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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
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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  
i.chzbgr.com
 
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.

tookland.net
 
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.

31.media.tumblr.com
 
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.

[200x161 from http://31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lfaw9oHBMO1qfjrr6o1_250.gif image 200x161]


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.
 
2013-08-26 05:10:09 PM  

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?
 
2013-08-26 05:10:48 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-08-26 05:13:06 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.


When an accused criminal goes to the prosecutor's home and confronts his spouse, common decorum kinda goes out the window.
 
2013-08-26 05:13:46 PM  
"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?"

Sounds like a Farklib.
 
2013-08-26 05:13:56 PM  

jayhawk88: Letten then throws the book back at O'Keefe, an act O'Keefe lables a "minor assault in front of police."


Were charges filed?
 
2013-08-26 05:14:02 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.


Anonymous?
 
2013-08-26 05:15:28 PM  
Showing up at the home of your prosecutor is in itself a threatening action.

Okeefe should be grateful he wasn't shot on sight.
 
2013-08-26 05:15:46 PM  

Aristocles: Sounds like a Farklib.


Aren't you precious.
 
2013-08-26 05:15:49 PM  
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

Looks like the prosecutor...

*puts on sunglasses*

Threw the book at him.

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!

"This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with
great force." - Dorothy Parker
 
2013-08-26 05:16:37 PM  

udhq: Showing up at the home of your prosecutor is in itself a threatening action.


Were the police called?  If not, why?
 
2013-08-26 05:19:03 PM  
Why didn't this happen?

www.bradblog.com
 
2013-08-26 05:19:48 PM  

GoldSpider: udhq: Showing up at the home of your prosecutor is in itself a threatening action.

Were the police called?  If not, why?


Wasn't worth the hassle when he knew he could physically and verbally disarm this sad toad of a human being within seconds ... which he promptly did.
 
2013-08-26 05:21:54 PM  
GIS for punchable face is surprisingly lame.  And missing this O'Keefe turd.
 
2013-08-26 05:23:05 PM  
Won't someone think of the poor potatoes?
 
2013-08-26 05:23:52 PM  

lordjupiter: GIS for punchable face is surprisingly lame.  And missing this O'Keefe turd.


try "backpfeifengesicht" - he's in there
 
2013-08-26 05:24:29 PM  

Snapper Carr: lordjupiter: GIS for punchable face is surprisingly lame.  And missing this O'Keefe turd.

try "backpfeifengesicht" - he's in there


hollinsworth.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-08-26 05:24:32 PM  

A Dark Evil Omen: 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.


PeTA has been caught deliberately falsifying documents and fined for it quite a few times, and having them on the sponsor list of a scientific article can discredit entire  Journals.  Even things they don't particularly need to make shiat up about, like the fact that they euthanize most of the animals they confiscate, they lie about anyhow.

O'Keefe is in Junior Varsity on the flat-out lying front, PeTA's batting in the Majors.  They're, like, maybe a tenth of a step up from actually being organized crime.  Sort of the Greenpeace of animal cruelty.

//Maybe you meant the ASPCA, which is relatively legit, and just got them mixed up because they both do animal-related stuff?
 
2013-08-26 05:25:25 PM  
Who the hell does this former US Attorney think he is?!?!? O'Keefe was HONORED BY CONGRESS!

He's an American hero!
 
2013-08-26 05:25:39 PM  

Aristocles: "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?"

Sounds like a Farklib.


You sound tired.
 
2013-08-26 05:26:20 PM  
Ya, I guess this story is OK but it would have been much better if headline was "Investigative 'journalist', James O'Keefe, gets his balls crushed in a vice".
 
2013-08-26 05:26:40 PM  

mediablitz: Who the hell does this former US Attorney think he is?!?!? O'Keefe was HONORED BY CONGRESS!

He's an American heroTM!


FTFY
 
2013-08-26 05:28:33 PM  

2wolves: Aren't you precious.


no, he isn't

stop giving him attention
 
2013-08-26 05:29:53 PM  

Jim_Callahan: O'Keefe is in Junior Varsity on the flat-out lying front, PeTA's batting in the Majors.


Well, O'Keefe did precipitate many people losing their jobs unfairly, but damn if PETA isn't the scum of the earth. Any celebrity endorsing PETA immediately gets my dismissal.
 
2013-08-26 05:31:03 PM  
Man, this little farker O'Keefe really brings out the FARK White Knight Brigade, doesn't he?

When the day finally comes when this little shiatstain pisses off the wrong person and gets beaten within an inch of his life for it, I hope to hell there's video.
 
2013-08-26 05:32:54 PM  

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

Bullshiat.


Thanks kronicfeld

Am I getting old as I'm tiring of this "rebel without a brain" attitude that's infected America?
 
2013-08-26 05:34:08 PM  
There are some people I want thrown down a pit underneath the only outhouse at a busy dysentery clinic. He is one of them.
 
2013-08-26 05:34:42 PM  

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


Breitbart finally did something of benefit to the American public?
 
2013-08-26 05:34:54 PM  
Where is the hero tag for Letten?
 
2013-08-26 05:35:35 PM  

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

Bullshiat.

Thanks kronicfeld

Am I getting old as I'm tiring of this "rebel without a brain" attitude that's infected America?


No. In fact, all the no's.
 
2013-08-26 05:36:58 PM  
O'Keefe better be careful or he might come down with "Conservative Douchebag Premature Death Syndrome," like Breitbart and Atwater.
 
2013-08-26 05:37:40 PM  
Heard from Bavmorda:  "You're all pigs!"
 
2013-08-26 05:38:08 PM  

Jim_Callahan: A Dark Evil Omen: 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.

PeTA has been caught deliberately falsifying documents and fined for it quite a few times, and having them on the sponsor list of a scientific article can discredit entire  Journals.  Even things they don't particularly need to make shiat up about, like the fact that they euthanize most of the animals they confiscate, they lie about anyhow.

O'Keefe is in Junior Varsity on the flat-out lying front, PeTA's batting in the Majors.  They're, like, maybe a tenth of a step up from actually being organized crime.  Sort of the Greenpeace of animal cruelty.

//Maybe you meant the ASPCA, which is relatively legit, and just got them mixed up because they both do animal-related stuff?


Peta is a joke, but they are also an organization and can't be directly personified. OTOH, O'Keefe is directly in control of his own actions and those actions are the height of an entitled, smug liar. If someone were pulling his shenanigans to support some political philosophy I had, I would not defend him at all. But then again I have integrity.
 
2013-08-26 05:39:08 PM  

tnpir: Man, this little farker O'Keefe really brings out the FARK White Knight Brigade, doesn't he?

When the day finally comes when this little shiatstain pisses off the wrong person and gets beaten within an inch of his life for it, I hope to hell there's video.


If getting out their 2 minutes hate on him puts you in the "white knight brigade" then yeah. This whole thread if full of people that want to kill him (or want to see him be beaten). He'd never be beaten as you wish because he would never risk something like that, being such a coward as he is.
 
2013-08-26 05:41:34 PM  
That's a terrible thing to say about hobbits. Okeefe is a goblin at best.
 
2013-08-26 05:42:39 PM  

tnpir: Man, this little farker O'Keefe really brings out the FARK White Knight Brigade, doesn't he?

When the day finally comes when this little shiatstain pisses off the wrong person and gets beaten within an inch of his life for it, I hope to hell there's video.


um there will be and he will be the one taking it and editing it to make himself a martyr
 
2013-08-26 05:42:50 PM  
I don't get it, you can just go harass a prosecutor's family with no repercussions? Why doesn't every criminal in the nation do this?
 
2013-08-26 05:43:09 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.


First amendment says you're unAmerican.
 
2013-08-26 05:44:38 PM  

jigger: tnpir: Man, this little farker O'Keefe really brings out the FARK White Knight Brigade, doesn't he?

When the day finally comes when this little shiatstain pisses off the wrong person and gets beaten within an inch of his life for it, I hope to hell there's video.

