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Targets of O'Keefe sting, Hollywood big shots ask FBI to investigate
American Thinker ^ | 05/22 | Paul Bond

Posted on 05/22/2014 7:30:34 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

A video created by conservative media guerilla James O'Keefe, that showed Hollywood big shots willing to receive funding from Arabs to make an anti-Fracking movie while hiding the source of the funds, has engendered a "tremendous amount of fallout" according to actor Ed Begley, one of the targets in the film.

Now others who were outed as hypocrites want the FBI to investigate whether O'Keefe broke any laws when making the film.

Hollywood Reporter:

Filmmakers who were targets of an undercover sting operation by James O'Keefe have filed a criminal complaint with police and have asked the FBI to determine whether federal laws were broken when the journalist surreptitiously recorded phone calls and a lunch meeting, a spokesman for movie producers Josh and Rebecca Tickell said Wednesday.

I can confirm that this matter has been reported to federal and local law enforcement for investigation of whether certain state and federal laws were violated," said Jonathan Franks, a managing partner at Lucid Public Relations.

Franks also said that police are looking into a disturbing phone call placed Wednesday to the Tickells, who run Green Planet Prods. and produce award-winning environmental documentaries.


(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: breitbart; fbi; fracking; jamesokeefe; okeefe

1 posted on 05/22/2014 7:30:34 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

D’bags always go whining to momma when they get caught red-handed.


2 posted on 05/22/2014 7:33:01 AM PDT by caligatrux (...some animals are more equal than others.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The same people who didn’t seem to give a crap when Donald Sterling was nailed to the wall.


3 posted on 05/22/2014 7:33:36 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: SeekAndFind

Typical asshole leftists. Ignore the actual crime or lack thereof and criminalize the process.


4 posted on 05/22/2014 7:33:51 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Wow, not one iota of shame in terms of what this episode highlighted!


5 posted on 05/22/2014 7:33:56 AM PDT by winner3000
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To: GraceG

Exactly!!!!!


6 posted on 05/22/2014 7:34:34 AM PDT by A message
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To: SeekAndFind
This would make a great movie!

:>P

7 posted on 05/22/2014 7:34:42 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: caligatrux

[ D’bags always go whining to momma when they get caught red-handed. ]

Now I know why it is called “Mother Jones”....

Wahh Wahhhh, billy snitched on me, Mommy Jones can you punish Billy for snitching on me??? Pwease...

“Mother Jones” sounds like an euphemism for a “Big Nanny Government”....


8 posted on 05/22/2014 7:35:26 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: caligatrux

Actually, when it comes to O’Keefe they whine a lot, make threstening noises but then quietly let the whole thing drop once their lawyers tell them how much additional damage O’Keefe can do if taken to trial.


9 posted on 05/22/2014 7:35:56 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: GraceG

You mean they didn’t all for an investigation into the illegal recordings of a private conversation? WTH? Why, it’s almost like they’re hippo-crits.


10 posted on 05/22/2014 7:38:12 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: SeekAndFind

Classic case of hollyweird fascism.


11 posted on 05/22/2014 7:38:12 AM PDT by paulcissa (The first requirement of Liberalism is to stand on your head and tell the world they're upside down)
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To: SeekAndFind

DOUBLE DOWN! I would go nuclear on these D-BAG’s. They HATE this country. Make these 30 second ads and carpet bomb the airwaves. Get Conservative politicians to talk about the dirty deals in Hollywood. While there at it let America know that Hollywierd is one a PEDOPHILE hotspot.

They want to DESTROY us. Let’s DESTROY them.


12 posted on 05/22/2014 7:39:54 AM PDT by LeonardFMason (LanceyHoward would AGREE)
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To: rktman

Here Lies:
Shame

Born: Beginning of time
Died: Sometime during the Clinton Administration...


13 posted on 05/22/2014 7:40:45 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: SeekAndFind

Begley is on the Mt Rushmore of leftist shills who can’t act.


