#winningWhenever that James O’Keefe guy puts out another heavily edited video against some liberal bogeyman, both the White House and the Washington/New York media quickly fire everyone involved — because the only rational way to deal with claims made by partisan pranksters is to simply punish anyone targeted. That’s why Shirley Sherrod was immediately fired by the White House while the Lame Stream Media nodded approvingly and only Wonkette bothered to look at the allegedly damning video closely enough to see that Breitbart’s crew had carefully edited it to make Sherrod sound like a raving racist. Likewise, the firing of NPR executive Ron Schiller and his CEO boss was cheered by the liberal media and got solemn nods from Democrats in Washington. Only Glenn Beck’s reporters at his website, The Blaze, bothered to watch the unedited footage and note that the various bombshells in the video were taken out of context (the opinions of others made to look like the opinions of Schiller, for example) and that Schiller’s pro-Republican statements were (obviously) all cut out of the video released by O’Keefe.

Here’s the unedited section with Ron Schiller discussing the opinions of a senior Republican lawmaker and a major GOP donor. While Schiller seems to agree with the characterization of the Tea Party people at the end of this anecdote, it’s obvious he is quoting Republicans uneasy with the teabaggers here:

There’s a lot more of this on The Blaze: eight sections of raw video with written commentary by a video producer from the website. She finds numerous instances of editing to make Schiller sound like he’s replying to completely different statements (a bemused reaction to something about restaurant reservations is made to look like a response to implementing sharia law worldwide), and she also finds sections where the audio has clearly been switched from another part of the video, as well as the complete removal of many instances of Schiller and his colleague praising either Republicans or the Fox News audience.

And that’s where we stand in 2011 America, folks: If you want some basic journalism of the “actually looking at the material” variety, stay away from the Lame Stream Media and stick to a vile political joke site (that’s us) or the right-wing news blog of teevee’s nuttiest news clown.
[The Blaze]

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  • SmutBoffin

    If only they would apply the same scrutiny to Beck's ravings.

    • Weenus299

      You don't even need to cut them down or edit them in the slightest to know he's fucking berzerk.

  • Nut up, Liberals…

    • Steverino247

      Not going to happen and you know it.

      If I was one of this videoturd's victims, I would be suing the shit out of him and about fifty other John/Jane Does. Lose a cushy job and the chance for another over some Cheeto-dicked liar? I don't think so.

    • iburl

      Liberals actually do more pranking with less results. The main reason for this is the propensity of Democrats to fold faster than a lawn chair dipped in WD-40.

      • V572625694

        I was just thinking that if some lefty prankster were as good as O'Keefe (or maybe his editor) is at punking Republicans, we'd all enjoy it. But aside from the DJ who outed the WI goobernor as Koch whore, who has there been since Abbie Hoffman rained dollar bills down onto the floor of the NYSE and enjoyed the spectacle of all the millionaires' lackeys literally grubbing for dollars?

      • SorosBot

        The thing is, right-wing politicians and media figures openly say things much, much worse than what O'Keefe has made it look like Schiller and others said and nothing ever happens; instead any criticism gets shouted down with "censorship!" and "blood libel!". There's a slight double standard here.

    • Negropolis

      Si, truck-nutz up, stat.

  • Mumbletypeg

    Gotcha Journalism, meet Twilight Zone.

  • Barbara_i

    Loving the photo of Glenn, holding what is obviously, a pink slip. Save that photo because you will be able to post it for realz soon.
    Cue the Beckerhead downfister in 4…3…2…

    • mnotrtoo

      I know it'll be all because his funding was cut off, denying all those in our rich rural lands the treasures of Prof. Beck's nolidge.

  • badseeds

    Only commies, muslims, union thugs, and teh ghey believe in context.

    • with an attitude like that, you'll never be a CNN ireporter.

      • OneDollarJuana

        "And we'll have to leave it there. This is Wolf Blizter, CNN."

  • I just purchased Final Cut Pro. Now how do I fuck over people I don't like?

    • Preferred Customer

      Purchased? What kind of revolutionary are you?

    • HistoriCat

      Well, first you have become a conservative. After all, no one pays any attention to the liberals.

    • lulzmonger

      "You look like you're trying to make the scum pay.
      Would you like to:
      () pussy out?
      () make them pray for death?"

  • Badonkadonkette


    I give up. I just give up.

    • not that Dewey

      And FOX news defending unions:

      Cats and dogs living together.

