Breitbart at CPAC: One More Time

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Monday, March 01, 2010 at 10:03 am

Joan Walsh points to a video I’d been wondering about — the footage shot by cameramen who were trailing Andrew Breitbart at CPAC, monitoring his conversations with journalists and liberal bloggers. The exchange captured in this blog post is in there, complete with Breitbart leaning into my notebook for emphasis.

A quick recap of my role here — I asked Hannah Giles about the charge, leveled by a lot of liberal bloggers, that she and James O’Keefe had misled people by claiming he dressed as a flamboyant pimp in the ACORN sting videos. She responded that the flamboyant costume was filmed later, for B-roll. Why Media Matters and other organizations think this dispute can discredit the ACORN tapes, I’m not sure — Giles was clearly dressed as a prostitute, and both her and O’Keefe spun wild, illegal scenarios that some ACORN employees appeared ready to help cover up. And while Breitbart was annoyed that this was becoming a debate, he was obviously happy to have the ACORN scandal bubble into the blogosphere once again.

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9 Comments

tim
Comment posted March 1, 2010 @ 12:33 pm

As Bohlert pointed out, David, the pimp costume fabrication was intended to fool the audience and the media types into thinking O'Keefe went into the office dressed that way. The story fooled the NYTimes; he gave an acvcount to the Washington Post about buying a cane, borrowing his grandmother's coat and a hat…with the insinuation being that he entered the office that way. he did nothing to discourage that line either.

If he's willing to allow that lie to take hold (as a matter of fact, he fostered the lie), then what else is not telling the truth about. Because reading the supposed transcripts and then seeing the videos makes one aware of how edited they are. O'Keefe has contempt for his viewers and his trickery about his “outfit” is the tip of the iceberg.


Kevin K.
Comment posted March 1, 2010 @ 1:09 pm

David, are you sure Breitbart wasn't yelling at your genitalia? He *is* a crazy person after all.


tim
Comment posted March 1, 2010 @ 2:52 pm

Or just at the voices in his head?


Weigel Goes Down
Comment posted March 1, 2010 @ 9:02 pm

Apparently not everyone is as stupid as Weigel:

“Brooklyn prosecutors on Monday cleared ACORN of criminal wrongdoing after a four-month probe that began when undercover conservative activists filmed workers giving what appeared to be illegal advice on how to hide money.

“While the video by James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles seemed to show three ACORN workers advising a prostitute how to hide ill-gotten gains, the unedited version was not as clear, according to a law enforcement source.

“'They edited the tape to meet their agenda,' said the source.”

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/2010/0…

There are three lying whores here, and their leader is ANDREW BREITBART.

My questions to Weigel:

(1) You say “some ACORN employees appeared ready to help cover up” illegal scenarios. Name those ACORN employees.

(2) Do you have a wingnut welfare legal defense fund to cover your attorneys fees when you get sued ?


Her Spun
Comment posted March 1, 2010 @ 10:28 pm

“both her and O’Keefe spun wild, illegal scenarios…”

Learn to write.


Weigel Goes Down
Comment posted March 2, 2010 @ 2:02 am

Apparently not everyone is as stupid as Weigel:

“Brooklyn prosecutors on Monday cleared ACORN of criminal wrongdoing after a four-month probe that began when undercover conservative activists filmed workers giving what appeared to be illegal advice on how to hide money.

“While the video by James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles seemed to show three ACORN workers advising a prostitute how to hide ill-gotten gains, the unedited version was not as clear, according to a law enforcement source.

“'They edited the tape to meet their agenda,' said the source.”

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/2010/0…

There are three lying whores here, and their leader is ANDREW BREITBART.

My questions to Weigel:

(1) You say “some ACORN employees appeared ready to help cover up” illegal scenarios. Name those ACORN employees.

(2) Do you have a wingnut welfare legal defense fund to cover your attorneys fees when you get sued ?


Her Spun
Comment posted March 2, 2010 @ 3:28 am

“both her and O’Keefe spun wild, illegal scenarios…”

Learn to write.


Bond James Bond
Comment posted March 8, 2010 @ 8:55 pm

Ms. Giles responded that the “costume was added later …for the B-roll” …and so was the dialogue . These tapes have been found to be so rife with editing and overdubbing that a clearly false impression of Acorn was created . The next logical step is to INDICT both Giles and O'Keefe for conspiracy ! Then maybe they could offer HER immunity if she agrees to testify against HIM ! If this no good BOZO doesn't go to jail , it will be a HUGE MISTAKE ! ! ! And don't forget that he has yet to answer for his role in the fiasco at Mary Landrieu's office ( a federal offense ) .


blogmafia
Comment posted September 2, 2011 @ 4:56 pm

Thank you. Fine issues.I have added to your favorites


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