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Dumped into the Memorial Day newshole

Posted by Charles II on May 29, 2010

The guy who created a fake film that led to a media frenzy and ultimately the demise of ACORN, James O’Keefe, was caught in what looked a whole lot like an attempt to wiretap Senator Mary Landrieu’s ofice. He plea bargained down to the misdemeanor of entering Federal property under false pretenses (Times-Picayune via Bradblog).

But now it turns out the FBI had evidence that it was a conspiracy to illicitly record, which can be considered actual wiretapping (John Tomasic via Bradblog):

at approximately 10:00 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 25, 2010, Basel, Flanagan and O’Keefe met in an office near the Hale Boggs Federal Building to finalize their plan, check the recording devices and mount a camera in one of the disguises. During this meeting, O’Keefe explained how the recording devices worked and instructed Basel and Flanagan how to position themselves once inside the Senator’s office.

Millions of poor people face much higher hurdles of registration to vote and do not have any effective advocates for affordable housing as a result of O’Keefe’s lies. And he gets probation, a piddling fine, and community service. Not to mention a permanent, lucrative career inside the GOP “Think Tank” empire.

Bad cess to Mr. O’Keefe.

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One Response to “Dumped into the Memorial Day newshole”

  1. He and G. Gordon Liddy can trade war stories at the next Cato Institute function.

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