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Fox Fave Sting "Journalist" James O’Keefe – Busted!!!!!

Reported by Priscilla - January 26, 2010 -

Who could forget the famous “pimp” and “independent filmmaker” James O’Keefe who exposed nasty, bad ACORN for all kinds of alleged evil doing?! Fox News and Fox Nation just loved their big, pimping daddy James O’Keefe who was the “great white hope” of conservatives who were seeking to destroy an agency which seeks to help minorities. O’Keefe’s little crusade was promoted, on the Sean Hannity Show, by Hollywood hating, right wing lackey Andrew Breitbart who said that O’Keefe, who is being sued in several cities by ACORN, was “well on his way to being one of the great journalists.” Well, forget being a great journalist – James O’Keefe may well be on his way to a prison sentence because yesterday he was arrested for allegedly posing as a telephone repair technician in order to tamper with the phone system of Louisiana Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu. MSNBC covered the story. Wonder how Fox news will play this one? Will this be a lede on Fox Nation?* Will Sean Hannity coordinate O’Keefe’s defense fund? But hey, James O'Keefe is a right wing hero so who cares about the legal system!!! So much for "citizen journalism." Laissez les bons temps rouler!!!

The news broke this afternoon. O’Keefe is one of four men who “were charged with entering federal property under false pretenses with the intent of committing a felony, according to the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana.” So we’re not talking a minor “b&e” here – we’re talking federal charges. (Why am I flashing back to Watergate?) Yes, it’s hard to believe that one of Townhall’s top conservatives for 2009 could be facing hard time. One of the other fine fellows, Robert Flanagan, is the son of the interim attorney for the Western District of Louisiana. All four of these fine fellows have been released on a $10,000 unsecured bond and a hearing will be held on February 12th. There is some rich irony in that Jimmy Boy was in New Orleans, last Thursday, giving a talk for the libertarian “Pelican Institute.” The topic was “Exposing Truth: Undercover Video, New Media and Creativity.” Ironic, don’t you think!

What say you Fox News?!

Update: Think Progress has Fox reporter Tim Vaughn saying this to Shep Smith:

VAUGHN: [It's a] very weird story that probably needs a lot of context and a lot of looking into, which is what we’re going to do here. I just wanted to get it on the record with it right now

*Update: In my original post, I asked if this would be a lede on Fox Nation. Interestingly, it is.



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