14 posted on 05/22/2014 7:41:27 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: SeekAndFind

GREAT IDEA!!!

The more publicity we can get on this the better.


15 posted on 05/22/2014 7:42:06 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: SeekAndFind

Gonzo journalism at its finest.


16 posted on 05/22/2014 7:42:50 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Ob)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is just like any drug addict would act.

The bad guy isn’t the drug addict or his destructive behaviors -

the bad guy is the person that exposes it.


17 posted on 05/22/2014 7:43:23 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: GraceG

Leftists have never had any shame for their hypocrisy,

because their “end goal” is so righteous, it justifies anything to get there, including genocide.


18 posted on 05/22/2014 7:44:17 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: GraceG

Turnabout is fair play and I guess the old saying what goes around comes around is appropriate here.


19 posted on 05/22/2014 7:45:35 AM PDT by dowcaet
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To: SeekAndFind

Michael Moore...please pick up the courtesy phone


20 posted on 05/22/2014 7:45:54 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, the FBI definitely HAS been corrupted and, from the Director on down, has become part of the the criminal enterprise known as the Obama/Holder regime. Any referrals to the DOJ and/or the FBI for potential criminal matters that involve the Obama regime or its allies simply become an unending “reason” to not release ANY relevant information.


21 posted on 05/22/2014 7:50:13 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: SeekAndFind
Pulling the mask off of the sociopath is not a pretty site. Here they were caught trying to destroy key American business sectors with foreign money. That is about as anti-social as you can get.
22 posted on 05/22/2014 7:53:04 AM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: LeonardFMason

Agreed, hollywood should be exposed for the cesspool factory it is.


23 posted on 05/22/2014 7:56:17 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: MrB
The bad guy isn’t the drug addict or his destructive behaviors - the bad guy is the person that exposes it.

That is how you know you are dealing with a sociopath. They never ever take blame for how their actions or behavior cause others problems. They only regret how others responding to their actions, cause them problems. So in this case, they are mad at the whistle blowers. And they are not being apologetic about their actions at all. When you realize the depth of the problem with these people, you will realize it is best to walk away and never listen to them again. I am speaking from numerous experiences with these types.

24 posted on 05/22/2014 8:01:08 AM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: justa-hairyape

I recognize the behavior because I have an addict in my family, and I had to separate myself from him, just as you said. It’s the only way to be safe and keep your family safe.


25 posted on 05/22/2014 8:06:16 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: GraceG

“The same people who didn’t seem to give a crap when Donald Sterling was nailed to the wall.”

using a secret recording, yes, how about that?


26 posted on 05/22/2014 8:07:00 AM PDT by Ender Wiggin
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To: rktman

hippo-crits

related to

RINO-crits

Is that anything like the meanest animal in the jungle, the Hippo-Gator? Hippo head on one end; Gator head on the other.

Well, how can he poop, you ask?

He can’t — that’s why he’s so mean.


27 posted on 05/22/2014 8:15:16 AM PDT by Scrambler Bob (You can count my felonies by looking at my FR replies.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m sorry, the FBI and DOJ are too busy investigating the IRS debacle and will soon be investigating the VA debacle. Tongue firmly planted in cheek.


28 posted on 05/22/2014 8:18:03 AM PDT by USNA74
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To: Ender Wiggin

But Hollywood celebrates American Hustle/Abscam?


29 posted on 05/22/2014 8:18:20 AM PDT by txhurl (Trump/Cruz '16, and everybody else for Cabinet members.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Good luck with the investigation! Wouldn’t the applicability of Calif’s “all parties consent” law be inapplicable if the call (and recording) were made from a state which does not require consent of all parties to record?


30 posted on 05/22/2014 8:20:49 AM PDT by Vesparado (The American people know what they want and they deserve to get it good and hard --- HL Mencken)
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To: txhurl

xlnt


31 posted on 05/22/2014 8:23:57 AM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Wonderful strategy, morons. Call more attention to your “destroy America first’ clients despicable actions.

