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Why did a NY Daily News article on O’Keefe disappear and then reappear on its site? -FReeper reports
LoudCitizen.org ^ | February 2, 2010 | Paul Klenk

Posted on 02/02/2010 5:27:50 AM PST by Silly

And why has a second false article
not been corrected or retracted?

Many reporters and news outlets have been scrambling lately to avoid a lawsuit by activist-videographer James O’Keefe. They’re issuing corrections or retractions to their published false claims that he was charged by the FBI with “bugging” and/or “wiretapping” during his recent service call to Senator Mary Landrieu’s Louisiana office. But even as the press backtracks, the slanderous statements are being widely (and wildly) repeated.

Some sources are correcting themselves voluntarily, and some after on-air haranguing and corporate reprimands. These include The Washington Post, MSNBC’s David Shuster, Talking Points Memo, CBS News, and the Associated Press.

And some are doing it… well, not at all. The N.Y. Daily News, for instance.

James Gordon Meek, a serious-looking member of the Daily News’ Washington bureau, has filed two stories about the O’Keefe arrest. He has also chortled with his colleagues about the matter on Twitter.

One of his articles states that O’Keefe was “popped by the FBI Tuesday on charges of bugging”; and that “as the bogus hardhats tried to bug an office phone, O’Keefe held up a cell phone “…so as to record Flanagan and Basel,” the FBI said.” (Emphasis mine.)

(Excerpt) Read more at loudcitizen.org ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: acorn; jamesokeefe; landrieu; liberalmedia; msm; okeefe; spiked
This article gets juicier the more you read. It was a pleasure to write.

I spoke with the journalist in question as well as his lawyer while preparing the story.

LOLING his Twitter photo was my idea.


1 posted on 02/02/2010 5:27:51 AM PST by Silly
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To: Silly

It would be a pleasure to watch Mr O’Keefe become rich at the expense of left wing prosecutorial and journalistic malpractice.


2 posted on 02/02/2010 5:31:27 AM PST by silverleaf (My Proposed Federal Budget is $29.99)
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To: silverleaf

..because they weren’t following the WH story line....EXACTLY


3 posted on 02/02/2010 5:35:57 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: 2Jedismom; 2ndreconmarine; bitt; 4butnomorethan30characters; 8mmMauser; abb; adam_az; Aeronaut; ...

Please, ping captains, support your local FReeper reporter and ping all your lists.

Then furiously tweet this story to your Facebook pages...

I’d like to see this one go viral. My last big story on Ray Kelly was carried by Fox News, The Washington Post, and BigGovernment.com. Let’s push this one to Drudge if we can...


4 posted on 02/02/2010 5:53:13 AM PST by Silly ("Okay, I'm getting just a little sick of this bereaved chicken-widow crap!")
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To: Silly
Because they want to let the lefty fringe nutcases run with this one a while longer. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2442537/posts
5 posted on 02/02/2010 6:06:31 AM PST by Lucretia Borgia (Never bring a knife to a gun battle. Never bring a community organizer to lead your army.)
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To: Silly

And because if they can, they want to turn this story into Watergate 2. The left loved Watergate. They miss Watergate. They want to bring it back.


6 posted on 02/02/2010 6:07:36 AM PST by Lucretia Borgia (Never bring a knife to a gun battle. Never bring a community organizer to lead your army.)
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To: Silly; 1Old Pro; aardvark1; a_federalist; abner; alaskanfan; alloysteel; alfons; Always Right; ...

Pinging to an important article!

“Please, ping captains, support your local FReeper reporter and ping all your lists.

Then furiously tweet this story to your Facebook pages...

I’d like to see this one go viral. My last big story on Ray Kelly was carried by Fox News, The Washington Post, and BigGovernment.com. Let’s push this one to Drudge if we can...”

.


7 posted on 02/02/2010 8:03:19 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Democracy, the vilest form of government, pits the greed of an angry mob vs. the rights of a man)
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To: Silly; 2nd Amendment; 9YearLurker; andy58-in-nh; Arizona Carolyn; Armaggedon; Bishop_Malachi; ...

Pinging to an important article!
.
.

“Please, ping captains, support your local FReeper reporter and ping all your lists.

Then furiously tweet this story to your Facebook pages...

I’d like to see this one go viral. My last big story on Ray Kelly was carried by Fox News, The Washington Post, and BigGovernment.com. Let’s push this one to Drudge if we can...”

.


8 posted on 02/02/2010 8:04:47 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Democracy, the vilest form of government, pits the greed of an angry mob vs. the rights of a man)
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To: Silly; neverdem

Ping!


9 posted on 02/02/2010 8:05:51 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Democracy, the vilest form of government, pits the greed of an angry mob vs. the rights of a man)
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To: Silly
Snarkiness aside, this really isn’t about online shenanigans, or about blogs no one reads. It is about widely disseminated, but false, news reports that are easily corrected, and even more easily avoided in the first place. It is about careless gossip by people receiving salaries for playing at journalism.

I take it you are envious.

10 posted on 02/02/2010 8:14:31 AM PST by Carry_Okie (They were the Slave Party then; they are the Slave Party now.)
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To: Lucretia Borgia
And because if they can, they want to turn this story into Watergate 2.

The left can no longer control the message. The MSM sold their cred for wins in '06 and '08. Also, Brietbart and his Big Government website is pushing back HARD (Yeah, baby).

