Fox News Stunned by Arrest of Their Boy Wonder O’Keefe for Felony Bugging Charge
January 26, 2010
(ChattahBox)—”The more bold you are, the more opportunities will be open to you. The less bold you are, the less opportunities in life will be open to you,” said radical right-wing activist James O’Keefe in a recent interview with a conservative college campus group. Well, it seems O’Keefe’s bold actions of allegedly trying to tap the phones of a sitting U.S. Senator on federal property, have provided the ACORN pimpster with felony charges and a possible 10-year jail term if convicted. And O’Keefe’s head cheerleader, the conservative propaganda outlet Fox News is devastated at the news that their right-wing Boy Wonder has been busted by the FBI for trying to bug the office phones of Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana.
Today, when reporting on O’Keefe’s arrest, Fox News reporter Tim Vaughn declared that the story “needs a lot of context and a lot of looking into.” Oh yes it sure does. The questions now surrounding the Watergate-like crime, is who else was behind the plot to wiretap Sen. Landrieu’s phones. Andrew Breitbart of the site BigGovernment, who promoted O’Keefe’s undercover attacks against the community group ACORN and who pays O’Keefe as an online contributor, denies any knowledge of the failed plot to bug Landrieu’s phones.
When reporting the O’Keefe arrest to Fox News anchor Shepard Smith, Vaughn tried to make light of the story. And Smith suggested that O’Keefe was on the hunt for some ACORN type-wrongdoing on the part of Sen. Landrieu:
“VAUGHN: [It's a] very weird story that probably needs a lot of context and a lot of looking into, which is what we’re going to do here. I just wanted to get it on the record with it right now.
SHEP SMITH: So, they’re saying basically, they’re in there — It sounds as if what they’re saying is, they’re looking for some ACORN hanky panky and they try to tap into Mary Landrieu’s telephone to get it.
VAUGHN: That could be one way of looking at it, yes.”
O’Keefe was in New Orleans last Thursday to give a speech for the Pelican Institute for Public Policy, a libertarian research organization. The topic of the speech was “Exposing Truth: Undercover Video, New Media and Creativity.”
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