Right Wing Round-Up – 8/26/13

  Eric Lach @ TPM: Ex-US Attorney Calls James O’Keefe ‘A Nasty Little Cowardly Spud.’ Igor Volsky @ Think Progress: Huckabee’s Alternative To Obamacare: The GOP Should Cure Cancer. Jillian Rayfield @ Salon: Conspiracy theory links Obama, the IRS and the Muslim Brotherhood. Jeremy Hooper: FRC launches clothing line; inequality is the new black? Jake […]

Pimps, Lies, and Videotapes

Mother Jones Inside Andrew Breitbart’s and James O’Keefe’s right-wing video fantasy factory. Ever since ACORN was taken down by a bad pimp costume and a hidden camera, right-wing media mogul Andrew Breitbart and provocateur James O’Keefe have discovered that by the time their work is exposed as disingenuously edited hit jobs, the damage is done, and their […]

Latest James O’Keefe NPR Tape Immediately Proves A Dud

TPM Muckraker Branded as a revelatory scoop uncovering previously unknown donations from George Soros to NPR, James O’Keefe’s latest sting on NPR was debunked as a non-story within hours of its release. The news that O’Keefe purports to “break” — that Soros had previously donated to the public broadcaster via grants from Soros’ Open Society Institute […]

NPR Sting Video Edited Out Of Context

When will the mainstream media get it?  Anything that comes from “Project Veritas” and James O’Keefe is manipulated, edited and contrived. Huffington Post Last week, a Project Veritas “sting” operation directed at National Public Radio cost some NPR executives their jobs. Beginning with Senior Vice President for Fundraising Ron Schiller, who was depicted on tape […]

Why the Right Attacked Unions, ACORN and Planned Parenthood

The Nation For the past two weeks, all eyes have been glued to Madison, Wisconsin. The collective and joyful resistance to Governor Scott Walker’s power-grabbing budget bill has inspired the demoralized progressive base and put the corporate-backed assault on working people front and center in the national conversation. But while it’s obvious that the right […]

Anti-Union O’Keefe Video Smears Teacher Who Jumped In Front Of Van To Save Students, Gets Her Suspended

I will never understand the mind of a conservative… Think Progress There are few members of the teaching profession who more symbolize the sacrifices that exemplary instructors make for their students than New Jersey teacher Alissa Ploshnick. In 1997, Ploshnick, upon seeing a runaway van about to strike a group of students, threw herself in […]

James O’Keefe defies logic by declaring victory in CNN fiasco, somehow being even more insufferable

James O’Keefe is the most despicable person I’ve seen come out of the supposed new GOP Youth movement that CNN calls “Edgy” right-wing reporters and videographers who tend to buck the rules to get “their story”. Media Matters reports: There’s a lot to chew over in James O’Keefe’s “statement” regarding his failed fake non-seduction “punk” of CNN reporter Abbie […]