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A1 to A73 in 24 Hours: The Life and Death of 'Watergate Jr.' (James O'Keefe update from Breitbart)
BigGovernment.com ^ | 1/27/2010 | Andrew Breitbart

Posted on 01/28/2010 7:36:08 AM PST by SeattleBruce

For those in the mainstream media committed to report the false and libelous narrative of “Watergate Jr.,” “wiretapping” and “bugging,” I predict much egg on your J-school grad faces. In your rush to judgment to convict James O’Keefe and his companions, you vengeful political partisans of press forgot to ponder: “Was Mr. O’Keefe up to one of his patented and obvious clown nose-on hidden camera tricks, trying to make his subjects look foolish?” Blog commenters seem to be quicker on the uptake than six-figured Washington-based pundits these days. And I predict there will be tape to vindicate these four pranksters, too.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: andrewbreitbart; jamesokeefe; marylandrieu
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Well, we don't know much more today...but we're hopeful there was some kind of bigger picture here!
1 posted on 01/28/2010 7:36:09 AM PST by SeattleBruce
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To: SeattleBruce

focus on replacing the dems volunteer locally, make calls, put up signs, replace the dems...


2 posted on 01/28/2010 7:38:30 AM PST by gibtx2 (keep up the good work I am out of work but post 20 a month to this out of WF Check)
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To: SeattleBruce

It would have been very weird for O’K to go into a situation without a camera.
also didn’t one of the “telephone” guys have a hidden camera in his helmut?


3 posted on 01/28/2010 7:39:18 AM PST by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: onyx

Short, but well connected comment info ping


4 posted on 01/28/2010 7:41:18 AM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Marty62

...also didn’t one of the “telephone” guys have a hidden camera in his helmut?

5 posted on 01/28/2010 7:42:23 AM PST by Red Badger (Education makes people easy to lead, difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.)
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To: SeattleBruce

bfl


6 posted on 01/28/2010 7:44:57 AM PST by smokingfrog (You can't ignore your boss and expect to keep your job... www.filipthishouse2010.com)
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To: Red Badger

Is that Hunt?


7 posted on 01/28/2010 7:45:02 AM PST by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: SeattleBruce
A1?


8 posted on 01/28/2010 8:52:20 AM PST by wastedyears (If I'm going out, I'm going out like Major Kong.)
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To: SeattleBruce

>>>Well, we don’t know much more today.

Actually we know quite a bit more today then yesterday. We know the front page news reports and the MSNBC hysterics over Breaking and Entering, Burglary, and Wiretapping were fictional.


9 posted on 01/28/2010 8:55:53 AM PST by tlb
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To: SeattleBruce

To translate for those not getting the title it means this story went from front page news ( A1 ) to the back page ( A73 ) as there’s little or nothing there. I thought that O’Keefe’s silence was just to give his enemies enough rope to hang themselves with and that now may be the case.


10 posted on 01/28/2010 8:57:42 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: Marty62

HELMUT Kohl, former Chancellor of Germany...............


11 posted on 01/28/2010 9:00:26 AM PST by Red Badger (Education makes people easy to lead, difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.)
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To: Red Badger

VERY funny!


12 posted on 01/28/2010 9:05:51 AM PST by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: SeattleBruce

Honestly, I can’t wait to see what more comes out. This all has been so much fun with this new media. :)


13 posted on 01/28/2010 9:14:15 AM PST by EmilyGeiger (Our constitution was written so that we could have equal opportunity, not equal results.)
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To: SeattleBruce

Sounds to me as if Breitbart knows something, and is laying the groundwork for another attack on the left, not to mention Obama’s FBI stooges, Eric Holder, and the MSM.

Maybe they thought they were setting up O’Keefe, but O’Keefe was really setting THEM up?

Clearly O’Keefe is a risk taker, or he wouldn’t have gotten into this kind of business in the first place. But I don’t think he’s stupid, and the original allegations suggested that he and his friends did something VERY stupid.

Breitbart was the guy who orchestrated the release of the ACORN videos, and ensured that they really made the big time and weren’t just ignored, as the MSM would have preferred to do. Is he doing that again? Is that why they’re trying to relegate this to p. 73?

Speaking of which, I doubt if any of them has a p. 73 any more, since they are all reducing sizes and saving paper and desperately trying to cut their losses.


14 posted on 01/28/2010 9:17:17 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Lakeshark; maggief; Liz; hoosiermama; SE Mom; STARWISE; Madame Dufarge; JustPiper

This is sounding hopeful!
Thanks for pinging me!


15 posted on 01/28/2010 9:18:22 AM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: onyx

Still waiting for discovery.....O’keefe was setting up something?


