Friday, January 29, 2010

The PIMP arrest in Landrieu's office....Not QUITE what you've already heard. Check this out:

Did you all see that story about the "pimp" who, together with a 'prostitute', video taped ACORN employees showing their corrupt actions in several offices, the story which got some federal funding ripped from ACORN? The "pimp", the big city newspapers like the Washington Post REPORTED HERE, had been found in Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu's office trying to tamper with her phones; it was a terrible charge with jail time associated to it and also made the ACORN stories seem not QUITE so valid since the perp was now arrested for something like breaking and entering. It also got Conservatives who'd backed him quite nervous as you can READ HERE.

I have to admit I, too, was slightly devastated, if one can be 'slightly' devastated. I believed the Post! "How could O'Keefe DO this? He should have KNOWN BETTER! All that good reporting, down the drain...DAYUM!" I was so not a happy camper.

But, not so fast, Z. And not so fast, all the rest of you. (and we should all know better by now) We're hearing now that it's not the truth at all. HERE is the story you MUST READ....that says IT ALL (super blog post, by the way, but you have to scroll down when you open that link to find the piece).

MY POINT IS THIS: I Googled WASHINGTON POST JAMES O'KEEFE and other words in various permutations and never could I find the RETRACTIONS of the Washington Post on the first Yahoo Page (I didn't even bother looking further, I figured it's a retraction, it's a later date than the damning articles, and you'd THINK it would be right there on top! But, no.) HERE is some info on what really happened, by the way, the REAL STORY.

Here is the WASHINGTON POST RETRACTION (I had to find it in 2 conservative blogs): Earlier versions of this story incorrectly reported that James O’Keefe faced charges in an alleged plot to bug the office of Sen. Mary Landrieu. The charges were related to an alleged plot to tamper with a phone system. The headline incorrectly referred to a plot to bug the phone and a caption incorrectly referred to an alleged wiretap scheme.
Wouldn't you think you'd see that right up on top of the Google page, for the sake of TRUTH and HONEST JOURNALISM? Ya, you'd THINK...
(thanks to my friend Hoosier Army Mom for the great information that the first info was wrong!)

z

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Alas, the Progressive trained MSM drops another turd and fails to clean up afterward. What we have come to expect from them! :-)

HAM

Anonymous said...

Z, I saw Breitbart on Red Eye last night. He explained the charges were bogus.

They're out to get O'Keefe. The msm will use anything to do it, too.

We can't take anything they say at face value when the accused embarrassed the Chicago machine.

Pris

Dan said...

Skepticism is always in order when it involves the press, just as much as the politicians and activist they report on. Even if I were a liberal, I think I would want conservatives in power because that would seem to be the only way that we can be assured of an active press. But then again, realizing that a letter before a name does not an honest man make in itslef disqualifies me from being a liberal.

Z said...

Pris, I WISH I'd caught Breitbart on RedEye...
yes, they HAVE to get O'Keefe; he's on to them and they are NOT going to let him survive.

But, this is NUTS...check out GOOGLE/YAHOO....maybe somebody can dig harder and find the 2 Washington Post retractions but I haven't heard if the LA Times has even written retractions yet.........
See, the Left doesn't care what's true or not, they just want Americans to hear what they want them to hear. That's enough; most people don't delve.

This is dangerous...this is UNAMERICAN as it GETS and so are our journalism 'teachers' who've let our young people go to bias first instead of TRUTH. It's sickening.

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Apparently the point was to shut down, somehow, her phone system.

That said, is there any reason to wonder why the general MSM is going down the tubes and very FEW people are paying actual MONEY to access their pay sites on the net?

Uh, no.

BZ

Sue said...

My hubby just informed me of this juicy tidbit when I got home from work this evening.

UNBELIEVABLE!!! So glad the TRUTH about this is coming to light.

Z said...

BZ, NO, not at ALL.
It was presented that way and it's not the truth.
The truth is they were going to videotape the Landrieu staff and show why they said Mary was too busy to respond to her constituents!!

Z said...

http://patterico.com/2010/01/27/law-enforcement-official-no-wiretap-attempt-by-okeefe/

BZ..check that whole thing out..interesting.

