Breitbart: Phone Tamperer-Pimp O’Keefe Victim of Lefty Media-Fed-ACORN Plot
February 1, 2010
(ChattahBox)—- Right-wing political activist James O’Keefe arrested for entering the Louisiana federal offices of Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) on false pretenses, with the intent to commit a felony, is portraying himself as a victim. And he plans to appear on Fox News’ Sean Hannity to tell his side of the story, of why he entered the federal offices of a sitting U.S. senator under false pretenses and tampered with her phones. And his employer, Andrew Breitbart of BigGovernment.com who pays O’Keefe a salary, appeared on Fox News on Monday to also cast O’Keefe the phone tamperer and ACORN pimp, as a victim of a lefty conspiracy waged by the U.S. Attorney’s office in Louisiana, the mainstream media and U.S. Attorney Eric Holder’s refusal to investigate ACORN.
Yup, it’s ACORN’s fault that O’Keefe and his gang of right-wing criminals decided to enter federal property dressed up in telephone repair men costumes, to tamper with a U.S. senator’s phones.
During an interview with Fox’s Megyn Kelly, Brietbart claimed that O’Keefe “sat in jail for 28 hours without access to an attorney.” Brietbart also charged that the U.S. Attorney’s office in Louisiana leaked information to the press “helping” them to frame the episode as “Watergate Junior.”
Asked by Fox’s Megyn Kelly what motivation the U.S. Attorney would have to make such an effort, Breitbart responded: “Well, it’s tied to the Justice Department. And we’ve been very aggressive in asking Eric Holder to investigate what’s seen on the ACORN tapes, and he’s ignored it.”
Jan Mann, first assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, told Talking Points Memo that Brietbart’s claims were preposterous. “The suggestion that he makes about the motivations of our office are untrue. We’re not going to try this case in the press. But we deny the accusations about our office.”
Source: Talking Points Memo.