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  •  I consider O'Keefe to be a slanderous con-man (2+ / 0-)
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    PsychoSavannah, here4tehbeer

    ...and a serial liar in service to the Republicans.

    "Don't ride in anything with a Capissen 38 engine. They fall right out of the sky." -- Kaywinnit Lee Frye

    by Technowitch on Tue May 15, 2012 at 02:50:21 PM PDT

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    •  In service to and trained by. (0+ / 0-)

      O'Keefe is practicing what could charitably be called societal entrapment... aided and abetted by a national political party structure and the media that encourages enables them.

      I see local TV news people do it with their so-called investigative reports: taking a perfectly running car into a bunch of repair shops to see which ones properly diagnose the "problem" or bringing in a bunch of HVAC techs to assess the health of a perfectly running furnace.  Hey - no one's denying there are scam artists out there, and some of these "sting" operations -- some based on tips from scammed consumers -- do help weed out the bad apples.

      But the primary difference is that neither the news organization or the consumers are trying to shut down the entire automotive repair or HVAC repair industries... and it would be utterly ludicrous to even think of doing so.

      And yet people like O'Keefe and Lila Rose take their entrapment cosplay groups on the road and -- with some blatantly misleading editing along with the full backing of a major political party and their parasitic media -- manage to ignite major defunding legislation against groups like ACORN and Planned Parenthood.  

      And yet the banking and mortgage industries who actually did perform uncountable criminal acts are graced with billions in bailouts and cries for less regulation from the same political party and their media.

      Has anyone seen O'Keefe go undercover as a person of moderate means and try to score a $400k home loan on a $14k salary?  Of course not.  That would be anti-American.

      All Politics is Loco.

      by here4tehbeer on Tue May 15, 2012 at 09:06:00 PM PDT

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