If getting out their 2 minutes hate on him puts you in the "white knight brigade" then yeah. This whole thread if full of people that want to kill him (or want to see him be beaten). He'd never be beaten as you wish because he would never risk something like that, being such a coward as he is.


Generally I'd agree with you, but given the arrogance this little bastard demonstrates, eventually he's going to try to pull this crap on someone who wants to break every bone in his body. And I, for one, will not have even an iota of sympathy for him.
 
2013-08-26 05:45:02 PM  

Pillow Pants! Hobbits r gay? It was 3 hours of walking! LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL1!1!1!1!



/There. I saved all you unimaginative Kevin Smith fans the effort.
//Yes, you are that predictable.
 
2013-08-26 05:48:52 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: I don't get it, you can just go harass a prosecutor's family with no repercussions? Why doesn't every criminal in the nation do this?


And a US Senator.

Yes, yes, "but O'Keefe got probation". If that had been a Democratic activist bugging a Republican Senator's office they'd still be in jail awaiting trial on every terrorism-related charge the prosecutor thought they could make stick, and FOX News/RWEC would be pitching a hissy fit (doubly so if the activist later showed up at the prosecutor's house). They most certainly would not be featured on MSNBC or honored by Congress.
 
2013-08-26 05:50:16 PM  
I gotta hand it to O'Keefe, he's unsinkable. You can call him all the epithets in the word, beat him black and blue, but that only tarnishes your reputation. If you want to damage the man you must trivialize his existence. "Oh, that man. He was a passing fad." or "Let's not talk about such lesser men" or even "Who?"
 
2013-08-26 05:50:41 PM  

jigger: He'd never be beaten as you wish because he would never risk something like that, being such a coward as he is.


Well yeah.  When he wants to get confrontational it's always against drugged women.
 
2013-08-26 05:51:29 PM  

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 05:51:42 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: I don't get it, you can just go harass a prosecutor's family with no repercussions? Why doesn't every criminal in the nation do this?


Pretty much this.  As much as idiots like O'Keefe like to complain about being oppressed/singled-out/etc., if any other convicted criminal showed up at the house of the prosecutor who prosecuted him (or, as in this case, the house of the prosecutor who oversaw the office that prosecuted him), that criminal would be spending the night (at least) locked up.
 
2013-08-26 05:52:33 PM  

BSABSVR: jigger: He'd never be beaten as you wish because he would never risk something like that, being such a coward as he is.

Well yeah.  When he wants to get confrontational it's always against drugged women.


It's the only kind of woman he'll ever get near

/he doesn't look like that bothers him, knowwhatImean?
 
2013-08-26 05:52:43 PM  

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


He didn't do it alone. He never does anything alone. But he never talks.

His partner's daddy was a big DA in the state or so when they entered the Federal Building dressed as telephone workers to mess up the Senator's phone lines. Don't go anywhere without your Republican get out of jail free card.

James studied at the Leadership Institute in DC, a Republican training center, designed to impart the wisdom of Atwater and Rove to the risk-takers of the next generation. Even his famous ACORN video was done on very good equipment from the Leadership Institute and not something a budding journalist could ever afford.

James big thing is his daring and his loyalty. Some very wealthy and powerful people would not like to hear the two words: "James squealed."


encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
 
2013-08-26 05:52:56 PM  

qorkfiend: HotWingConspiracy: I don't get it, you can just go harass a prosecutor's family with no repercussions? Why doesn't every criminal in the nation do this?

And a US Senator.

Yes, yes, "but O'Keefe got probation". If that had been a Democratic activist bugging a Republican Senator's office they'd still be in jail awaiting trial on every terrorism-related charge the prosecutor thought they could make stick, and FOX News/RWEC would be pitching a hissy fit (doubly so if the activist later showed up at the prosecutor's house). They most certainly would not be featured on MSNBC or honored by Congress.


Liberal media, obviously. If it were a Democratic activist that pulled this shiat, we would STILL be having Congressional investigations over it.
 
2013-08-26 05:53:02 PM  
Spud?

lh3.ggpht.com

Good on Jim Letten.

/For calling out the crybaby, not for liking DEVO
//Would be cool if he were a fan tho
 
2013-08-26 05:55:58 PM  

Crotchrocket Slim: Am I getting old as I'm tiring of this "rebel without a brain" attitude that's infected America?


Nope.  It's not age.  Half the country wants to see the machine smashed as long as it doesn't interrupt anything important or require any work whatsoever.  It's dumb suburban anarchy.
 
2013-08-26 05:56:31 PM  

El_Perro: HotWingConspiracy: I don't get it, you can just go harass a prosecutor's family with no repercussions? Why doesn't every criminal in the nation do this?

Pretty much this.  As much as idiots like O'Keefe like to complain about being oppressed/singled-out/etc., if any other convicted criminal showed up at the house of the prosecutor who prosecuted him (or, as in this case, the house of the prosecutor who oversaw the office that prosecuted him), that criminal would be spending the night (at least) locked up.


Note, also, that O'Keefe coincidentally waited until AFTER his probation was over to pull this nonsense.
 
2013-08-26 05:56:47 PM  

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


i28.photobucket.com
 
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.

[200x161 from http://31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lfaw9oHBMO1qfjrr6o1_250.gif image 200x161]

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.
 
2013-08-26 08:23:27 PM  

lawboy87: 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?


Well...

O'Keefe stunts, most people wouldn't mind punching once or twice or having him just fark off and die.

Peta stunts, usually involve hot hated chicks so most people wouldn't mind punching them a few times in the fart box and then having them fark off and go away.

There's a difference between the reactions to the two.  It's subtle but there.
 
2013-08-26 08:25:04 PM  

ultraholland: Aristocles: Sounds like a Farklib.

There is no such thing, you farktard.


Man, I was unnerved when I read the first part of that comment. I thought it said "Aristocles sounds like a Farklib"

LOL! right?

But, anyway, there most certainly is such a thing as a Farklib. My googlin' has found this Feb 2007 blog post to be it's first recorded use.
 
2013-08-26 08:27:36 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: lawboy87: 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?

Well...

O'Keefe stunts, most people wouldn't mind punching once or twice or having him just fark off and die.

Peta stunts, usually involve hot hated chicks so most people wouldn't mind punching them a few times in the fart box and then having them fark off and go away.

There's a difference between the reactions to the two.  It's subtle but there.


Er, "hot naked."
 
2013-08-26 08:34:20 PM  
OK...here is how journalism is done.  A tiny example i you will.

When I reached out to James Letton about the O'Keefe piece today, he briefly responded with his opinion that "It's hard to learn that a former defendant has gone to your home while you're away,  looked at your wife from a few inches away (surrounded by about 6 or 7 other young strange men)and told her that he's looking for the man who wrongly convicted him. "

Now what makes this small piece different?
1. I am quoting the person involved, but im not exaggerating, OR misrepresenting what he opinioned.
2. I am only quoting a portion of what was said.  But again unlike O'Keefe I'm keeping it in context, and the person I am quoting probably wouldn't object to my selecting just this portion of the conversation, as what I cut was immaterial.

For those wondering, yes this is a quote from Mr. Letton.  I personally am amazed that O'Keefe isn't in jail waiting to see a judge.  I assure you if you or I did that to someone who had convicted us of this sort of thing, that we would be in jail for menacing.  And that is what this is, its menacing under the guise of journalism in my opinion.
 
2013-08-26 08:34:55 PM  

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?


Yes, I do, an ass-kicker like Letten named Patrick Fitzgerald who sadly just retired and who took down two governors, a police officer who tortured prisoners for decades and nearly got away with it and countless other crooked politicians and Illinois workers.
 
2013-08-26 08:37:55 PM  

dickfreckle: Man, Jim Letten is NOT a man to be farked with.
--snip--
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.


PS, If Mr. Letton and a linebacker show up at your house, I swear I had NOTHING to do with it.
 
