Media Whore

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So, the latest is that it allegedly wasn’t even a case of P Liddy or Ti Liddy (note: in parts of Cajun Louisiana, “ti” is a diminutive), but more like third rate “I’m-not-a-journalist-but-play-one-in-my-homemade,-amateurish-videos” for O’Keefe and his pals. Saying they were a gang that couldn’t shoot straight is an insult to gangs that really can’t shoot straight.

Regardless of what eventually happens to the little creep–my inner schadenfreude wouldn’t mind seeing them learn first hand about the harsh realities of federal prison, my inner cynicism thinks between IOKIYAR, first-time offender status, and whatever other connections they might have, a suspended sentence, probation, and the possibility of seeing their records vacated (see Limbaugh, Rush) wouldn’t surprise me–anyway, regardless of what happens, I’d be nice if the real lesson learned, at least as a matter of public/political consciousness, is that this sort of stuff is standard wingnut. It’s neither journalism, nor particularly enlightening…but exactly what you find throughout the right-wing media circus, going all the way to the top (POX News et al.)

And THAT’S a real problem.

4 thoughts on “Media Whore

  1. mothra says:

    What I can’t believe is that any ACORN person actually thought this guy was a pimp.

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  2. pansypoo says:

    inside, they were probably LAUGHING at the white boy.
    i want his right to vote to be taken away.

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  3. I’m thinking no rot in jail time for the kiddies. They know people.
    Mothra, agreed!

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  4. Michael says:

    Media Matters linked to an investigation of ACORN that included more details about O’Keefe’s heavily edited videos. It looks like the employees were really just humoring them.
    And while I can’t say they’re blameless — if nothing else, they should’ve known they were in wingnut gunsights — I wonder what I’d do in their shoes. The cops, etc. always say if you see something illegal, don’t be the hero, but call them afterwards…which is what most of the ACORN folks did.

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