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Nov 23 2011

Poor James O’Keefe

Reading Politico’s article about James O’Keefe’s recent troubles made me feel kinda sorry for him. Okay, not really. It made me laugh at him for being such a pathetic human being. Several people who used to work with him are calling him out and he’s threatening to sue them over it.

O’Keefe’s vision, pieced together from court filings, interviews and tax records filed by his nonprofit Project Veritas, has been hampered by bitter infighting, lack of funding and even his own fame.
And O’Keefe has begun to fight back, preparing lawsuits against two former associates-turned-critics — one who claims O’Keefe had little to do with his biggest post-ACORN exposé, focused on NPR, and another former colleague who says she backed out of a project last month because of O’Keefe’s lack of professionalism.

The mounting turmoil comes as O’Keefe’s recent efforts — including an apparently ongoing media bias exposé called “To Catch a Journalist” and an effort to highlight the hypocrisy of Occupy Wall Street protesters — have mostly fallen flat.

The journalism thing is ridiculous. Wow, he caught journalists on video taking a position on someone O’Keefe likes. How terribly controversial. Only someone absolutely clueless thinks journalists don’t or shouldn’t have opinions. I can’t imagine anything more worthless than a reporter who doesn’t care enough about the subject they’re writing about to have a position on it. Oh, and he caught a journalism professor — gasp! — cursing in an email. Clutch those pearls, James, and try to look really concerned and serious about the whole thing.

The guy thinks he’s the conservative version of Hunter S. Thompson; he’s a lot closer to being the wingnut Ashton Kutcher.

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  1. 1
    Blondin

    “…wingnut Ashton Kutcher” – but you repeat yourself.

  2. 2
    d cwilson

    another former colleague who says she backed out of a project last month because of O’Keefe’s lack of professionalism.

    Wow. The Pimp of Mayberry is unprofessional? Hard to believe.

  3. 3
    noastronomer

    I was wondering if I might feel sorry for O’Keefe so I checked. Apparently not.

  4. 4
    Aquaria

    I’m starting to feel sorry for Ashton Kutcher, Ed.

    Stop that.

  5. 5
    John Hinkle

    When things don’t go your way, and you have an ego the size of a Limbaugh*, stomp your feet and sue your associates.

    And, that does wonders for the recruitment of future associates.

    * I just made that up. *snaps suspenders*

  6. 6
    scienceavenger

    I always thought of him as the poor man’s Ali G, but without the humor or class.

  7. 7
    fifthdentist

    Funny how those who berate the filing of “frivolous lawsuits” in cases where people are killed or maimed by physicians/corporations are so enamored with filing frivolous lawsuits in cases where there is no actual harm.
    Hypocrisy, thy name is Republican.

  8. 8
    Bronze Dog

    Oh, and he caught a journalism professor — gasp! — cursing in an email. Clutch those pearls, James, and try to look really concerned and serious about the whole thing.

    People who whine about adults cursing among themselves are like repressed children who care more about following arbitrary rules than about doing the right thing. It’s also like tattling on someone for doing something harmless specifically because you enjoy getting other people in trouble.

    You’re allegedly an adult, James. Act like one.

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    lofgren

    The guy thinks he’s the conservative version of Hunter S. Thompson; he’s a lot closer to being the wingnut Ashton Kutcher.

    You think you’re making fun of him. But Ashton Kutcher is more famous, more wealthy, more handsome, and has banged way more supermodels than Hunter S. Thompson. I’m pretty sure James O’Keefe would be quite pleased with the comparison.

  10. 10
    lofgren

    Also, Punk’d is more honest journalism than anything O’Keefe has ever done.

  11. 11
    democommie

    I’m trying hard to think of an actual newspiece concerning Breitbart and O’Keefe could be termed “Good” news. The only thing I’ve been able to come up with, so far, involves wetsuits, dildos and ball gags.

  12. 12
    dingojack

    Demo – ooh, do tell, I love a good wetsuit, dildo and ball-gag story
    (then again, I’m funny that way!)
    :) Dingo

  13. 13
    dingojack

    OT – Thought might be of some interest as a little musical interlude. Note the hosts, as well as the performer.
    Dingo

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