O'Keefe gets scrappy with MSNBC anchor "fool"

norah o'donnell.jpgFrom Amanda Carpenter at the Washington Times this morning:

MSNBC anchor Norah O'Donnell suggested a pair of conservative filmmakers who secretly recorded ACORN workers giving them tax advice on how to run a brothel may be guilty of a serious crime during a recent on-air segment about the explosive videos....

"This might be viewed as entrapment," she said on MSNBC's early news program Morning Joe on Tuesday morning. "That some conservative activists used hidden cameras in order to get this stuff on camera."

o'keefe pimp look.jpg

James O'Keefe, the young man who posed as a pimp seeking federal funds through ACORN to run a prostitution ring in the videos, has already been threatened with lawsuits to which he defiantly replied, "bring it on" on Fox News. When asked about the possibility of "entrapment" raised by Mrs. O'Donnell he dismissed it just as forcefully.

"Any fool knows a private citizen can't entrap someone, Mr. O'Keefe said in email to the Washington Times. "Entrapment has two requirements. First, it must be done by a law enforcement agent. Second, the person being entrapped must agree to commit an offense which it otherwise would have been unlikely to commit. I'm obviously not an agent of the Government. And the video speaks for itself on the second requirement."

Go, James!


When do nominations for the next round of Life Prizes awards open?

Posted by: Michelle at September 17, 2009 11:29 AM

I actually thought better of Nora O'Donnell than that she would make such a moronic argument.

Posted by: Jim Wass at September 17, 2009 11:38 AM

Absolutely love James outfit.

His reply to those who would attempt to undermine his excellent work rooting out criminal corruption financed by our tax dollars was on par with his videos.

MSNBC doesn't have a clue what journalistic integrity is. The longer they try to prop up and promote their twisted left wing ideology, the more foolish they look.

Posted by: Ed at September 17, 2009 11:38 AM

A smackdown on stupidity. She was regurgitating ACORN talking points and he caught her.

They also have to refute daily the wiretap claims. There were no wires tapped.

Posted by: xppc at September 17, 2009 11:42 AM

I want to ammend my comments about O'Keefe's wardrobe. He is only missing a the white felt hat with the long white ribbon and the lo-rider Cadillac El Dorado convertible and some 'bling'.

I will give him credit for creativily working with a limited budget.

Heaven for bid that a private citizen would 'entrap' an individual or an organization funded by federal tax dollars that was facilitating the use of 13 year illegal aliens smuggled into this country for the purposes of child sex slavery and then counseling the crime boss into how to hide the income from the illicit venture and thereby evading paying income taxes on the profits some of which were going to be used for campaign financing.

What liberal/progressive democrat could possibley object to that thoroughly pragmatic approach to gaming the system?

The only thing 'new under the sun' about these latest revelations is that ACORN got caught.

All you folks already under the Obama campaign bus make room the 'b' team is headed your way.

yor bro ken

Posted by: kbhvac at September 17, 2009 12:27 PM

too funny Ken!

WTG James! Don't let those liberal media idiots bully you!

Posted by: angel at September 17, 2009 12:53 PM

Her question was merely symptomatic of her desperation to find something negative about the messenger in the story. Bias, maybe?

Posted by: Doyle Chadwick at September 17, 2009 1:29 PM

Gotta love the phrase:

"conservative activists"


I never thought I would live to see such a phrase!

Conservative Activists

Think about it.

Posted by: hippie at September 17, 2009 1:38 PM

Love the costume! And Halloween's just around the corner.

I wonder if James would like to run the brothel at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul. Those boys guarding the Embassy were having quite the wild parties among one another... vodka shots out of each others' rear ends, urinating on each other, and other sexual deviancy. And, I imagine he wouldn't need ACORN to provide the tax advice!

Posted by: Bill at September 17, 2009 1:39 PM

Two people go into an ACORN dressed in cheezy Halloween costumes and on multiple occasions ACORN employees took them seriously.
I can only conclude that these two were not the first to come in dressed that way seeking similar services.

Posted by: fishydude at September 17, 2009 3:10 PM

LOL. It sounds GOOD.
Yep, gotta love it!

Posted by: Janet at September 17, 2009 4:11 PM

This kid is AMAZING.. He gives great interview! My daughter and I were watching some of them, back to back, last night...we joked about them being super heroes and that there needs to be a movie and James and Hannah Dolls! They really are a Dynamic Duo.


Posted by: angele at September 17, 2009 4:24 PM

Aren't these members of the NBC family that gave us "To Catch A Predator" with Chris Hansen ?

I will admit to being confused by Ms O'Donnell's logic

Posted by: Jeff Stone at September 17, 2009 11:04 PM

Aren't these members of the NBC family that gave us "To Catch A Predator" with Chris Hansen ?

I will admit to being confused by Ms O'Donnell's logic

Posted by: Jeff Stone at September 17, 2009 11:04 PM

Excellent point.

'It's not entrapment if WE (liberal humanist jounalists) do it.'

You uppity conservatives are not qualified to do this kind of work.

yor bro ken

Posted by: kbhvac at September 18, 2009 6:07 AM

Is it true that Doug Giles homeschooled Hannah for her role as a prostitute?

Posted by: Pete at September 18, 2009 7:41 AM