2013-08-26 08:39:29 PM  
and dangit soooo much, I got his name wrong.  Letten.  So a real journalist would probably update with the correct spelling.
 
2013-08-26 08:40:06 PM  
a attorney with his panties in a wad. meow. vicious.
 
2013-08-26 08:40:27 PM  

Greywar: OK...here is how journalism is done.  A tiny example i you will.

When I reached out to James Letton about the O'Keefe piece today, he briefly responded with his opinion that "It's hard to learn that a former defendant has gone to your home while you're away,  looked at your wife from a few inches away (surrounded by about 6 or 7 other young strange men)and told her that he's looking for the man who wrongly convicted him. "

Now what makes this small piece different?
1. I am quoting the person involved, but im not exaggerating, OR misrepresenting what he opinioned.
2. I am only quoting a portion of what was said.  But again unlike O'Keefe I'm keeping it in context, and the person I am quoting probably wouldn't object to my selecting just this portion of the conversation, as what I cut was immaterial.

For those wondering, yes this is a quote from Mr. Letton.  I personally am amazed that O'Keefe isn't in jail waiting to see a judge.  I assure you if you or I did that to someone who had convicted us of this sort of thing, that we would be in jail for menacing.  And that is what this is, its menacing under the guise of journalism in my opinion.


She should have just stood her ground and started shooting.
 
2013-08-26 08:45:30 PM  

Aristocles: "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?"

Sounds like a Farklib.


And you sound like your mother didn't kiss you much when she'd been drinking.
 
2013-08-26 08:51:12 PM  
He is currently an assistant dean at Tulane University Law School.

I would absolutely take a law school course from this man.
 
2013-08-26 08:52:18 PM  
www.frugal-cafe.com

All we need to know about O'keefe
 
2013-08-26 08:52:27 PM  

animal color: Aristocles: "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?"

Sounds like a Farklib.

And you sound like your mother didn't kiss you much when she'd been drinking.


Sure she did.  Directly after giving her boy friend some serious head.
 
2013-08-26 08:54:48 PM  

bwilson27: [310x249 from http://www.frugal-cafe.com/public_html/frugal-blog/frugal-cafe-blogzon e/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/090914-acorn-hannah-giles-310x249.jpg image 310x249]

All we need to know about O'keefe


She must be so seriously messed up in the head.
 
2013-08-26 08:56:09 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: bwilson27: [310x249 from http://www.frugal-cafe.com/public_html/frugal-blog/frugal-cafe-blogzon e/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/090914-acorn-hannah-giles-310x249.jpg image 310x249]

All we need to know about O'keefe

She must be so seriously messed up in the head.


She's a GOP sympathizer, right? 
Case closed.
 
2013-08-26 09:05:06 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.


Except O'Keefe wasn't questioning the cops, he was questioning Letten on a public sidewalk. Letten could have just walked inside the building (like he was doing when you started quoting). I get that you hate O'Keefe, but using the out-of-context tactic to make a point makes you look like a douche.
 
2013-08-26 09:08:18 PM  

James!: 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.


Were you as outraged when a howling mob of leftists showed up at Karl Rove's house during the Bush years? How about when union picketers appear at some CEO's place? Or is it only when right-wingers employ the same tactics as the left that the indignation machine starts tut-tutting?

Situational ethics.
 
2013-08-26 09:11:53 PM  

jjorsett: James!: 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.

Were you as outraged when a howling mob of leftists showed up at Karl Rove's house during the Bush years? How about when union picketers appear at some CEO's place? Or is it only when right-wingers employ the same tactics as the left that the indignation machine starts tut-tutting?

Situational ethics.


Somewhat....I think in both those cases those people had security, in this case the person involved didnt, and its seems like a pretty clear intent to just scare them.

I mean come on, he knew where and when to find this guy-he just went to his house to scare his wife.  Someone not even involved.  The ONLY purpose here was to put the guys wife in some fear.
 
2013-08-26 09:12:55 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: She must be so seriously messed up in the head.


Hannah Giles ended up settling in the lawsuit that Vera brought for $50,000.  She now works for something called the American Phoenix Foundation whose main mission seems to be giving money to Hannah Giles.
 
2013-08-26 09:14:59 PM  

Arachnophobe: 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.


My favorite part of dialog with left-wingers is when it devolves into spluttering accusations of, "Well ... well ... YOU'RE STUPID!" It's like being in 5th grade again. Or, perhaps in the case of some of the posters, still.
 
2013-08-26 09:16:49 PM  

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


One of his toadie's Dad was a US attorney, and can you imagine the Right Wing poutrage had he been sentenced to jail.
 
2013-08-26 09:17:14 PM  

jjorsett: James!: 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.

Were you as outraged when a howling mob of leftists showed up at Karl Rove's house during the Bush years? How about when union picketers appear at some CEO's place? Or is it only when right-wingers employ the same tactics as the left that the indignation machine starts tut-tutting?

Situational ethics.


Dude, you just saved me a sh*t ton of typing.

O'Keefe, right or wrong, gathered up a posse and confronted the man that he figured did 'em wrong. Sure, it ain't no Million Man March, but that fu*ker has guts. Pulling that sh*t off on Freret Street was brilliant (in case you were wondering why he wasn't arrested).
 
2013-08-26 09:20:25 PM  

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.


It does throw people, the notion that you can be a Republican and not a completely awful person.  Hell, most of the guys I hang out with on Friday are GOP and only one of them is clearly a racist.  And you can tell because that's what the other GOPs say about him.
 
2013-08-26 09:23:20 PM  

MJMaloney187: O'Keefe, right or wrong, gathered up a posse and confronted the man that he figured did 'em wrong.


I thought he was just giving Letten a book?  You know, with a camera crew in attendance while the guy was out teaching a class.  And Letten recused himself from Jimmy the Panty Thief's case, so uh, good job journalismning, O'Keefe.  Gold star for you and your other friends from the Shire.
 
2013-08-26 09:29:01 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: bwilson27: [310x249 from http://www.frugal-cafe.com/public_html/frugal-blog/frugal-cafe-blogzon e/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/090914-acorn-hannah-giles-310x249.jpg image 310x249]

All we need to know about O'keefe

She must be so seriously messed up in the head.


She's Doug Giles daughter.  She was doomed from the get go.
 
2013-08-26 09:29:29 PM  

Greywar: "It's hard to learn that a former defendant has gone to your home while you're away,  looked at your wife from a few inches away (surrounded by about 6 or 7 other young strange men)and told her that he's looking for the man who wrongly convicted him. "


It would be difficult to overstate the extent to which O'Keefe is farking human garbage
 
2013-08-26 09:30:42 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".


This person is not in anyway a real muckracker from wiki
The term muckraker refers to reform-minded journalists who wrote largely for popular magazines, continued a tradition of investigative journalism reporting, and emerged in the United States after 1900 and continued to be influential until World War I, when through a combination of advertising boycotts, dirty tricks and patriotism, the movement, associated with the Progressive Era in the United States, came to an end.[1]
Before World War I, the term "muckraker" was used to refer in a general sense to a writer who investigates and publishes truthful reports to perform an auditing or watchdog function. In contemporary use, the term describes either a journalist who writes in the adversarial or alternative tradition or a non-journalist whose purpose in publication is to advocate reform and change.[2] Investigative journalists view the muckrakers as early influences and a continuation of watchdog journalism.
 
2013-08-26 09:35:26 PM  
While I am a conservative Republican, I can honestly say partisans such as this jack-ass James O'Keefe are not only the poster children for what is wrong with politics in America today; they are indeed a symbol of what is wrong with our society as a whole.  As this is a thread specifically dealing with James O'Keefe, he is everything this former federal prosecutor described him as being.

What the fark happened to people talking to each other, as opposed talking at/or past each other?  Have a disagreement with someone?  Why not have a discussion with said person as opposed to automatically trying to "video shaming" said person?  Granted, it's much easier to just role camera and try to "shame" someone, but thankfully at times, that tactic sometimes backfires.