    • DashboardBuddha

      I did a quick check of Revelations…yep, this is truly one of the signs of the end times.

    • It pains me to concede he is the good guy her. But only Nixon could go to China. If it takes Glenn beck to discredit this asshole, I'm good with that.

    • [redacted]Crusher

      When I got up this morning, the sun did rise in the East and does appear to be moving in a Westerly direction.
      I'm clueless as to what this is about.
      Be afraid, be very, very afraid.

  • ttommyunger

    "Sun to rise in East tomorrow!" also, too, and additionally.

    • nounverb911

      Tide goes in, stains go out.

      • ttommyunger

        Some stains (skidmarks) such as Beck, remain.

      • UpfistFairy

        No one knows how, it just HAPPENS.

    • Graham Cracker

      …and redundantly.

      • ttommyunger


  • cheetojeebus

    Now what in hell am i too believe?!!! Fuckin caliphs are fuckin with us! fuckers. I guess i should just be grumpy about everything? and maybe cry a lot, especially when i see pictures of little baby otters and kittens.

  • Steverino247

    Hey, Stench of Liberalism. Take the goat dick out of your mouth for a moment and talk to us. Were you dropped on your head by your liberal uncle or something?

    • what does the 'stench' smell like? Tofu sex party?

    • LocalGirlMakesGoo

      He just started following me! I feel so fancy!

      • BlueMonkeh

        Yeah…me too…I'm special – just like everyone else!!!

        • babyeinstein

          me too!

          wait, fuck, i thought that meant i had finally outdone some of you sicko commie bastards. guess he's following us all now though?

          • UpfistFairy

            I've only had my account for a couple days and he/she/it is already following me! Such an honor!

            And I smell FANTASTIC. No stench about me. Fucker.

          • Nopantsmcgee

            Fuckstench is following me , too. Jesus, I don't even post that much.

          • GhostBuggy

            I also am on Stench of Liberalism's PalinPals-brand Don't Retreat/Reload Krosshairs Map for Kids. I'm somebody!

      • ChuckieJesus

        I felt the same way when I got the notice in email. It's like the Wonkette commentariat's version of The Herp.

      • HempDogbane

        The Stench is also on me.

    • babyeinstein

      he keeps telling people to come here and tell us what they "think" but so far it's mostly jibberish. hard to talk with so few teef?

    • Steverino247

      Oh, and let's not forget this Great Moment in Liberal History:

      Dr. Joseph Giordano, who headed the George Washington University Hospital trauma team that operated on Reagan, recollected the incident in a Los Angeles Times article just a few days after it happened. His version of events, corroborated by Reagan's personal physician, who was also in the room, was later recapped in Herbert L. Abrams' book, The President Has Been Shot, as follows:

      3:24 p.m. Reagan was wheeled into the operating room. He had lost about 2,100 cc of blood, but his bleeding had slowed and he had received 4 1/2 replacement units. As he was moved from the stretcher to the operating table, he looked around and said, "Please tell me you're all Republicans." Giordano, a liberal Democrat, said, "We're all Republicans today."

      Stench indeed.

      • jus_wonderin

        Stench is following me too. Somehow I think he/she thinks it will get under my skin. If he/she is looking on, btw, fuck you conservative ahole. <g>

  • BlueMonkeh

    upfist upfist upfist (damn trolling wads of poo)

  • HateMachine

    And this is the part where we all fail miserably to act surprised.

    • V572625694

      And MSM treats it as a dispute over issues rather than facts.

  • Fuck Beck's site.

    I'll stick to the Wonkette, the only place on the innert00bz that dares tell the truth!

    P.S. MMfA sometimes will, too, also. I forwarded your scoop to them.

  • baconzgood

    There is really little difference between Wonkette and the Blaze. They both make me laugh. Only the people who log on to the Blaze don't know it's a tounge-in-cheek joke.

  • edgydrifter

    Wait, Beck (or one of his associates) is doing something… good? Does not compute. Does not compute. Cranial containment failure imminent.

    • [redacted]byreality

      Open the pod bay door, Hal.

    • elviouslyqueer

      Defenestration, also, too.

    • Swampgas_Man

      I'm not cleaning up the gray matter again, also.

    • horsedreamer_1

      Beck is transitioning into the next phase of his career as political provocateur. He's David Brock 2.0. (No word if teh ghey is strong in this one.)

