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5/31/2010

Major New Story from James O’Keefe Tomorrow; UPDATED WITH VIDEO: Revealed — Report on Census

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 8:45 pm

Fresh from pleading to a no-jail-time misdemeanor, and being slandered by every lefty news organ under the sun, James O’Keefe comes roaring back tomorrow.

Yes, I know what it will be. Yes, it will be good.

UPDATE: Here you go:

52 Responses to “Major New Story from James O’Keefe Tomorrow; UPDATED WITH VIDEO: Revealed — Report on Census”

  1. Brad Friedman and Eric Boehlert should get a room together to share their reactions to the story. The public hissy fits, teeth grinding, pants pissing, pillow biting, head exploding, pretzel twisting logic, blatant lies, and defamation in response to prior stories have been just plain embarrassing.

    daleyrocks (1d0d98)

  2. Patterico, you get all the cool inside information, don’t you? We are all jealous.

    Eric Blair (e2121c)

  3. Eric – That’s what happens when you’re a blogging superstar.

    daleyrocks (1d0d98)

  4. Patterico, you tease. Can’t wait. Thanks for the vigorous defense of the truth about this guy and his courageous coworkers.

    Comment by daleyrocks — 5/31/2010 @ 9:07 pm

    Heh. You’d think they want self-satisfied corruption to continue apace or something. Go figure.

    no one you know (14208b)

  5. Just occurred to me that every time people bring up the subject of liking criminals, I remember that there are lots of lawbreakers I like. To name just three:

    Rosa Parks
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    Gandhi

    Am I comparing O’Keefe w/ these heroes? Nah. He’s just your basic undercover journalist, doing exactly what undercover journalists have done for decades. (Why some people are all upset about it now isn’t really a mystery: liberal oxes are being gored this time.)

    But O’Keefe and his colleagues do have cojones, which I respect, and a love for the truth and a desire to expose corruption, even at cost to themselves, which I respect even more.

    no one you know (196ed7)

  6. Hope I’m not stealing Patterico’s thunder but the first video in the sting‘s up at Big Government.

    no one you know (196ed7)

  7. Filed under: Government bureaucrats and libelous hacks Lodge likes.

    Jim Treacher (d3d761)

  8. Filed under: Liars and Criminals Patterico likes.

    This comment that noyk and Treacher!! (you should have the exclamation points legally added to your name… love your stuff :) ) are referring to was from someone who was banned using an anonymizer to get around the filter. The comment was therefore nuked. They should talk to Patterico if they want the ban lifted. (No, it wasn’t imdw who is not banned.)

    Stashiu3 (44da70)

  9. The story was awesome. The music video at the end was a little odd, though. It will definitely be seized upon by the left to discredit him as a nut job.

    Robert C. J. Parry (9b5012)

  10. EPWJ’s head assploding in 3, 2, 1 …

    Stashiu3 (44da70)

  11. And that $48 million stat needs to be hit over and over and over.

    Robert C. J. Parry (9b5012)

  12. I just tried the links at Big government. At the second one it say7s the video is no longer available. I don’t know if it was the same as on the first link or not.

    MD in Philly (cb8efe)

  13. Good moon-walk

    An idea I won’t have time to follow through on, given to whoever has the free time.

    Parody song to the tune of “Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves” about census workers.

    MD in Philly (cb8efe)

  14. You clearly love convicted felons and are all racists.

    Christ Hooten is an imbecile, stupidity denser than lead.

    JD (ec910a)

  15. Patterico – Are you referring to the matter linked to at biggovernment? I know it is wrong and all to falsify time sheets, but given it is the census, is that the best he could come up with?

    JD (ec910a)

  16. Stashiu

    This is much better reporting – see he didnt have to dress up – pretend to be a child sex slave merchant –

    this is good stuff – not really ground breaking – not really surprizing that federal employees fake time sheets, spend money wrongly, have credit cards, etc.

    Next He should try getting on of those temp jobs at the IRS processing centers like those in Austin

    EricPWJohnson (cedf1d)

  17. Paid off your bet that you lost, oh Grand Legal Inquisitor? Don’t post here until you stop welching, no one likes BS artists who won’t back up their words with promised deeds.

    BTW, asskissing the same individual who you only recently screeched should have been behind bars for Federal felonies won’t serve to obfuscate your past statements. Nice try, quisling.

    Dmac (3d61d9)

  18. Hmmm.
    Well, impressive as always that he took the time to do this. It certainly doesn’t seem as explosive as his previous exposes (which is not to say it’s not important.) Not sure it’s “roaring back,” but good job to him, and nice that he can get some ginchies right after his legal trouble.

    jdub (ba3489)

  19. Dmac

    Like I said not really ground breaking

    Wow like union guys yelling and federal workers searching porn – is anyone surprized?

    EricPWJohnson (cedf1d)

  20. Obviously, the US Census Bureau has nothing resembling a “no-fly” list.

    Neo (7830e6)

  21. From Hotair…

    This is huge.

