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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Right Wing Propagandist Busted By The Washington Post (VIDEO)



  Never Attempt to Play A Player And Skill Always Trumps Buffoonery (No pun intended)

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Busted by the best.
If you haven't heard or read about an attempt by James OKeefe's Project Veritas to entrap and probably doctored tapes of a plant (woman) offering a false story to Washington Post reporters, you are an American who has learned to avoid news other than your local news. Maybe, you are even a person who has committed to avoiding all news on television, and you darn sure will not read a newspaper.  All is good actually as I also will not read a newspaper.

Of course, you recall O'Keefe from his now famous fake ACORN pimp video and his arrest and guilty plea for breaking an entering the office of a liberal Louisiana politician.

Here is your reminder: ACORN Pimp.



It took time for the real story to surface, and that story surfaced after the US Congress defunded support from the civil activist group ACORN.  O'Keefe's pimp video was highly edited and in reality O'Keefe and his paid video model did not actually dress as a pimp and hooker when speaking with the ACORN representative. Viewers bought the video hook-line-and sinker wile Fox News increased its ratings with each showing. ACORN effectively died off along with the underlying good of the organization: Voter enrollment; quite possibly the reason O'Keefe targeted ACORN. The GOP and conservative operatives are not focused on expanding the voting population. Quite the contrary.

Rachel Maddow, MSNBC-The Rachel Maddow Show, was instrumental I revealing O'Keefe's fake pimpery. As is often the case Maddow burned through the first three minutes of the 2010 segment before arriving at the heart of the nine minute segment. MSNBC linked here.

HuffPost (2010)
O’Keefe never posed as a pimp when he talked to ACORN staffers. He presented himself as a friend, or boyfriend, or a colleague of Giles, who was posing as the prostitute. O’Keefe wore a dress shirt and Khakis when he entered ACORN offices, and later spliced in shots of himself wearing the pimp outfit in the final videos to make it appear that he had worn them in the meetings with ACORN. To sensationalize the tape, O’Keefe dressed up in cartoonish pimp garb for the bumpers shown on television. The outlandish costume aimed to make ACORN’s African-American intake staff look like buffoons. Despite O’Keefe’s refusal to release the original, unedited footage, the media would be duped into erroneously reporting or suggesting that O’Keefe pretended to be her pimp.
Media Matters also  offered a piece regarding the conservative (for pay) Operative. Linked here.

Yes, the famous O'Keefe video was edited for effect. Of course, the ACORN representative wasn't stellar in his job performance, but he was not sitting in front of a person who appeared as a pimp, or in front of what O'Keefe depicted as a so-called pimp.

O'Keefe later moved to charges for inappropriate acts against a CNN reporter he attempted to prank via luring her to a "sex boat". He also pleaded guilty to charges of entering federal property under false pretense after illegally entering the office of then Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA).

In some ways, O'Keefe's subterfuge and tape editing surpasses the nefarious productions of Hitler's Joseph Goebbels. In other ways, he fails miserably and seems to be a stumbling conservative operative for hire.

His latest escapade is one such example. 

The Washington Post recently published the results of the work of a coupe of reporters who  investigated claims of sexual inappropriate behavior with or against young girls 40 years ago. Of course, the Post is now a target of right-wing operatives. O'Keefe was apparently summoned to offer his services.  The effort failed miserably.

The following video shows a setting in which the fake story teller was confronted for what seemed story inconsistencies.

The WAPO article is linked, here.


According the the conservative Washington Examiner and other media, O'Keefe has admitted the failed attempt to entrap the Washington Post.

Why do we not find operatives like O'Keefe on the Left?  The questions is rhetorical.
“That propaganda is good which leads to success, and that is bad which fails to achieve the desired result. It is not propaganda’s task to be intelligent, its task is to lead to success.”
Joseph Goebbels

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