    • Ruhe

      This may be what finally forces Roger Ailes to fire Beck.

  • OkieDokieDog

    Why isn't this little dildo prick in jail? Was he bullied in school? Did he not get to nurse his mama until he was 13? What is up with this guy? Somebody needs to delve into his background and find the root of his disdain for America.

    This too; also – he's a dickwad. And I can't wait for someone, anyone, to take his sorry ass down.

    Vive la NPR and PBS!

    • [redacted]byreality

      So: This dickwad consistently commits fraud and presents manipulated video as factual representations of reality and is believed, repeated and lauded by (not only) Faux News and the media, while those who reasonably and thoughtfully reflect upon the real world are derided and thrown to the wolves. Bachmann v. Obama 2012.

      Makes sense to me, duz it to you?

  • nounverb911

    ****Auction Alert****
    What am I offered for this slightly used democratic backbone?

    • V572625694

      Is there any steel in it? If not, nothing.

    • LesBontemps

      Slightly used? That fucker's mint! Never out of the box! However, there is no market for such an item.

      • Swampgas_Man

        Made of rubber.

        • [redacted]Crusher

          Silly String.

    • Graham Cracker

      Doesn't really exist, does it?

  • Gopherit

    Beck is very practical when it comes to his popularity. He knows his ratings are slipping, so he's going to actually BE HONEST for a while and see if that helps. It's so crazy, it might work.

    Also, Schiller deserves to be gone anyway. What kind of retard talks wine tasting with practicing muslims?

    • BlueMonkeh

      Beck is honestly nuts, so, yeah.

    • Graham Cracker

      He must have know they were fake!

    • fuflans

      and madeira wine for fucksakes.

  • harry_palmer

    It's ok to lie in the service of a greater truth. How do you think they wrote the Bible?

  • □□□□□□□TheClown

    Whose redacting now funny man.

  • Texan_Bulldog

    But is Glennda going to write this on his magic chalkboard & inform his drooling masses?

    And what's up with my p-score: p-score goes up then p-score goes down. I'm as confused as Bill O.

    • SorosBot

      I'll give this to Beck: he's probably single-handedly keeping the American chalk industry alive, being the only person who has used a chalkboard within the past ten years or more.

    • I believe P is a function of the phase of the moon, barometric pressure, internet traffic, solar flares and the tides. You P was effected by the tsunami.

  • Lascauxcaveman

    Clearly, O'Keefe is just trying to nail down next year's Oscar for Editing.

  • GuanoFaucet

    Holy shit, maybe Denis was "right"! Deleted7512897, however, is still a fucking "cretin".

  • EatsBabyDingos

    WaPo Headlines: "Beck Speaks Truth; Blind Nut Finds Squirrel:"

    Second one is when Glenn or Glennda finds Rocky and Bullwinkle on Boomerang.

    • Lascauxcaveman

      I've never listened to Beck's radio/teevee rantings, but I remember listening to Rush Limbaugh, back around 1990 or so, and thinking, "Y'know, this guy says just enough stuff that is actually true, that the suckers will swallow everything he says as God's Own Gospel."

      I can't bring myself to listen long enough to see if that is still the case.

      • Rod_Torfulson

        My father is a loyal Rush listener and I have had the misfortune of being in a car while that traveshamockery has been on. Rush has fallen completely off his rocker.
        Granted, he really did not have that far to fall and is very well cushioned/medicated.

  • CrankyLttlCamperette

    Man, Beck must KNOW he's losing his job — why else would he start sucking up to us libs?

    Too little, too late, asswipe.

  • So, who was reading THE BLAZE to find this? Hrmm?

  • BklynIlluminati

    The world is really upside down today isn't?

    • ChuckieJesus

      Vodka's helping with the NHK feed.

  • baconzgood

    Is this happening because his rep is getting so trashed in conservative circles he's going to switch his modus operandi and become a liberal? Because if so……I don't know how to feel about that.

    • edgydrifter

      The enemy of my enemy is my friend, even if he's a total dickwad lunatic.

      • baconzgood

        Maybe he's trying to cover his ass, ya know. When Faux cans him maybe Public Radio will be the only option left.

        • zhubajie

          SW Radio is the promised land of wing-nut broadcasters. He'll fit right in at WWCR (World-Wide Crackpot Radio).

    • SmutBoffin

      I for one would welcome him and his followers with some artisinal Cheetos from the farmers' market.

