I am offering Eric Boehlert of Media Matters the easiest $100 he ever made.
All he has to do to earn the $100: unequivocally state whether James O’Keefe pretended to be a pimp at ACORN offices. If Boehlert makes the statement publicly — with no weasel-words, no two-stepping, and no qualifications — I will PayPal him $100.
I made this offer to Boehlert on Twitter yesterday. He’s ignoring me. He even posted one Twitter message in which he said: “Leave me alone!”
Mr. Boehlert, I have you on the ropes. You think I am going to leave you alone? Have we met?
Here’s why Boehlert is ignoring me. He has spent days writing piece after piece about the Terribly Important Issue of whether James O’Keefe was dressed as a pimp at ACORN. But that is a red herring and he knows it. Because no matter how O’Keefe was dressed, he pretended to be a pimp at ACORN.
If Boehlert admits that, the trivial nature of his manufactured controversy over O’Keefe’s mode of dress will become painfully evident.
And if he wants to deny that O’Keefe posed as a pimp, let him do so clearly. And we’ll have that debate. I’d welcome it.
He won’t do either. And that’s why I feel perfectly confident that he will never act to collect the C-note I am offering — even though it would require nothing more than typing a simple 8-10 word sentence. For example, this sentence would earn Boehlert $100:
James O’Keefe did not pose as a pimp at ACORN.
That’s $10 a word! Or Boehlert could earn himself a picture of Ben Franklin with this sentence:
James O’Keefe posed as a pimp at ACORN.
That’s $12.50 a word. Does even George Soros pay that well? I ask you!
Boehlert wouldn’t even have to shave George Soros’s back!
P.S. If anyone wants to up the ante, tell me in the comments.