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.