FELON EXPLAINS IT ALL  4:50 pm September 18, 2012

Noted Media Ethicist James O’Keefe Thinks You Are Creepy, Mother Jones

by Rebecca Schoenkopf

Sorry you couldn't go to the convention because of your parole

Struggling filmmaker James O’Keefe has some thoughts on Mother Jones’ home movies of the day Mitt Romney united the nation. And in his considered opinion, Mother Jones’ unnamed source may have BROKEN A LAW.

Now, we’re no media lawyer. But we did look up this Florida statute that was being cited by Forbes as a total (not possible, but total) felony, and guess what! It’s actually about wiretapping! So that Forbes guy is maybe not a media lawyer either!

Anyway, we just wanted to point out that when James “Rape Boat” O’Keefe is calling you out for your dirty tactics, Mother Jones, you should be very, very ashamed.

Media lawyers, by all means have at it in the comments, on whether “leaving a camera unmanned” opens one up to legal sanctions, or if per usual James O’Keefe is a know-nothing dick.

 
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nounverb911 September 18, 2012 at 4:53 pm

O'Keefe certainly knows his felonies.

I_P September 18, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Came to say this.

Nibbler of Niblonia September 18, 2012 at 5:20 pm

O'Keefe never met a recording device felony he didn't like

…to violate

Naked_Bunny September 18, 2012 at 5:59 pm

Actually, his knowledge of felonies is exactly backward, so I guess you're right as long as he's looking in a mirror.

Walkinwiddaking September 18, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Being a pimp out of da hood or… trailer park. I s'pose he would!

Lascauxcaveman September 19, 2012 at 1:02 am

What a whiny ass titty baby. YOU Jimmy, OF ALL PEOPLE should appreciate that it doesn't matter if it legal*, as long as it's out there for all to see.

YOU, OF ALL PEOPLE.

*For the record, yes, it's perfectly legal.

actor212 September 19, 2012 at 8:35 am

This.

The correct response, O'Keefe, is "Nicely played, sir! Martini?"

sewollef September 19, 2012 at 8:47 am

Tou-bloody-ché.

ThankYouJeebus September 18, 2012 at 4:53 pm

It's a felony that no one in the video was dressed like a pimp.

Lionel[redacted]Esq September 18, 2012 at 4:55 pm

In fairness, no one in O'Keefe's videos were dressed that way either, he just did that for when he was on FOX News.

Maman September 18, 2012 at 4:59 pm

I thought that was the uniform that FOX gave him when he arrived at the studio. So he knows his place.

ThankYouJeebus September 18, 2012 at 5:04 pm

I will not let my snark be dictated by fact checkers.

tigernole September 18, 2012 at 5:00 pm

i'm surprised that anyone there was dressed at all

MittBorg September 18, 2012 at 5:06 pm

I'm just disappointed.

emmelemm September 18, 2012 at 5:27 pm

You wanna see the Republicans naked?

MittBorg September 18, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Think of the munniez when we blackmail them!!

miss_grundy September 18, 2012 at 8:49 pm

Where's the Academy-awarding winning Three Six Mafia, 'cause it is cold out here for a pimp…. Sorry, I couldn't help myself…..

Barbara_ September 18, 2012 at 4:54 pm

The person who shot the footage should just go to France and do some missionary work until this blows over.

God bless half of America-
Mitt Romney

NellCote71 September 18, 2012 at 5:58 pm

God one, Barbara. Copy and steal: god bless half of America.

Barbara_ September 18, 2012 at 6:11 pm

I just saw the coolest Tweet, Nell. Someone called Mitt Romney "Money Boo Boo"

Callyson September 18, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Love that! Consider it stolen…

tessiee September 18, 2012 at 11:11 pm

Saw a decent comment on facebook for once:
"If Mitt Romney is against people who don't pay taxes, shouldn't he prove he isn't one of them?"

sewollef September 19, 2012 at 8:49 am

Okay, THAT was the comment of the day — not on the Wonkettes. Good find tess.

womanhattan September 19, 2012 at 8:26 pm

A million dollar makes him holler

Negropolis September 18, 2012 at 10:54 pm

I wanted to come up with some witty double entendre including "missionary" and "blows", but all I could muster is something about Mitt Romney killing a guy in France.

TheMightyHaltor September 18, 2012 at 11:54 pm

Get it right: God bless 53% of America. Well, minus the smart people.

ChernobylSoup September 18, 2012 at 4:54 pm

I'll gladly do the jail time on the video guy's behalf.

sbj1964 September 18, 2012 at 5:05 pm

And to think before this all he did was up skirt videos.

RadioX September 18, 2012 at 5:11 pm

Wait, it was Julian Assange?

Terry September 18, 2012 at 5:47 pm

No, Assange is bravely hiding in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.

Jus_Wonderin September 18, 2012 at 5:41 pm

And, the upside, you don't have to pay taxes. You 47 percenter you.

CthuNHu September 18, 2012 at 8:21 pm

You're assuming it's a video guy. It could very well be a woman. In which case…

[straightens tie, dusts off lapel]

…'tis a far, far better thing I do, taking her place in prison, than I have ever done before.

bibliotequetress September 18, 2012 at 9:35 pm

Actually, I'm guessing it is a woman simply because the easiest way of hiding & positioning a camera if you were a guest at a party like this might be in a purse.

And I don't think the campaign fundraising parties are the one's that the Republican men carry their purses to. Could be wrong, though.

Negropolis September 18, 2012 at 10:58 pm

I am Spartacus!

actor212 September 18, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Aw, Does widdle Jimmwee haz hurt fee-fees that someone actually bagged a trophy and didn't have to fake it?

Baconzgood September 18, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Jimmy. There's a kettle on line 2 for you.

Biel_ze_Bubba September 18, 2012 at 5:50 pm

If it's a blah kettle, you know he won't pick up.

BlueJoubert September 19, 2012 at 12:33 pm

not only is it a blah kettle, it is a blah kettle waiting to call him a blah pot.

NorthStarSpanx September 19, 2012 at 9:57 pm

He remains a sad lonely little dude in a boat cabin filled with sex toys and champagne.

BlueJoubert September 20, 2012 at 10:59 am

don't you mean champale?

SnarkOff September 18, 2012 at 4:56 pm

So he doesn't consider himself a journalist.

MittBorg September 18, 2012 at 5:06 pm

In all fairness, no one else does, either.

actor212 September 18, 2012 at 5:11 pm

See? We can agree on something. Who says the nation is divided?

MittBorg September 18, 2012 at 5:17 pm

You and me? Dude, politically at least, I think we agree on most things. We're both just a pair of crotchety old curmudgeons who like to get ranty and shouty and fight once in a while and stuff.

actor212 September 18, 2012 at 5:26 pm

No, I meant O'Keefe and us, but if you want to argue the point, I'll oblige.

My heart won't be in it, tho.

KotBR September 18, 2012 at 4:56 pm

It's also a crime against journalism b/c it didn't have to be edited and cut down to make it look damning, right James?

How's Andrew's corpse? Keeping you warm at night, you ratfuck?

