Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Andy Breitbart's New Found Patience

Given its history and Andy's total lack of integrity, the headline at Breitbart's smear site is especially hilarious: MSM Leaping to Conclusions -- While Big Government Waits for Facts. No I'm not going to link to it. I'm going quote extensively so you don't have to give him the traffic.
Wait until the facts are in.

Mainstream Media, ACORN, Media Matters (all the supposed defenders of due process and journalistic ethics) are jumping to conclusions over the arrest today of James O’Keefe, with the clear intention to smear and, if possible, convict O’Keefe and his alleged co-conspirators in the court of public opinion in order to taint the “jury of their peers.”

The ACORN story was a huge black eye for the organized left and their allies and cohorts in the mainstream media. So they are relishing every minute of this breaking story, making it their top story – while they ignored the initial ACORN story until they no longer could.

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?
Actually, most people are calling it "Buggergate" and the most popular Twitter hashtag for the multitude of mockery is #teabugger. Moreover, considering that an independent investigation cleared ACORN of any illegal activity and found O'Keefe's tapes had been heavily edited, it's particularly amusing to hear Andy whine about tainting public opinion.
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.
Why yes. Yes we do believe that O'Keefe is not only stupid enough to do it, but arrogant enough to think he would get away with it.
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.”
So nice to see Breitbart's sudden concern for semantics. I mean, there's a million reasons for "interfering with a phone system" isn't there?
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.
Well except for the affidavit where the perps already confessed. But you know, kids -- they just love to illegally tamper with phone systems, just for the fun of it.
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.
I'm hearing that since Landrieu is on the Homeland Security Committee this is an especially serious crime. Small wonder that Breitbart is frantically distancing himself. Meanwhile, I'm still enjoying his discomfort way too much. Can't help taking satisfaction in seeing this scumbag and his salaried citizen felon get some karmic kickback for recklessly ruining so many innocent lives with their bogus "journalism."

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Blogger Kevin McKague said...

Well put.

8:30:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Thanks Kev.

12:10:00 PM  

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