Posts Tagged ‘James O’Keefe’

Wonder what you would find if you frisked U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu’s (D-LA) office?

Answer: The filmmaker who brought ACORN to its knees – James O’Keefe – trying to “interfere with” her phones.

Hmm… This can’t be good:

According to the FBI affidavit, Flanagan and Basel entered the federal building at 500 Poydras Street on Monday about 11 a.m., dressed as telephone company employees, wearing jeans, fluorescent green vests, tool belts and hard hats. When they arrived at Landrieu’s 10th-floor office, O’Keefe was already in the office and had told a staffer he was waiting for someone to arrive.

When Flanagan and Basel entered the office, they told the staffer they were there to fix phone problems. At that time, the staffer, referred to only as Witness 1 in the affidavit, observed O’Keefe positioning his cell phone in his hand to videotape the operation. O’Keefe later admitted to agents that he recorded the event.

After being asked, the staffer gave Basel access to the main phone at the reception desk. The staffer told investigators that Basel manipulated the handset. He also tried to call the main office phone using his cell phone, and said the main line wasn’t working. Flanagan did the same.

They then told the staffer they needed to perform repair work on the main phone system and asked where the telephone closet was located. The staffer showed the men to the main General Services Administration office on the 10th floor, and Flanagan and Basel went in. There, a GSA employee asked for the men’s credentials. They said they left them in their vehicle.

And after that, they were basically arrested.

I don’t know what Jame O’Keefe and others were actually planning to do in the Senator’s office, but neither does anyone else – including the mainstream media. With hardly any of the facts known, will the media try to attack O’Keefe anyways? You betcha! After hearing O’Keefe was arrested, liberal media outlets have been having an absolute field day with this story to try and discredit O’Keefe and his undercover ACORN videos.

Andrew Breitbart – from Big Governmentposted this response to the situation on his website:

Wait until the facts are in.

Mainstream Media, ACORN, Media Matters (all the supposed defenders of due process and journalistic ethics) are jumping to conclusions over the arrest today of James O’Keefe, with the clear intention to smear and, if possible, convict O’Keefe and his alleged co-conspirators in the court of public opinion in order to taint the “jury of their peers.”


I’m sure they would like to believe O’Keefe is stupid enough to try to “wiretap” a sitting U.S. senator in broad daylight during office hours, while recording the entire sequence of events on his cell phone camera. And they’d like you to believe it, too.

But there is absolutely no allegation in the criminal complaint that “wiretapping” or “bugging” is any part of this case, just the charge that O’Keefe and the others entered Sen. Landrieu’s office in New Orleans “for the purpose of interfering with the office’s telephone system.”

Since the facts are not clear, I give James O’Keefe and the other three individuals the benefit of the doubt for now. None of them have a criminal record and are innocent until proven guilty. In the end, it will be interesting to see what they planned on recording inside Sen. Landrieu’s office. Until then, I guess we will have to put up with the liberal media going absolute bonkers over this story like a six year-old kid on a sugar high.

*UPDATE* – January 28, 2010 – 12:40 AM

A legitimate theory of why the guys were at Sen. Landrieu’s office:

[…] The group was trying to document (with video camera) that Landrieu’s office had either disconnected or re-routed the phones to deflect incoming calls – hence, why they couldn’t get through. There have been anecdotal reports that Landrieu’s office has received complaints that it has been inaccessible by phone, particularly around the time when she was bought off by the Democrats for the now-infamous Louisiana Purchase.

Keep blowing this story way out of proportion liberal media, because you will just look more ridiculous than you actually are afterward.

*UPDATE* – January 29, 2010 – 12:55 PM

It’s official… The mainstream media is a complete joke and James O’Keefe has released a statement about what he was doing in the Senator’s office:

The government has now confirmed what has always been clear:  No one tried to wiretap or bug Senator Landrieu’s office.  Nor did we try to cut or shut down her phone lines.  Reports to this effect over the past 48 hours are inaccurate and false.

As an investigative journalist, my goal is to expose corruption and lack of concern for citizens by government and other institutions, as I did last year when our investigations revealed the massive corruption and fraud perpetrated by ACORN.  For decades, investigative journalists have used a variety of tactics to try to dig out and reveal the truth.

I learned from a number of sources that many of Senator Landrieu’s constituents were having trouble getting through to her office to tell her that they didn’t want her taking millions of federal dollars in exchange for her vote on the healthcare bill.  When asked about this, Senator Landrieu’s explanation was that, “Our lines have been jammed for weeks.”  I decided to investigate why a representative of the people would be out of touch with her constituents for “weeks” because her phones were broken.  In investigating this matter, we decided to visit Senator Landrieu’s district office – the people’s office – to ask the staff if their phones were working.

On reflection, I could have used a different approach to this investigation, particularly given the sensitivities that people understandably have about security in a federal building.  The sole intent of our investigation was to determine whether or not Senator Landrieu was purposely trying to avoid constituents who were calling to register their views to her as their Senator.  We video taped the entire visit, the government has those tapes, and I’m eager for them to be released because they refute the false claims being repeated by much of the mainstream media.

It has been amazing to witness the journalistic malpractice committed by many of the organizations covering this story.  MSNBC falsely claimed that I violated a non-existent “gag order.”  The Associated Press incorrectly reported that I “broke in” to an office which is open to the public.  The Washington Post has now had to print corrections in two stories on me.  And these are just a few examples of inaccurate and false reporting.  The public will judge whether reporters who can’t get their facts straight have the credibility to question my integrity as a journalist.

The liberal mainstream media and ACORN’s wet-dream is officially over… Sorry folks.


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Ouch... So much for Philly.

Ouch... So much for Philly.

Wonder what you would find if you frisked the Philadelphia ACORN office? You know, the one James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles supposedly got kicked out of.