ChernobylSoup September 18, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Virgin says what?

coolhandnuke September 18, 2012 at 4:57 pm

This mother fucker O'queef is just mother fucking jonesing for some mother fucking attention, cuz this mother fucking attention jonser aint no mother fucking journalist.

tessiee September 18, 2012 at 11:15 pm

*offers tall glass of iced tea*

BlueJoubert September 19, 2012 at 12:36 pm

*when what is needed is a tall muthafuckin Long Island Iced Tea*

;-)

actor212 September 18, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Florida law makes an exception for in-person communications when the parties do not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in the conversation, such as when they are engaged in conversation in a public place where they might reasonably be overheard.

Yea. A campaign speech in front of a group of potential donors passes muster. Sorry loserboy, you lose, loser.

slowhansolo September 18, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Yes, this.

Why isn't this mewling punk being cornholed by Bubba the Media Lawyer?

An Asexual Ungulate September 18, 2012 at 7:32 pm

Because Bubba don't like 'em skinny and stupid.

Boojum September 18, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Exactly.

Fla. Stat. Section 934.02 defines "oral communication" as:

(2) “Oral communication” means any oral communication uttered by a person exhibiting an expectation that such communication is not subject to interception under circumstances justifying such expectation and does not mean any public oral communication uttered at a public meeting or any electronic communication.

I don't think this would qualify, given the number of people present and the nature of the proceedings, i.e., a fund raising speech. Sorry, O'Queefe.

Guppy September 18, 2012 at 5:59 pm

On the contrary: the statements weren't made "in public," but at a private function in one of his beloved quiet rooms.

Biel_ze_Bubba September 18, 2012 at 6:05 pm

By GOP definition, the rich are not part of the unwashed "public".

peatswift September 19, 2012 at 10:42 am

True, the event was not open to "the public" in the journalistic sense. However, speaking in front of such a large group does constitute speaking in a "public place" in the legal sense of the word. Consider the likelihood that the host did not cook and serve the guests himself, but rather that someone that rich had kitchen staff and servers present. Romney had no reasonable expectation of privacy in the legal sense. Indeed, if he were thinking practically, he should have assumed that the hired help would overhear what he was saying. Anyone who runs for the office of POTUS has to be the type of person who enjoys being the center of attention, and should expect that they are in the public eye at all times.

Yellerdawg September 19, 2012 at 10:56 am

If the "hired help" were seen, heard or taken into consideration at all, there would be no Victorian erotica to speak of; at least, not the voyeuristic variety.

Baconzgood September 18, 2012 at 4:57 pm

"Context" "Raw tape"? I don't think those words mean what you think they mean.

actor212 September 18, 2012 at 5:11 pm

I think he'd referring to challenge Romney tossed at Corn about releasing the entire video from start to finish.

Which, you know, Corn has. At least the part about Israel. I just wonder if Corn has a bit more on the 47% tape he'd like to release first, to get hits and subscriptions for MoJo

Biel_ze_Bubba September 18, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Yeah, I'm surprised there's not more of a stink about the "No state for you!" dismissal of the Palestinians. Not to mention Mitt's notion that it's OK to ignore the tough problems, because they'll "always be there."

GunToting[Redacted] September 18, 2012 at 6:11 pm

I just saw Corn on Tweety's show talking about this. Publicly, Mitt has endorsed the two-state solution. In said "quiet rooms," not so much.

Biel_ze_Bubba September 18, 2012 at 6:16 pm

I suspect this comes out of his chat (in a quiet room, natch) with that billionaire fuckwad Adelson.
Can't wait for the debates – Obama's gonna kick Mitt around the room when the "two state solution" question comes around.

UnholyMoses September 18, 2012 at 4:58 pm

If anyone knows about surreptitiously filming someone, then editing that tape to make it sound like something totally different, it's this asshole.

Biel_ze_Bubba September 18, 2012 at 6:18 pm

But what does he know about unedited tapes, of people who are not being set up?

Stevola September 19, 2012 at 12:40 am

He assumes everybody does it his way

Maman September 18, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Jimmy is very concerned about ethical violations unless he is committing them. What is the word for that? hmmm, I know. Hypocrite.

Baconzgood September 18, 2012 at 5:10 pm

We would accept douche bag too.

OkieDokieDog September 18, 2012 at 5:18 pm

I'm going to call him a twatwaffle… which is what his cell mate will call him when he finally ends up in the greybar hotel.

elviouslyqueer September 18, 2012 at 5:32 pm

I have at least three names for him:

Ben Dover. Ann Kell Graber. Pilau Byter.

Baconzgood September 18, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Because a gay man said it I'm giving this the WIN!

tessiee September 18, 2012 at 11:17 pm

I've started calling him an ass basket. I just like the sound of that.

Callyson September 18, 2012 at 7:51 pm

What is the word for that?

Republican.

Oh, wait, I see you already said hypocrite. Never mind…

Estproph September 18, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Are the colors inverted in O'Keefe's world? Is everything upside-down?

Doktor Zoom September 18, 2012 at 5:02 pm

In O'Keefe's world, the dogs go around with cars strapped on top of them.

Geminisunmars September 18, 2012 at 7:37 pm

In O'Keefe's world, white ludicrously dressed pimps get pimping advice from baby oak trees.

Preferred Customer September 18, 2012 at 4:58 pm

According to this, Mitt Romney can maybe sue for damages. It is not clear whether "butthurt" and "interference with collection of my birthright" are cognizable damage categories under Florida law, though.

http://www.citmedialaw.org/legal-guide/florida-re

actor212 September 18, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Nah, as I posted above, this was not a private conversation and is not covered under that statute. It's more than two people, for one thing

SayItWithWookies September 18, 2012 at 5:13 pm

Mitt should consider himself lucky if he's not dragged before a judge on charges of criminal arrogance and felonious entitlement.

Biel_ze_Bubba September 18, 2012 at 6:20 pm

In Florida? Those get you the governor's office.

Native_of_SL_UT September 18, 2012 at 5:29 pm

I guess Mitt could argue it was on private property, thus private.
I would like to see him try and sue, cause that would work out even better for him, It's always a winning solution to sue somebody for using your own words against you, thus keeping those words in the spotlight.

Geminisunmars September 18, 2012 at 7:34 pm

"Butthurt" and "interference with collection of my birthright" worked for W in 2000. Oh, right, happened in Florida, but it was the Supremes who ruled that way, overturning the Florida supremes. As an old, my mind don't work so good anymore.

Lionel[redacted]Esq September 18, 2012 at 4:58 pm

What is wrong with Mother Jones, trying to make a story out of unedited, non-misleading video tape. And they consider themselves journalist.

If Breitbart wasn't already a zombie, he would drop dead at such a thing.

actor212 September 18, 2012 at 5:04 pm

I sort of wish he had been alive for this, only to watch him drop dead. Again.

In fact, I'd like to reanimate him and then feed him the last 24 hours news cycle so his heart can seize up like a '55 Chevy in a dust storm

Boojum September 18, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Could we do it like in that movie, about the fat rat that sees its shadow, what's it called? In other words, over and over and over again?

GunToting[Redacted] September 18, 2012 at 6:13 pm

Gingrich Day?

tessiee September 18, 2012 at 11:20 pm

"He should come back to life, like that evaporated milk — Carnation."
— Edith Bunker

Geminisunmars September 18, 2012 at 7:39 pm

At last, a reason to feel bad he is dead. Well, for a second or two.

