Eric Boehlert, the World’s Most Dishonest Person™, has a post called Will Breitbart, O’Keefe, and Giles Come Clean About the ACORN Pimp Hoax?
In it, Boehlert implies through slippery phrasing that James O’Keefe never pretended to be a pimp. And he accuses Hannah Giles of lying, while providing zero evidence.
Eric Boehlert is lying scum.
The post opens:
Just so everybody’s clear, the pimp story has been debunked. James O’Keefe never wore his pimp costume into ACORN offices last summer as part of the right-wing sting. The outfit was used as a prop to attack the community organizing group.
Boehlert continues throughout to refer to “the pimp story” as having been debunked, saying things like: “the pimp story was bogus.” As Boehlert well knows, many readers will interpret this as a claim that O’Keefe never even posed as a pimp, much less dressed as one. By explicitly referring to the clothing, but then repeatedly asserting the unraveling of “the phony pimp story” or “the pimp spoof,” Boehlert hopes to advance the false impression (which has been explicitly asserted by Brad Friedman) that O’Keefe never even claimed to be a pimp inside the ACORN offices, but instead merely claimed to be Giles’s boyfriend rescuing her from the pimp.
Any sentient being who has examined the evidence understands that there are two pimps in play in the tapes: the abusive one Hannah is escaping, and O’Keefe, who is setting up a house where Giles and several underage girls will turn tricks and give the money to O’Keefe for a future Congressional campaign.
That’s posing as a pimp. But Friedman has claimed O’Keefe never did, and Boehlert (smarter and slipperier) is suggesting the same to his gullible HuffPo readers.
Boehlert even complains, with zero evidence, that Hannah Giles lied:
[T]he pimp revelation does raise all sorts of questions about the ethics and accuracy of Breitbart, O’Keefe, and Giles and indicate that the hoax should send up a red flag among journalists. . . .
If the trio’s willing to obfuscate about clothing, then reporters and pundits need to use extreme caution when dealing with any claim they make in the future.
. . . it’s time for Breitbart, O’Keefe, and Giles to come clean about the ACORN pimp hoax and their role in spreading it.
On a separate page, I examine Boehlert’s evidence for claiming that Breitbart and O’Keefe engaged in a “pimp hoax.” For here, suffice it to say that calling the evidence “thin” would be kind.
But Boehlert offers absolutely no evidence that Giles ever claimed, suggested, or even hinted that O’Keefe dressed as a pimp in the ACORN offices (which is a huge red herring of a non-issue anyway).
That’s OK. When you’re a lefty hack doing the bidding of George Soros, you don’t need evidence to try to destroy the reputation of a young woman.