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James O'Keefe's Statement On The Sex Boat Plot

Okay, I don't think that anyone is calling "The Sex Boat Plot", but I thought that sounded funny. Here is O'Keefe's statement.

Of course O'Keefe is playing the victim here. He has obviously become the target of CNN's biased reporting. Here's where he loses me:
In my version [of the plan], the reporter was never going to be placed in a threatening situation. She would have had to consent before being filmed and she was not going to be faux "seduced" unless she wanted to be. If a CNN reporter would be willing to engage in such a folly, it might even be more newsworthy than Rick Sanchez’s firing. (CNN also has Elliot Spitzer on payroll. He’s done more outrageous things than anything I’ve ever gotten in my in-box).

The sexually explicit document CNN is now “reporting” on was never going to be implemented as written. She saw how I was dressed that day, with my usual blazer and collared shirt. In the document she reported as being “authentic,” I was supposed to have been dressed with my chest exposed, slicked backed hair, with gold chains. That ought to have been a red flag the document was not a reflection of my true intentions. Ms. Boudreau was never going to be put in the bizarre situations outlined in the document CNN reported. There were no mirrors, sex tapes, blindfolds, fuzzy handcuffs, posters of naked women, or music. Sorry, you were not going to see my face saying the words “Bubble Headed Beach Blonde who comes on at 5” into a video camera. Those are Don Henley lyrics – and we know, thanks to Chuck DeVore, how much Henley loathes parody.
1) O'Keefe says that the reporter was "never going to be placed in a threatening situation". Bullshit. One woman surrounded by a bunch of guys, on a boat out on the water (no way to leave) sounds threatening to begin with...

2) "She would have to consent before being filmed"... just like the ACORN folks "consented"?

3) Citing Sanchez and Spitzer, while entertaining, is simply a dodge. O'Keefe is essentially saying "CNN does worse things on their network -- so what I'm doing is okay." Weak.

4) "In the document she reported as being “authentic,” I was supposed to have been dressed with my chest exposed, slicked backed hair, with gold chains. That ought to have been a red flag the document was not a reflection of my true intentions." Really? A "red flag"? Right, because dressing strangely is something that you've never done before as part of one of your "plans":


Douche.

That is just two paragraphs.

As far as the "citizen journalists" angle, again I'm calling bullshit on O'Keefe. He is no more a journalist than I am. He clearly has an agenda that he pushes -- and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. But the mere fact that he holds a video camera and asks questions does not make him a journalist.

I'm sincerely hoping that O'Keefe's 15 minutes of quasi-fame are about finished. He is one of those political characters that will (hopefully) fade into obscurity as time passes (I'm looking at you Joe the Plumber).