Sergei: Jeanette, I thank you so much from bottom of heart.
Jeanette: You’re welcome.
Sergei: … You know, it’s not like this in Russia, no government employee ever help you. It’s difficult. But thanks to hope and change finally I can get Medicaid. A drug, Russian drug dealer can get Medicaid and abortion for his sisters and cousins. And it… thank you so much.
Jeanette: You’re welcome, sir.
~ “Sergei Ivanovich” posing as a Russian drug dealer in a phone conversation with an OH Medicaid rep who provided him with Planned Parenthood information for his underage sex workers. This is part of an independent undercover investigation of Medicaid fraud in OH by controversial investigative journalist James O’Keefe, Project Veritas, July 18
Politico covers James O’Keefe’s most recent project in which actors posing as Russian drug dealers attempt to get Medicaid benefits:
When the men disclose they need an abortion for their underage sister who performs “sexual favors” for clients when closing deals, the state employee refers them to Planned Parenthood for free abortions that do not require parental consent.
Perhaps James O’Keefe’s release yesterday of damaging investigative videos against National Public Radio(read more here, here, and here) had nothing to do with it.
Or perhaps a desperate NPR is suddenly trying to appear more fair and balanced in the face of potentially losing $90 million in taxpayer funding. You decide.
One day NPR journalists promote Planned Parenthood’s “only 3% of our business comes from abortion” lie – the day before the sting video was released – and the next day they fact check and correct the lie. First the Day 1 transcript, on March 7:
Bryan Howard: Senator Obama, thank you for being here today.
Senator Obama: Thank you, Bryan.
Bryan Howard: Um, you know that rights and access and rights and ability have to go hand in hand. Um, and we know that health care reform is an important part of your agenda. Could you talk – and give us some specifics about how reproductive health care and women’s health care is going to fit into and be a part of primary care for women in your health care reform plans and how PP, as a safety net provider, will continue to be a part of the health care safety net for women and families across the country.
Bryan didn’t specify PP is apparently a “safety net provider” for child sex traffickers.
What apparently has happened is sex clean-up workers in various PP abortion mills around the country have realized after kibitzing about a patient that they’ve been stung again by Lila Rose and LiveAction.org, as recently as January 11-15, according to the AP.
What Lila and her team do is no different than what MSM investigative teams or Ashton Kutcher do. Lila’s undercover work is totally legal. She only conducts it in states where the videotaping party does not have to notify the other party to smile for the camera. Lila has never, in all these years, been accused of illegal activity.
PP knows this but is trying to preempt Lila this time by breaking the story first, and with its own spin.
And it’s very good spin. One has to read the story a couple times to understand PP didn’t call the FBI on Lila but rather in a belated attempt to appear on the up-and-up.
According to the AP story, the scenario this time involved “a man purporting to be a sex trafficker” who “requested information about health services for sex workers, including some who he said were minors and in the U.S. illegally.”
This sounds like the PP parallel to James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles’ ACORN sting.
Imagine if workers at any of the 12 abortion mills PP claims Live Action punked indeed offered to help the trafficker get abortions, STD treatment, and/or contraceptives for his illegal, minor sex slaves.
Well, guess what, apparently they did. According to the AP Lila responded, “The story that speaks loudest will be in the evidence. I can’t comment until we release the visual evidence.”
Can’t wait. And guess what again, I’ve been told a little about the “visual evidence,” and it’s utterly appalling, Lila’s most explosive exposure yet of the filthy disgusting abortion biz that is Planned Parenthood.
In an attempt to put the toothpaste back in the tube, the AP reported that…
… Last week, Planned Parenthood… president Cecile Richards wrote to Attorney General Eric Holder summarizing the visits and requesting an FBI investigation. If the man’s assertions were true, she wrote, they would indicate possible violations of federal laws dealing with interstate sex trafficking of minors.
And what if PP workers were caught on video offering to aid and abet such a man? Wouldn’t they, too, be breaking federal laws?
It’s too bad Lila’s videos aren’t part of federal investigations but only citizen journalism.
All Lila does is expose PP to the world as filthy slime that exploits girls and women in the worst ways for filthy profits.
UPDATE, 10/4, 1:25p:James O’Keefe has written a response to CNN’s documentary here. In it he states he never planned to complete the “CNN caper” as outlined in the document and emails given to CNN – but never let his associate Izzy Santa know, even though she expressed misgivings before finally alerting CNN reporter Abbie Boudreau of the hoax as she came knocking at the door.
10/3, 10:05p: CNN aired a documentary featuring young conservative “guerrilla” journalists 4x this weekend.
One of the 4 spotlighted on “Right on the Edge” is pro-life activist Lila Rose, who singlehandedly shattered Planned Parenthood’s image with her undercover videos exposing the abortion behemoth as a pedophile protector and disinformation dispenser.
I thought CNN treated all 4 conservative young guns quite fairly. One complaint about Lila’s segment would be there wasn’t much discussion of her findings at PP.
We can thank James O’Keefe for that, who sucked at least one quarter of the hour away from the featured four with his incredibly stupid plan to punk CNN.
Not only did O’Keefe steal time, he undercut conservative credibility from a documentary that otherwise portrayed our young activists as savvy, intelligent, and serious about their cause.
Crossposted at BigJournalism.com… On February 2, the Left moved to its next predictable attack of James O’Keefe from its playbook, charging him with racism, including the disparaging graphic, right.
But the Left accusing O’Keefe of being racist against blacks is the equivalent of accusing Oskar Schindler of being racist against Jews….
UPDATE, 1/29, 12:46p:James O’Keefehas issued a statement with a great last line: “The public will judge whether reporters who can’t get their facts straight have the credibility to question my integrity as a journalist.” UPDATE, 1/29, 7:20a: You gotta watch the explosive interview yesterday about James O’Keefe between MSNBC’s clearly biased reporter (as evidenced by his tweets) David Shuster and Big Journalism’s Andrew Breitbart. Breitbart shepherded O’Keefe on the release of his ACORN videos and hired him as well. Also at the link is Breitbart’s post, “How David Shuster lied to get me to appear on MSNBC.” (Video of interview comes at end of post.) UPDATE, 1/28, 8:20a:Donald Douglas at the American Power blog has more info this morning. 1/27, 9:31p: I was shocked yesterday to read pro-life friend James O’Keefe had been apprehended as part of a ring apparently attempting a wiretap LA Senator Mary Landrieu’sNew Orleans office.
The news was so surreal, indicating such stupidity, frankly, I had trouble believing it. I didn’t want to believe it.
And now as the dust begins to settle the 1st version of story appears to have been inaccurate. According to the Washington Post this afternoon…
Many now know James O’Keefe for his undercover video sting of several nefarious ACORN outlets around the country. But this was not James’ 1st video exposé.
In 2007 James portrayed himself to staff at UCLA Berkeley’s Ashe Center and The Center for Women and Men, supposed student health groups, as a studly student about to embark on a Catalina boat orgy. Today I’m rereleasing this video classic on YouTube, exposing the unsafely sexy side of these 2 organizations as well as James O’Keefe’s boldness. If only we could clone him! No, wait… :)