Friday, April 02, 2010

Unedited Footage Has A Liberal Bias

Evidence obtained by Brown tells a somewhat different story, however, as reflected in three videotapes made at ACORN locations in California. One ACORN worker in San Diego called the cops. Another ACORN worker in San Bernardino caught on to the scheme and played along with it, claiming among other things that she had murdered her abusive husband. Her two former husbands are alive and well, the Attorney General's report noted. At the beginning and end of the Internet videos, O'Keefe was dressed as a 1970s Superfly pimp, but in his actual taped sessions with ACORN workers, he was dressed in a shirt and tie, presented himself as a law student, and said he planned to use the prostitution proceeds to run for Congress. He never claimed he was a pimp.
As a right-leaning commenter says in the comments, "Editing raw footage to the point of dishonesty simply to make a partisan point? Who does he think he is, Michael Moore?" So now, the right is saying O'Keefe is as bad as Michael Moore! Fox will be rethinking that nightly show offer now!

2 comments:

Publius said...

I have heard O'Keefe speak and have met him in person (there's even a photo of him and I on my blog). He SAYS OUTRIGHT that he copies Moore's style. He's proud of it, too. So, you really have no point.

Danielk said...

My point is I find Michael Moore entertaining but I certainly wouldn't take his points at face value, and apparently you agree with me that O'Keefe should be similarly regarded.