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January 26, 2010

Anti-ACORN "pimp" O'Keefe arrested in attempted bugging of senator's office

James O'Keefe, the conservative filmmaker who dressed as a pimp to sting the activist group ACORN, has been arrested for allegedly assisting in the attempted wiretapping of the office of Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu:

The FBI, alleging a plot to wiretap Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu's office in downtown New Orleans, arrested four people Monday, including James O'Keefe, a conservative filmmaker whose undercover videos at ACORN field offices severely damaged the advocacy group's credibility.

FBI Special Agent Steven Rayes alleges that O'Keefe aided and abetted two others, Joseph Basel and Robert Flanagan, who dressed up as employees of a telephone company and attempted to interfere with the office's telephone system. [Times-Picayune]

Comments

Sure hope this isn't another case of good intentions morphing into corruption. Geez. People just don't learn. Craving fame for fame's sake is almost always self-defeating. Sure hope this has been misreported or their actions terribly misconstrued, but it doesn't look that way at all. So sad if true. He did some valuable work for the country--and, yes, himself in the process. We got to hand it to him for that contribution anyway. But, if he broke the law, he must pay the price. I don't like trust being violated.

jdelaney3 -

I don't think he did valuable work.

The concept behind the TV show "Candid Camera" was that when a stranger says strange things to someone, he or she usually doesn't react much.

A couple of ACORN workers in separate offices phoned the police after he left.

I've met O'Keefe and understand his motivation. Due to the vast majority of media outlets not covering the "left" and keeping them in check, we need these individuals to even the playing field. The fact that many of these biased people won't even think of covering or investigating one of their own leaves a so called free democratic press in question. Great job O'Keefe! I hope more like him see the imbalance in our society and the long and short term implecations.

Ira Goodman -

It would be one thing if ACORN promoted prostitution, and he exposed that.

What actually happened was that he made a video to associate an organization which isn't-involved-with-prostitution with prostitution.

Saying "Great job O'Keefe" in response to a post about him getting arrested for bugging a senator's phone? That's pretty nutty. We certainly do not need any more "reporting" of his kind, which I would call yellow journalism except labeling it journalism of any sort would be a huge stretch.

What a bunch of boneheads. Federal prison, here they come and good riddance.

The Jews are going to say that acorn was all good now.Don,t listen to the bolsheviks as we all know nobody likes them at all.

O'Keefe is a criminal that has been arrested for violating the law. The people he "investigated" were not guilty of any crimes.

So the conservative will be a convicted criminal.

More hypocrisy from the right, who seems to think that its perfectly acceptable to violate the law as long you you are trying to make the left look bad.

Tom, it's not true that nobody likes the Jews. Don't underestimate the power of the International Jewish Conspiracy - it's gotten a lot of sympathy from good Christians by promoting the Holocaust myth.

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