11 posted on 02/02/2010 8:17:00 AM PST by sportutegrl (VETO PROOF MAJORITY)
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To: Carry_Okie

Yes, jealous, that’s it! Jealous of people who spread slander!


12 posted on 02/02/2010 8:29:47 AM PST by Silly ("Okay, I'm getting just a little sick of this bereaved chicken-widow crap!")
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To: Silly
I'm referring to their salaries.
13 posted on 02/02/2010 8:31:00 AM PST by Carry_Okie (They were the Slave Party then; they are the Slave Party now.)
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To: Carry_Okie

Well, actually, beat reporters don’t make much money. I’m just saying.


14 posted on 02/02/2010 8:32:09 AM PST by Silly ("Okay, I'm getting just a little sick of this bereaved chicken-widow crap!")
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To: Silly

They are all going to end up in court, and sued for large settlements. Especially MSNBC and their freak show line up of liars, smearers, and libelers of the Left: Schultz, Matthews, Olbermann, and Maddow, are all going to be publicly tried and found guilty of beinhg the liars that they are! them and their propaganda “network”.


15 posted on 02/02/2010 8:36:48 AM PST by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: Silly
O'Keefe was on Hannity's show last night, and he was playing it very close to the vest. He stated the facts, but was careful NOT to say anything that would jeopardize any chance he might have to take some of these folks to court.

He also made the excellent point that national news organizations have been doing what he did for years; pretending to be something they're not, in order to get a story. It's an old journalistic tactic.

16 posted on 02/02/2010 8:47:31 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: Silly
I Googled the blog’s full URL (in quotes), and found exactly two results. One appeared in a tweet yesterday, and the only other appearance of that link occurred in a comment at The Atlantic, by a poster named BigRedDog. Dog makes a point of giving “NYDailyNews” credit for his scoop.

Dog’s link was posted exactly 90 minutes after the blog was published. (Now, who could have known about that blog… We know hardly anyone reads it…)

LOL! Sorry fact is, his editors are probably too lame to catch on.

17 posted on 02/02/2010 10:08:47 AM PST by GVnana ("Obama is incredibly naive and grossly egotistical." Sarkozy)
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To: Silly

http://bigjournalism.com/bmccarty/2010/02/02/did-reuters-yank-article-because-it-was-too-truthful/

another one, silly!


18 posted on 02/02/2010 3:33:56 PM PST by bitt (One if by land, Two if by sea. Three if by CRIMINALS from Washington, D.C)
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To: editor-surveyor

Interesting interview he gave Sean last nite


19 posted on 02/02/2010 5:40:33 PM PST by JustPiper (WHERE is the "Progress" in PROGRESSIVE?)
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To: JustPiper

It’s all coming unglued for the rats.

And they’re doing most of it to themselves, and can’t seem to stop. Its like Moses and Pharaoh all over again.


20 posted on 02/02/2010 8:08:45 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Democracy, the vilest form of government, pits the greed of an angry mob vs. the rights of a man)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
thanks Silly:
Many reporters and news outlets have been scrambling lately to avoid a lawsuit by activist-videographer James O'Keefe. They're issuing corrections or retractions to their published false claims that he was charged by the FBI with "bugging" and/or "wiretapping" during his recent service call to Senator Mary Landrieu's Louisiana office. But even as the press backtracks, the slanderous statements are being widely (and wildly) repeated.
...and thanks Lucretia Borgia:
21 posted on 02/02/2010 8:22:16 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year! Freedom is Priceless.)
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To: SunkenCiv

The rats think that they’re 5 years old again, and they’ve been set free in a candy factory. (they don’t seem to mind that the candy is poisoned)


22 posted on 02/02/2010 8:44:15 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Democracy, the vilest form of government, pits the greed of an angry mob vs. the rights of a man)
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To: FlingWingFlyer; altair; stephenjohnbanker; little jeremiah; ~Kim4VRWC's~; voteNRA; Admiral_Zeon; ...
ACORN Ping

FReep mail me if you want on/off the list.

O'Keefe update. Sorta.

23 posted on 02/02/2010 9:27:19 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: editor-surveyor

BTTT


24 posted on 02/03/2010 3:00:12 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: editor-surveyor

B U M P


25 posted on 02/03/2010 4:56:09 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

up


26 posted on 02/03/2010 5:10:07 AM PST by txhurl
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To: txhurl

I’m about to go after NYDN again about why no retraction to their O’Keefe slander.

Let’s keep this thread bumped!


27 posted on 02/03/2010 10:21:32 AM PST by Silly ("Okay, I'm getting just a little sick of this bereaved chicken-widow crap!")
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To: Silly

Grill ‘em like a patty melt.

BUMP.


28 posted on 02/03/2010 12:18:21 PM PST by HKMk23 (Jesus loves me, this I know, and He IS coming; sooner than you can possibly imagine!)
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To: HKMk23

I’ll see your bump and up it another bump...

A story that needs to be read!


29 posted on 02/03/2010 8:45:35 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Democracy, the vilest form of government, pits the greed of an angry mob vs. the rights of a man)
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To: Silly

I love that readers from NY Daily News IP addresses are still checking out this article every other day or so.


30 posted on 02/14/2010 10:47:14 AM PST by Silly ("Okay, I'm getting just a little sick of this bereaved chicken-widow crap!")
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