Conservative activist James O’Keefe –the man behind the undercover videos that recently brought down a couple of NPR executives– is asking supporters to donate $50,000 to help him pay off debt incurred by his sting operations.
Fifty-thousand is what he claims the NPR video cost him to make, and now he’s blaming the “multi-billion dollar major media Goliath” for attacking him.
On his website he writes:
Up ’til now, my friends and I have financed all of our work on our own –running up major credit card debt. If you help us raise over $50,000, it will go toward our next video –after we pay off our credits cards, of course. If you help us pass $100,000 –we can do two new videos… And if by some chance, we raise $1,000,000 –we could expose 20 disturbing cases of government abuse and corruption. But, all I’m worried about is $50,000.
Ya know it’s about time he started scamming conservatives. Sounds like the pimp needs to start collecting from his ho’s.
Here’s my question: Is this credit card money or bail money? Or maybe retainer money, in case someone files a lawsuit against him.
And isn’t that just typical of a conservative? “Hey, I financed it the whole thing. On my credit card. And I want YOU to pay for it.” Sort of like that war in Iraq.
Just goes to show, conservatives don’t know how to spend money. Fifty grand to make the NPR video? A 12-year-old could’ve done a better job with a cheap cell phone camera. Maybe Jimmy shouldn’t live beyond his means.
I know, what a silly liberal thought!
But I’ll tell ya what, Jimmy: I’ll be happy to help you pay your credit card bill; just show me the itemized receipts. And then I’ll send a donation directly to the credit card company.
Of course, if he’s really desperate, I know a way he could make $20 bucks in about a half an hour.
On the other hand, if you’ve got an extra $50 grand lying around, why not pull your own sting operation -on him. Pretend to be the potential donor and set up a meeting. While the undercover camera is rolling, get him to discuss his tactics and explain how he doctors the video to create falsehoods about people and make it sound like they said something they never said. Then request that, for a sizable donation, he put a “political hit” out on someone and ruin them. Rachel Maddow seems like a good target.
Then take the secretly recorded videotape –edit liberally (no pun intended) and splash it all over da internets. Then watch conservatives charge that he was lied to and misrepresented by somebody with an agenda. Because remember: The cooking is only good for the goose, but never the gander. Unless you’re the goose.
Listen, take my advice: If you’ve got an extra $50 grand lying around, give it to NPR. Not only do you get a nice tax deduction, you also get a totebag.