16 posted on 01/28/2010 9:24:57 AM PST by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: Cicero

My theory;

I think that they were pretending to be Telephone repair people because apparently Landrieus office is impossible to reach by phone. I suspect, and this is a WAG mind you, that in fact the office phones were busied out by the staff. The result of which is that no one can call the office unless they know another number. I suspect they were filming Landrieus receptionist filing her nails, surfing the net and assorted other things rather than take calls.

The “tampering” I suspect was their “repairman” verifying that the phone did in fact work and that if the office CHOSE to, they could take calls at any time yet they had forwarded all calls to voicemail or something of the sort.

Reading the affidavit, I saw that they were charged with trespassing among other minor charges. Protesters routinely get arrested for this are are typically released after 3 days for time served.

I wonder how much is actually going to stick, especially once the video hits.

I would not want to be the judge sentencing them to any sort of time after it is shown that contrary to Landrieus claims, they were literally polishing their nails while the people were blocked from contacting their representative.

BONUS Conspiracy Theory; I bet that the “accomplice” that was in the car a block or two away was busily calling Landrieus office over and over and they were filming the attempts to call along with scenes of the receptionist updating her Facebook while voicemail was telling callers that no lines were available.

I could be wrong but I do think that this is very close to what did and will happen.

Cheers,

knewshound


17 posted on 01/28/2010 9:29:29 AM PST by knews_hound (Credo Quia Absurdium--take nothing seriously unless it is absurd. E. Clampus Vitus)
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To: knews_hound

I’d forgotten about those earlier phone stories. I think you’re right.


18 posted on 01/28/2010 9:42:59 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: SeattleBruce

24 hours? It should take maybe four hours at most to get from the A1 around Cologne to Suhl, where the A73 begins.


19 posted on 01/28/2010 9:43:55 AM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: SeattleBruce
The bottom line is, if they tampered in ANY way with the phone system, or if they even had the equipment on them to do that, they are idiots and in big trouble.

If they were just doing some hidden camera shenanigans to goof on the people, it was poorly executed, but no big deal.

20 posted on 01/28/2010 9:46:20 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: knews_hound

I think you’re pretty much on target.


21 posted on 01/28/2010 9:47:08 AM PST by SoCal Pubbie
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To: onyx

Even more so, my gut tells me MSM will have egg all over their elite faces.


22 posted on 01/28/2010 9:51:54 AM PST by maggief
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To: knews_hound; onyx
Rush suggested a scenario similar to yours on his show a while ago.

The charges against O'Keefe and the others would be consistent with this, I think.

23 posted on 01/28/2010 9:53:49 AM PST by Madame Dufarge
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To: maggief

Yep, and they’ll let the story drop.


24 posted on 01/28/2010 9:54:55 AM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: knews_hound

A guess. Maybe a phone and employee is being used for escort business, or some other funny business on taxpayers dime. During working ours. Or working for Acorn, while being paid by Fed Gov for other legit services.

Guy in the Van calls for service, or gets called. O’Keefe watches the phone ring. Then Video of woman showing up for service, or doing some other work for Acorn.

Or, maybe, a woman is seen entering to service someone after an out going call for service to the van ??? Maybe a guy for hire???

I suspect a third degree burn is coming. Someone in that office is in deep doo doo.


25 posted on 01/28/2010 9:55:42 AM PST by PA-RIVER
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To: SeattleBruce

There is something wrong with your phewn. I am here to fix your phewn.

26 posted on 01/28/2010 9:56:36 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't fly, can't ski, can't drive, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best.)
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To: onyx

I am hopeful this has fresh legs, and James has a Landrieu office exposé to drop on FNC.


27 posted on 01/28/2010 10:03:23 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

Yes, me too. He was taking pics with his wrist watch right?
I hope it was returned to him.


28 posted on 01/28/2010 10:06:21 AM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: gibtx2

“focus on replacing the dems volunteer locally, make calls, put up signs, replace the dems...”

I totally agree. But ACORN/COI throws close races to the RATS and so this story is important, at the end of the day.


29 posted on 01/28/2010 10:13:15 AM PST by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: tlb

True that. I guess I was talking about the bigger picture of what O’Keefe n crew were trying to get at.


30 posted on 01/28/2010 10:15:02 AM PST by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: maggief

Meanwhile, our governor got stampeded into opening his mouth before his brain was engaged.

http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2010/01/gov_bobby_jindal_condemns_alle.html
Gov. Bobby Jindal condemns alleged infiltration of Sen. Mary Landrieu’s office


31 posted on 01/28/2010 10:20:15 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: onyx

I am unaware of the pics.


32 posted on 01/28/2010 10:22:36 AM PST by maggief
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To: knews_hound

I like your theory and am hopeful that that, or something like it will hit soon. And Uberdoof, and Madcow and others will more permanently cement their place in the pastures of non-sequitor-ville.


33 posted on 01/28/2010 10:26:42 AM PST by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: abb

Disappointing.

Jindal has joined the McCain party.