      But I would also insist that they get the care that they so desperately need…

    • [redacted]byreality

      IT'S A TRICK! He's lost so much credibility that now, when he puts out something even remotely like the truth, nobody believes it! The old "hide the banana" ploy!

      • Jukesgrrl

        The old Governor of Wisconsin Ploy.

    • Lascauxcaveman

      He also called bullshit on Snowbilly when he interviewed her. Well, in one question at least. When Beck asked Sarah who was her fave "founding father" she said "all of them" (of course). After fumbling and bumbling around for a minute, she finally remembered a name – George Washington.

      So, clearly Beck's a soczulizst at heart.

    • SorosBot

      Or maybe he's afraid Fox is looking to the criminal as his replacement, and trying to take him down and keep his job.

      • zhubajie

        They ARE competitors, not colleagues.

    • horsedreamer_1

      I said above what I'd say here: Beck is going Brock.

      Never forget that the MMfA founder was a limp-dick hatchet-man for R. Emmett Tyrell. So, basically, he's the mirror image of Dick Morris.

    • Bad-guy-to-good-guy switches happen all the time in professional wrestling. And soap operas.

  • [redacted]byreality

    Wonkette, Daily Show and Glenn Beck. One of these things is not like the other.

  • sportshort

    I never go to the Tame Steam Re-Pedia for news. Always Wonkette. I want to have millions of Wonkettes' illegal anchor babies.

  • baconzgood

    Seriously Ken, I'm still waiting…..Where's the punch line?

  • smokefilledroommate

    Suddenly he's Mr. [actually] Fair and Balanced? Gross.

  • JoeBiteme

    Alright, goddamnit. Us Wonketteers are of above average intelligence. Some of us know people who are allowed to do things. Can we PLEASE ruin this O'Keefe asshole? For laughs?
    Either a dead hooker or a live boy, I don't care which…

    • ingloriousbytch

      Dead hookers and live boys are so 2010. Let's order cases of Korans and have them sent to his house. The teabaggers will take care of the rest.

    • SorosBot

      The guy made what appeared to be plans to rape a CNN reporter and film it for editing purposes and people still pay attention to the creep, so even that wouldn't stick to him.

    • Lascauxcaveman

      I favor the more direct approach; i.e. a real nice solid crippling punch in the throat. I have absurdly large and bony knuckles, and I'm kinda pissed.

      Anyone know his home address?

  • Oblios_Cap

    Clearly Beck thinks O'Keefe is some kinda Muslin and is trying to take that ho-pimping asshat out.

  • Extempor[redacted]

    She finds numerous instances of editing to make Schiller sound like he’s replying to completely different statements (a bemused reaction to something about restaurant reservations is made to look like a response to implementing sharia law worldwide), and she also finds sections where the audio has clearly been switched from another part of the video…

    In other words, James O'Keefe is Ira Glass, and should be immediately defunded.

    • V572625694

      I'd be okay with defunding Ira Glass, actually. Smugness is as bad as tax fraud, right?

      • Extempor[redacted]

        Correctamundo, and exactamundo my point.

  • What's amazing is none of my fave libtard sites is on this, not even a peep at DKos. Guess we'll have to wait for Newell and Pareene to chime in.

  • Lionel[redacted]Esq

    So, Beck goes on vacation, and FOX News leaks that his ratings are falling and that he may be fired, and his underlings start telling the truth. Strange days indeed.

  • Lionel[redacted]Esq

    James O'Keefe Lies, James O'Keefe maliciously edits.

    How do you explain that?

    • OneDollarJuana

      Lies go in, lies go out.

  • DonnyKerabotsos

    Sounds like someone's gone rogue over at DaBlaze.

    In all fairness to Glenn Beck, he's been on vacation all week, so he'll be able deny any responsibility for this sudden and utterly unexpected outburst of honesty.

    Or maybe he's just afraid that O'Keefe will beat him out for "Douche of the Year" honors.

    • BeWoot

      He's actually thinking O'Queefe will beat him off for Douche of the Year honors.

  • I went over to check it out and just spent my lifesavings on gold.

    • GhostBuggy

      It's better than all these backpacks of granola bars, astronaut ice cream and seeds I got when I went to the site! At least you can spend gold!

    • Its a good time to buy too I hear, the market is going to tank.

