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    James O’Keefe arrested by FBI

    Oh this will be interesting.

    Also arrested were Joseph Basel, Stan Dai and Robert Flanagan, all 24. Flanagan is the son of William Flanagan, who is the acting U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana, the office confirmed. All four were charged with entering federal property under false pretenses with the intent of committing a felony.
    ACORN gotcha man among four arrested for attempting to tamper with Mary Landrieu's office phones | Louisiana Politics & Government - - Louisiana Politics | State Legislature News - NOLA.com
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    Re: James O’Keefe arrested by FBI

    Another scumbag willing to break the law while trying to catch someone else he "hopes" is breaking the law. No-holds barred partisan politics continues.
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    So the scumbag pretending to be a scumbag was actually a scumbag? Well....life is ironic....I guess Republicans didn't learn from Watergate.
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    Re: James O’Keefe arrested by FBI

    From the article linked in the OP:
    Robert Flanagan's attorney, J. Garrison Jordan, said he believes his client works for the Pelican Institute. Asked the motivation for the alleged wiretap plot, he said: "I think it was poor judgment. I don't think there was any intent or motive to commit a crime."


    From reading the article, it certainly sounds like they were planning/performing something shady.

    And he's right, it was poor judgment.
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    Re: James O’Keefe arrested by FBI

    So when the government taps our phones, it's legal. When we tap the government's phones, it's illegal. Is it me, or isn't there something a little ironic about the whole thing?

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    Re: James O’Keefe arrested by FBI

    Quote Originally Posted by Areopagitican View Post
    So when the government taps our phones, it's legal. When we tap the government's phones, it's illegal. Is it me, or isn't there something a little ironic about the whole thing?
    In the government's defence, it doesn't really tap "our" phones. It taps the phones of a very small percentage of people. That I have no problem with. What I do have a problem with is the government going around the laws it has set up for itself, and it has, whenever it doesn't have enough grounds to tap somebody's phone.
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    Re: James O’Keefe arrested by FBI

    Quote Originally Posted by Areopagitican View Post
    Is it me, or isn't there something a little ironic about the whole thing?
    Mr. O’Keefe was in New Orleans last Thursday, giving a talk for the Pelican Institute, a libertarian group that “conducts scholarly research and analysis of Louisiana public policy.”

    The topic of the speech was “Exposing Truth: Undercover Video, New Media and Creativity.”
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    Would this be the "creativity" part? -- Investigative journalism without journalistic ethics or personal integrity.

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    Re: James O’Keefe arrested by FBI

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Would this be the "creativity" part? -- Investigative journalism without journalistic ethics or personal integrity.

    Who didn't know the guy who dressed up like a pimp was bent?
    I'm sorry, but I don't believe true muckrackers have any sort of ethics or personal integrity. You don't break up Standard Oil by playing nice.

    In the government's defence, it doesn't really tap "our" phones. It taps the phones of a very small percentage of people. That I have no problem with. What I do have a problem with is the government going around the laws it has set up for itself, and it has, whenever it doesn't have enough grounds to tap somebody's phone.
    Yeah, I was a tad overboard there.

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    Activist filmmaker arrested in senator’s office

    Activist filmmaker arrested in senator?s office - More politics- msnbc.com

    NEW ORLEANS - A conservative filmmaker who posed as a pimp to target the liberal activist group ACORN was arrested with the son of a federal prosecutor and two other men and accused of plotting to tamper with the New Orleans offices of Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La.
    this is interesting. a son of a federal prosecutor? now we can stop pretending that this "film maker" is in any way non-biased. "poor judgement" my ass.

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    Re: Activist filmmaker arrested in senator’s office

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    Activist filmmaker arrested in senator?s office - More politics- msnbc.com



    this is interesting. a son of a federal prosecutor? now we can stop pretending that this "film maker" is in any way non-biased. "poor judgement" my ass.
    Guess ACORN isn't corrupt.
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