Screamy shoutcreature Andrew Breitbart openly championed James O’Keefe, the proto-Young Republican who was involved in entrapping community organizing organization ACORN in a prostitution “sting,” who was then involved with wiretapping Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu’s office, which he was found guilty of doing in court today. Via Daily Intel, what was The Breitbart Squad’s response? Get shouty, and call everyone else out.
If this doesn’t make sense to you, there’s a reason: Because it’s insane. Time and time again, Breitbart cheered on the efforts and work of O’Keefe, even when he got arrested, noting of the capital-M Mainstream Media:
I’m sure they would like to believe O’Keefe is stupid enough to try to “wiretap” a sitting U.S. senator in broad daylight during office hours, while recording the entire sequence of events on his cell phone camera. And they’d like you to believe it, too.
But Breitbart would argue that O’Keefe’s plea likely doesn’t fall under wiretapping! Which is still besides the point that he broke into someone’s office, broke the law, and got arrested. For the record, though, via the Washington Post:
The FBI has said O’Keefe used his cell phone to try to capture video of two others who posed as telephone repairmen and asked to see the phones at Landrieu’s office.
But the FBI, like everyone else, probably counts as the Mainstream Media, too. So Breitbart and pals are angry. So angry that they’re attacking everyone for…James O’Keefe pleading guilty.
From: Michael Walsh/Big Journalism
Sent: Wed, May 26, 2010
Subject: Pedal to the Metal Today re “Watergate, Jr.”
Dear Contribs: we understand that, today, James O’Keefe will plead guilty to a misdemeanor in New Orleans, essentially to spitting on the sidewalk, and that will be the end of the Great Media Meme of “Watergate, Jr.”
Today, Andrew Breitbart, Retracto and I would like to hammer the media for this one — they simply couldn’t control themselves, jumped to the most extreme conclusions, and widely predicted all sort of crazy things, including that Breitbart was behind the whole thing, that it was a break-in, etc. etc. Of course, none of this was true and now they have egg all over their faces.
Starting ASAP, I’m asking each of you to please contribute to a rolling series of posts taking the MSM to task, citing the lies, and charting the careers that have been broken over this, most spectacularly David Shuster’s at MSNBC (you will recall Shuster’s memorable shouting match with AB live from Nola just after the arrests). No waiting — get it to me and I’ll post it up on the site as quickly as possible.
Thanks in advance and best regards,
You read that correctly: the Mainstream Media has “egg all over their faces” because James O’Keefe was not involved in a break in, even though he just plead guilty to “misdemeanor charges of entering federal property under false pretenses.” Which doesn’t resemble a break-in at all. One can only shudder and wonder how the mainstream media gets things like “murder” and “assault” wrong, too.