Why are Marcy Wheeler, Eric Boehlert, and Brad Friedman defending people who tried to aid a child prostitution ring?
It’s a serious question. All three have been furiously writing thousands of words today about the following critical issue: when James O’Keefe told ACORN employees that he was a pimp for child prostitutes, was he also dressed as a pimp? And while I am working on a response that directly addresses their screeds regarding this trumped-up “issue,” [UPDATE: here you go!] the far more important issue is this: who fucking cares? The real issue is that James O’Keefe told ACORN employees that he was a pimp for child prostitutes — and ACORN employees, one after another, then helped him out.
And none of these three fine liberals seem to give a shit about that. Instead, they are far more concerned with deflecting the issue by going on ad nauseam about the complete red herring of how he was dressed.
Anyone who still respects this trio of trivializers of child sex-trafficking should really ask themselves:
- WHY do they keep talking about “heavily edited videos” when the full and unedited audio completely supports the accusations make by O’Keefe and Giles?
- WHY do they term as “independent” a whitewash of a “report” funded by a paid ACORN consultant — indeed, a paid ACORN consultant who obviously never listened to the unedited audio?
- WHY do they refer to Giles’s and O’Keefe’s undercover journalism as “apparently illegal” while declaring that the ACORN employees who tried to aid a child prostitution ring committed no crimes??
You already know the answer: these three are HACKS. They don’t care about truth, and they don’t care about the law. They care about advancing their liberal agenda, and they are willing to distort any fact and destroy any reputation they think they need to in order to achieve their goals.
Because I can’t imagine that they’re really pro-child prostitution on principle.
See? I told you I was going to give them the benefit of the doubt!