Nuggets of Wisdom

Friday, March 5, 2010

O’Keefe The Fraud

USA Today:

A prosecutor's office says it has found no criminal wrongdoing on the part of three employees of the community organizers group ACORN caught on video advising a couple posing as a prostitute and her boyfriend.

The Brooklyn district attorney's office said Monday that its five-month inquiry is over and that no criminal activity was found.

The videos were made by conservative activists Hannah Giles and James O'Keefe, who used a hidden camera on visits to offices of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.

Since then, O'Keefe has been arrested after visiting Sen. Mary Landrieu's office in New Orleans. He denies trying to tamper with the Democrat's phones.

The Brooklyn video caught ACORN workers apparently advising the pair to bolster their housing application by lying about Giles' "profession" and laundering her earnings.

President Obama, a former community organizer and a lawyer in Chicago, represented ACORN in 1995 in a lawsuit

There once was a time when I viewed James O'Keefe as a hero, as the lone David taking down the Goliath ACORN through his undercover reporting. Now that he’s been arrested for unlawful tactics, and now that his video has been proven to be highly-edited, I believe I have nothing else to do but wash my hands of him. To think, I once had respect for him.