[UPDATE]: Folks are wondering if this in any way
violates his three-years probation related to the Landrieu case. Good question.
And Digby wonders if this wasn’t a blackmail set-up. Another good question. Whole thing is very bizarre.
I’m sorry but the utter lack of self-awareness of this dweeb James O’Keefe — he of the hyperinflated ego and underdeveloped maturity level — is astounding. The guy who supposedly took down ACORN and got busted trying to tap Mary Landrieu’s Louisiana Senate office just scored another major fail trying to punk award-winning CNN investigative journalist Abbie Boudreau.
Read more about it here, and watch the video:
I love this part:
CNN obtained “a 13-page document titled ‘CNN Caper,'” which elaborated on the prank in hilarious detail. For example, here is the equipment list:
1. hidden cams on the boat
2. tripod and overt recorder near the bed, an obvious sex tape machine
1. condom jar
a. Alicia keys
b. 80s romance songs, things that are typically James
c. avoid Marvin Gaye as too cliche
5. ceiling mirror
6. posters and paintings of naked women
7. playboys and pornographic magazines
9. Viagra and stamina pills
10. fuzzy handcuffs
Hey what girl isn’t turned on by Alicia Keys and 80s romance songs? This is O’Keefe’s idea of how to seduce a woman?
Seriously, who thought Abbie Boudreau would shuck her clothes on the floor at the mere sight of the studly James O’Keefe and a jar full of condoms!
How absolutely humiliating — for O’Keefe. This is the right wing’s idea of journalism? Of a prank? Of a seduction? Grow the fuck up, dude.
Media Matters has more: