As most of you know by now, James O’Keefe — the guy who is currently on three years’ probation for wiretapping the office of a cute female Senator, Mary Landrieu, and whose creatively and deceptively-edited anti-ACORN hit jobs were heavily promoted throughout the conservative blogworld by Andrew Breitbart — is in trouble again:
A conservative activist known for making undercover videos plotted to embarrass a CNN correspondent by recording a meeting on hidden cameras aboard a floating “palace of pleasure” and making sexually suggestive comments, e-mails and a planning document show.
James O’Keefe, best known for hitting the community organizing group ACORN with an undercover video sting, hoped to get CNN Investigative Correspondent Abbie Boudreau onto a boat filled with sexually explicit props and then record the session, those documents show.
O’Keefe called Boudreau on August 10. During the conversation, he said he preferred that Boudreau meet him in person in Maryland and asked that she come alone.
“I just want to talk,” O’Keefe told Boudreau on the phone. “I just want to have a, you know, meeting with you, and talk to you face to face about this. Because, I don’t, I feel sort of, let’s just say reserved about, about letting people into my sort of inner sanctum, about letting, letting people sort of take a glimpse into, into, behind the scenes, so that’s why you know, I just feel more comfortable if it was just me and you and we just had a face-to-face meeting before I agree to, to let you guys come out and shoot the video shoot out there.”
“Getting Closer,” the e-mail states. “Audio attached conversation with Abbie. What do you think of her reaction guys. She said she could do it Monday, Tuesday. Ben, you think I could get her on the boat?”
Most of the right-wing part of the blogosphere and media is avoiding this like vampires avoid sunlight. The two big exceptions: Brent Bozell, who immediately stepped forward to condemn O’Keefe’s scuzzy behavior, and Andrew Breitbart, who immediately tried to change the subject. When Oliver Willis mentioned O’Keefe and Breitbart being on the same “crew”, Breitbart had a Twitter meltdown and threatened a libel lawsuit — though, as Instaputz notes, conservative blogger The Anchoress has also described Breitbart and O’Keefe as being on the same “crew”, as this screen shot of part of an Anchoress post from September 15, 2009 shows:
So when will Andrew Breitbart threaten to sue The Anchoress?