James, sadly the ill-conceived stunt you pulled in Senator Landreau's office hasn't taught you a valuable lesson, so I for one look forward to when you finally learn the meaning of the saying "pigs get fed, hogs get slaughtered."
 
2013-08-26 09:36:49 PM  

jjorsett: James!: 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.

Were you as outraged when a howling mob of leftists showed up at Karl Rove's house during the Bush years? How about when union picketers appear at some CEO's place? Or is it only when right-wingers employ the same tactics as the left that the indignation machine starts tut-tutting?

Situational ethics.


citation
 
2013-08-26 09:37:49 PM  

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.
 
2013-08-26 09:38:18 PM  

GoldSpider: jayhawk88: Letten then throws the book back at O'Keefe, an act O'Keefe lables a "minor assault in front of police."

Were charges filed?


Letten should have shoved that book so hard down that farker O'Keefe's throat so hard O'keefe could use the book the way the rest of sentient humanity would....to wipe his ass.

Born to GoP dirty tricksters
Educated through college on Conservative scholarships.
Pulling dirty tricks his entire adult life, O'Keefe would just as soon destroy your life as actually employ honesty
If it meant furthering the conservative cause.

Defending O'Keefe is defending political assassination.
You become just like him....a coward.
 
2013-08-26 09:46:21 PM  

MJMaloney187: Except O'Keefe wasn't questioning the cops, he was questioning Letten on a public sidewalk.


No, actually, he was on private property.

And I get it that O'Keefe thinks that because it's a university that he can do what he pleases, but per Board of Trustees of State University of New York v. Fox, that does not mean that he can't be thrown off for trespassing if it meets the Central Hudson test.
 
2013-08-26 09:47:30 PM  

X-boxershorts: GoldSpider: jayhawk88: Letten then throws the book back at O'Keefe, an act O'Keefe lables a "minor assault in front of police."

Were charges filed?

Letten should have shoved that book so hard down that farker O'Keefe's throat so hard O'keefe could use the book the way the rest of sentient humanity would....to wipe his ass.

Born to GoP dirty tricksters
Educated through college on Conservative scholarships.
Pulling dirty tricks his entire adult life, O'Keefe would just as soon destroy your life as actually employ honesty
If it meant furthering the conservative cause.

Defending O'Keefe is defending political assassination.
You become just like him....a coward.


that sounds like a terrible idea. Why is the liberal answer always violence?
 
2013-08-26 09:48:33 PM  

BSABSVR: Satanic_Hamster: bwilson27: [310x249 from http://www.frugal-cafe.com/public_html/frugal-blog/frugal-cafe-blogzon e/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/090914-acorn-hannah-giles-310x249.jpg image 310x249]

All we need to know about O'keefe

She must be so seriously messed up in the head.

She's Doug Giles daughter.  She was doomed from the get go.


So I looked up Doug Giles because I don't think I have ever heard of him, and he writes for Townhall now I have heard of it but then the brief bio on Townhall they say this
Doug Giles is the Big Dawg at ClashDaily.com.

Which just raises more farking questions.
What kind of douche calls someone a Big Dawg and not big dog or just say he is what ever title he actually has at this site?
Second what the hell is ClashDaily.com? I don't remember it ever being linked on Fark and look at the sites that are linked on here all the time, this must be really be the bottom of the barrell.
 
2013-08-26 09:55:43 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.


But he's not a "political activist". He's a sleazy, manipulative political opportunist. The only thing legit about his productions is that he shot them on a camera, and his name is actually James O'Keefe. Otherwise, everything related to this asshole is a lie. He doesn't deserve in any way to be called a "political activist".
 
2013-08-26 09:56:26 PM  
I wouldn't care if O'Keefe did everything 100% legally and was totally in the right and whatever and all that.

He's a disgusting smarmy douche and deserves scorn and censure for no other reason than that he's got an eminently punchable face and thinks he's just a wonderful person, when in reality he's an insufferable asshole.
 
2013-08-26 09:56:33 PM  
Too bad the prosecutor showed such restraint. I thought maybe somebody was finally telling this sack of shiat exactly how much he is worth.
 
2013-08-26 09:57:10 PM  

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


Because he sucks the right cocks.
 
2013-08-26 09:57:47 PM  

Gyrfalcon: I wouldn't care if O'Keefe did everything 100% legally and was totally in the right and whatever and all that.

He's a disgusting smarmy douche and deserves scorn and censure for no other reason than that he's got an eminently punchable face and thinks he's just a wonderful person, when in reality he's an insufferable asshole.


Hmmmm.

Maybe start a white house petition to legalize punching him in the face.
 
2013-08-26 09:58:48 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?


Integrity.
 
2013-08-26 10:01:40 PM  

jjorsett: James!: 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.

Were you as outraged when a howling mob of leftists showed up at Karl Rove's house during the Bush years? How about when union picketers appear at some CEO's place? Or is it only when right-wingers employ the same tactics as the left that the indignation machine starts tut-tutting?

Situational ethics.


I was unaware that this guy is an associate of war criminals or is emblematic of our economic issues.  (I.e., the other guys are f*cking evil bags of sh*t, short of being murdered or raped, I could care less what happens to them).

I was aware, however, of your penchant for potato logic.  I give you 3/5 Russets.
 
2013-08-26 10:02:05 PM  

Mikey1969: johnryan51: Why isn't he in jail for bugging a senators office?

Because he sucks the right cocks.


probably had something to do with the lack of stuff to bug offices with too
 
2013-08-26 10:11:29 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: Gyrfalcon: I wouldn't care if O'Keefe did everything 100% legally and was totally in the right and whatever and all that.

He's a disgusting smarmy douche and deserves scorn and censure for no other reason than that he's got an eminently punchable face and thinks he's just a wonderful person, when in reality he's an insufferable asshole.

Hmmmm.

Maybe start a white house petition to legalize punching him in the face.


Likely get taken down like the one I did to punch Grover Norquist in the dick.
 
2013-08-26 10:13:30 PM  
MJMaloney187:  I get that you hate O'Keefe, but using the out-of-context tactic to make a point makes you look like a douche.

I'm not the only one that noticed this right?
 
2013-08-26 10:16:46 PM  

skullkrusher: Mikey1969: johnryan51: Why isn't he in jail for bugging a senators office?

Because he sucks the right cocks.

probably had something to do with the lack of stuff to bug offices with too


So please enlighten us as to what he was doing there... Delivering Girl Scout cookies, maybe? His stated purpose was to "prove" that the Senator was ignoring constituent calls, if he wasn't bugging the place, how else was he going to prove this? His stellar word of honor?
 
2013-08-26 10:17:25 PM  

spongeboob: So I looked up Doug Giles because I don't think I have ever heard of him, and he writes for Townhall now I have heard of it but then the brief bio on Townhall they say this
Doug Giles is the Big Dawg at ClashDaily.com.

Which just raises more farking questions.
What kind of douche calls someone a Big Dawg and not big dog or just say he is what ever title he actually has at this site?
Second what the hell is ClashDaily.com? I don't remember it ever being linked on Fark and look at the sites that are linked on here all the time, this must be really be the bottom of the barrell.


Doug Giles is a right-wing evangelical preacher who defends the manliness of conservatives compared to the wussitude of liberals. Basically, he's every American Thinker article if it were written by a middle-aged father who imagines himself a pro-wrestler from the 80s.
 
2013-08-26 10:27:51 PM  

Mikey1969: skullkrusher: Mikey1969: johnryan51: Why isn't he in jail for bugging a senators office?

Because he sucks the right cocks.

probably had something to do with the lack of stuff to bug offices with too

So please enlighten us as to what he was doing there... Delivering Girl Scout cookies, maybe? His stated purpose was to "prove" that the Senator was ignoring constituent calls, if he wasn't bugging the place, how else was he going to prove this? His stellar word of honor?


