PimpGate perpetrator James O’Keefe, now under parental supervision in New Jersey, complains that the media is blowing up his crime all out of proportion:
It has been amazing to witness the journalistic malpractice committed by many of the organizations covering this story. MSNBC falsely claimed that I violated a non-existent “gag order.” The Associated Press incorrectly reported that I “broke in” to an office which is open to the public. The Washington Post has now had to print corrections in two stories on me. And these are just a few examples of inaccurate and false reporting. The public will judge whether reporters who can’t get their facts straight have the credibility to question my integrity as a journalist.
Initial reports, based on a vaguely worded FBI statement, said O’Keefe and his fellow future felons had entered Landrieu’s office under false pretenses with listening equipment for the purpose of bugging her phones. Clarified reports now say O’Keefe and his fellow future felons entered Landrieu’s office under false pretenses with hidden video cameras for the purpose of unplugging her phones.
We don’t know about you, but the first scenario sounds a lot more cool than the second. But if O’Keefe prefers the story that he’s a fucking idiot, that’s fine by us. What the heck, it’s still a felony.