  • GuanoFaucet

    Fuck Beck. This one good act doesn't erase all the awful filth that sadistic moron spews each day. Beck is directly responsible for mainstreaming the most vile right-wing, Bircher nonsense, and creating a legion of mouth-breathing fucktards that believe his insane conspiracy-tinged rantings are some sort of revealed truth.

    • mumbly_[redacted]

      Beck is apparently "on vacation" (funny farm?) at the moment, so I actually think this article is the result of someone going off the reservation, so to speak. It will be hilarious when they offer a retraction or correction of the actually true piece, or just pull it from the web without comment: "Sorry for getting some journalism mixed into our propaganda, there, guys!"

  • Jason_inthe_Peg

    Wait wait wait just hold on a minute here. Did O'keefe sabotage a republican at NPR to score points with teabaggers?

    What was he worried that NPR had too many repubs and then how would they be able to demand funding cuts? This doesn't make sense does it?

    What the fuck? He's targeting one of his own? Is that right?

  • DangerHelvetica

    All material by O'Keefe should be followed (or preceded) by "Dramatization- may not have happened."

  • [redacted]89048

    Maybe he's just trying to derail his perceived competition? And think about this: Ed Schultz used to be a right-wing talker, too…

    • [redacted]Crusher


  • Wow. James O'Keefe made another fake video. Who could have guessed.

    • Papa_Uniform

      Clearly, no one but Glenn.

    • DustBowlBlues

      Given the fact it's this guy, could NPR have not pointed out that the man in question has been connected to several heavily edited so-called "investigative" videos and was implicated (convicted?) of breaking into Sen Landrieu's NO office and, therefore, NPR will have to look into this further before taking any action?

      It's a fucking news radio station, fer chrisakes. And they couldn't possibly turn the focus back to the law breaking and lying little fuck? WTF are we so lame?

      • HistoriCat

        Yes – this. Times a thousand. Stupid knee jerk weenie reacting "journalists".

      • I don't know.

        I mean, how can you not stand up to a convicted 27-year old known to do this over and over and over?

        It is stuff like this that basically gives me no hope. Thanks a lot NPR. You pathetic invertebrates.

    • comrad_darkness

      Sadly, no one that matters.

  • x111e7thst

    Would that the Blaze was willing to turn it's keen investigative eye on the several rape/murders that Mr Beck has never denied his connection to.

  • genxr

    Glenn Beck has a deep seated hatred of white people.

  • annoytheleft

    Regardless of the original source of the sentiment, isn't the point that Schiller agrees with it?

    • [redacted]Crusher

      I'm still confused why calling Tea Baggers ignorant, racist, hateful douchebags is considered a bad thing?
      We used to encourage people to tell the truth in this country, at one time.

      • SorosBot

        Because the mainstream media grovels before the right-wing, and because calling someone a racist is treated as much, much worse than actual racism.

        • glamourdammerung

          I am more confused about how someone that is trolling here simply for the sheer sake of being obnoxious is "nice" or "not ignorant" as per their claim. Or why they would be whining about hatefulness while their flail in their impotent rage.

          • annoytheleft

            Because I stumbled across this post and commented I'm a troll? Engaging in dialog makes me obnoxious?

            Or is it more likely that you've found yourself a place where, because of the number of like-minded commenters, you are emboldened by the pack mentality to make your small-minded ad hominem attacks and then sit back and congratulate each other on agreeing what an absolute douche-tard anyone who doesn't agree with you must be.

            I have no rage, impotent or otherwise. At this point I'm simply marveling at how rabid you are.

          • Oh, look, it's "Annoy the Left" and his high horse.

          • glamourdammerung

            It is amazing how fast they go from gloating about trolling to crying about being a victim soon as one calls them on their nonsense.

      • annoytheleft

        Wow. Look at the pot calling the kettle hateful. I'm actually a really nice guy who simply disagrees with you. I am neither ignorant nor racist.

        • You seem like not so much "really nice" as "very annoying".

        • Lascauxcaveman

          Hey, you seem "really nice." Fuck you.

    • dox[acted]

      Someone's ressentiment is showing.

    • DustBowlBlues

      No, he wasn't just agreeing. NPR would survive without the feds but local stations wouldn't. He was quoting some Republics. His colleague was coming to the defense of the Faux News listeners, the way any good lameass liberal would.

