By Brad Friedman

NEWSFLASH: Federal Criminal James O’Keefe Is A Liar

February 3, 2013 5:22 pm Category: Memo Pad 24 Comments A+ / A-

Originally posted at The Brad Blog

You’ll be shocked – shocked – to learn (once again) that right-wing political propagandist and operative James O’Keefe, a federal criminal, is also a professional liar.

From O’Keefe’s “Project Veritas Investigates: Voter Fraud” racket on January 11, 2012:

 

That was the lie. Here’s the truth. From TPM’s report on the dropped criminal investigation of a congressman’s son today:

Police in Arlington County, VA have dropped an investigation into Patrick Moran, the son of Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA), stemming from an election-season “voter fraud” hidden-camera video released by conservative activist James O’Keefe.

Police told a local Patch reporter that both Morans had cooperated with the investigation, but that O’Keefe had not complied with several requests for the full, unedited video in his possession, along with the identity of the videographer.

“We want the full version. That’s our job, to do a thorough investigation. And that’s a huge piece of the process right there,” [police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck told Patch.]

Of course, we’ve highlighted O’Keefe’s lies about releasing full, unedited videos, from which he creates his doctored and deceptively edited video propaganda, many times.

For example, despite his fundraising pleas to the contrary, it took a deal for criminal immunity from the California attorney general in 2010 before O’Keefe finally agreed to turn over the raw, unedited videos from his phony 2009 ACORN “pimp” hoax to law enforcement. (The AG’s investigation determined that the only violations of criminal law seen on the tapes were O’Keefe’s.)

The screenshot from his dishonest fundraising plea at the top of this article was published after he and his co-conspirators trumped up secretly videotaped “voter fraud” incidents during last year’s New Hampshire primary.

As we reported in great detail at the time, even while attempting to raise money on his fake “voter fraud investigation” — which led to the Republican mayor of Manchester calling for O’Keefe and his gang to be “arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law” — O’Keefe lied about the release of what he claimed were the full, unedited tapes from that particular scam. They weren’t. James O’Keefe had lied then, just as he did about the ACORN tapes, just as he has done, according to law enforcement, in the Virginia case.

James O’Keefe is a professional liar. That’s how he makes a living. Alert the media.

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  • idamag

    That creep is still out there?

  • http://www.facebook.com/douglas.james.712 Douglas James

    The boy just needs attention – and a little jail time.

    • Riobound

      With a face like his … he’ll be VERY popular in jail.

      • BlueJoubert

        Something tells me he is more than a little accustomed to some anal. Who knows? Maybe he’ll have a love connection and won’t feel the need to assault us with his riech-wing crap anymore.

        Of course, he’s a republican, so he will never see the inside of a jail cell for more than 24 hours.

    • onedonewong

      Didn’t you read the article?? The Prosecutors refused to go after Moran. Its a highly partisan country run by liberal democrats. And of course Holder refused to go after DC Acorn that tried to register absentee VA voters that included Dogs, the Dead

  • nobsartist

    If he is a professional liar than obviously he is republiCON.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TT6POTCLZCE74T76WAJIIIUAHU frida

    Just throw him where he belongs (behind the bars). This kind of behaviour is not accepted in any society.

    • MsInformed

      Right wing NJ ‘society’

    • RobertCHastings

      WRONG! It is, apparently, accepted in the society of his ultra -conservative cohorts. This sort of behavior is, unfortunately, not uncommon among those with a political agenda that runs contrary tothe truth. Carl Rove and his PAC are an excellent example, is are Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Ann Coulter, etc. Their lies have been proven, frequently, and I cannot imagine why they have not been prosecuted. To make a living (a very GOOD living) by publishing and perpetrating the lies these people deal in is pretty much the modus operandi of the conservative media, so why is this O’Keefe guy catching so much flack? What he is claiming about voter fraud is precisely what all the others I mentioned are doing, except,perhaps, for manufacturing a fake video. Whatever, it is still the same thing, blatantly lying in order to achieve a dubious political goal.

  • alumahead

    Isn’t this how Hitler got started?

    (a little reverse psychology for our conservative friends)

  • http://www.facebook.com/debbie.kieselryan1 Debbie Kiesel-Ryan

    He looks really creepy!!!!! I would not trust him just looking at him!!!!!

  • http://www.yahoo.de./ Frank Libbon

    I did not spend 43 years of my life with the US Army to defend the likes of James O’Keefe. There must be a legal way to take away his US citizenship and expel him from our Country. In India, a person like this would become a “non-person” deprived of any identification documents, a roof over his head, and a job. Such non-persons are totally shunned by society. Harsh treatment, but a liar, an instigator, a low-life, like O’Keefe, has earned and deserves such harsh treatment. You are Worthless. Begone

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ford-Truck/100003735221640 Ford Truck

    He looks like he could be Timothy McVeigh’s brother.

  • Fairplay4

    An act by a Democrat or a minority may be perceived by the ultra right wingers as being criminal. The same act perpetrated by one of their own may be rewarded and even be seen as patriotic.

  • niucame

    That “creep” was caught here in National City, CA., when he tried to pull his scam on a worker whose brother is also a National City police officer. After the “creep” left their office she immediately called her brother to report him and he was then busted. The Republicans have tried all sorts of tricks to hide the record of this event and his confession.

    • Reddiaperbaby

      Why hasn’t some public-spirited person taken a baseball bat to this scumbag?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7ZCSXZFKCPCCNTXWY7PKX4VPOA jg

    Republicons have simply started using the Nine Commandments. This is the tea party redacted version of the original Ten Commandments. They dropped the bit about “Thou shall not bear false witness against thy neighbor”.

    They also have an remarkable penchant for prying big government off our backs, just so they can stick it in our pants.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joan-Maurer/100000910841619 Joan Maurer

    He is doing more harm to the US than any “scam” that he has supposedly “uncovered”. Republican “bubbleboys” love him because he helps to keep them isolated from the truth.

    Some jail time for the pimp/Arab oil mogul/ former felon might be just what the doctor ordered.

  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.ross.7505468 Michael Ross

    Something I’ve often said is that, the more somebody tells you something (especially if you never asked them), the more likely they are lying.

    That said, never trust a guy who names his website “Project Veritas.” James O’Keefe can’t shut the hell up about wanting to uncover the truth because he’s a compulsive liar.

    A couple of months ago, I posted a list on my column of wanted infotainment instigators and put O’Keefe at #10 because, up until recently, he was just doing someone else’s (Andrew Brietbart’s) bidding. Don’t let me forget to correct that for next year.

  • MsInformed

    This sounds actionable in the lawsuit department.
    Swat this bug!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jim-Myers/100001512942781 Jim Myers

    Just one more darling of the TURD PARTY.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/A4FWDOYB2YY4ORNTZ2UW5CSWXQ fidel

    He need a long vacation in Federal Prison,maybe inside learn not to be a liar.

  • onedonewong

    This isn’t the 1st time that prosecutors have let Moran get a pass. 8 years ago he was arrested for beating his wife but those same Arlington Country prosecutors refused to bring him to trial.
    Looks like the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree

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