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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 94
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2013-08-26 02:37:41 PM
9 votes:

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


Bullshiat.
2013-08-26 05:05:12 PM
6 votes:
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 03:07:28 PM
6 votes:
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 08:34:20 PM
5 votes:
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 05:15:28 PM
5 votes:
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 04:59:21 PM
5 votes:

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 04:49:33 PM
5 votes:

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 03:33:36 PM
5 votes:

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 02:58:28 PM
5 votes:
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 02:38:35 PM
5 votes:
Why isn't he in jail for bugging a senators office?
2013-08-26 02:38:03 PM
5 votes:
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.
2013-08-27 04:23:10 AM
4 votes:

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.
2013-08-26 09:58:48 PM
4 votes:

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 04:50:35 PM
4 votes:

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 04:29:47 PM
4 votes:
This is what happens when a kid doesn't get that ass-kicking for being a smarmy little douche.
2013-08-27 12:23:04 AM
3 votes:
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.

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And more, he's just a...

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2013-08-26 09:35:26 PM
3 votes:
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 05:38:08 PM
3 votes:

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 05:13:06 PM
3 votes:

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 05:05:07 PM
3 votes:

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 04:57:33 PM
3 votes:
2013-08-26 02:39:02 PM
3 votes:
FWIW, Letten is a conservative Republican.
2013-08-26 02:35:26 PM
3 votes:
why bring innocent hobbits into this?!
2013-08-26 02:24:56 PM
3 votes:
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 10:34:37 PM
2 votes:

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 06:37:15 PM
2 votes:

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 05:55:58 PM
2 votes:

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 05:52:43 PM
2 votes:

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."


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2013-08-26 05:51:29 PM
2 votes:

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 05:50:41 PM
2 votes:

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 05:31:03 PM
2 votes:
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 05:25:39 PM
2 votes:

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 05:15:46 PM
2 votes:

Aristocles: Sounds like a Farklib.


Aren't you precious.
2013-08-26 05:05:42 PM
2 votes:

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

He should partner up with Michael Moore.

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Oh, look, it's this false equivalency again.
2013-08-26 04:56:18 PM
2 votes:

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 04:18:57 PM
2 votes:
HOBBITS ARE AWESOME, YOU DORK!
2013-08-26 04:06:34 PM
2 votes:

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 03:18:11 PM
2 votes:

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


he has very wealthy friends.
2013-08-26 02:59:40 PM
2 votes:

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?
2013-08-27 12:52:35 AM
1 votes:

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 12:25:50 AM
1 votes:

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 12:15:12 AM
1 votes:
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 12:14:01 AM
1 votes:

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 12:13:48 AM
1 votes:

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 12:11:14 AM
1 votes:

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.

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2013-08-26 11:42:02 PM
1 votes:

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 11:19:38 PM
1 votes:

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 11:10:35 PM
1 votes:

skullkrusher: Louisiana is a one party consent state.


And which participant in the call consented?
2013-08-26 11:09:57 PM
1 votes:
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 11:08:52 PM
1 votes:

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 10:47:30 PM
1 votes:

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 10:35:31 PM
1 votes:

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 10:16:46 PM
1 votes:

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 10:13:30 PM
1 votes:
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 10:01:40 PM
1 votes:

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 09:57:10 PM
1 votes:

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


Because he sucks the right cocks.
2013-08-26 09:56:26 PM
1 votes:
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 09:55:43 PM
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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 09:38:18 PM
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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 08:40:27 PM
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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 08:16:09 PM
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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 07:26:11 PM
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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 07:02:49 PM
1 votes:

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 07:02:42 PM
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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 07:02:29 PM
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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 06:32:01 PM
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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 06:18:37 PM
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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 06:16:12 PM
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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 06:14:26 PM
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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 06:01:03 PM
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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 06:00:53 PM
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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 06:00:49 PM
1 votes:

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 05:59:41 PM
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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 05:56:47 PM
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Fart_Machine: That's a terrible thing to say about hobbits. Okeefe is a goblin at best.


i28.photobucket.com
2013-08-26 05:50:16 PM
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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 05:48:52 PM
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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 05:44:38 PM
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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 05:43:09 PM
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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 05:34:42 PM
1 votes:

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 05:32:54 PM
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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 05:28:33 PM
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2wolves: Aren't you precious.


no, he isn't

stop giving him attention
2013-08-26 05:19:48 PM
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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 05:15:49 PM
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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 05:10:09 PM
1 votes:

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 05:08:41 PM
1 votes:

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


a pulse
2013-08-26 05:08:25 PM
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O'Keefe's father is very wealthy and a GOP wheel/bundler.  Besides, he's too pretty for prison.
2013-08-26 05:05:45 PM
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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 04:53:43 PM
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The hobbit community frowns upon being compared to James O'Keefe.

tookland.net
2013-08-26 04:53:26 PM
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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 04:51:23 PM
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lucky he is a right wing "journalist" they are handled with kid gloves by everyone involved.
2013-08-26 04:39:29 PM
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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 04:35:13 PM
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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 04:30:50 PM
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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 03:14:23 PM
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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.
 
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