If  you want someone imprisoned for bugging a senator's office, at the very least I think they should be in possession of equipment to do so. The fact that you really, really, really hate the guy doesn't make him guilty of whatever you want him to be guilty of. Hell, he might've been there to plant a dirty bomb too!
 
2013-08-26 10:31:02 PM  

skullkrusher: always violence?


I like violence.  Just not in games or movies,
 
2013-08-26 10:33:41 PM  

2wolves: skullkrusher: always violence?

I like violence.  Just not in games or movies,


ultraviolence?
 
2013-08-26 10:34:37 PM  

skullkrusher: Mikey1969: skullkrusher: Mikey1969: johnryan51: Why isn't he in jail for bugging a senators office?

Because he sucks the right cocks.

probably had something to do with the lack of stuff to bug offices with too

So please enlighten us as to what he was doing there... Delivering Girl Scout cookies, maybe? His stated purpose was to "prove" that the Senator was ignoring constituent calls, if he wasn't bugging the place, how else was he going to prove this? His stellar word of honor?

If  you want someone imprisoned for bugging a senator's office, at the very least I think they should be in possession of equipment to do so. The fact that you really, really, really hate the guy doesn't make him guilty of whatever you want him to be guilty of. Hell, he might've been there to plant a dirty bomb too!


It was his stated intention. Just because he's so retarded that he couldn't bring the right equipment, it doesn't change that fact that it's what he SAID he was going to do.
 
2013-08-26 10:35:31 PM  

BSABSVR: spongeboob: So I looked up Doug Giles because I don't think I have ever heard of him, and he writes for Townhall now I have heard of it but then the brief bio on Townhall they say this
Doug Giles is the Big Dawg at ClashDaily.com.

Which just raises more farking questions.
What kind of douche calls someone a Big Dawg and not big dog or just say he is what ever title he actually has at this site?
Second what the hell is ClashDaily.com? I don't remember it ever being linked on Fark and look at the sites that are linked on here all the time, this must be really be the bottom of the barrell.

Doug Giles is a right-wing evangelical preacher who defends the manliness of conservatives compared to the wussitude of liberals. Basically, he's every American Thinker article if it were written by a middle-aged father who imagines himself a pro-wrestler from the 80s.


Manliness meaning likes guns and shoots them as often as possible and would like to carry a gun everywhere so someday he can be a real life action hero.


Chance of ever having served in Uniform about 3%
 
2013-08-26 10:40:25 PM  

Mikey1969: skullkrusher: Mikey1969: skullkrusher: Mikey1969: johnryan51: Why isn't he in jail for bugging a senators office?

Because he sucks the right cocks.

probably had something to do with the lack of stuff to bug offices with too

So please enlighten us as to what he was doing there... Delivering Girl Scout cookies, maybe? His stated purpose was to "prove" that the Senator was ignoring constituent calls, if he wasn't bugging the place, how else was he going to prove this? His stellar word of honor?

If  you want someone imprisoned for bugging a senator's office, at the very least I think they should be in possession of equipment to do so. The fact that you really, really, really hate the guy doesn't make him guilty of whatever you want him to be guilty of. Hell, he might've been there to plant a dirty bomb too!

It was his stated intention. Just because he's so retarded that he couldn't bring the right equipment, it doesn't change that fact that it's what he SAID he was going to do.


his stated intention was to prove that the senator was ignoring constituents calls. I suppose the only way he could do that would be to bug her phones. It's not like the guy had a history... nay, is infamous for, surreptitiously videotaping the actions of people in offices under false pretenses.
 
2013-08-26 10:41:28 PM  
Letten is known as the "Justache" and he resigned in disgrace after his staff was blogging info about people they were investigating and prosecuting.  Letten knew about it and allowed it and it forced the feds to drop cases against some allegedly very corrupt and mafia style people.  Some of his staff will eventually go to trial for leaking classified info in an attempt to persuade public opinion and perhaps influence potential jury candidates.

It's sad when you can't tell which side is up to the most criminal intent in a federal case.  Sadly, this probably will cause many politicos to get off scott free because of Letten's disregard for the law.
 
2013-08-26 10:47:30 PM  

defects: Letten is known as the "Justache" and he resigned in disgrace after his staff was blogging info about people they were investigating and prosecuting.  Letten knew about it and allowed it and it forced the feds to drop cases against some allegedly very corrupt and mafia style people.  Some of his staff will eventually go to trial for leaking classified info in an attempt to persuade public opinion and perhaps influence potential jury candidates.

It's sad when you can't tell which side is up to the most criminal intent in a federal case.  Sadly, this probably will cause many politicos to get off scott free because of Letten's disregard for the law.


You have citations for Letten forcing 'the feds' to drop cases against  very corrupt and 'mafia style people' if so can we see them.
 
2013-08-26 10:50:24 PM  

spongeboob: defects: Letten is known as the "Justache" and he resigned in disgrace after his staff was blogging info about people they were investigating and prosecuting.  Letten knew about it and allowed it and it forced the feds to drop cases against some allegedly very corrupt and mafia style people.  Some of his staff will eventually go to trial for leaking classified info in an attempt to persuade public opinion and perhaps influence potential jury candidates.

It's sad when you can't tell which side is up to the most criminal intent in a federal case.  Sadly, this probably will cause many politicos to get off scott free because of Letten's disregard for the law.

You have citations for Letten forcing 'the feds' to drop cases against  very corrupt and 'mafia style people' if so can we see them.


I'd just like citation for "Letten knew about it and allowed it".
 
2013-08-26 10:56:37 PM  

skullkrusher: Mikey1969: skullkrusher: Mikey1969: skullkrusher: Mikey1969: johnryan51: Why isn't he in jail for bugging a senators office?

Because he sucks the right cocks.

probably had something to do with the lack of stuff to bug offices with too

So please enlighten us as to what he was doing there... Delivering Girl Scout cookies, maybe? His stated purpose was to "prove" that the Senator was ignoring constituent calls, if he wasn't bugging the place, how else was he going to prove this? His stellar word of honor?

If  you want someone imprisoned for bugging a senator's office, at the very least I think they should be in possession of equipment to do so. The fact that you really, really, really hate the guy doesn't make him guilty of whatever you want him to be guilty of. Hell, he might've been there to plant a dirty bomb too!

It was his stated intention. Just because he's so retarded that he couldn't bring the right equipment, it doesn't change that fact that it's what he SAID he was going to do.

his stated intention was to prove that the senator was ignoring constituents calls. I suppose the only way he could do that would be to bug her phones. It's not like the guy had a history... nay, is infamous for, surreptitiously videotaping the actions of people in offices under false pretenses.


And that's what I was trying to say. Regardless of how much recording equipment he did or did not have, he got off easy, especially in this post-9/11 world of overreaction. He pulled the right puds and got off, so to speak.
 
2013-08-26 11:00:56 PM  

Mikey1969: skullkrusher: Mikey1969: skullkrusher: Mikey1969: skullkrusher: Mikey1969: johnryan51: Why isn't he in jail for bugging a senators office?

Because he sucks the right cocks.

probably had something to do with the lack of stuff to bug offices with too

So please enlighten us as to what he was doing there... Delivering Girl Scout cookies, maybe? His stated purpose was to "prove" that the Senator was ignoring constituent calls, if he wasn't bugging the place, how else was he going to prove this? His stellar word of honor?

If  you want someone imprisoned for bugging a senator's office, at the very least I think they should be in possession of equipment to do so. The fact that you really, really, really hate the guy doesn't make him guilty of whatever you want him to be guilty of. Hell, he might've been there to plant a dirty bomb too!

It was his stated intention. Just because he's so retarded that he couldn't bring the right equipment, it doesn't change that fact that it's what he SAID he was going to do.

his stated intention was to prove that the senator was ignoring constituents calls. I suppose the only way he could do that would be to bug her phones. It's not like the guy had a history... nay, is infamous for, surreptitiously videotaping the actions of people in offices under false pretenses.

