef may still be making videos, but Letten almost immediately joined Tulane Law - not exactly a shabby gig. Pays better, too (I presume).
 
2013-08-27 06:14:13 AM
Showing up at somebodies private residence as a part of a politically motivated stunt

1) ACORN? Completely fine!
2) Unions? Awesome.
3) Conservative film maker? Scum!

How many ways can liberals be hypocrites? The world may never know.
 
2013-08-27 06:44:19 AM
I was hoping this would end with a tasering.  America, I am disappointed.
 
2013-08-27 07:14:28 AM

jayhawk88: 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.


If someone handed me a turd I'd throw it back as well.
 
2013-08-27 07:19:04 AM

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


I don't know why everyone is always down on the goblins, just 'cause they're not pretty like the elves or chubby like babies and hobbitses.
 
2013-08-27 07:21:39 AM

Iowan73: 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.


I found his Fark handle a few posts up from yours.
 
2013-08-27 08:32:19 AM

advex101: I was hoping this would end with a tasering.  America, I am disappointed.


Come on now, we can't just be handing out punishment like that.

Although, seeing his body twitch after getting the juice would be glorious.
 
2013-08-27 08:47:45 AM

randomjsa: Showing up at somebodies private residence as a part of a politically motivated stunt

1) ACORN? Completely fine!

I asked previously from someone else Citation Please
2) Unions? Awesome.
3) Conservative film maker? Scum!

How many ways can liberals be hypocrites? The world may never know.
 
2013-08-27 09:51:15 AM

Ishkur: It's not that his targets are corrupt and fraudulent (whether they are or not is a different discussion), it's that in his mind they already are, irrespective of the facts. And if they aren't -- no, THEY ARE, and his mission is to expose this corruption. If it does not exist -- no, it DOES exist.


This is how I think Bush managed to bungle us into Iraq. He quashed exculpatory evidence not because Saddam might be innocent, but because he's guilty, and exculpatory evidence only confounded the truth.
 
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2013-08-27 10:42:03 AM
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2013-08-27 11:15:35 AM

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Was wondering when someone as gonna post that.

Aside from besmirching the good name of spuds and hobbits Letten is perfectly correct to note that O'Keefe is nasty, cowardly, good-for-nothing scum.

O'Keefe is not a journalist, he is not a film maker, he is not activist.

He is an IRL troll. A muckraker with partisan blinkers and less morals than a sociopathic alley cat.

I totally wanna buy Letten a beer now.

/On a side note I'm really enjoying the use of the word "Comeuppance" in the headline. That's a good word. It really needs to make a comeback.
 
2013-08-27 11:19:41 AM

spongeboob: randomjsa: Showing up at somebodies private residence as a part of a politically motivated stunt

1) ACORN? Completely fine! I asked previously from someone else Citation Please
2) Unions? Awesome.
3) Conservative film maker? Scum!

How many ways can liberals be hypocrites? The world may never know.


You aren't going to get one, these types of people like making stuff up and telling half truths.
 
2013-08-27 11:34:15 AM

TV's Vinnie: 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 recused himself, dumbass. He can call the nasty little spud a nasty little spud all he wants as a private citizen.


Do I care, retard? The video made him look bad. That's all I said.

andrewagill: jigger: 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?

Ooh!  Excellent question.  There was a crime either in progress or about to be in progress.  Once they informed O'Keefe that he was banned from the premises, he would be guilty of trespass if he stayed on those premises.
I see you champing at the bit to cite Schmid.  Don't forget that you have to account for Board of Trustees of State University of New York v. Fox. Show your work.


You don't get to just say "trespassing!" and boom there's a crime to be investigated. "But I called trespassing! No fair!"

This whole tread:
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2013-08-27 11:41:04 AM

spongeboob: citation


hubiestubert: Because he's a twit. A twit and a half wit who happens to like this cowardly little asshat and his lying, weasely face and the half assed "work" that he's done as a faux journalist. It's not about the fact that the fella lies, it's not the fact that he crafts highly edited videos to generate support or tear down those he disagrees with, it's the fact that simply because he is on the right "side" that he is thus instantly an "activist" while others would call him a troll given a camera.


For a minute there I thought you were hatin' on Michael Moore.
 
2013-08-27 11:41:21 AM

dickfreckle: 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.


Mine used to be this guy named Chris Christie - prosecuted a guy we purchased a business from for money laundering & fraud.
 
2013-08-27 12:09:28 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   convicted criminal goes to the prosecutor's home and confronts his spouse, common decorum kinda goes out the window.


Yeah, the fact that the douchenozzle went to his house at all, and even spoke with his wife is pretty damned slimy. And while his claims of "OMFG you harassed my wife" are overblown, the fact is that the visit itself does seem pretty goddamned sketchy
 
2013-08-27 12:52:28 PM

ClintonKun: The hobbit community frowns upon being compared to James O'Keefe.

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What about this guy?

doubleaardvarkmedia.com

Technically he's a hobbit, or used to be.
 
2013-08-27 01:06:02 PM

jigger: Do I care, retard? The video made him look bad. That's all I said.


Sorry, but it didn't. Even if O'Kweef was hassling Satan I'd still find something nice to say about Ol Scratch.

Jimmy has been long overdue for a good old fashioned curb-stomp, but a major chewing out will have to do for now.

Go back to playing with your Ronald Reagan RealDoll.
 
2013-08-27 02:03:10 PM
FWIW, I'm another liberal who has admired Letten all these years.  I never knew his political beliefs, just that he was a badass who went after criminals and was tough as nails.  Glad he landed on his feet at Tulane; great school.
 
2013-08-27 02:19:09 PM

Empty Matchbook: 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.

The bar for"political activist" sure has sunk low...seriously, I put O'Keefe on the same level as those trustafarians who protest tuition hikes by blocking off classrooms, then getting daddy's lawyers to get the charges dropped once the police have the GALL to arrest them instead of falling to their knees and weeping at the display of justice like the movies taught them would happen!


I put him much lower- at least the trustafarians are protesting to help people less advantaged than they are.  My analog would be a trustafarian that starts a riot against those sitting in the classrooms.
 
2013-08-27 02:23:40 PM
O'Queef is a sociopath, no more, no less.  Letten is a hero for calling him out and treating him like the cancer that he is.  For his efforts, I'm sure, his family will be threatened and harassed even more.  It's how they work.
 
2013-08-27 02:34:04 PM

jigger: You don't get to just say "trespassing!" and boom there's a crime to be investigated.


Bates ex rel. Johns v. Chesterfield County, Va. (216 F. 3d 367) disagrees.
 
2013-08-28 03:22:10 AM
So Frodo and Sam actually walk into Mordor...and someone tries to use the word Hobbit as an insult for a coward? 

/apparently "former US attorney" now means "idiot".
 
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