James O’Keefe and Joseph Basel, the Early Years « The Washington Independent
A liberal St. Louis blogger passes on this November 29, 2009 video of James O’Keefe and Joseph Basel — who would be arrested two months later for a still-mysterious hidden camera operation they attempted in the New Orleans office of Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.).
Blogger Adam Shriver argues that the video reveals the activists to be “jerks” who moved conspiratorially around a rally protesting the Catholic Church’s donations to an anti-gay marriage initiative. I’m just wondering what Basel was doing there. We know that O’Keefe was in St. Louis on November 28 to speak at a Tea Party rally. But here we see O’Keefe and Basel working together — on an apparently unsuccessful project — long before New Orleans.