And that's what I was trying to say. Regardless of how much recording equipment he did or did not have, he got off easy, especially in this post-9/11 world of overreaction. He pulled the right puds and got off, so to speak.


Louisiana is a one party consent state. At the worst he's guilty of trespass. Hardly grounds to imprison him for bugging a senator's office which is a good bit more serious than impersonating a phone company worker
 
2013-08-26 11:03:15 PM  
O'Keefe wants it to be very clear that he did not enter federal property with the intent to tap Mary Landrieu's phone to the point where he sues.

http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/regret-the-error/161452/star-ledge r -corrects-story-that-sparked-james-okeefe-lawsuit/

I find it funny that in this video he claims he presented legal identification or something but prevouosly pled a deal to a midemeanor for entering under false pretenses. " I admit I totally LIED about who I was and why I was there, but hey, flashed my DL at someone. Take that, Law guy!"

Hey Skully. How's the job, how's the kid, how's the city? If Fark hasn't missed you, I have. Cheers!
 
2013-08-26 11:08:52 PM  

Fart_Machine: spongeboob: defects: Letten is known as the "Justache" and he resigned in disgrace after his staff was blogging info about people they were investigating and prosecuting.  Letten knew about it and allowed it and it forced the feds to drop cases against some allegedly very corrupt and mafia style people.  Some of his staff will eventually go to trial for leaking classified info in an attempt to persuade public opinion and perhaps influence potential jury candidates.

It's sad when you can't tell which side is up to the most criminal intent in a federal case.  Sadly, this probably will cause many politicos to get off scott free because of Letten's disregard for the law.

You have citations for Letten forcing 'the feds' to drop cases against  very corrupt and 'mafia style people' if so can we see them.

I'd just like citation for "Letten knew about it and allowed it".


Don't think either one of us will see any citations.
 
2013-08-26 11:09:57 PM  
Mr. O'Keefe waited until he was no longer on probation before he pulled this most recent stunt. His past behavior makes it likely that it is only going to be a matter of time before he winds up in jail. Antagonizing an ex-US Attorney isn't going to win him a lot of sympathy from the bench. O'Keefe would be well advised to steer clear of any future illegal activities.
 
2013-08-26 11:10:35 PM  

skullkrusher: Louisiana is a one party consent state.


And which participant in the call consented?
 
2013-08-26 11:11:17 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: rational TeaPartiers


The what now?
 
2013-08-26 11:11:59 PM  

andrewagill: skullkrusher: Louisiana is a one party consent state.

And which participant in the call consented?


Once it's bugged, the guy listening is participating. And he consents.
 
2013-08-26 11:15:05 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: Hey Skully. How's the job, how's the kid, how's the city? If Fark hasn't missed you, I have. Cheers!


busy as fark but going well. Working 11-12 hour days these days combined with the 30 day performance enhancing drug suspension I got for being too awesome made for very little Farking of late.

Boy got his fingers caught in the shower door tonight. That made for some excitement. Poor little dude. Otherwise he's been living it up. He spent 2 weeks in the Hamptons with my wife's parents eating well and building sandcastles.

City has been beautiful for the past week or so. 75, no humidity until today. Been almost Fall-like.
How's going with you?
 
2013-08-26 11:16:47 PM  

skullkrusher: Mikey1969: skullkrusher: Mikey1969: skullkrusher: Mikey1969: skullkrusher: Mikey1969: johnryan51: Why isn't he in jail for bugging a senators office?

Because he sucks the right cocks.

probably had something to do with the lack of stuff to bug offices with too

So please enlighten us as to what he was doing there... Delivering Girl Scout cookies, maybe? His stated purpose was to "prove" that the Senator was ignoring constituent calls, if he wasn't bugging the place, how else was he going to prove this? His stellar word of honor?

If  you want someone imprisoned for bugging a senator's office, at the very least I think they should be in possession of equipment to do so. The fact that you really, really, really hate the guy doesn't make him guilty of whatever you want him to be guilty of. Hell, he might've been there to plant a dirty bomb too!

It was his stated intention. Just because he's so retarded that he couldn't bring the right equipment, it doesn't change that fact that it's what he SAID he was going to do.

his stated intention was to prove that the senator was ignoring constituents calls. I suppose the only way he could do that would be to bug her phones. It's not like the guy had a history... nay, is infamous for, surreptitiously videotaping the actions of people in offices under false pretenses.

And that's what I was trying to say. Regardless of how much recording equipment he did or did not have, he got off easy, especially in this post-9/11 world of overreaction. He pulled the right puds and got off, so to speak.

Louisiana is a one party consent state. At the worst he's guilty of trespass. Hardly grounds to imprison him for bugging a senator's office which is a good bit more serious than impersonating a phone company worker


Sneaking into a public official's office under false pretenses in this email is pretty much grounds to get a body cavity search by Homeland Security. AND some bomb sniffing dogs. As I said, he got off lucky, I'm sure there is some nice stuff in the Patriot Act that would have him in jail by now if he didn't have connections, considering how many 'friends' he makes wherever he goes.

This shiatstain deserves every pile-on that Karma decides to send his way.
 
2013-08-26 11:17:13 PM  

red5ish: Mr. O'Keefe waited until he was no longer on probation before he pulled this most recent stunt. His past behavior makes it likely that it is only going to be a matter of time before he winds up in jail. Antagonizing an ex-US Attorney isn't going to win him a lot of sympathy from the bench. O'Keefe would be well advised to steer clear of any future illegal activities.


People like O'keefe never learn, they always think they are smarter or better connected than everyone else so the rules don't apply to them. Eventually he will go to far, he has to what else is he going to do be one of the sheeple, it is just a question of how much damage he will do before he gets his comeuppance.
 
2013-08-26 11:17:16 PM  
There was no bugging. They were not their to tap phones. They were going to pose as phone company technicians and try to get video of anyone saying something stupid or even vague enough to be edited as controversial. This is what he does. He is a small dick, one-trick pony.
 
2013-08-26 11:18:17 PM  

red5ish: Mr. O'Keefe waited until he was no longer on probation before he pulled this most recent stunt. His past behavior makes it likely that it is only going to be a matter of time before he winds up in jail. Antagonizing an ex-US Attorney isn't going to win him a lot of sympathy from the bench. O'Keefe would be well advised to steer clear of any future illegal activities.


Which is the peril of being a political attention whore.  I'm betting there is some money behind this guy since I seriously doubt he personally paid off those people who sued and won against him.
 
2013-08-26 11:19:38 PM  

BSABSVR: spongeboob: So I looked up Doug Giles because I don't think I have ever heard of him, and he writes for Townhall now I have heard of it but then the brief bio on Townhall they say this
Doug Giles is the Big Dawg at ClashDaily.com.

Which just raises more farking questions.
What kind of douche calls someone a Big Dawg and not big dog or just say he is what ever title he actually has at this site?
Second what the hell is ClashDaily.com? I don't remember it ever being linked on Fark and look at the sites that are linked on here all the time, this must be really be the bottom of the barrell.

Doug Giles is a right-wing evangelical preacher who defends the manliness of conservatives compared to the wussitude of liberals. Basically, he's every American Thinker article if it were written by a middle-aged father who imagines himself a pro-wrestler from the 80s.


cdn01.dailycaller.com

This guy looks completely well-adjusted...
 
2013-08-26 11:21:36 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: There was no bugging. They were not their to tap phones. They were going to pose as phone company technicians and try to get video of anyone saying something stupid or even vague enough to be edited as controversial. This is what he does. He is a small dick, one-trick pony.


Without tapping into their lines that sounds like a really dumb idea.  Not that tapping into someone's phone line illegally is especially brilliant but trying to get gotcha footage disguised as a phone worker?
 
2013-08-26 11:23:46 PM  

karmaceutical: BSABSVR: spongeboob: So I looked up Doug Giles because I don't think I have ever heard of him, and he writes for Townhall now I have heard of it but then the brief bio on Townhall they say this
Doug Giles is the Big Dawg at ClashDaily.com.