Answer: It appears another ACORN employee was lying.

HAHA! Yes! More entertainment from the ACORN offices. I recommend all of you throw a bag of popcorn into the microwave and have yourself a ‘I told you so’ moment.

James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles are back at it and perfect timing too! Today ANOTHER ACORN video was released. This time it proved Katherine Conway-Russell’s defense wrong that she posted on Media Matters. She and news outlets claimed the two (O’Keefe and Giles) were kicked out right way:

But when the phony pimp and prostitute tag team visited ACORN’s local office, on Broad Street near Parrish, on July 24, they were apparently shown the door.

Philadelphia ACORN president Carol Hemingway said in a statement on Monday that “after causing a major disturbance, they were asked to leave the office, and a police report was filed.”

Hmm… That’s funny, because we see in the video that O’Keefe and Giles were there for over 30 minutes and left on their own after receiving advice!

Ms. Conway-Russell and Ms. Hemingway, you are a liars. Plain and simple.

Once again, ACORN shows it’s true colors. The thought of anyone supporting the idea that they deserve tax payer dollars is just ridiculous! Cut ALL funding!

Side-Note: I realize the audio is kind of cut-off in parts, but no worries! If you notice at the end, it says “To be continued…” The full unedited video will be arriving on the internet soon enough! Muhaha! 😆

Props to Hannah Giles, James O’Keefe, and Big Government.com.

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Caught... AGAIN!

Caught... AGAIN!

Wonder what you would find if you frisked another ACORN office? This time in San Bernadino, CA.

Answer: A couple individuals secretly videotaping ACORN employees and catching them red-handed… A FOURTH TIME!!!

Dang! These videos are starting to be more exciting than a summer blockbuster at the movie theater! The anticipation for the next and next is just hilarious!

Turns out the sneak peak I posted of what you’ll find in this video was basically on the money! How much worse can they get and how long can the liberal main stream media go on without covering these shocking videotapes!? Because it is getting pretty pathetic when Charles Gibson doesn’t even know about them until a couple days ago! Or the fact that ACORN has voiced that they believe all these videos are doctored – HAHA! Good knee slapper there!

Grab your popcorn and be prepared for more videos to come!

Question: Should we start taking bets on how many ACORN questions Obama will receive on Sunday during his Liberal Media Mania Tour!? My bet: 1.5 How do I get the ‘.5’? I don’t know, but the MSM will figure out a way to make it happen, HAHA.

Obama Media Mania Tour graphic coming soon! Just like the Obama World Apology Tour one.

Side-note: Props to Hannah Giles & James O’Keefe!

*UPDATE: This is what Sunday will bring:

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked ACORN’s future budget?

Answer: Hopefully you will find it A LOT smaller!

FOX News supplies the details:

The Senate voted Monday to block the Housing and Urban Development Department from giving grants to ACORN, a community organization under fire in several voter-registration fraud cases.

The 83-7 vote would deny housing and community grant funding to ACORN, which stands for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.

The action came as the group is suffering from bad publicity after a duo of conservative activists posing as a prostitute and her pimp released hidden-camera videos in which ACORN employees in Baltimore gave advice on house-buying and how to account on tax forms for the woman’s income. Two other videos, aired on the FOX News Channel, depict similar situations in ACORN offices in Brooklyn and Washington, D.C.

The Senate’s move would mean that ACORN would not be able to win HUD grants for programs such as counseling low-income people on how to get mortgages and for fair housing education and outreach.

Senator Mike Johanns (R-NE) introduced the amendment designed to cut off all federal funding to ACORN. Not only did Republicans come through, but it was a large bipartisan showing! Good job Dems, but it’s not over until its over! The hard part will be to see if the amendment can survive a conference committee (dun, dun, dun).

The seven Democrats who opposed the amendment are:

  • Dick Durbin (D-IL)
  • Roland Burris (D-IL)
  • Robert Casey (D-PA)
  • Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
  • Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
  • Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
  • Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)

Hmm… what does this tell us about Vermont and Illinois?

Props: James O’Keefe, Hannah Giles, and BigGovernment.com for the going undercover. Can’t wait to see the new video today. (Mu-haha!)

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ACORN caught red handed!

ACORN caught red-handed!

Wonder what you would find if you frisked an ACORN office in Baltimore, MD?

Answer: A few individuals secretly videotaping ACORN employees and catching them red-handed!

MAKE SURE YOU WATCH THESE VIDEOS! I realize they are a bit lengthy, but you will literally be stunned!

Wow… That’s all I got to say. Aren’t we glad our President was actually associated with this group? Hmm… I’ll keep my thought to myself for now.

Anyway, major props to James O’Keefe for going undercover and catching this mass corruption on video! Here is the some of the strategy he used to infiltrate ACORN:

Additionally, instead of focusing on foreclosure itself, which has become seemingly as politicized as abortion, we focused on crimes more difficult for the left to defend: trafficking of young helpless girls and tax evasion. The first group represents the severely disadvantaged, the second a threat to the distribution of wealth.

While manipulation or entrapment occurs when people are encouraged to do things they otherwise wouldn’t, the pre-set trap is their own.  These tactics allow the viewer to see ACORN’s soul; their playing field and their morality, out in the open.  Their system is based on conflict and change for its own sake.  This system is based on totalitarian principles and class war techniques. These people understand pressure, power and self-interest.  When the Baltimore employees saw we were shady dealers, their instincts clicked in, as we were prime recruits.

Seriously U.S. Government! Can we pllllleeeeasseee…. pretty pllleeeeassse continue with that investigation on ACORN now!? I’ll toss an acorn on top 😉

Side-note: I’ll will bet millions that Glenn Beck goes absolutely nuts about this footage tonight at 5pm. HAHA!

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