Saturday, January 30, 2010

Be Careful What You Wish For...

In this video James O'Keefe tells Glenn Beck - that other tireless searcher for the truth - that he is willing to go to jail for his activities. Which is just as well, for might be about to get his wish realised:

According to an affidavit from the FBI, O'Keefe and three others were arrested on Monday in connection with an alleged plot to "interfer[e]" with the phone system in Sen. Mary Landrieu's New Orleans office. O'Keefe is perhaps best known for the heavily edited and misleading undercover videos he and Hannah Giles shot of low-level ACORN employees while the right-wing duo were dressed as a pimp and prostitute, an escapade that itself may have violated state criminal statutes.

The New York Times reports that "the four men, two of whom were dressed as telephone repairmen, were charged with entering a federal property on false pretenses with the purpose of committing a felony. The crime charged is itself a felony that carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison."
I expect the noise machine of the right is already gearing up to defend this young man who already appears to be behaving as if he is a member of the Nixon plumbers.

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