Which just raises more farking questions.
What kind of douche calls someone a Big Dawg and not big dog or just say he is what ever title he actually has at this site?
Second what the hell is ClashDaily.com? I don't remember it ever being linked on Fark and look at the sites that are linked on here all the time, this must be really be the bottom of the barrell.

Doug Giles is a right-wing evangelical preacher who defends the manliness of conservatives compared to the wussitude of liberals. Basically, he's every American Thinker article if it were written by a middle-aged father who imagines himself a pro-wrestler from the 80s.

[726x311 from http://cdn01.dailycaller.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Doug-Giles1-e1 328040441254.jpg image 726x311]

This guy looks completely well-adjusted...


He's a Duke Nukem cosplayer?
 
2013-08-26 11:24:49 PM  

skullkrusher: 2wolves: skullkrusher: always violence?

I like violence.  Just not in games or movies,

ultraviolence?


I don't have access to artillery or close air support these days so it's not really ultra-violent,
 
2013-08-26 11:24:57 PM  

karmaceutical: BSABSVR: spongeboob: So I looked up Doug Giles because I don't think I have ever heard of him, and he writes for Townhall now I have heard of it but then the brief bio on Townhall they say this
Doug Giles is the Big Dawg at ClashDaily.com.

Which just raises more farking questions.
What kind of douche calls someone a Big Dawg and not big dog or just say he is what ever title he actually has at this site?
Second what the hell is ClashDaily.com? I don't remember it ever being linked on Fark and look at the sites that are linked on here all the time, this must be really be the bottom of the barrell.

Doug Giles is a right-wing evangelical preacher who defends the manliness of conservatives compared to the wussitude of liberals. Basically, he's every American Thinker article if it were written by a middle-aged father who imagines himself a pro-wrestler from the 80s.

[726x311 from http://cdn01.dailycaller.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Doug-Giles1-e1 328040441254.jpg image 726x311]

This guy looks completely well-adjusted...


That can't be a real picture.


[GIS]

Wow.  Put away the bad action movies, dude.
 
2013-08-26 11:25:04 PM  

Fart_Machine: Soup4Bonnie: There was no bugging. They were not their to tap phones. They were going to pose as phone company technicians and try to get video of anyone saying something stupid or even vague enough to be edited as controversial. This is what he does. He is a small dick, one-trick pony.

Without tapping into their lines that sounds like a really dumb idea.  Not that tapping into someone's phone line illegally is especially brilliant but trying to get gotcha footage disguised as a phone worker?


not bright but also not phone tapping which was the original question. The guy is an attention-whoring gadfly. Doesn't make him guilty of everything ever in the history of stuff.

Bedtime. The wheels of capitalism ain't gonna grease themselves with the blood of the proletariat, after all.
Good seeing you loquacious spider monkeys again

Nighty night
 
2013-08-26 11:29:39 PM  
Things are good over here, too. G'night. I have dinner dishes anyway.
 
2013-08-26 11:35:24 PM  

jpo2269: What the fark happened to people talking to each other, as opposed talking at/or past each other?  Have a disagreement with someone?


The problem is technology has allowed us to have an audience watching our interactions at all times. We can't just have a conversation without trying to "win" it.
 
2013-08-26 11:39:39 PM  

Fart_Machine: Soup4Bonnie: There was no bugging. They were not their to tap phones. They were going to pose as phone company technicians and try to get video of anyone saying something stupid or even vague enough to be edited as controversial. This is what he does. He is a small dick, one-trick pony.

Without tapping into their lines that sounds like a really dumb idea.  Not that tapping into someone's phone line illegally is especially brilliant but trying to get gotcha footage disguised as a phone worker?


None of that operation seems to make sense, but then again it was something O'keefe dreamed up,
I guess the stupidest thing he has done so far is the whole boat plot.
 
2013-08-26 11:42:02 PM  

Aristocles: ultraholland: Aristocles: Sounds like a Farklib.

There is no such thing, you farktard.

Man, I was unnerved when I read the first part of that comment. I thought it said "Aristocles sounds like a Farklib"

LOL! right?

But, anyway, there most certainly is such a thing as a Farklib. My googlin' has found this Feb 2007 blog post to be it's first recorded use.


Just because idiots use a term does not confer reality upon it.

Maybe I'm farking with Sasquatch.
 
2013-08-26 11:43:59 PM  

spongeboob: defects: Letten is known as the "Justache" and he resigned in disgrace after his staff was blogging info about people they were investigating and prosecuting.  Letten knew about it and allowed it and it forced the feds to drop cases against some allegedly very corrupt and mafia style people.  Some of his staff will eventually go to trial for leaking classified info in an attempt to persuade public opinion and perhaps influence potential jury candidates.

It's sad when you can't tell which side is up to the most criminal intent in a federal case.  Sadly, this probably will cause many politicos to get off scott free because of Letten's disregard for the law.

You have citations for Letten forcing 'the feds' to drop cases against  very corrupt and 'mafia style people' if so can we see them.


Would he have resigned if he didn't know his crew was acting corruptly?  When every other comment in here has full citation I'll post mine.
 
2013-08-26 11:44:12 PM  
This is the guy who defends O'Keefe:

MJMaloney187: indylaw: ... he actually admitted that he thinks that the Mexicans are culturally inferior?

F*ck, dude. Why don't you just come out and talk about the Africans and how the white man is just so obviously vastly superior.

Because those indelicate truths are now considered hate speech.

 
2013-08-26 11:49:50 PM  

defects: spongeboob: defects: Letten is known as the "Justache" and he resigned in disgrace after his staff was blogging info about people they were investigating and prosecuting.  Letten knew about it and allowed it and it forced the feds to drop cases against some allegedly very corrupt and mafia style people.  Some of his staff will eventually go to trial for leaking classified info in an attempt to persuade public opinion and perhaps influence potential jury candidates.

It's sad when you can't tell which side is up to the most criminal intent in a federal case.  Sadly, this probably will cause many politicos to get off scott free because of Letten's disregard for the law.

You have citations for Letten forcing 'the feds' to drop cases against  very corrupt and 'mafia style people' if so can we see them.

Would he have resigned if he didn't know his crew was acting corruptly?  When every other comment in here has full citation I'll post mine.


So in other words you don't have any, by the by I bolded my request for citations for Letten forcing the feds to drop cases.
 
2013-08-26 11:58:16 PM  
I see Drew's pet alt troll is still afoot
 
2013-08-27 12:00:28 AM  
O'Keefe actually makes one or two good points, but....

1-He does political hit jobs with highly edited tapes that are more political propaganda then journalism.
2-When he comes to realization that his form of partisan gonzo journalism is no longer welcome he is now all about truth. Except people see what he is capable of doing in his past and they won't even talk to his ass.

Karma is a biatch.

And he is weasel just like that attorney pointed out, even if his legal points may have been weak.
 
2013-08-27 12:11:14 AM  

Enemabag Jones: O'Keefe actually makes one or two good points, but....

1-He does political hit jobs with highly edited tapes that are more political propaganda then journalism.
2-When he comes to realization that his form of partisan gonzo journalism is no longer welcome he is now all about truth. Except people see what he is capable of doing in his past and they won't even talk to his ass.

Karma is a biatch.

And he is weasel just like that attorney pointed out, even if his legal points may have been weak.


Uh, no.

He's always been about NOTHING but propaganda and he was always calling it "truth" as part of the lie.

i75.photobucket.com
 
2013-08-27 12:13:48 AM  

Mikey1969: Sneaking into a public official's office under false pretenses in this email is pretty much grounds to get a body cavity search by Homeland Security. AND some bomb sniffing dogs. As I said, he got off lucky, I'm sure there is some nice stuff in the Patriot Act that would have him in jail by now if he didn't have connections, considering how many 'friends' he makes wherever he goes.


It's not just his connections, he's rich.  His family is old money, and that's how he gets by despite not having a real job.
 