I'm not sure O'Keefe's TOTALLY innocent of ANy wrong doing but the gist of this is that the Post ran with a story and didn't have the facts..and the retractions are very hard to find. And, of course, the Post doesn't retract if they're not real sure they messed up, as no paper should, of course.

Opus #6 said...

I think O'Keefe tweeted shortly after the incident that the truth would set him free.

shiva@israel said...

mass media is not the sourse we can trust to. i always watch and read the news about the same event from different news agincies, even from different countries. and just like this i can get any opinion about whats going on in a real way. washington post belongs to few people, is not it? so its clear that they will insist on their point of view.

Chuck said...

First off, I like that the LA Times article has journalist in quotation remarks when refering to Mr O'Keefe. Isn't this a pot-kettle thing?

I suspected all along that there was more to this story. I have gotten to the point that I believe absolutely nothing that I read or hear from the fringe media. I have become convinced that the easiest way to tell if one of their "journalists" is lying is if their mouth is open (or if they typed something, in this case).

On a bit of a tangent, I saw an article in which one of the ACORN employees was suing these two for filming them. What is wrong with that sentence? Notice I did not say ex-employee. This person was not fired by ACORN.

Huge-O Chavez said...

The Left LOVES these political tactics when their activists pull these "little pranks" for the benefit of "the media," but if their tactics are used against them, all that "progressive" talk of reporter "immunity" and "source protection" goes right out the window as they scream "Sentence first, verdict later..."

Huge-O Chavez said...

Tea Party Time!

Z said...

shiva, your blog looks interesting..but the French, German, etc. links on the left side bar are pretty inflammatorily biased. Not ALL of them, but some. You take some words in headlines and twist them as you seem to want them and I'm surprised at that, particularly when you (rightfully) slam our (awfully biased) media. I'm a huge Israel supporter but you should know by now how Germany's bent over backwards to accomodate and welcome Jews and I personally had a Jewish friend who said "if there's anywhere safe for Jews to live anymore it's Germany"). They STILL don't pay taxes in Germany, etc etc., a seemingly big well kept secret around the world. There are so many holocaust memorials and new synagogues and still walking on eggshells in many ways...not that they shouldn't, but I'd give them a break if I were you.

France, I have nothing much to add to. I've lived in Munich and I lived in Paris for 4 years. There IS an odd undercurrent of Antisemitism there(Germans never mention their history and if you do they quiet you down as they hate remembering it and want it OVER)... Ostensibly, they're all over protecting synagogues, etc. in France (the one near Place Victor Hugo where I lived was under careful guard at all times, especially when High Holy days came and there'd be 10 police buses full of policemen protecting the whole neighborhood)...The thing here is that, while the French can be a little strange on this subject, it's not normally THE FRENCH who are doing really violent things to France's Jews, it's their Muslim population, especially the youth, and I believe that should be noted.

Thanks for coming by, I hope to see you again. I think your blog's interesting but wanted you to know an America's viewpoint, one who's lived there and and seen and has her own opinions first hand...

Opus, thanks for that info...I just couldn't believe he WOULD set himself up like that but, while I may be THE MOST critical blogger of our media, I fell for it!

Chuck...journalist in quotations..well, he's NOT really a JOURNALIST, but you and I know, neither is the jerk writing the story. REAL JOURNALISTS tell THE TRUTH, ALL the truth...we haven't seen that except at FOX for years.
But, of course, the media'd set FOX up before it went on the air.
I distinctly remember CNN people kind of jokingly mention the new cable channel from the Right, and off they went.
Happily, its viewers are growing and growing and I believe it's those more open minded moderates who have finally had it with Blitzer's OVERT (Listen to him carefully and see how much time Israel gets v Palestine next time there's a skirmish) Pro Palestinian stance, the ridiculous caricature-type commentary at MSNBC (I actually watch for comic relief these days, it doesn't bother me like it used to (and BOY, did it)..now I actually LAUGH at the dopes as they spin spin spin)..
FOX has a few who are RIGIDLY RIGHT , of course, but the regular NEWS is given fairly.

I had to laugh at Obama (again) the other day when he had journalists to lunch (i believe it was the day of the State of the Union...cute, eh?..not sure how much BUTTER they had to serve that day to BUTTER them up!)..but he DID invite FOX guys..: ready?
The EXTREMELY moderate if not left-leaning SHEP SMITH and CHRIS WALLACE, whose politics I'm still not sure of but BOY, is he ever FAIR. Ya, he couldn't invite a rightwing journalist from FOX, God forbid he'd have to answer tough questions!

