Here is what I found: O’Keefe almost certainly did not go into the
Acorn offices in the outlandish costume — fur coat, goggle-like
sunglasses, walking stick and broad-brimmed hat — in which he appeared
at the beginning and end of most of his videos. It is easy to see why
The Times and other news organizations got a different impression. At
one point, as the videos were being released, O’Keefewore the get-up on Fox News, and a host said he was “dressed exactly in the same outfit he wore to these Acorn offices.” He did not argue.
Breitbart told me that, after doing his own examination, “I am under
the impression that at no time was he ever dressed as an elaborate
pimp” in the offices. Because O’Keefe was apparently carrying the
hidden camera, he is generally not visible in the videos, but he is
seen briefly entering the Baltimore office wearing a blue shirt and
I could not reach O’Keefe — who is facing federal criminal charges oftampering with a Democratic senator’s phone in a different attempted sting — or Giles. But I am satisfied that The Times was wrong on this point, and I have been wrongin defending the paper’s phrasing.Editors say they are considering a correction.
There’s so much mealy-mouthed bullshit in here it’s hard to know where to start, but I’d like to begin with the bolded text. CONSIDERING a correction? Really. How awesome of them. How kind of them to open their overstuffed brain-attics and allow such a thought to enter and breathe the dusty, stifling air. Considering. By “considering,” he’d better mean “considering exactly how abject on a scale of ten to fifteen thousand” because YOU DONE FUCKED UP, SON.
Good God. Considering a correction. Considering a correction for believing Fox News and conservative dickbags were right about anything, and extending the benefit of the doubt to said News and said dickbags rather than to an organization that helped thousands of people in poverty and disaster. Considering a correction for being donkey-punched out of one’s journalistic principles and the supposedly sacrosanct agenda-setting privileges newspapers claim for themselves by a bunch of screaming teabag pussies. Yeah. I’d be considering a correction too. A correction along the lines of selling all my shit and moving to another country, preferably somewhere they’ve never heard of the New York Times.