Now that’s truly Lucid Public Relations.


32 posted on 05/22/2014 8:24:31 AM PDT by wildbill (Too)
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33 posted on 05/22/2014 8:30:28 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: SeekAndFind

But he knows the deal. He knows who he’s messing with. Certainly he wouldn’t allow himself to be tripped up by such laws, right?


34 posted on 05/22/2014 8:38:45 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: SeekAndFind

“On Wednesday, Begley Jr. told THR he has explored the possibility of legal action against O’Keefe.
“I spoke to a very good lawyer who would love to take more of my money, but he’s not going to do that,” Begley said. “He said there’s too much tape of the Tickells — well, I don’t want to throw them under the bus. He just doesn’t think there’s any way to gain damages.””


35 posted on 05/22/2014 8:41:55 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: SeekAndFind

So what is their response?
“How dare they reveal me to be a hypocrite and a liar! Hrumpff!”


36 posted on 05/22/2014 8:51:49 AM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: SeekAndFind

“My car? No, it’s not electric ... It’s powered by my smug sense of self-satisfaction.” Ed Begley

If a lefty is caught destroying the country, it’s “free expression.”
A conservative exposing a lefty destroying the country is a “crime”.


37 posted on 05/22/2014 8:55:03 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: SeekAndFind

—bflr—


38 posted on 05/22/2014 9:10:41 AM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: SeekAndFind

No doubt these same innocents were horrified when a FL couple secretly recorded Newt’s cell phone call some years back.


39 posted on 05/22/2014 9:33:02 AM PDT by lurk
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To: GraceG

This was a scheme to put out a propaganda video/film while concealing the real funding, which would certainly taint its veracity and sincerity. That the targeted individuals saw nothing wrong with keeping an air-tight seal on the funding details, is in itself a vast hypocrisy, especially when they want completely transparent lists of donors and sources of funding for those with differing views from their own.

Karma is truly a nasty beast. It really does go for the gluteus maximus.


40 posted on 05/22/2014 9:43:11 AM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Makes me wonder, how many times did the FBI investigate 60 Minutes?

And some of their broadcasts were outright fraud IIRC!


41 posted on 05/22/2014 9:54:24 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: PoloSec

If I remember correctly from my years in Law Enforcement, Wire Tap laws were instituted to keep the Gubbermint in line, not people. Maybe the Courts have changed it over the years.


42 posted on 05/22/2014 10:23:09 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: MrB
It’s the only way to be safe and keep your family safe.

And it is actually better for them. Gives them some time to self reflect. They will initially harbor anger because you walked away (How dare they do that to me)(That hurt my feelings) etc. etc. About the only way to cure them is to let them know you are on to their ways and their ways wont work anymore. Actually had one recently admit, yeah it was their fault because they were being the jerk. Took a lot though and would rather have not done it.

43 posted on 05/22/2014 12:05:36 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: SeekAndFind

If you haven’t seen the video, it is stunning. It is literally red-handed proof that the LA-DC political alliance is one big anti-American ploy.


44 posted on 05/22/2014 12:13:01 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs (.)
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To: SeekAndFind

If only the GOP had half of the balls that O’Keefe has.


45 posted on 05/22/2014 5:51:11 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: SeekAndFind

The problem appears to be that O’Keefe selectively edited some of the tapes. I saw/heard part of the tape that O’Keefe tried w/ Fox (the guy).

I don’t think editing tapes to make someone look bad is the way to go when dealing w/ people you disagree with.

Seems slimy to me. But I also think it muddies the water when the masses get wind of a such behavior by O’Keefe.


46 posted on 05/22/2014 5:58:28 PM PDT by conservaKate ( I grow weary of the goobers in the Republican party. (thanks Chris))
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