Story:  James O'Keefe, Fox News and Andrew Breitbart-backed superhero and ACORN video pimp, arrested for plot to wiretap Senator Landrieu's office.



O'keefe admits to plot in Landrieu's office

FDL blogger: O'Keefe's statement is riddled with falsehoods, Mediamatters

Media Matters: Not-so-Breitbart and the story of James O'Keefe, Mediamatters


The Original AP Story

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A conservative activist who posed as a pimp to target the community-organizing group ACORN and the son of a federal prosecutor were among four people arrested and accused of trying to interfere with phones at Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu's office.

The Entertainment Value By @Karoli

Fox News is quite beside themselves over it, beseeching everyone to wait for context. Because surely there must be some reasonable explanation for O'Keefe to be in Senator Mary Landrieu's office poised with his finger on the phone video button while two 'workmen' (one of whom is the son of Acting US Attorney Bill Flanagan) paid a visit to the phone system under the pretense of 'repairing' it.

Gawker: What We Know about the Young Republican Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight

So who are the four geniuses who got arrested by the FBI yesterday for—apparently—trying to tap the phone of a sitting U.S. senator?

O'keefe Speaks!

Well, sort of. Here's what he posted on Twitter

Accomplices, Accessories, and the Implicated

The Accomplice?  Is it this Stan Dai? Sure sounds right.

STAN DAI, Lisle, Ill., attends The George Washington University majoring in Political Science. He is editor-in-chief of The GW Patriot, an alternative conservative student newspaper, a Club 100 Activist of Young America’s Foundation, and an Undergraduate Fellow on Terrorism of the Foundation for the Defense of the Democracies. He is co-founder of GW’s Students Defending Democracy, a volunteer on several political campaigns, and active in the GW College Republicans and GW Colonials for Life. He was a 2003 Honorable Mention in the U.S. Institute of Peace Essay Contest.

Andrew Breitbart says arrest not related to him or his BigGovernment site.

But he's paying alleged wiretap plotter O'Keefe "a fair salary" (cough).

The Right Wing Spin

The "They were set-up meme.' by Larisa Alexandrovna

Warning: The preposterousness of the right wing in this article could make your sides split from all the mirth.

Despite the fact that four men hatched a plot (which they admitted to) to impersonate telephone repairmen, three of whom entered a federal building while one remained in a car nearby with a "listening device," and allegedly attempted to bug the office of a US Senator, some people on the right actually think that James O'Keefe and gang were somehow entrapped.


When Fox first got the story. Hillarious.