Media Retracting ACORN FOE slander

On the 26th, the Washington Post retracted its claim that the feds are charging O’Keefe with an attempt to bug Sen Landrieu’s phones.

A law enforcement official says the four men arrested for attempting to tamper with the phones in the New Orleans office of Sen. Mary Landrieu (D) were not trying to intercept or wiretap the calls.

What the four were trying to do, clumsily indeed, was to document allegations that Landrieu’s staff has been ignoring phone calls about the Democratic senator’s health care position. A number of sources have said that many of Senator Landrieu’s constituents were having trouble getting through to her office to tell her that they didn’t want her taking millions of federal dollars in exchange for her vote on the healthcare bill. When asked about this, Senator Landrieu’s explanation was that, “Our lines have been jammed for weeks.”

I decided to investigate why a representative of the people would be out of touch with her constituents for “weeks” because her phones were broken. In investigating this matter, we decided to visit Senator Landrieu’s district office – the people’s office – to ask the staff if their phones were working. On reflection, I could have used a different approach to this investigation, particularly given the sensitivities that people understandably have about security in a federal building. – James O’Keefe

The sole intent of our investigation was to determine whether or not Senator Landrieu was purposely trying to avoid constituents who were calling to register their views to her as their Senator.  We video taped the entire visit, the government has those tapes, and I’m eager for them to be released because they refute the false claims being repeated by much of the mainstream media.

Most likely, the four will plead to a lesser sentence than trespassing and receive community service or probation. Don’t hold your breath for the Government Run Media to retract phrases like Watergate and wire-tapping. Just wish they’d had the interest in the REAL ACORN story, instead of this one. Guess I can say it just like the ACORN apologists did.

Case closed.

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