Thursday, September 30, 2010

New role for James O'Keefe - Sexual Predator

By now you've heard about latest scandal surrounding Andy Breitbart's former wunderkid Jame's O'Keefe's failed attempt at sexually assaulting CNN's Abbie Boudreau. Today, O'Keefe's wingman, the aptly named Ben Wetmore took credit for wetdreaming up the game plan to intimidate and discredit Boudreau. And he's damn proud of it.

It was, of course, just an elaborate joke:
ESQ: People are accusing you of misogyny and worse. What did you hope to achieve?

BW: It was humor. There was a joke to it — James isn't a lothario of sexual conquest at all. It was going to be awkward, not sexually aggressive. It was meant to be outlandish and ridiculous. When you dissect and sterilize a joke, it's not funny anymore — when you read the transcript of an SNL skit, you're not going to laugh, but you do when it's performed. It seems one way in print, but the video would've looked very different.

I could get very anxious about whatever the blogs are saying, but it's entertaining. It adds a little spice to life. At the end of the day, this stuff is fun.
Right. On video, watching James lure a woman into a situation under false pretenses, where she's trapped on a boat plastered with erotic posters, and supplied with jars of condoms, sexual aids, and fuzzy handcuffs would have been hilarious. To psychopaths and misogynists.

Yet CNN, and the rest of the major media, intially spun this as prank and Bourdeau's post focused only on the lack of respect for her work. Me, the advantage of being "just a citizen blogger" is I got to call it a planned assault in a major metro newspaper. As I said there, what would anyone call it if their daughter, or sister, or wife was the intended victim?

Meanwhile, still left unasked and unanswered by the major media -- who paid for the boat?

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