    So why did O’Keefe spend 75 percent of the piece on self-congratulatory chest-puffing instead of giving us more details?

    calabrese on June 1, 2010 at 12:02 PM

    EricPWJohnson (cedf1d)

  22. Which troll will be the first to urge that a perjury charge be used to revoke his probation?

    Have Blue (854a6e)

  23. So, where’s the outcry against “waste, fraud and abuse” that pols of every stripe always claim they’re going to root out, expose and put an end to?

    Oh, I forgot–“Everybody does it.”

    ExRat (ce6fe8)

  24. He is promising more videos so this is not the end of it.

    Mike K (82f374)

  25. Test – still having big problems reloading.

    Dmac (3d61d9)

  26. Um, so corruption in New Jersey and in a federal program. okay waiting for an expose that will shock me.

    Btw, let’s have these people run my heathcare!

    Anyway, new hit pieces on O’Keefe in 3… 2… 1…

    Also, one last thought. Don’t these idiots know him by now?

    humor and snarkiness aside, well done. i think republicans should seriously consider some kind of census-based lawsuit, challenging the count. i know the political doctinre might be an issue, but it is only an issue until it isn’t. Besides there are those precedents about one man, one vote. And you are not supposed to count the dead in that equasion.

    A.W. (e7d72e)

  27. “Next He should try getting on of those temp jobs at the IRS processing centers like those in Austin

    Comment by EricPWJohnson — 6/1/2010 @ 8:06 am”

    Why the Austin one in particular? You aren’t from Texas, I thought. Surely you’re not making a quip about the Joe Stack attack. I’m pretty sure you wouldn’t stoop to that, but the reference is completely lost to me otherwise.

    O’Keefe has a very interesting story, but I’m not surprised a less explosive story than the ACORN one has come forward. He’s still working, he’s obviously an intrepid journalist, and I think this is a major story. They can’t all be ACORN helping import child sex slaves (which EPWJ seems to find to be a point against O’Keefe for some reason).

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  28. Wow, this is some good stuff.

    The ABC News George Stephanopoulos interview of O’Keefe was painful. The interesting part of the story is what’s going on over at The Census, not O’Keefe or Brietbart. By the time The Census came up, I had grown tired of the whole interview. It’s hard to tell if George is great, awful, a bad reporter, or a political mastermind for needling the stale Sen. Landrieu incident using words that insinuate things not true.

    Wesson (43604f)

  29. YIKES!

    Upon viewing of video I predict…That Scofflaw James O’Keefe, will be arrested for littering (9:12min into video)

    Attorney General Eric Holder will be spear-heading the prosecution

    AMEMBEROFTHEHARDRIGHT (5e1f1d)

  30. Who’s Joe Stack?

    No the Austin IRS center has been lengendary for no show payrolls and lots of taudry things

    EricPWJohnson (cedf1d)

  31. Hey, I’ll have to look at this when I get some real time, but knew for over a decade how government unionists were not working for their pay. They should have been fired, but we all know unions need the dead wood on the job.

    PCD (1d8b6d)

  32. btw, patterico, this page is doing the wonky thing with the comments disappearing again. i made a bad clinton/intern joke over at the intern thread, and can’t see my comments, and there is other scattered things. i mean its possible i have been censored for bad humor, but there is alot of other goofy things happening.

    A.W. (e7d72e)

  33. Testing

    Dmac (3d61d9)

  34. yeah, and the comment i just made on this threat is invisible. Assuming i didn’t get lodged in a spam filter, the comments are acting up.

    A.W. (e7d72e)

  35. Long lunch breaks at the Census?

    Obama should be resigning in 3..2..

    Karmic (d532ce)

  36. A.W. –

    I kept getting an earlier version of the comments pages. Cleared my cache (IE), all is well.

    Matador (ac73ca)

  37. daleyrocks,
    Brad Friedman was his usual erroneous self on a recent Twitter post, inaccurately claiming that Patterico got Michael Hiltzik fired.

    When Patterico corrects him that Hiltzik wasn’t fired, Friedman doesn’t even apologize for spreading a falsehood. So much for Friedman’s pompous motto: “Fighting for truth, election reform, media reform & more.”

    Brother Bradley J. Fikes, C. O.R. (a18ddc)

  38. Bradley – Thanks. I saw those tweets in Patterico’s post. Friedman is just a lying loser. He also has the dumbest audience in the world.

    daleyrocks (1d0d98)

  39. My next door neighbor has the same Census job as O’Keefe, same training, everything. I’ll ask him tomorrow morning about his training hours before I show him the video clip. This ought to be good.

    ropelight (aeb0bb)

  40. You know, I don’t want to spend much more time in your world of twisted facts, bogus “evidence” and misplaced rage, but even you folks have to admit that this last release was pretty lame.

    I don’t know what you find so explosive here. Seriously, the whole thing is pretty lame.

    But then again, I don’t know what you found so explosive about the Philly ACORN tapes,
    or how you don’t see a difference between the posted and unedited ACORN videos,
    or how you think that a misdemeanor conviction is something to be proud of,
    or how you twisted O”keefe’s stupid mistakes into a tale of “persecution” by “the left.”

    And cheers to ABC for airing the portions of the Census tape which Okeefe (yet again) edited out of his posted video.