Z said...

HUGE...thanks for the videos!
Excellent comment....but, of course, I always love to have YOU here :-)

MK said...

Leftist scum do it all the time, lie and smear on page 1, retract later on page 10.

Too bad for then, fewer and fewer are reading page one of their crap.

Ducky's here said...

Keep spinning. This guy did a crappy edit on the A.C.O.R.N. tapes also. Any half way decent editor can spot the seams and the have been debunked but they're yesterday's news.

Who cares what he was doing in Landrieu's (D - On her knees for oil execs) office, he is a hero for reminding us that anyone connected with ACORN is a pimp or prostitute.

Nice crowd you folks hang with and NEVER do you admit when you've been caught.

Ducky's here said...

... and the trial of this dipstick should be a laugh riot for the right.

Ducky's here said...

The government has now confirmed what has always been clear: No one tried to wiretap or bug Senator Landrieu's office. Nor did we try to cut or shut down her phone lines. Reports to this effect over the past 48 hours are inaccurate and false.

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Breitbart's carrying a pretty big pantoad. These tools were never able to get to the main box so there is no way to know what they were up to. That isn't the charge anyway.

Spin it, z.

Z said...

Ducky...
Um..you'll notice that I only demand of our media the TRUTH, Ducky.
If that's spin, I'm all over it.
See the 2 retractions in the Post? ya

Elmers Brother said...

Nice crowd you folks hang with and NEVER do you admit when you've been caught.

Was this part of an email you sent to Barney Frank...duhkkky?

just curious

Z said...

Hey, Elbro..excellent..
...or an email to Chris Dodd or Bill Clinton or William Jefferson or any number of them...........

Ducky's here said...

Yeah z, and as far as I can tell your idea of "the truth" never implicates one of these conservative morons.

Let's see, he heard a rumor that a U.S. Congresspersons phones were broken so he and the other stooges went to check it out. Now Senator Landrieu(D - For sale) says there was never anything wrong with her phones and wouldn't you think her office staff would know if something were out of order?

They needed these paid dipsticks from Breitbart to resolve the situation? Are you serious?

Anonymous said...

Nice crowd you folks hang with and NEVER do you admit when you've been caught.



Eat sheet Duck! Ya mean lairs like Pelosi,Rangle,Murtha or Reid? Do they ever admit to being liars,thieves and corrupt crooks? I think Pelousy's ripoff of the taxpayer with her royal Air Force, flight crews as well as her lying about the CIA...are far more criminal! Don't you ya little wimp? Watch out for the little monkey who tosses his feces!

Z said...

Ducky, what do you think Landrieu's going to say when she's being accused of ignoring her constituents, saying the phones must have been down?...nobody answered, Ducky..nobody RESPONDED to them, DUCKY.

I know Andrew Breitbart...he's no DIPSTICK (He's actually scaring the (#@$*(& out of the Democrats) and he's NOT on any payroll, trust me. And, the POINT IS about the LEFTWINGERS' indiscretions, I have no problem mentioning the dopes on the Right.

Anonymous...who're the "yous" you use twice in the first sentence?
Not sure I follow you.

Anonymous said...

"Anonymous...who're the "yous" you use twice in the first sentence?"



That's from duckey his (her,it's) self.

Anonymous said...

Rush Limbaugh got it exactly right many years ago when he referred to the cesspool that Mainstream Media as URINALISM.

The ENEMEDIA is what I've called it for at least ten years now, and it's WAY past time the ENEMEDIA received an ENEMA.

The unabashed blatancy of their profound bias is nauseating.

~ FreeThinke

Anonymous said...

And you know what?

When you're fighting COMMUNISM or ISLAMISM or ANY form of totalitarianism the ends really DO justify the means.

We HAVE to do whatever it takes -- WHATEVER it takes.

It's time to take off the gloves and put on the brass knuckles. Either that or we succumb to out-and-out TYRANNY.

"Extremism in defense of Liberty is no vice."

"Moderation in war is imbecility."


~ FreeThinke