UnholyMoses September 18, 2012 at 4:58 pm

In other news, Twitterz is telling me that Brietbart is still dead …

ElPinche September 18, 2012 at 5:07 pm

I keep up with Brietbart's corpse with http://HowisAndrewBreitbartRottingToday.com

The live cams are off the shizzam.

LastGasp September 18, 2012 at 4:59 pm

"Oh what a tangled web you journalists weave!" Only a bona fide douchebag like "filmmaker" James O’Keefe would have the nerve to say something like this.

Geminisunmars September 18, 2012 at 7:41 pm

Give 'em a break. He doesn't have a clue what it means, he heard someone say it once and thought it sounded klassy.

anniegetyerfun September 18, 2012 at 5:00 pm

"Or filming when only one person around?"

Huh? Did he just ask if the camera was only filming one person? Did he SEE the video, or does he just take to the Twatters to start posting random questions?

UnholyMoses September 18, 2012 at 5:03 pm

How to you make the perfect omelet? #randomfuckingquestions

emmelemm September 18, 2012 at 5:39 pm

"We will start with the perfect omelette, which is made with two eggs, not three. Amateurs often add milk for density; this is a mistake."

–L.L. Cool J, Deep Blue Sea

RadioX September 18, 2012 at 5:00 pm

If anybody would know about loser journalism it would be Howie Kurtz.

mavenmaven September 18, 2012 at 5:01 pm

"oh what a tangled web, etc" Why does anyone give a rat's @$$ what this moron says?

sewollef September 19, 2012 at 8:56 am

So O'Keef is now [mis]quoting Sir Walter Scott? Is he trying to come across as intelligent and smart?

Does Ricky Santorum know about this?

Come here a minute September 18, 2012 at 5:01 pm

James is just mad there were no dildos.

Jerri September 18, 2012 at 5:44 pm

Oh, by the looks of that tape there were plenty of dildos there.

UnholyMoses September 18, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Would someone with Wonkette Blogz LLC please find out why your site keeps asking me if I want to open some Flash file? (It's only happening on the homepage.)

'Cause that shit is annoying as holy fuck.

ETA: Wrong file type changed to correct one.

actor212 September 18, 2012 at 5:07 pm

It's the TMZ video on the Eastwood thread. If you click to this quickly, it only hangs up for a moment or so

UnholyMoses September 18, 2012 at 5:11 pm

Yeah, I just click "Cancel."

Good to know it's not someone trying to eff my 'puter. Well, not any more than Adobe already does.

Thx for the info.

Now I gotta go ask IT to finally upgrade Flash on this damn thing …

SorosBot September 18, 2012 at 5:02 pm

OK, I think the irony meter just broke.

Toomush_Infer September 18, 2012 at 5:02 pm

So the idea is:

Shitty anti-Muslim video placed anonymously on Utube: Freeedumz!!!!

Tape of $50,0000/plate fundraising dinner by presidential candidate: Felony!!!!

Did I get this right?….

One_who_wanders September 18, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Right in one!

anniegetyerfun September 18, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Did you go to law school?

Toomush_Infer September 18, 2012 at 6:25 pm

Creative writing major….

sbj1964 September 18, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Yes in these days of fluff pieces it's nice to see some Journalist still know how to get a story.Lois lane,and Clark would be proud.Nice work guys!

MaxNeanderthal September 18, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Ah, that'll be the Dr J Goebbels-on-race-relations school of media ethics, then, also…

Beowoof September 18, 2012 at 5:03 pm

He is just mad cause he hasn't been able to film Obama eating fried chicken and handing out welfare checks to people in Escalades.

ElPinche September 18, 2012 at 5:05 pm

I'm not a media lawyer, but I download plenty o media from piratebay all the time. And I can safely say that James O'Keefe is a cunt.

SmutBoffin September 18, 2012 at 5:06 pm

I am not a media lawyer, but I once saw and episode of Jake and the Fat Man. I don't remember what the episode was about, but there were laws in it. And a fat man.

Anyway, James O'Keefe is guilty of molesting journalism with his non-ethics. The Fat Man would be happy to see him thrown into a lake of piranhas of votes.

SayItWithWookies September 18, 2012 at 5:06 pm

Too bad O'Keefe wasn't there to provide the proper context of the full-length unedited videotape. Why wouldn't he show up for such a big Republican event? Oh yeah — he was on probation and wasn't allowed to leave his state.

Dudleydidwrong September 18, 2012 at 6:43 pm

O'Keefe should have sent his doppelganger, Breitbart. As a disembodied spirit he is allowed to fly around and gather newz, visit the quiet rooms, and suck donkey dinks.

actor212 September 18, 2012 at 5:06 pm

I love the smell of winger desperation in the PM. It smells like….landslide.

Baconzgood September 18, 2012 at 5:08 pm

I don't think you want to get in an ethics battle with Mother Jones James.

actor212 September 18, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Hey! When's your job start(ed)?

Baconzgood September 18, 2012 at 5:27 pm

It starts on the 15th. Of Cocktober.

AncienReggie September 18, 2012 at 6:48 pm

Congratulations. I hope.

Geminisunmars September 18, 2012 at 7:46 pm

So they gave you another month to enjoy your precious freedum. That was nice.

HistoriCat September 18, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Media lawyers, by all means have at it in the comments, on whether “leaving a camera unmanned” opens one up to legal sanctions, or if per usual James O’Keefe is a know-nothing dick.

Regardless of the legality of the video, O'Keefe is a know-nothing dick.

RadioX September 18, 2012 at 5:08 pm

I was thinking last night about how jealous that smug little prick would be. Hhahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. Compound that with it being Jimmie Carter's grandson. Hahahahahahahahahahaha.

Misty Malarky September 18, 2012 at 5:44 pm

I'll just ditto what you said and add:
Hahahahahahahahahahaha.

Geminisunmars September 18, 2012 at 7:47 pm

Yeah. What they said. Heeheeheeheeheeheeeeeee!

Callyson September 18, 2012 at 7:55 pm

OMG, there is some troll on HuffyPo who is trying to make a big deal about that. As if anyone is going to ignore Romney's comments to focus on some relative of some former President…

Callyson September 18, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Was that camera left on the table unmanned?

James O'Keefe wouldn't know about manning up…

Veritas78 September 18, 2012 at 5:18 pm

If he was holding it with both hands, the camera would still be un-manned.

HogeyeGrex September 18, 2012 at 5:42 pm

I doubt he could get more than two fingers…

Oh. You said "camera."

Exhausted66 September 18, 2012 at 5:09 pm

I will give him credit for twatting "you journalists" instead of "we journalists."

Hera Sent Me September 18, 2012 at 5:10 pm

James O'Keefe talking about journalistic ethics is like…

Dick Cheney talking about gun safety.

Honey Boo Boo's mom talking about the importance of a healthy life style.

Ted Haggard talking about how easy it is for gay men to turn straight.

Gary Busey talking about why there's no need to wear a helmet while motorcycling.

Native_of_SL_UT September 18, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Bristol Palin lecturing on abstinenc…oh wait.