2013-08-27 12:14:01 AM  

defects: Would he have resigned if he didn't know his crew was acting corruptly?


PROTIP: If you're supervising a bunch of deputies under you and they do unethical and/or illegal stuff that relates to the things that you are supposed to be supervising, then people might suggest that you are not fit to supervise those deputies.

Regardless of whether you did those things or even if you're doing a good job supervising them otherwise.
 
2013-08-27 12:15:12 AM  
In fact, it's probably worse if he didn't know what his underlings were up to; it's his job to know that.
 
2013-08-27 12:22:19 AM  
This O'Keefe seems to have upset you terribly.
 
2013-08-27 12:23:04 AM  
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?


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.

And that's part of the problem. So long as he's on the right "side" then folks will spring to defend him. Never mind that his work is not just flawed, it is in itself a special effect and even more highly slided to right than anything that Michael Moore has done for the left. James O'Keefe is not an "activist" in the least. He's a mechanic in smear campaigns. He isn't an activist, he's an operator and equal parts con man, snake oil salesman, and mercenary, and hiding behind those who would call him an activist, because he's getting paid by the right people to sling mud. He is part of a special class of muckraker now en vogue, who now typify the tactics of a special breed of scum who don't particularly care about any sort of moral high ground, because for them, that is a foreign concept. And that they happen to work for folks who like to wrap themselves in flag and the banner of a moral ideals, only makes their use all the more ironic.

Calling O'Keefe a cowardly little spud is candy coating it.

lh6.googleusercontent.com

And more, he's just a...

lh5.googleusercontent.com
 
2013-08-27 12:25:50 AM  

TheBigJerk: Mikey1969: Sneaking into a public official's office under false pretenses in this email is pretty much grounds to get a body cavity search by Homeland Security. AND some bomb sniffing dogs. As I said, he got off lucky, I'm sure there is some nice stuff in the Patriot Act that would have him in jail by now if he didn't have connections, considering how many 'friends' he makes wherever he goes.

It's not just his connections, he's rich.  His family is old money, and that's how he gets by despite not having a real job.


Yet he's the exact type of person who pulls out this whole "Obama's never had a 'real' job" bullshiat every chance he gets.

What a giant turd. He's literally a big piece of fecal matter walking the earth.
 
2013-08-27 12:35:07 AM  

Mikey1969: TheBigJerk: Mikey1969: Sneaking into a public official's office under false pretenses in this email is pretty much grounds to get a body cavity search by Homeland Security. AND some bomb sniffing dogs. As I said, he got off lucky, I'm sure there is some nice stuff in the Patriot Act that would have him in jail by now if he didn't have connections, considering how many 'friends' he makes wherever he goes.

It's not just his connections, he's rich.  His family is old money, and that's how he gets by despite not having a real job.

Yet he's the exact type of person who pulls out this whole "Obama's never had a 'real' job" bullshiat every chance he gets.

What a giant turd. He's literally a big piece of fecal matter walking the earth.


He is well neigh the Living Avatar of Backpfeifengesicht...
 
2013-08-27 12:48:57 AM  

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!
 
2013-08-27 12:52:35 AM  

defects: spongeboob: defects: Letten is known as the "Justache" and he resigned in disgrace after his staff was blogging info about people they were investigating and prosecuting.  Letten knew about it and allowed it and it forced the feds to drop cases against some allegedly very corrupt and mafia style people.  Some of his staff will eventually go to trial for leaking classified info in an attempt to persuade public opinion and perhaps influence potential jury candidates.

It's sad when you can't tell which side is up to the most criminal intent in a federal case.  Sadly, this probably will cause many politicos to get off scott free because of Letten's disregard for the law.

You have citations for Letten forcing 'the feds' to drop cases against  very corrupt and 'mafia style people' if so can we see them.

Would he have resigned if he didn't know his crew was acting corruptly?  When every other comment in here has full citation I'll post mine.


BZZT! "You first" and supposition are not acceptable answers when asked to support your statement with facts. You lose, needledick.
 
2013-08-27 12:54:05 AM  

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!


Except O'Keefe would have done it by filming a video after hours, with people in cheap police costumes instead of actual cops "arresting" him, and try to get someone fired for it.
 
2013-08-27 01:12:39 AM  

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.
 
2013-08-27 03:02:35 AM  

skullkrusher: Soup4Bonnie: Hey Skully. How's the job, how's the kid, how's the city? If Fark hasn't missed you, I have. Cheers!

busy as fark but going well. Working 11-12 hour days these days combined with the 30 day performance enhancing drug suspension I got for being too awesome made for very little Farking of late.

Boy got his fingers caught in the shower door tonight. That made for some excitement. Poor little dude. Otherwise he's been living it up. He spent 2 weeks in the Hamptons with my wife's parents eating well and building sandcastles.

City has been beautiful for the past week or so. 75, no humidity until today. Been almost Fall-like.
How's going with you?


Owie, poor little Count. I'm sure there was much squeaking and squalling. How much sand did he eat along with the grandparents' food?
 
2013-08-27 03:47:02 AM  
i60.photobucket.com

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2013-08-27 04:14:31 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: Likely get taken down like the one I did to punch Grover Norquist in the dick.


That was taken down due to a technicality.  Grover Norquist has no dick.
 
2013-08-27 04:23:10 AM  

MJMaloney187: Say what you will about O'Keefe, he's a political activist and an investigative journalist


Actually, he more closely resembles Winston Smith in 1984 -- he doesn't report the news, he creates it. He doesn't cover any stories, he goes and pokes at people and things until he has enough footage to make one.

You see, honesty and integrity don't exist in the minds of people who are corrupt and deceitful. It doesn't occur to them that their opponents might actually be honest or completely innocent. James O'Keefe falls into this category. 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. He's already decided that it does and he will expose it through obfuscation, lies, and trickery if he has to. Essentially, invent something that might not actually be there. If I had a degree in Psychology I might call this self-enforced psychosis, but on a much less clinical level it's simply Colbert's "truthiness" in the hands of concentrated activism.

Every one of O'Keefe's media stunts follow this model of truth-fabricating investigative activism to the extent that he is not really exposing or uncovering any actual news, he is just inventing it. And he is not bothered by that. After all, to the kleptomaniac of truth, it does not matter what the facts are, only who believes in them. I prefer to call this Orwellian Journalism (like yellow journalism before it, only instead of merely sensationalizing news, it actively creates new news on top of old news, like a palimpsest, erasing and rewriting history in a manner of its choosing). The organization he founded to run these scams is even called Project Veritas (Latin for truth, a snide slice of doublethink).

With the technological tools available today, anyone can edit anyone else into any public perception they want (Reality TV is a championship example of this). Thus, James O'Keefe can throw together a damning piece of forgery, and it gets heralded ostentatiously by the people who agree with its political narrative, denounced vehemently by the people who don't, and treated as suspect by the people who don't know who he is, where he's coming from or why he's even doing this (they number comparatively few, unfortunately). No one thinks to critically challenge him because the story is more interesting than the facts -- the media wags the dog.

This take-no-prisoners hyper-edit media manipulation style will undoubtedly catch on in America and be adopted by opponents of James O'Keefe who don't want to see him monopolize this competitive advantage for too long. Politics is all about building a better missile to catch a more evasive jet, each side devolving into a war over public opinion, public perception, and public acceptance of factual events. And all of it driven by lies, hatred, folly, evasion, obfuscation, deceptive editing, and mistrust. The ends justifies the means. There are no journalistic standards.

If you don't see anything wrong with what James O'Keefe is doing, then you are what's wrong with America.
 
2013-08-27 04:27:43 AM  

GoldSpider: udhq: Showing up at the home of your prosecutor is in itself a threatening action.

Were the police called?  If not, why?


The PA should have stood his ground and gunned down the trespasser. Since o'keefe is a conservative never take the risk he is going to get violent.
 
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.
 
Bf+
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.

[850x361 from http://tookland.net/images/hobbits15a.jpg image 850x361]


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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