      What we're saying is [give peace a chance] Sorry, I got distracted for a minute. What we're saying, well, what I'm saying, is that it's time for liberals to quit navel gazing and nit-picking over every tiny little claim the right makes against them. The best defense is a good offense and there is a lot of the offensive that is uncontested about this little shit.

    • Bill you old sot! How ya been? Now if we just had Portnoy we could get the band back together!

      I usually have a policy of not talking to trolls, particularly ones whose usernames announce that they take an adversarial stance right from the get-go no matter how polite they claim they are trying to be, but I'll answer this one: no, that is not even remotely close to the point. Sure, Schiller agrees with the sentiments. He made it clear he was expressing a personal opinion, not the editorial stance of NPR, and in any case the dude was a fundraiser, he had nothing to do with editorial content. So for the right to start screaming about how this is evidence of bias and thus we need to pull NPR's government funding is a little like if I got a cold and the doctors chopped my arms off to keep me from making anyone else sick.

      Also Poindexter, you may not have noticed, but this is a joke blog. We come here to vent and make each other laugh, not to debate people who live in an alternate reality. So make with the funny or GTFO.

      • annoytheleft

        "Outland" was a poor substitute, was it not?

      • HistoriCat

        Milo and Binkley or GTFO.

  • SayItWithWookies

    Hooray for internecine warfare among the crazy righties. Also, there's a great piece that Bill Moyers and someone else wrote on Salon yesterday about this prank and how lame NPR's response was. I love me some Bill Moyers, in spite of him being a minister.

  • problemwithcaring

    This has nothing to do with political acumen. These assholes get away with their lies using an old tacit: relying on a liberal aversion to confronting racism. These dudes could have sold the lies on this video in countless ways, but what did they go with? Reverse racism bullshit – "NPR Calls Teabag Racists!" Of course, liberals (including President Racial Transcendence) don't want to call them out on it. So they rush to distance themselves from the "offense" which isn't an offense at all, but rational, logical truth.

    Oh shit, I am supposed to be snarky:

    I didn't know that Planned Parenthood and NPR are just as nigger, er, muslin-loving as ACORN and health care, but really, I should have guessed.

    • [redacted]Crusher

      I think the word you were looking for was "urban".

  • Jason_inthe_Peg

    No shit.

    Jesus. Real journalism: Both Sides Do It!

    Except not, once again it's just Beck doing it. Not the liberal mainstream media.

    Fuck this makes me mad.

  • babyeinstein

    then why the FUCK did everyone and their two gay mothers resign after this "scandal"?

    OVARY UP, PEOPLE. christ.

  • elviouslyqueer

    Hmmm, after reading over the entire Blaze video breakdown, I'm not convinced. Sure, they raise a few pointed questions about O'Keefe's editing, but it comes across as a finger wagging slap on the wrist.

    In sum, fuck the Blaze, fuck Glenn Beck. And especially fuck the Blaze's Cro-Magnon commenters.

    • HistoriCat

      I say thumbs up to your second paragraph 100%. But I think Ken's point isn't so much that the Blaze has done a great as that NPR could have done the same thing. That they did not (especially after getting burned during the Shirley Sherrod fiasco) is the damning fact.

      Ken does not want to be at the vanguard of journalism – he wants the fucking Lame Stream Media to get its collective head out of its ass and DO ITS JOB.

      • Lascauxcaveman

        Here, here. Where the fuck are Walter Cronkite and Edward R. Murrow when you need them? Where the fuck is Dan Rather, for that matter, even?

  • frostbitefalls

    Hey, I'll give the nod where it's deserved. Thanks Glenn. And you're still a sweating, blabbering pig.

  • OneDollarJuana

    punched-in-the-face kind of punch line

  • hagajim

    Congrats to Glenn Beck's news site….I think someone will get fired for this.

  • MinAgain

    the right-wing news blog of teevee’s nuttiest news clown.

    OMG, the sky really is falling.

  • Guppy06

    Since libtards are all bloodthirsty New York trial lawyers, can there be (another) slander suit? Please?

  • It seems that O'Keefe's style of editing was learned from Don Hewitt.

  • Blendergoathead

    My God, I may have to seriously consider my previous butt-statement about trading Glenn Beck to NPR in exchange for FOX taking Prarie Home Companion.

    Hold me.

    eta: Ew.

  • ingloriousbytch

    Congratulations Glenn you finally found a way to defeat me. By forcing me to give you credit for doing something right. This is going to be an Ambien and Franzia night.