ProgressiveInga September 18, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Marcus talking about the joys of hetero sex

Geminisunmars September 18, 2012 at 7:49 pm

Cantor conversing on compromise, cooperation, and collaboration.

Callyson September 18, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Lloyd Blankfein talking about doing God's work.

bibliotequetress September 18, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Bill O'Reilly talking about all the pussy he got as an intern.

godhatesmedotcom September 18, 2012 at 5:11 pm

LOL. Love the mouse over message for the twitter pics.

SayItWithWookies September 18, 2012 at 5:17 pm

Oh, dammit — I should've read that before commenting.

Recessappt September 18, 2012 at 5:12 pm

This speech was given to a "public" audience, legally speaking, because there was no effort at confidentiality and it was easily overheard by anyone there including staff — as opposed to Linda Tripp recording a private conversation with a friend. It is not entitled to any further protection and is not a surreptitious recording.

I am not shocked that neither Forbes nor O'Keefe could bother to figure this out.

godhatesmedotcom September 18, 2012 at 5:17 pm

Hmmmm. At many private functions, they WANT you to not record and may kick you out if you are caught…but that doesn't mean that it is illegal to do so. I wonder if that is true as you say in t his case.

Recessappt September 18, 2012 at 5:23 pm

I think that's totally right. The camera was probably hidden because they privately said, "please don't record this."

If there was some sort of contractual agreement printed on the ticket (or with the venue if this was an employee) there may be some civil damages, but it's not covered by the statues.

Guppy September 18, 2012 at 6:02 pm

I think they have a legal leg to stand on that this was at a private function rather than some public square.

On the other hand, I don't think they have a political leg to stand on to pursue charges, since that would implicitly highlight that "you people" aren't invited.

Biel_ze_Bubba September 18, 2012 at 6:41 pm

There's a defense for "newsworthy" material about public figures. (Scroll down a bit.)

An Asexual Ungulate September 18, 2012 at 7:38 pm

There was waitstaff in the room at various points in the conversation, that kills the reasonableness of any expectation of privacy. They can expect it all they want, but if it's not reasonable? Fuck 'em.

FakaktaSouth September 18, 2012 at 5:12 pm

I believe if I had been nationally humiliated and shown for the abject failure of humanity that James has been these last few years, to the point where I am not allowed to leave my state of residency, because, pending felony charges, the LAST thing I would do is jump into a discussion about someone doing what I have been proven to suck at in a successful way. I am as embarrassed for him as anything. He's dumb, ain't he?

anniegetyerfun September 18, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Perhaps even dumber than he looks, and that's really saying something.

Chet Kincaid_ September 18, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Don't go feeling sorry for him. The best he deserves is a season or 3 as a greenhorn with Captain Keith on "Deadliest Catch," without the post-season payouts. I'd like to see him wave his dildoes in a hard-ass crab boat deckhand's face.

FakaktaSouth September 18, 2012 at 7:18 pm

I'm assuming that Captain Keith is not the dead guy from that show? I think he should have to be shipped off to where-ever THAT guy is, the dead one. I am guessing he was buried at sea? That sounds good. Just pitch old James out in the middle of the ocean with just a dildo, no boat.

Negropolis September 18, 2012 at 11:22 pm

Bless his heart, he can't help it. Jim was born with a silver dick in his mouth.

He doesn't feel shame like a human being would.

sudsmckenzie September 18, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Wasn't he sponsored by that one guy, what was his name? Strange haven't heard from him lately.

docterry6973 September 18, 2012 at 10:26 pm

Oh, Bammerz settled that guy's hash, permanently.

slowhansolo September 18, 2012 at 5:13 pm

Always used to laugh when elected shitheads would complain about being quoted during their appearances at town halls. (And, sorry about the redundancy.)

Tequila Mockingbird September 18, 2012 at 5:13 pm

Shouldn't O'Keefe be busy raping somebody?

weejee September 18, 2012 at 5:17 pm

He was, er did, whatever, but his super-ego didn't notice his id is a backdoor man.

Crank_Tango September 18, 2012 at 5:27 pm

I have the weirdest boner right now.

YouBetcha September 18, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Not legitimately.

actor212 September 18, 2012 at 5:13 pm

I wonder if @JamesOkeefeIII is one of those fellows who compulsively Googles @JamesOkeefeIII every day to see who is talking about @JamesOKeefeIII?

@JamesOkeefeIII

(that ought to bump this up Google's rankings)

RadioX September 18, 2012 at 5:38 pm

You can't spell @JamesOkeefeIII without JOke.

neiltheblaze September 18, 2012 at 5:15 pm

There's that missing self-awareness gene again.

weejee September 18, 2012 at 5:15 pm

James O'Keefe is Gaelic for "shark bait."

rickmaci September 18, 2012 at 5:17 pm

Ahh. Jerkoff O'Creepy is all butt hurtz 'cause everybody thinks he is an asshat and not a journalistador.

ibwilliamsi September 20, 2012 at 3:44 pm

He needs an asshelmet. Asshat isn't going to protect him from the real world.

actor212 September 18, 2012 at 5:17 pm

James O'Keefe: not just a not-journalist, but a not-lawyer, too!

BarackMyWorld September 18, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Also: not-pimp.

weejee September 18, 2012 at 6:42 pm

"Not, not"
"Who's there"
"James O'Keefe"
"James O'Keefe who's on my porch, meet Moyl my pit bull"

/ events that followed deleted to preserve PG rating.

ibwilliamsi September 18, 2012 at 11:03 pm

IF he became a dentist, he could be as great as Orley Taitz.

bobbert September 19, 2012 at 1:04 am

If he became an asshole, it would be an upgrade.

JackObin September 18, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Being a mormon should be a felony.

tessiee September 18, 2012 at 11:28 pm

As should being a moron.

fuflans September 18, 2012 at 5:18 pm

walter scott: florid, shallow and cloyingly patriotic.

figures.

Chow Yun Flat September 18, 2012 at 5:19 pm

It should be a felony to be James OKeefe.

fuflans September 18, 2012 at 5:21 pm

what's he doing? standing by a nuclear cooling tower?

Negropolis September 18, 2012 at 11:26 pm

And we'll march day and night by the big cooling tower…

elviouslyqueer September 18, 2012 at 5:24 pm

or if per usual James O’Keefe is a know-nothing dick

Oh, I'd lay odds that James O'Keefe knows at least something about dick.

Jus_Wonderin September 18, 2012 at 5:29 pm

"If it looks like a dick, and acts like a dick, and…………………………………"

LibertyLover September 18, 2012 at 5:48 pm

He did have a lot of…Ahem….sexual devices….. on that boat.

LibertyLover September 18, 2012 at 5:51 pm

He certainly knows something about stepping on his own…

ph7 September 18, 2012 at 5:25 pm

It is a felony to reveal what Mitt discusses in quiet rooms.

Mittens Howell, III September 18, 2012 at 5:27 pm

#dildo

Mittens Howell, III September 18, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Romney campaign's plea to James O'Keefe: "Pimp My Robot"

iburl September 18, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Its only legal if the cameraman was dressed as a 70's blaxploitation pimp, had a boatload of dildos, or was also wiretapping a U.S. Senator's federal offices.

