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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:41 PM
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ACORN Video Sting Guy Also "Targeted" Irish-Bashing Lucky Charms
This guy's sorta like Sasha Baron Cohen without the brains, humor, or charm. OK, maybe he's not at all.

The "prank" on Planned Parenthood is really slimy.

http://gothamist.com/2009/09/17/acorn_video_sting_guy_a...

Before he got famous exposing low-income community advocacy group ACORN as an organization employing a few gullible do-gooders, conservative provocateur James O'Keefe had fun at Rutgers riling up the liberals. The 25-year-old "Borat of the right" first cut his teeth in the hidden camera game while enrolled as a philosophy student at the New Jersey university. Posing as an overly-sensitive Irishman disturbed by the presence of Lucky Charms in the cafeteria, O'Keefe met with an assistant director at Rutgers dining services. During the meeting, O'Keefe explains that the leprachaun on the cereal box is hurtful: "He's portrayed as a green-cladded (sic) gnome, and as you can see ... we're not all short. We have differences of height, and we think this is stereotypical of Irish-Americans."

A Rutgers spokesman says the cereal never left the menu, but O'Keefe tells the Star-Ledger he was amazed that his Lucky Charms grievance wasn't immediately laughed out of the room, and the stunt proved to be a turning point for his, um, career? Yes, it does seem that he now has a career. One of his mentors, right-wing activist Morton Blackwell, explains that O'Keefe always "wanted to go out and catch leftists breaking the law." So he went on to enlist a cohort to pose as a 13-year-old girl and visit Planned Parenthood in California, where she told a counselor she was pregnant and the father was 31. The counselor was required by law to report what would have been rape to the police, but the girl was only told how to get an abortion. Now that's gotcha "journalism"!

But the ACORN videos have been O'Keefe's big break. Which sinister liberal will the young gadfly destroy next? Stay tuned, for he promises/threatens: "I'm still in my bunker producing more videos." In the meantime, here's the Daily Show's riff on the ACORN scandal, below.
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KingOfLostSouls Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:44 PM
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1. Time to sting Mr O'Keefe
he's not doing this to bring anyone to justice but to try to destroy liberals.


he's not even close to sacha baron cohen and should be dealt with viciously and immediately.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:46 PM
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2. And yet DUers never called for PP to be closed. How odd.
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eShirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:47 PM
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3. he's tragically malicious
:hide:
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:48 PM
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4. DUzy material! LOL! NT
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drm604 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:00 PM
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6. Love it!
:rofl:
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Art_from_Ark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:26 PM
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10. That was a good one
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Johonny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:59 PM
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13. :)
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drm604 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:53 PM
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5. "he was amazed that his Lucky Charms grievance wasn't immediately laughed out of the room"
He was amazed that a Rutgers spokesman was polite to a person who was apparently mentally ill?

He was amazed that a university spokesman - a person likely trained in PR and considered to be the public face of the university - didn't laugh in the face of a seemingly disturbed individual.

That say a lot about O'Keefe, none of it good. Apparently O'Keefe doesn't understand the concept of politely humoring disturbed individuals. Apparently O'Keefe thinks that it's normal acceptable behavior to laugh in the face of a mental patient.

Hell, I guess I've shouldn't be surprised. I've know a few immature assholes like that. All of them right-wingers.
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imdjh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:03 PM
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7. Normally, I don't make personal remarks.
But if I did, I would say that this guy looks like the son of Rene Auberjonois and Tucker Carlson.
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:09 PM
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8. Its one thing to want to expose organizations that are doing things illegally
Is quite another to want to expose organizations doing bad things out of sheer hatred. That is what is wrong with this guy.
I have very little love for ACORN right now...they really did mess up. But this idiot thinks he is the next Glenn Beck, taking down liberals at any cost. Its the worst kind of human behavior.
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yourout Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:10 PM
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9. "There always after my lucky charms"
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TxRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:29 PM
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11. I actually wouldn't mind him if he went after conservatives as well.
But exposing on a political bias basis means he has no credibility. And after his 15 minutes, no career unless he changes his tune.
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Johonny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:58 PM
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12. the guys a racist
I think I got enough proof of that.
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