As the vultures circle and bloggers eager to make a name for themselves by purposefully spreading lies about what transpired, some folks would like the facts first:
MSNBC and other “news organizations” are even billing this developing story as “Watergate”. What do Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow know? And when did they know it?
I’m sure they would like to believe O’Keefe is stupid enough to try to “wiretap” a sitting U.S. senator in broad daylight during office hours, while recording the entire sequence of events on his cell phone camera. And they’d like you to believe it, too.
But there is absolutely no allegation in the criminal complaint that “wiretapping” or “bugging” is any part of this case, just the charge that O’Keefe and the others entered Sen. Landrieu’s office in New Orleans “for the purpose of interfering with the office’s telephone system.”
And yet Carol Leonnig, in a story in Wednesday’s Washington Post writes in her lede:
The conservative young filmmaker whose undercover sting damaged a liberal activist group last year faces federal criminal charges in an alleged plot to bug the New Orleans office of Sen. Mary Landrieu
In other words, speculation is rampant, but facts are few. And basic logic suggests that there’s much more to this story since there is so little information.
Leonnig, as you may remember, is the reporter who was forced to retract the false and libelous accusation that O’Keefe was motivated by racism in his ACORN sting.
Will Leonnig and the Washington Post be compelled to retract again?
Let me state clearly for the record: wiretapping is wrong. But until I hear the full story from James O’Keefe, I will not speculate as to what he was doing in Louisiana.
But hey, at least the MSM and the leftists who defend federally subsidized corruption are finally acknowledging O’Keefe and the ACORN videos, eh?