Crank_Tango September 18, 2012 at 5:35 pm
emmelemm September 18, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Hoooollllly moly. I am a female, and I am utterly enchanted by Sophia Vergara's boobs. Also, the bounce on those babies screams "real", just sayin'.

ChrisM2011 September 18, 2012 at 5:38 pm

*cough* jealous *cough*

Negropolis September 18, 2012 at 11:27 pm

This x 1000.

banana_bread September 18, 2012 at 5:38 pm

James O'Keefe: making logic cry uncle since 1984!

Jerri September 18, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Sniveling, jealous, disingenuous fuckstick failure says what?

weejee September 18, 2012 at 6:45 pm

Something about seeing Pinocchio from his front porch, or while his head is up his ass, the tape is fuzzy.

ProgressiveInga September 18, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Just received this tweet from Vanity Fair:
"Someone on my blog just referred to Mitt Romney as Money Boo Boo. I got nothin' that'll top that."

Which one of yous posted that???

Jukesgrrl September 18, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Brilliant! I'll take a dozen bumper stickers and a subscription to the author's newsletter.

Joshua Norton September 18, 2012 at 6:15 pm

They obviously stole it from me. I posted it here a while back referring to that rich bitch slob from Australia.

http://wonkette.com/483309/forbes-explains-why-yo

A few down from the top.

fuflans September 18, 2012 at 9:55 pm

that is pretty damned good.

Negropolis September 18, 2012 at 11:27 pm

Yes, yes…the end is near; I can taste it.

RadioX September 18, 2012 at 5:42 pm

You know what would really piss him off? If someone in congress introduced a bill to award Mother Jones with a Congressional Medal.

BarackMyWorld September 18, 2012 at 5:42 pm

I can think of no response to this shithead but slaming my head against a wall repeatedly.

La_Cieca September 18, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Slamming his head against a wall repeatedly?

BarackMyWorld September 18, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Even better!

GunToting[Redacted] September 18, 2012 at 6:21 pm

With votes, of course.

DustBowlBlues September 18, 2012 at 9:56 pm

Damn. You beat me to the comment I intended to post as soon as I read BaM'orldscomment. This was the only logical response to where this thread was obviously going to go.

HogeyeGrex September 18, 2012 at 5:45 pm

This from some schmuck that tried to wiretap a fucking US Senator's office?????

Seriously, Li'l Jim. Just go fuck back off to your swamp.

Generation[redacted] September 18, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Yeah it's all fun and games until you get caught tampering with a Senator's phone lines, isn't it?

Terry September 18, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Well, now, James O'Keefe would know a felony when he sees it, wouldn't he?

LibertyLover September 18, 2012 at 5:46 pm

See James, this is how you do it. No editing required.

Biel_ze_Bubba September 18, 2012 at 6:01 pm

To be fair, O'Queef didn't have the advantage of stalking Republicans.

pdiddycornchips September 18, 2012 at 5:47 pm

I really dislike this guy. I wouldn't want to run afoul of our commenting rules but if O'Keefe were to fall off a boat and say a few sharks were swimming nearby, well, I support the right of sharks to enjoy a protein based diet.

Biel_ze_Bubba September 18, 2012 at 6:02 pm

And the right of O'Keefe to be useful.

tessiee September 18, 2012 at 11:32 pm

He seems like the kind of fellow who'd be friendly toward sharks. I think he should be their *chum*.

tessiee September 18, 2012 at 11:33 pm

Sharkey?
Can we get a A-MEN on this?

redarmyzombie September 19, 2012 at 12:18 am

I'm not sure if the sharks have done anything to have O'Keefe inflicted on them though…

Designer_Rants September 18, 2012 at 5:47 pm

#DildoBoat

Baconzgood September 18, 2012 at 5:48 pm

This from a guy that edits more than the opening of Bagdad Cafe.

usernameguy September 18, 2012 at 5:49 pm

I'm pretty sure being a registered Democrat is a felony in Florida.

LibertyLover September 18, 2012 at 5:53 pm

What a sad, strange little man.

RadioX September 18, 2012 at 7:26 pm

But he's just a kid.
A vile, repugnant kid.

Biel_ze_Bubba September 18, 2012 at 5:55 pm

I think we've hit on why Miffed Money prefers "quiet rooms", where he can discuss the needs wishes of the 0.1% with an "expectation of privacy".

An_Outhouse September 18, 2012 at 5:56 pm

So the part where Romney unzipped his Mom jeans and yelled "check out my weiner" was real?

cool.

tessiee September 18, 2012 at 11:32 pm

Do his pubes have those Grandpa Munster silver wings like his coif?

Jus_Wonderin September 18, 2012 at 5:57 pm

I wonder if that twit has ever been here? He could probably make some comments that would cost Wonkette ad revenue. Not that that has happened before, here.

Blueb4sinrise September 18, 2012 at 5:57 pm

It's only a felony if held at a Medical Marijuana Abortionplex.

MonkeyMotion September 18, 2012 at 5:59 pm

Hey Jimmy Whiner-Boy:

Mittens defended his comments; they weren't taken out of context as some fuckwad 'journalists' dressed up as pimps are known to do. Ergo, what's the problem?

Don't you think Mittens owes Mother Jones a big "thank you" for helping get his message out? Glad you agree. Asshole.

Jukesgrrl September 18, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Just for the record, how does the fashion-conscious felon pimp an ankle monitor?

tessiee September 18, 2012 at 11:40 pm

Directly above the platform shoes with the goldfish in them, I should think.

TribecaMike September 18, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Another stoopid thing Mitt said in that speech in May:

"… my own view is that if we win on November 6th, there will be a great deal of optimism about the future of this country. We’ll see capital come back and we’ll see, without actually doing anything, we’ll actually get a boost in the economy."

Behold the awesome power of Magic Undies!

Toomush_Infer September 18, 2012 at 6:32 pm

Yeah, unlike the market over the past month and a half….

Dudleydidwrong September 18, 2012 at 6:57 pm

"We’ll see capital come back …"

Including what you have stashed away in offshore banks, Mitty Boo Boo? That'll give the old economy a real boost, you jerk.

BlueStateLibel September 18, 2012 at 9:18 pm

"without actually doing anything" meaning Mittens wouldn't lift a finger, because, again and again, he has no plan, he is an empty suit without a clue.

Lavenderp September 19, 2012 at 2:18 am

Heaven forfend that Mittens actually ever occupies the White House, but if he does, I'm fine with him doing nothing for 4 years.

Problem is that Adelson, the Koch Bros, Rove, LDS elders, etc. will be expecting Mitt to dance with them that brung him… All I could hope for is inaction caused by infighting…

docterry6973 September 18, 2012 at 10:33 pm

Without actually doing anything on the economy, not doing anything for 47% of America, not doing anything about Middle East peace; not doing anything about China and Taiwan for that matter. Mitt doesn't see himself doing a hell of lot, seems to me.

tessiee September 18, 2012 at 11:41 pm

"we’ll see, without actually doing anything, we’ll actually get a boost in the economy."

tweeeeeeeeee*from all the billionaires who are waiting for a white President before they'll create jobs*tweeeeeeee…

ManchuCandidate September 18, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Loser says what?