34 posted on 01/28/2010 10:33:35 AM PST by maggief
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To: dead

“If they were just doing some hidden camera shenanigans to goof on the people”

I don’t think they were trying to ‘goof’ people but to shine a light on the shameless RATS and their water carrying foolish shameful press lackies.


35 posted on 01/28/2010 10:34:27 AM PST by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: SeattleBruce

I hope O’Keefe pulled off something that makes a certain corrupt socialist Senator look like the crap sandwich she is.


36 posted on 01/28/2010 10:44:14 AM PST by Ronbo1948
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To: knews_hound

I give your theory a B plus.

BTW, I’m getting an unusual number of hits on my blog concerning the article I published on Phonegate yesterday.

Inquiring minds WANT TO KNOW!


37 posted on 01/28/2010 10:52:47 AM PST by Ronbo1948
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To: Cicero

LOL. do any of the MSM fishwraps go beyond page “A8” now???

I’m definitely hoping/expecting that this turns out to be another O’Keefe sting against the sordid left

showing them wildly over-reacting in their partisan ways, discrediting the media (as though they can be discredited any further), and probably also drawing a spotlight onto Landrieu’s office in NOLA.... maybe for their connections to ACORN?

considering the elaborate and ingenious way in which O’Keefe got the ACORN scum disgracing themselves on camera over and over again, I strongly suspect that this episode is going to end up as a huge embarrassment for the libs


38 posted on 01/28/2010 10:53:22 AM PST by Enchante (Obamanation: Pour sunlight into all of YOUR illegal campaign donations! Release all records!)
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To: PA-RIVER

Yeah, because just showing that they are cheezing the public on answering the phone doesn’t seem like fishing with a big enough hook. Everybody knows they do that. There isn’t a big enough payoff. Your theory is more like it — somebody is going to get the burn. Punked!


39 posted on 01/28/2010 10:59:18 AM PST by ichabod1 ( I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet.)
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To: maggief

It’s so funny. For all the complaining the WH and congress do about FNC, they can’t touch them because everybody in the country is watching them. They are starting to beat the pants off the networks because they are on in every waiting room in the country. If anything happened to FNC, Time Warner, Comcast, and the rest would go belly up... they are carrying them. The others are talking to no one but themselves.


40 posted on 01/28/2010 11:02:10 AM PST by ichabod1 ( I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet.)
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To: maggief

“Jindal has joined the McCain party.”

Mebbe he just goofed? He should have said ‘no comment.’ That would have been safe - if he wanted to play it safe.


41 posted on 01/28/2010 11:06:22 AM PST by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: abb

re: so-called “infiltration”

did they ever proceed past the reception desk?

many facts remain to be learned, but from what I’ve read they merely played around at the reception area -— hardly “infiltration”........ wow, can every leftist who ever sets foot in the front of an office etc. now be called an “infiltrator” by media and govt????

oh, I didn’t think so


42 posted on 01/28/2010 11:14:30 AM PST by Enchante (Obamanation: Pour sunlight into all of YOUR illegal campaign donations! Release all records!)
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To: Enchante

Outside agitators.


43 posted on 01/28/2010 11:37:18 AM PST by ichabod1 ( I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet.)
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To: maggief

http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2010/01/acorn_foe_james_okeefe_dialing.html
ACORN foe James O’Keefe dialing for Landrieu disconnect?


44 posted on 01/28/2010 12:27:30 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: SeattleBruce

if the police took the tape I guarantee it will be lost.


45 posted on 01/28/2010 12:38:15 PM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: SeattleBruce

“A1 to A73 in 24 Hours:”

What does the title mean?


46 posted on 01/28/2010 12:54:27 PM PST by Petronski (In Germany they came first for the Communists, And I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist...)
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To: SeattleBruce; maggief

Jindal is a RINO. In the two years since he’s been in office, we Louisiana conservatives have had to stand over him with a baseball bat to make him cut spending and taxes.


47 posted on 01/28/2010 1:31:48 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb; onyx

Thanks, abb.

Ping.

http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2010/01/acorn_foe_james_okeefe_dialing.html
ACORN foe James O’Keefe dialing for Landrieu disconnect?


48 posted on 01/28/2010 2:19:20 PM PST by maggief
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To: Steve Van Doorn

“if the police took the tape I guarantee it will be lost.”

What ‘tape’ - it was a digital video on his cell phone. As someone else pointed out, he could have sent it to a secure location. I’m sure he as the video still. Although he may have lost a cool phone...:)


49 posted on 01/28/2010 2:53:26 PM PST by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: Petronski

“A1 to A73 in 24 Hours:”

What does the title mean?
++++++++++++

Refers to A1 to A73 of a newspaper, although look at the funny commentary up above about how newspapers don’t probably go past about 8 pages these days!


50 posted on 01/28/2010 2:56:46 PM PST by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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