O'Keefe and sexual humiliation
by Gene Lyons
It gets curiouser and curiouser,
this buzzing electronic cacophony that’s supposed to represent the
Consider the rapid rise and meteoric fall of one James O’Keefe, the
right-wing prankster whose "Candid Camera" stunts
made him a "journalist" hero to the FOX News crowd.
The difference between O’Keefe and the late Allen Funt, understand,
being that Funt played it strictly for laughs.
Letting the victim in on the joke was a big part of the show. “Smile,”
he’d say to some guy tricked into arguing
with a talking mailbox, “You’re on Candid Camera.”
O’Keefe’s stunts, however, have been aimed at humiliating his targets
and exposing them to ridicule and even legal peril,
which is what makes his takedown by CNN reporter Abbie Boudreau so
satisfying. Poor baby, O’Keefe got caught in his
own trap, no doubt why readers who get their information from FOX News
probably have no idea what I’m talking about.
He used to be their hero. Sean Hannity once hailed O’Keefe as a
“pioneer in journalism,” and Bill O’Reilly wanted to
nominate him for a congressional medal. There were mentions of the
Pulitzer Prize. Even Glenn Beck took time out
from his busy schedule of likening Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler to call
All this for dressing up in a ludicrous pimp costume O’Keefe pretended
to wear into ACORN offices to make the
anti-poverty organization’s employees look like fools and criminals. It
was all an elaborate hoax. Real people,
however, lost their jobs; the organization lost its funding and
Alas, it appears that O’Keefe’s admirers have now forgotten his name.
According to MediaMatters.org, FOX News
has scarcely mentioned how CNN’s Boudreau, cautioned by an O’Keefe aide
with a guilty conscience, frustrated his
bizarre scheme to lure her aboard a boat tricked out like Hugh Hefner’s
boudoir for the purpose of sexual humiliation.
“For months,” Boudreau explained in recent broadcast, “I had been
working on a documentary about the young
conservative movement. James had called me about concerns he had
regarding an upcoming shoot. He asked me
to meet him to talk about the shoot. … When I showed up, there was no
office, as promised. Instead, he wanted to
get me on a boat, which we later learned, was staged as a ‘pleasure
palace.’ One of his colleagues … told me he had
’strawberries and champagne’ waiting for me on the boat, and that
he planned to ‘hit on me’ the entire time.
She said it would all be captured
on hidden cameras that had been set up on the boat and in the back
She said the sole purpose of the ‘punk’ was to embarrass me, and to
make CNN look bad.”
I think we're missing something here.
Under what circumstances would a CNN reporter meet a man
to talk about a story - and then sleep with him?
I'll bet that O'Keefe bastard had a roofie that he was going to slip in
Think about it - what else makes sense?
Why have hidden cameras set up to record a non-event?
Because O'Keefe knew he was
going to have sex with her.
That might also explain why O'Keefe's assistant ratted
him out and warned the lady reporter.
Dirty tricks are one thing, roofie rape is a major crime with prison
I've never seen a roofie tape but they say it works so
1. All inhibitions go right out the window and she's game for anything
2. She wake up the next day with NO memory of what happened. A
perfect rape drug.
I think O'Keefe attempted to produce a video of him
raping the CNN reporter
while on the playback, she would seem to really be into having sex with
January 2010, O'Keefe and three other conservative activists were
arrested by the U.S. Marshall's Service
Orleans, Louisiana on felony charges of entering federal property with
the intent of interfering with the
system of Senator Mary Landreau. The charges were later reduced
to a misdemeanor of entering a
building under false pretenses; O'Keefe pleaded guilty and was
sentenced to three years' probation,
of community service, and a $1,500 fine.
What does this tell us?
But why was he trying to tap Sen. Landreau's phone?
It tells us that O'Keefe is willing to break the law to get some dirt
on someone he perveives as "too liberal."
My first thought is blackmail,
and attempting to blackmail a US Senator is a crime, I assume,
but since he's a Republican, he got probation and he's back to his old
tricks nine months later.
He will continue escalating his crimes, in my opinion.
THIS is how bad the
want to win.
Meanwhile, our side might
answer the door if victory knocks - loudly and repeatedly.
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