LibertyLover September 18, 2012 at 6:19 pm

Too bad this loser lost his Lord and protector and Sugar Daddy Breitbart. Too bad he posed as a pimp at the beginning of his creepy stalking illegal activities career because he surely could have played the other role quite nicely.

Biel_ze_Bubba September 18, 2012 at 6:37 pm

OK, time for some fun with the law:

"Public Disclosure of Private and Embarrassing Facts" is a violation of privacy rights, because intimate details, even though true, can be off limits to the press and public. In order to prevail, Mitt would have to show that the information was:
(1) sufficiently private or not already in the public domain,
(2) sufficiently intimate, and
(3) highly offensive to a reasonable person.

I'd love to see Mitt assert #3 in court! MoJo would happily (and noisily) stipulate to it.

Bigger problem for Mittens is that news organizations have a defense against a "private facts" privacy claim: if the material published was "newsworthy", there's no case. End of discussion, no matter where or how the video was obtained.

nowave September 18, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Fuck off, O'Keefe.

LibrarianX September 18, 2012 at 6:46 pm

James is just mad because he wasn't cast in this movie, but these pimps are way out of his league.

DustBowlBlues September 18, 2012 at 10:03 pm

But who plays the whore? Mittens would be perfect since those are folks who get him the primo jobs.

DocChaos September 18, 2012 at 6:58 pm

This is O'keefe's attempt at "irony". As with "journalism" it's not something he excels at.

AbandonHope_ September 18, 2012 at 7:01 pm

I'm actually a little surprised that nobody yet has called him James Bro'Keefe.

AbandonHope_ September 18, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Some douche-rags named "Twitchy" and "The Inquisitr" are presenting O'Keefe's blatant false equivalence as evidence of the "corrupt liberal media". Because "videotaping statements that somebody made and presenting them totally in-context" is absolutely the same as "butchering a bunch of tape to make it look like somebody said the exact opposite of what she really said". Got it.

tessiee September 18, 2012 at 11:44 pm

Also, Clinton got a blow job, so they have an excuse for anything any of them does.

JohnnyBrooklyn September 18, 2012 at 7:09 pm

If it actually is the case that a crime was committed I suggest we all donate to this guy's defense fund – we either match Mitt Romney's income tax payments from 2000 – 2008 or give $50, whichever's higher.

BerkeleyBear September 18, 2012 at 7:17 pm

This isn't exactly my core field, but it is close. More than anything else, this statute points to how the law is written reactively and often with unintended consequences, which in this case would ultimately make a conviction hard to obtain both as a matter of law and a matter of fact.

If you look at the core of this, it was a state adjunct to wire-tapping statutes that came out in the 20s and 30s. As far as it went, it sort of made sense, and was premised on the idea that telephonic conversations should be just as private as individual meetings, even though the technology was subject to various forms of interception. That was also why a lot of states invoked all party consent rules to recording, since at the time it was thought that you'd generally not expect a face to face conversation to be recorded.

But then technology had to go and evolve to allow for cel phones, spike mikes, parabolic dishes and all sorts of other fun. So the law throws in a bunch of additions for "oral communications" and various forms of intercepting technology to make sure only the government can spy on private citizens with impunity. The result is a stinking mess turning on definitions of public vs. private events, expectations of confidentiality and what "interception" means.

The law has plainly not caught up with the fact that most people are now packing hi-res cameras and microphones at all times and that there really is a much lowered collective expectation of privacy (which sucks, if you ask me). I could see a prosecutor trying to make a case out of this, assuming they are a good water carrier for Mittens, but there would be many problems:

1. As a matter of law, criminal statutes have to be clear enough that people know whether their conduct is or is not illegal, and have to be interpreted narrowly to that end. Not that a subjective idiot wouldn't know, but that objectively most of us would look at conduct and know to refrain from it as a matter of criminal law. I don't think you could say that here.

2. There is too little known about this event and Mittens' policies about similar events to state definitively it carried any expectation of privacy. On the one hand, it was closed to the media and had a hefty price tag. On the other, apparently any number of people ponying up the cash would be doing so precisely to hear what Mitt had to say and then relying on that conversation to spread the gospel according to Romney. Attorneys would want to know what, if any, agreements were signed or instructions given about the nature of the information.

3. Although not set forth in the statute, this law has to comport with the First Amendment too and any broader state level exemptions. There's a strong argument to be made that any party hearing these remarks would have a right to report them to further the national political dialog. Once you can report them, the ability to record them normally follows, since that is seen as having less potential for manipulation and bias (except when Fox or O'Keefe is involved). At least, that's what the ACLU would be screaming if anyone tried to bring a criminal case.

A potential civil lawsuit would have a greater potential to succeed, especially if the party recording it was under some form of non-disclosure agreement. But damages would be almost impossible to prove, an injunction would not be forthcoming owing to the newsworthy nature of the material, and it would make the Romney campaign look even douchier than normal.

This last point, by the way, is why good campaigns don't talk about what laws might have been broken or suing when they get their hands caught saying something stupid. It just looks terrible.

RadioX September 18, 2012 at 8:04 pm

tl;dr

tort law; did read

docterry6973 September 18, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Uh, whut??

BerkeleyBear September 18, 2012 at 11:19 pm

If I made it too clear, the bar examiners would hunt me down and kill me.

Charlie_Foxtrot September 18, 2012 at 11:26 pm

As clear as it can be, no clearer than it can be. It's a real thicket — thanks for the explanation. I am now dangerous.

DustBowlBlues September 18, 2012 at 10:15 pm

I am so impressed you did all this work for the edification of the wonkeratti.

tessiee September 18, 2012 at 11:46 pm
actor212 September 19, 2012 at 8:33 am

Masterful takedown and deconstruction. Worthy of comment of the month, if not year.

BaldarTFlagass September 19, 2012 at 8:55 am

How do you get the Wonkette to accept such a long post? I always get the "your post is too long, please trim it down a bit" message when i go longer than a couple paragraphs…

Oh, and thanks for the insight!

BerkeleyBear September 19, 2012 at 7:02 pm

No idea – sometimes it eats it, sometimes not. It always times out when I write something this long, but that's just a copy, reload, paste problem.

Thurman Munster IV September 18, 2012 at 7:31 pm

Fuck this felonious punk.

tessiee September 18, 2012 at 11:37 pm

Fuck Thelonius Monk?
But he's a musician, and…
Oh.
Never mind.

RadioX September 18, 2012 at 7:32 pm

This is beautiful.

SorosBot September 18, 2012 at 7:51 pm
Jukesgrrl September 19, 2012 at 12:20 am

The ridiculous and the sublime. I enjoyed both. Thanks for posting.

BlueStateLibel September 18, 2012 at 7:36 pm

Little James is just jealous because the unsung hero who shot this video will be cited as one of the main factors that helped Rmoney lose the election. Little boy James should stick to dressing up as a pimp.

Misty Malarky September 18, 2012 at 8:10 pm

OT: New development in the Pennsylvania voter I.D. laws.

It must suck to be a Koch these days. Maybe those billions they spent on this election can be deducted from their taxes as a 'bad investment'.

BoatOfVelociraptors September 18, 2012 at 8:34 pm

Know nothing dick? Or no dick nothing? Wonkette reports both sides of the argument.

