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.
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.
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.
Fart_Machine: That's a terrible thing to say about hobbits. Okeefe is a goblin at best.
Iowan73: Lucky LaRue: I stopped reading after, Investigative 'journalist', James O'KeefeYeah, the quotation marks don't really do it justice. The guy is a paid troll. There is nothing journalistic about it.
advex101: I was hoping this would end with a tasering. America, I am disappointed.
randomjsa: Showing up at somebodies private residence as a part of a politically motivated stunt1) ACORN? Completely fine!
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.
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spongeboob: randomjsa: Showing up at somebodies private residence as a part of a politically motivated stunt1) ACORN? Completely fine! I asked previously from someone else Citation Please2) Unions? Awesome.3) Conservative film maker? Scum!How many ways can liberals be hypocrites? The world may never know.
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.
andrewagill: jigger: andrewagill: Sorry, I misquotedO'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.
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.
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.
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.
ClintonKun: The hobbit community frowns upon being compared to James O'Keefe.[850x361 from http://tookland.net/images/hobbits15a.jpg image 850x361]
jigger: Do I care, retard? The video made him look bad. That's all I said.
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!
jigger: You don't get to just say "trespassing!" and boom there's a crime to be investigated.
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