  • MadBrahms

    Well, we never could've seen *that* coming…

    Seriously, after the ACORN fiasco, the Sherrod smear, and the SS Dildobanger how did NO ONE LOOK INTO THIS? Jesus Christ journalism is dead.

  • MistaEko

    OK, the ACORN guy allegedly helping then later revealed to be entrapping the fake Pimp and forwarding his information to the cops basically failed in defending himself to superiors in the know because his english was poor, causing a cascade effect.

    When Shirley Sharrod got shitcanned, she was pissed and fought tooth and nail because she knew exactly how it was taken out of context and waited for vindication.

    So what on earth were these graduate-degree types with even more to lose doing in deciding to tuck tail and run? And why on earth wouldn't some media personality or liberal being scapegoated along with them stand up and say "I call bullshit" or at least "I'm waiting for the full tape?" You know you're in the right. You know the other shoe is going to drop. You stand to gain a redemption moment in addition to not losing everything. Why do you all insist on falling on your swords?

    Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results is the textbook definition of insanityThe 21st century Democratic party.

    • SenileAgitation

      You said it, Mista. Hard to stomach this trend of people so eager to accept imaginary error and rush to judgment. Almost Soviet-like self criticism = self destruction. For the good of the state. Ups to DustBowl below, too. Jesus wept. At least the Aspen Institute won't be saddled with an unreasonable reverse racist in their midst. Why anything from O'Keefe is taken seriously, let alone acted upon, is a mystery. Or proof that we deserve to be governed by Palin, Bachmann, Scott, etc.. On the bright side, no Ohio tsunami!

  • DustBowlBlues

    No wonder right wingers have no respect for us. A Republic can get caught fucking a little girl and deny it ever happened, in spite of the video and audio. Democrats, however will fire someone caught smiling at a little girl in weird way on edited video from his daughter's birthday party.

    Why, why, why are we so lame?

    • natoslug

      We care what people think of us? And still think that working together is possible? In other words, we're fucking deluded.

      • problemwithcaring

        That we care about anything at all, outside ourselves, really is the issue. Hence my name.

  • DahBoner

    Tee Hee Party haz racists?????

  • Nopantsmcgee

    Wonkette's recent journalistic wins are giving me a boner.

  • Downfistroll

    this has to be some sort of trick…that or Beck has really cut back on the fluoride.

    • genxr

      Have we taken control of his vital bodily fluids yet, comrades?

  • fuflans

    he really really should have underarm stains in that picture.

  • dox[acted]

    Well thank god they fired their wildly successful CEO over a faked video of an unrelated person who had the same last name. That tracks with NPR's reputation for thoughtfulness and prudence.

  • chascates

    We Call On Jon Stewart and the MSM to Adopt the ‘Rose/O’Keefe Standard of Journalistic Transparency’
    With New Media once again leading away, let’s start a new era of responsible journalism that we’ll call The Rose/O’Keefe Standard of Journalistic Transparency, where the insidious practice of “heavily edited” interviews and reporting finally comes to an end. If the mainstream media is as devoted to transparency, truth, and context as James O’Keefe, here are some examples of how it can work….
    Because Mr. O’Keefe and Ms. Rose have led the way in journalistic transparency and taken the first step, as a show of good faith from the MSM in accepting this offer, we call on Charlie Gibson and Katie Couric to release every frame of video involving their 2008 interviews with then Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin
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    • Haha. Oh christ.

      ABC should also adopt the 'Rose/O’Keefe Standard of Journalistic Ethics' by luring President Obama onto their dildo boat for an interview.

    • glamourdammerung

      So they want Jon Stewart to try to bug Breitbart's house?

    • As soon as Breitfart releases the unedited ACORN videos, I'm sure CBS will get right on that.

  • DustBowlBlues

    True or not. Doesn't matter. All that matters is this is a lying little shit convicted of B&E and they demand the full, raw video footage. Let that little shit defend himself in a situation where daddy the well-connected Republican can't bail him out.

  • lochnessmonster

    Just like polls and statistics you can get anything to say or look like you want to to suit your bias. Me, I like to slant things to get bacon not power.

  • I'm surprised Glenn had the integrity to point this out. Crazy crybaby kudos?

  • You can assume that anything coming from Breitbart and O Keefe has been edited down to make someone look bad. I'm not sure why NPR fired the guy over this. Even edited down its really not much to worry about. *shrug*

  • It doesn't matter if he said it or even if he meant to say it. What matters is libruls think like that, and we needed a sacrifice, desperately.