    Speaking of which, can anyone tell me who Sonny was, and what role he played in the ACORN videos? Anyone at all? Tell me the WHOLE story, and why it was edited out of the posted tapes.

    “Veritas”, right?

    LuvyBuns (59694d)

  41. Luvy – What do you mean “edited out of the posted video.” If O’Keefe removed footage from the video he posted how would you be aware of it?

    Oh you mean you are refering to video that O’Keefe did post? Posted on the internet for all interedted parties to peruse. So by what meaning of the words “edited out” are you operating here? Or are you just another Media Matters troll who is still lying about this?

    Have Blue (854a6e)

  42. Speaking of which, can anyone tell me who Sonny was, and what role he played in the ACORN videos? Anyone at all? Tell me the WHOLE story, and why it was edited out of the posted tapes.

    “Veritas”, right?

    Comment by LuvyBuns — 6/1/2010 @ 11:00 pm

    Again (I’ll be patient since you obviously haven’t signed up for that literacy course suggested to you yet), this has already been answered in the other thread you spammed.

    But I do wish you’d reconsider wanting to leave. The combination of perseverating repetition, chest-beating, inability to read and ignorance and/or lying (you’re so clueless I can’t tell which, but who cares) has been pricelessly entertaining. LOL

    no one you know (14208b)

  43. #42 noyk:

    pricelessly entertaining.

    As a general rule, I typically wish an Alighieri type justice to befall trolls, particularly those with whom it is impossible to discern if they are merely mendoucheous, or downright stupid and mendoucheous, but this one gets a pass just for making you say “perseverating.”

    Made my day, that.

    EW1(SG) (edc268)

  44. “LuvyBuns”, you’ve failed to show any differences between the edited videotapes and the unedited videotapes.

    You have failed to substantiate any of your claims – each and every one of which was addressed, here, by Patterico months ago.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  45. test

    Patterico (9548cd)

  46. SPQR,

    Just answer me why Okeefe opted to edit out portions of the ACORN tapes that dealt with the story of Sonny, or of Hannahs fear and flight from Sonny, or the back-story of the Slavadorean girls (i.e., that Hannah was looking for a house to hide them from Sonny.)

    Why do YOU think that it was important for him to do so?

    Take the NewYork tapes for example.
    We all know the infamous soundbyte of Volda from this tape. It was the most widely quoted portion of the tape.

    Here’s how it is represented in Okeefe’s posted tape, and how it was reported;
    Volda says-
    “you get a tin and bury it down in there and you put the money right in and you put grass over it and you don’t tell a singlesoul but yourself where it is”

    This is reported as a case in which an ACORN employee is advising Hannah to hide money from the government. And James edited it to appear just like that.

    But here’s the entire statement by Volda, including the portions that James edited out-
    Volda says-
    “ when you buy, let me tell you something when you buy the house with aback yard. You get a tin if Jo is going to come beat you and want money you get a tin and bury itdown in there and you put the money right in and you put grass over it and you don’t tell a singlesoul but yourself where it is”

    Who is the “Jo” who will “come beat you and want money” that Volda is referring to? Its Sonny the abusive pimp. Even James says in the unedited video that “well the reason why we are rushing is because she was working for this pimp and he was very abusive” .

    The conversation they are having is about Sonny beating up Hannah and taking her money. Volda is advising “Eden” to hide her money from Sonny, not from the government.

    Check this yourself if you don’t believe me.

    James has removed at least half of what Volda said in order to misrepresent her advice. He has also removed the context and story of “Eden’s/Kenya’s” flight from abuse in his posted tapes.

    This is obvious, and you’d know that if you had actually checked the videos out as you claimed to have.

    Now, with respect to just this one edit, explain to me why that was necessary.

    Also, consider this statement by your own Andrew last September on the Washington Ind.,
    “It was strategized,” Breitbart told TWI this week, so “that they would be deprived of the type of information that a defense attorney would try to gather in order to create a defense.”

    Your boy admits to taking out what was exculpatory… he wanted only the worst stuff aired without proper context.

    I mean, your boy EDITED OUT HALF OF WHAT THAT WOMAN WAS SAYING! Dont you get it? Are you people REALLY comfortable with that?

    If you are, you are in “good company”.

    The Iranian government also uses selectively edited video to malign political opposition. Dr. Joeseph Goebbels was infamous for falsifying evidence for sexual crimes against his political target.

    Yup, you guys are right at home.
    Shame on you! Don’t confuse your self-deluding dementia for patriotism.

    LuvyBuns (59694d)

  47. Again, this last release was just pathetic… you can almost hear the entire country collectively rolling its eyes.

    LuvyBuns (59694d)

  48. lovey – Do you drool when standing upright?

    JD (9d8cb8)

  49. Pathetic? Do you think that what he documented is an appropriate use of tax dollars? You condone dishonesty?

    JD (9d8cb8)

  50. So you guys really cannot answer why james saw fit to cut what that woman said in half?

    I leave you to your morbid hallucinations. Ta-ta!

    LuvyBuns (59694d)

  51. Hm. I wonder who that was, posting?

    They think they are SO clever, don’t they?

    Eric Blair (0b61b2)


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