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GOP's O'Keefe and sexual humiliation
by Gene Lyons


It gets curiouser and curiouser, this buzzing electronic cacophony that’s supposed to represent the national conversation.
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 O’Keefe “courageous.”

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 disbanded.

Alas, it appears that O’Keefe’s admirers have now forgotten his name. According to, 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 yard.
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 her drink.

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 time attached.

I've never seen a roofie tape but they say it works so well because:
1. All inhibitions go right out the window and she's game for anything and
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 him.

From Wikipedia:

In January 2010, O'Keefe and three other conservative activists were arrested by the U.S. Marshall's Service
in New Orleans, Louisiana on felony charges of entering federal property with the intent of interfering with the
telephone system of  Senator Mary Landreau. The charges were later reduced to a misdemeanor of entering a
federal building under false pretenses;  O'Keefe pleaded guilty and was sentenced to three years' probation,
100 hours of community service, and a $1,500 fine.

What does this tell us?
It tells us that O'Keefe is willing to break the law to get some dirt on someone he perveives as "too liberal."

But why was he trying to tap Sen. Landreau's phone?
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 Rethugs want to win.

Meanwhile, our side might answer the door if victory knocks - loudly and repeatedly.


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