Updated: Dumb As They Come

Crime,Criminal Injustice,Democrats,Journalism,Law,Pop-Culture,Republicans


Among the many dumb things Republicans have given us (read “GOP and Man at Yale”) is a brand of tease “journalism” headed by Hannah Giles, a well-connected, monosyllabic, Town-Hall tartlet, who partook in an ACORN-exposing (tush-wagging) operation. Her partner (he played the pimp) was James O’Keefe, who, it transpires, is even dumber than Hannah.

A recent headline on Nola.com blares:

“ACORN ‘gotcha’ man arrested in attempt to tamper with Mary Landrieu’s office phones. James O’Keefe … a conservative activist who last year posed as a pimp to target the community-organizing group ACORN, is one of four people arrested by the FBI and accused of trying to interfere with phones at Sen. Mary Landrieu’s office in New Orleans.”

O’Keefe and his pals are “charged with entering federal property under false pretenses for the purposes of committing a felony.”

Phone tapping or something.

The little pischer O’Keefe had given “a speech to the Pelican Institute for Public Policy, a libertarian group in New Orleans,” which seems to be standing by him.

While the ACORN fun lasted, Andrew Breitbart put O’Keefe up as some sort of editor on his Big This/Big That websites, and appeared with him and Hannah on all the Republican TV shows. Now Big Breitbart is distancing himself from his protege. I guess AB has some sense of how fascistic and fickle American law and culture can be (you can go to jail for a long time for non-offenses; and become the toast of the town for major offenses). Here’s the interview he hastened to give to Hugh Hewitt.

Update (Jan. 27): “A lawyer for one of the men said outside the courthouse that his clients may have the product of ‘poor judgment’ and that he didn’t intend to commit a crime; lawyers for other defendants could not immediately be reached for comment.”

This defense attorney is right, of course, but the American legal system, which Republicans (like this intrepid contingent of guerrilla journalists) are forever striving to make less constitutional, will fight to keep these idiots under its jurisdiction. It’s reflexive.

5 thoughts on “Updated: Dumb As They Come

  1. George Pal

    What made the ACORN exposé so delicious was the demonstration of fools exposing dullards, but even that shouldn’t get you more than the fifteen minutes of fame allotted everyone by Andy Warhol. And celebrity inflation, being what it is, makes fools pretty much superfluous.

  2. JB

    For those delusional enough to think there exists major differences between the Ds and Rs, the ends justify the means. O”keefe sounds like a Watergate burglar wannabe.

  3. ~greenhell~

    Looks like The American Conservative site was hacked. Here is a search result from Google – “HaCKeD By CWD@rBe. English. The Beginning is Allah, The end is Allah and with the best words…Bismillah. Lets say STOP injustice and embargo in Palestine …”

  4. Jack Slater

    O’Keefe should have dressed in a business suit, walked in with a briefcase, declaring he was a Goldman-Sachs exec. wanting to donate one hundred thousand dollars to Landrieu. He would have received VIP treatment.

  5. Myron Pauli

    Sadly, I was unable to see the Hannah Giles nonsense (link did not work) – but the Republicans are up to their usual Watergating. It is why I don’t get orgasmic over unprincipled sorts like Scott Brown beating the Democratic jerks – it is just the ebb and flow of various Big Government Hacks.

    Giles and O’Keefe are just the next generation of “conservative” Constitution Shredders waiting to seize power.

    I suppose tonight will be a big Bru-ha-ha over the State of the Union boring teleprompter Messianic garbage. Gene Healy has a good perspective on this:


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