SayItWithWookies September 18, 2012 at 8:36 pm

OT but I was watching the entire Romney video (no, I'm not going to say "full Romney") and at about 5:40 he's describing Israel and calls Tel Aviv the capital. This should please the right wing, especially after he's gone to such great lengths to say publicly that Jerusalem is the capital. At this point Mitt might consider releasing a few more years of tax returns just to take the attention off this speech.

Blueb4sinrise September 19, 2012 at 12:39 am

Good get!

docterry6973 September 18, 2012 at 8:38 pm

Mitt, you should definitely demand that Florida file criminal charges, and you should file civil suits against everybody. Please. I want you to do it.

redarmyzombie September 18, 2012 at 9:10 pm

You know, all things considered, you have to give Romney SOME credit. I have never seen anyone curb-stomp themselves half as well as he has!

Negropolis September 18, 2012 at 11:31 pm

Fight Club libel!

tessiee September 19, 2012 at 12:02 am

Sopranos libel!

rocktonsam September 18, 2012 at 9:18 pm

thanks James. you may return to your room with your cheetos and shitty camera.

I'll kick in to send Rebecca to punch this jerkass right in the dick

offlogic September 18, 2012 at 9:36 pm

I'd have to go in with O'Keefe being a know-nothing dickhead fucking loser.

DustBowlBlues September 18, 2012 at 9:50 pm

Rmoney has excellent posture–how does he manage that with no spine? He's easier to push around than even a Democrat.

iburl September 18, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Woah, Maddow just name-dropped Wonkette.

tessiee September 19, 2012 at 12:03 am

*does beauty contestant wave to camera*

Chet Kincaid_ September 18, 2012 at 9:56 pm

OT: Rachel Maddow just shouted out to Wonkette again, talking about the Mitt baby ad covered earlier today and quoting/crediting the Wonkette post's first line, "Hello babies."

ProgressiveInga September 18, 2012 at 9:58 pm

I am strangely aroused by the fact that Rachel reads Wonkette….

ElPinche September 19, 2012 at 1:13 am

Me too. If I ever met her I'd probably awkwardly stutter and drool like a 12 yr girl meeting Bieber or something.

gullywompr September 18, 2012 at 9:59 pm

"Profane and excellent". That's high praise.

One_who_wanders September 19, 2012 at 9:47 am

I am putting that on my business cards. Or my tombstone.

mrblifil September 18, 2012 at 10:24 pm

Atrios too seems to be in the bag. We seem to reside in a strange netherworld of cool/not cool. There ought to be a term to describe it. Perhaps "chumming the shark?"

mayor_quimby September 18, 2012 at 10:51 pm

I came to this thread to say exactly that Chet, and now Ana Marie is on Lawrence odonnell .
The great things that can arise from an interest in political buttsecks… I am so proud.
Hello Babies, for realz.

Charlie_Foxtrot September 18, 2012 at 11:29 pm

That makes me famous, right?

Well, I already was — I once had a girlfriend who once went out with the drummer from Styx.

BerkeleyBear September 19, 2012 at 1:31 am

So according to the Peter Griffin law of sexual transference, you went out with him, too.

Charlie_Foxtrot September 19, 2012 at 6:08 am

eeewww

BloviateMe September 19, 2012 at 1:36 am

Wow. My ex wife ended up banging the drummer from Journey.

We're like a fucked up club or something. Trepidatious high five.

Charlie_Foxtrot September 19, 2012 at 6:10 am

At least yours was a wife and not just a girlfriend. And yours at least was with a competent drummer.

Is that better, or worse??

Chet Kincaid_ September 19, 2012 at 8:40 am

Are you a Chicago South Sider? We moved to the south suburbs from Cleveland right when the white kids were going nuts over local heroes Styx.

Charlie_Foxtrot September 19, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Wow, I'm impressed! Did you recognize my accent?

South Side from age 5 to 10, then West Side. Cubs fan, so you know I'm not a true South Sider. Styx actually played at my high school before anyone heard of them (just before I started). The girl was decades after that.

And Chet, you're my connection to fame on Wonkette. You are famous and powerful in the quiet rooms of Wonkette, which in the wider world makes you… well, a guy who posts thoughtful, intelligent comments on an obscure web site…

I remember when you were really famous in the 60's and had a TV show. Actually reminded me a little of that guy who played Clint Chunkstubble or something like that in the 80s.

fuflans September 18, 2012 at 9:59 pm

i think it's cool how already mitt romney's presidency is soothing troubled waters.

natl_indecency_cmdr September 18, 2012 at 10:07 pm

Here is my well-reasoned, serious, calm response to O'Keefe:

Really James O'Keefe you've got to be fucking shitting me.

That is all, except this: "How much O'Keefe is in this movie?"

tessiee September 19, 2012 at 12:04 am

Have the spam, spam, beans, spam, O'Keefe, and spam. That's not got much O'Keefe in it.

DustBowlBlues September 18, 2012 at 10:20 pm

That Ken Burns doc was a real bummer tonight. Sadness upon sadness. Thanks for providing humorous distraction to take to my bed tonight. (Ooh, la, la).

'Later, losers. (As Mittens would define you.)

Negropolis September 18, 2012 at 11:32 pm

Wait, which Ken Burns documentary was it, tonight? Was it the one on the history of dental floss?

BerkeleyBear September 19, 2012 at 1:39 am

It actually isn't Ken but Ric Burns, something called Death and the Civil War based on a book from the President of Harvard. From the Colbert interview I saw, it is about how that conflict changed all sorts of stuff about our nation's relationships about death (funeral parlors, death photos, national cemetaries, etc.) and the role of government (again national cemetaries, grave registries, etc.) Fascinating but also not exactly uplifting.

Antispandex September 18, 2012 at 10:25 pm

What happens at creepy corporate dinners, stays at creepy corporate dinners?

BloviateMe September 18, 2012 at 10:48 pm

Fuck O'Queef.

Never trust a pussy fart to be reasonable with what it spews….Irish or not. *

*apologies if this line has already been covered. didn't read all comments yet.

Negropolis September 18, 2012 at 10:50 pm

Okay, O'Keefe is a douchebag all by his lonesome. But to get into a Twitter war with Howie fuckin' Kurtz is bottom of the barrel bullshit. lol Talk about punching down.

RadioX September 18, 2012 at 11:14 pm

Thank you sir. I thought I was alone in my contempt.

Negropolis September 18, 2012 at 11:35 pm

Never will you be alone when it comes to realizing the awfulness of the Beltway punditocracy. I'm talking Heilemann, Halperin, Kurtz, Cillizza, the whole damned lot of the miserable concern trolls.

Of Halperin in particular, but applying to all if you ask me…

"In December 2011, Halperin was listed as #1 in Salon.com's 2011 Hack List, his reporting described as "shallow and predictable" as well as "both fixated solely on the horse race and also uniquely bad at analyzing the horse race."

ibwilliamsi September 18, 2012 at 11:02 pm

Somehow James O'Keefe is not the person that I would go to for the intricacies of surreptitious recordings. He has no clue.

gunnergoz September 18, 2012 at 11:25 pm

O'Keefe probably considers his own colonoscopy to be cutting-edge cinematography.

viennawoods13 September 19, 2012 at 7:20 am

That would be more useful than the rest of his work. wasn't it Colbert who televised his colonoscopy to raise awareness?

