Skip to comments.A1 to A73 in 24 Hours: The Life and Death of 'Watergate Jr.' (James O'Keefe update from 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 OKeefe and his companions, you vengeful political partisans of press forgot to ponder: Was Mr. OKeefe 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.
focus on replacing the dems volunteer locally, make calls, put up signs, replace the dems...
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?
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...also didnt one of the telephone guys have a hidden camera in his helmut?
Is that Hunt?
>>>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.
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.
HELMUT Kohl, former Chancellor of Germany...............
Honestly, I can’t wait to see what more comes out. This all has been so much fun with this new media. :)
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.
This is sounding hopeful!
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Still waiting for discovery.....O’keefe was setting up something?
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.
I’d forgotten about those earlier phone stories. I think you’re right.
24 hours? It should take maybe four hours at most to get from the A1 around Cologne to Suhl, where the A73 begins.
If they were just doing some hidden camera shenanigans to goof on the people, it was poorly executed, but no big deal.
I think you’re pretty much on target.
Even more so, my gut tells me MSM will have egg all over their elite faces.
The charges against O'Keefe and the others would be consistent with this, I think.
Yep, and they’ll let the story drop.
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.
There is something wrong with your phewn. I am here to fix your phewn.
I am hopeful this has fresh legs, and James has a Landrieu office exposé to drop on FNC.
Yes, me too. He was taking pics with his wrist watch right?
I hope it was returned to him.
“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.
True that. I guess I was talking about the bigger picture of what O’Keefe n crew were trying to get at.
Meanwhile, our governor got stampeded into opening his mouth before his brain was engaged.
Gov. Bobby Jindal condemns alleged infiltration of Sen. Mary Landrieu’s office
I am unaware of the pics.
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.
Jindal has joined the McCain party.
“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.
I hope O’Keefe pulled off something that makes a certain corrupt socialist Senator look like the crap sandwich she is.
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!
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
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!
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.
“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.
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
ACORN foe James O’Keefe dialing for Landrieu disconnect?
if the police took the tape I guarantee it will be lost.
“A1 to A73 in 24 Hours:”
What does the title mean?
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.
ACORN foe James OKeefe dialing for Landrieu disconnect?
“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...:)
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!