Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Debunking the Debunkers

So when these set up artists tricked some ACORN workers into talking about prostitution, the Right Wing Smear machine called it a smoking gun. When the Global Warming E-Mails were hacked, stolen, then released, it was called a smoking gun. In both cases, they claimed, definitively, that it ended the story on both issues, The Global Warming 'hoax' and the ACORN voter fraud.

Now, we find out, that the man behind the ACORN sting, is nothing more then a felonious criminal who edits peoples words in a way that would make Frank Luntz Proud. Yesterday, he was busted, breaking Federal Law:
(CNN) -- A conservative activist who made undercover videos of the liberal community-organizing group ACORN was one of four men charged Tuesday with attempting to illegally access and manipulate the phone system in a district office of U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana.
Oh, it gets better:
O'Keefe is the same activist who dressed up as a pimp last summer and visited ACORN offices to solicit advice on setting up a brothel, among other scenarios, law enforcement officials confirmed. He secretly recorded the visits on videotapes that were posted on the Internet, leading to a media firestorm.

Flanagan is the son of William Flanagan, the acting U.S. attorney for the Western District of Louisiana, his office said.
Their very bad awful day didn't end there, they were sued for the illegal videotaping since they were in a state where both parties were requiring to give permission
O'Keefe and a female associate were named in a lawsuit filed January 21 by an ACORN worker in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who accused them of illegally videotaping an interview with her last July and distributing it on the Internet.
In the Right Wing world, once you have clearly and definitively debunked the credibility of the messenger, then you can claim full vindication for their work. Or are they going to flip flop, and start quoting the 'fake but accurate' mantra LOL


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