BaldarTFlagass September 19, 2012 at 7:53 am

I think maybe it was Katie Couric? I'm not googling "celebrity colonoscopy."

tessiee September 18, 2012 at 11:36 pm

I'd laugh at O'Keefe, except I'm still too busy laughing at the same folks who ran "You didn't build this" into the ground like a six year old describing a movie he just saw, all of whom are now hooting and squealing about "context".

Also, because O'Keefe is a dill hole whose 15 minutes of fame are long over, and I don't give a shit what he says.

ttommyunger September 18, 2012 at 11:44 pm

Ha, ha. Koch Funded Cock-Sucker beaten at his own game by an unpaid, unfunded unaffiliated banquet worker with a POS tiny video cam. Too fucking rich!

FlownOver September 19, 2012 at 12:14 am

I do not love thee, James O'Keefe,
In stating why, I can be brief:
You have the morals of a thief.
I do not love thee, James O'Keefe.

Lavenderp September 19, 2012 at 2:09 am

I do not love thee, James O'Keefe,
Why dost thou quiver like a leaf?
Thy vileness beggars all belief.
I do not love thee, James O'Keefe,

decentcitizen September 19, 2012 at 12:19 am

Twelve states require all parties to consent to a recording. None of them I know of applies it to a $50,000 a plate fundraiser. Prosecutors don't like a level playing field, and this shit's too news worthy to attempt putting the genie lettorr-outers back in the bottle.

ElPinche September 19, 2012 at 1:09 am

I totally forgot about this video about Romney's daddy on welfare and such:
http://youtu.be/U9URgSaqrps

Oh the irony!!! I can't take it.

BloviateMe September 19, 2012 at 1:32 am

Jesus fuck. I turned on Fox out of morbid curiosity.

Trump talking to Van Susteren about Obama and the "redistribution" thing.

I cannot stop blinking way too rapidly and grinding my teeth. I think it somehow gave me an unsolicited STD. I hurt.

UPDATE: 5 minutes later, my hair's growing out while also getting wispy, and insisting on being a combover. I'm frightened and confused.

I also want to build a treefort and call it Bloviate Tower.

BloviateMe September 19, 2012 at 1:38 am

Shouldn't we round it down to $47? Cuz, topical?

DerrickWildcat September 19, 2012 at 2:15 am

O’Keefe is a rather transparent loser.

Troubledog September 19, 2012 at 2:44 am

Pretty sure O'Keefe is a 47%er. Whatever he does for a living doesn't pay much.

He begs for money constantly. Since he looks like he cuts his own hair and borrows suits from friends, he's apparently not spending any of it on himself. I guess, in a way, that's sort of respectable.

Willardbot9000_V2.5 September 19, 2012 at 2:44 am

Ah, poor Jimmy…his 'pimp' tape got exposed as bullshit and he tried to con a CNN lady onto a dildo-filled boat for a little roofie-rape. He also made the epically stupid decision to give Beerfartz the rights to his autobiography back when he was a wingnut psuedo-journalist Sean Hannity happily fellated. Now he's a nothing…a guy who tries to trick more intelligent people into falling for his bullshit 'exposes' and fails spectacularly. So Jimmy, are you really this burthurt that Mother Jones is better at exposing asshole right wingers than you are liberals? Or have you just now realized what everyone else already knew: you're a talentless hack who isn't worth a warm cup of piss? Nahh…that would imply self awareness, though it is funny you're attacking someone else's ethics…haha, now back to scrubbing the floors in Glenn Beck's basement with you…

Living in Joy September 19, 2012 at 6:02 am

Is that a gigantic bong in the background of his avatar?

BaldarTFlagass September 19, 2012 at 8:13 am

My guess would be "dildo."

Aquarianne17 September 19, 2012 at 6:24 am

Poor little Jimmie-Jam his 15minutes have been over for a while now. No second chances.

Jerri September 19, 2012 at 6:47 am

OT but why the dick must I wake up and hear Erik Erickson flapping his gums on Morning Edition? Morning sucks enough as it is.

MumbletyX September 19, 2012 at 9:30 am

Yes.. But reading your quaint appraisal of it just made *my* morning… Thanks.

Jerri September 19, 2012 at 9:46 am

Heh. I am glad some good has come of it.

DahBoner September 19, 2012 at 8:29 am

Broken a law?

These people don't even believe in the Laws of Physics, if an iPod fell and hit them in their heads…

BaldarTFlagass September 19, 2012 at 8:52 am

Semi-OT: This morning's HuffPo headline is "WON'T BACK DOWN" with a photo of Romney. I wonder if he's going to steal that Tom Petty song for his campaign too.

cc423 September 20, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Basically what he is saying is that unless you are wearing a pimp hat when you do it, you're doing it all wrong.

ibwilliamsi September 20, 2012 at 3:43 pm

How dare they not have to edit the hell out of this video to make Bishop Romney look bad?

MittBorg September 18, 2012 at 5:28 pm

Dude, this is fighting. Argument's down the hall. (lobs shoe)

HistoriCat September 18, 2012 at 5:28 pm

Can't we all just get a drink and go talk shit about Republicans?

emmelemm September 18, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Will munniez bring back our eyeballs after we've scratched them out?

MittBorg September 18, 2012 at 5:51 pm

(gapes in amazement) Dang, you sure can be a debbie downer, emm. We can get NEW ones!

Jukesgrrl September 18, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Paid for by Obama!!

emmelemm September 18, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Debbie Downer! That's me! ;)

GunToting[Redacted] September 18, 2012 at 6:09 pm

No it isn't.

Callyson September 18, 2012 at 7:49 pm

Gentlemen! You can't fight in here–this is the war room!

MittBorg September 18, 2012 at 6:14 pm

I forgot everybody here has read Dune and is all paranoid about replacement body parts.

MittBorg September 18, 2012 at 6:16 pm

(lobs other shoe)

MittBorg September 18, 2012 at 6:18 pm

How can you have the heart to talk shit about the poor bastards, at the rate Mitt's going? No, I'm not feeling sorry for them. Every syllable of that sentence is dripping snark and venom. (Rubs your furry belly)

MittBorg September 18, 2012 at 6:18 pm

:)

Designer_Rants September 18, 2012 at 7:15 pm

Womp Waaaah ~Obnoxious Trombone

MittBorg September 18, 2012 at 7:54 pm

(hurls right foot)

tessiee September 18, 2012 at 11:14 pm

Are you a small, yet menacing, Asian gentleman in a derby hat?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=an0bVaTjF_Y

actor212 September 19, 2012 at 8:32 am

Hey, I was looking for those! Where you'd find them, under your bed?

MittBorg September 18, 2012 at 11:19 pm

Small, check. Menacing, check. Asian, hmm … (flips through 'pedia) check.

Sorry, no derby hat. And I couldn't hit the broad side of a barn. (shrugs, palms out, smiles appealingly, as in, I appeal to you not to throw that shoe back?)

bobbert September 19, 2012 at 12:44 am

If Obamacare involves the Bene Tleilax, I may start to have second thoughts.

MittBorg September 19, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Under my old lady's. *glowers*

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