  • PublicLuxury


    So a republican lied to throw red meat at their base. Same old, same old. There isn't a MSM anymore. It is just a bunch of MILFs and FILFs reading what they're told to read, repeating what they're told to repeat. MSM just a bunch of prostitutes, fucking the unsuspecting public.

  • snoopyfan2010

    The Republican Party is not the same and has been taken over by an extremely xenophobic, racist group??? Nah.

  • Jukesgrrl

    Crazy people all want to be the only crazy person in the room. That's why Beck wants to take down O'Keefe and why Palin will eventually try to take down Bachmann.

    • Negropolis

      There can be only one!

      • Jukesgrrl

        En garde!

  • wilson201

    Now we have to believe everything Beck says and become Mormon.

  • BarackMyWorld

    James O'Keefe and Brietbart make so angry with this kind of shit I want to punch baby seals.

  • – – Someone needs to put the PR in NPR…. They really need to speak out and defend *themselves* and their editorial policie… not merely reshuffle their staff and hope problems will go away. I think they're in the right… even when you watch the edited video, if you have some basic critical thinking skills you can tell what's going on… But NPR needs to be a bit more transparent when it comes to managing problems like this. – – The fact is that Juan Williams and Schiller were fired because NPR offers ANALYSIS not COMMENTARY, and if a staff member compromises her or her journalistic integrity, that person is dismissed. This is what makes NPR different than other networks… it accepts public funding so it does not have the license to be BIASED period… in this sense, NPR offers a public service in offering news that is not dependent on ratings or loyalty to sponsor demands. – – That said, Glenn beck is famous for challenging his viewers to do their homework… why? Because he knows they're always going to take him at his word. What a bus of bozos!!!

  • lulzmonger


    Safe to say that Glenn "Mad King Ludwig Of Bavaria 2.0" Beck has now bought himself OVER NINE THOUSAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAND metric fucktonnes of hate from the turgid bowels of his very own Psychosis-PAC tribe. Might be a good time for ya to up-armor the Lexux there, Glenn.

    I still think the man's a repulsive raving dick, but there's no way I can't straight-up cold respect the sheer perverse chutzpah of his site casually blowing O'keefe over like a cardhouse in a wind-tunnel. Mmm … ohhh yeah … massive O'Keefe butthurt … smells sweet as nag champa.

    • glamourdammerung

      It is the "Ron Paul broken clock" principle of managing to rarely be correct despite oneself.

  • Walkinwiddaking

    Up is down and down is up.

  • 27183

    Ken Layne and Wonkette say: "You remember that NPR guy who called teabaggers 'racist'? Yeah, he was quoting Republicans. Bonus: Glenn Beck followers unveil the truth ("

    But when Tom Friedman quotes a cab driver, what do we say?

    Look, I myself don't think African Americans are threatening, but have you heard what Chris Rock and Jesse Jackson say about African Americans?

    It's inaccurate to say Ron Schiller was quoting "Republicans he knows" and imply he doesn't hold those beliefs himself unless he names his Republican Ambassador and top Republican Donor. Mainly what he was doing was expressing his own personal belief and then using nameless anonymous Republicans to pin his beliefs on.

    O'Keefe purposefully misleads and misdirects and cuts up his videos and cannot be trusted, and that almost certainly happened here as well.

    But from the clips shown in the link, it's not accurate to say he was merely quoting Republicans and does not believe that stuff himself.

  • mumbly_[redacted]

    So I went to bed drunk, as I do every saturday and most other days also, and when I woke up, it was an hour later than usual and also something associated with Glenn Beck is committing actual journalism.


  • Soylent Green

    the enema of my enema is still my enema.

  • axmxz

    Between this and the firing of Crowley, I officially like Beck more than Obama today. I fee like boiling my brain.

  • EverTheSkeptic

    Haven't read all the comments, but my take is Beck staged this whole thing. He had O'Keefe set up and conduct the "interview", release the edited version to get the Shillers ousted, then went all hero-like and announced the "discovery" of the original video exposing the horrible biased editing – AFTER the damage to NPR was done – making Beck's "The Blaze" come across as a legitimate news organization. Smacks of fraud, and I posted to that effect on The Blaze (but I think my comment was scrubbed from their site….). Just sayin'….

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