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James Okeefe

Apparently, It's Hard Out Here for This Pimp, too

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

O'Keefe's efforts to lure a CNN reporter into a videotaped sex den have rightly been ridiculed as laughable. Except for one thing. "Laughable" diminishes how truly scuzzy it was, because James O'Keefe is not a boy. He's an adult. On parole.

James O'Keefe, the "CNN Caper" & Men Who Hate Women

Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alex Leo

It is vital we recognize this for what it was: not simply a partisan attack on supposed liberals, but an attack on women.

Jason Linkins

Fake Pimp From ACORN Videos Tries To 'Punk' CNN Correspondent (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In one of the most bizarre and hilarious stories you are likely to read today, CNN's Scott Zamost reports that during the production of a CNN document...

It's Time to Inoculate Ourselves Against Slander and Falsehoods in the Media

Scott Harshbarger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Scott Harshbarger

The Shirley Sherrod incident that has played out in prime time this week has had all of the same elements and ingredients as Andrew Breitbart's previous smear against ACORN.

Why Does Anyone Take Andrew Breitbart Seriously?

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter Dreier

By now it's clear what Breitbart is selling. The real question is why the mainstream media and Democratic politicians bought it. Breitbart is a con artist, but con artists only succeed if consumers don't know they are being conned -- or don't care.

ACORN Worker Sues James O'Keefe

Dave Maass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Maass

San Diego CityBeat is reporting that an ACORN worker in National City, Calif. has filed a federal lawsuit against conservatives activists James O'Keef...

ACORN Sting Tape EDITED: Rachel Maddow Dissects Edit-Bay Trickery (VIDEO)

Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The hidden-camera tapes of ACORN employees supposedly advising conservative activists disguised as a pimp and prostitute on the best ways to launder t...

Breitbart and O'Keefe: Guilty of Being Boring

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

O'Keefe's reputation is in desperate need of some repair. But judging from the nap-inducing undercover effort he put forward this week, that repair work may be beyond the likes of Breitbart.

The Best Pranks of 2010

The Yes Men | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Yes Men

These pranks employed the most state-of-the-art PR and marketing tools, were engineered by the most pedigreed pranksters on earth, and impacted the media and public opinion in far-reaching ways while leaving nary a fingerprint.

New York Times Issues Correction On ACORN Pimp Stories

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The New York Times has issued a correction on its stories about the ACORN pimp scandal. After Public Editor Clark Hoyt acknowledged that the paper wa...

ACORN Wins Another Victory: Judge Says the Government Can't Cut Funding

John Atlas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Atlas

Congress singled ACORN out for punishment in the absence of any judicial or administrative process adjudicating guilt. The judge declared the act of Congress was an unconstitutional bill of attainder.

Breitbart Confirms He Was Duped By O'Keefe And The ACORN Pimp Hoax

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

It turns out that Andrew Breitbart didn't actually know what was on the ACORN tapes when he helped launch them on his website last year, and used the ...

Brooklyn DA Finds No Crime In Infamous ACORN Hooker Advice Video

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (Associated Press) - ACORN employees caught on video apparently advising a couple posing as a prostitute and her boyfriend to lie about her p...

CPAC: O'Keefe is Our Hero (VIDEO)

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Papantonio

Ann Coulter last week told the media there was hope for the conservative movement in America. Coulter said she was inspired by the small but enthusia...

NYTimes Owes Us an ACORN Smear Retraction - UPDATED

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dave Johnson

The New York Times repeated conservative misinformation that smeared ACORN, and is now refusing to retract their "reporting."

Will Breitbart, O'Keefe, and Giles Come Clean About the ACORN Pimp Hoax?

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Now the fooling is over, and it's time for Breitbart, O'Keefe, and Giles to come clean about the ACORN pimp hoax and their role in spreading it.

The CPAC Rodeo Roundup

Kara Vallow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kara Vallow

I don't really care about CPAC during the Olympics cycle, but like a horrific car-crash featuring asphalt liberally -- yeah, liberally -- smeared with brains and viscera, I can't tear my eyes away from it either.

Feeling the Hate at CPAC 2010 With Andrew Breitbart, Hannah Giles and the Crazy Mob

Max Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Blumenthal

While I was filming at CPAC for a forthcoming project, I was confronted by Hannah Giles, Andrew Breitbart and a mob of crazed teabaggers.

James O'Keefe At CPAC: Conservative Agitator Gets Rock Star Welcome

Politico | Kenneth P. Vogel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

James O'Keefe, the self-styled guerilla investigative journalist celebrated for his video on ACORN and arrested last month in New Orleans in an attemp...

James O'Keefe and the Myth of the ACORN Pimp

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Inside each and every ACORN office, according to one independent review that looked at the public videos, James O'Keefe actually entered sans the pimp get-up.

Dirty Tricks

Lee Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lee Schneider

James O'Keefe called his deception an "investigation." You might argue that impersonating repairmen was gonzo journalism, a courageous act of civil disobedience, or a new way to dig for the truth.

Think Again: The Truth About Conservative "Journalism"

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Alterman

While we may never find out just who plotted the break-in of Senator Mary Landrieu's district office or why, we may be certain it was no accident or "misunderstanding."

Weekly Pulse: Who are Landrieu's Alleged Phone Tamperers?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium Blogger The four young men arrested last week for allegedly attempting to tamper with the phones at the office...

Today's "Conservative Journalism" -- What Would Bill Buckley Think?

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Would Buckley even recognize "conservative journalism" today, where pundits rush to broadcast their childish Obama taunts and sloppy P.T. Barnums like Andrew Breitbart encourage a new generation of "journalists" to skirt the law?

Clown Time: James O'Keefe Explains Himself

Chris Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Kelly

If O'Keefe wasn't planting a bug, what was the Dork Knight's plan? What would have happened had it worked? And why can't anyone, from anywhere on the political spectrum, figure out what the point was?