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Andrew Breitbart Says James O'Keefe's 'CNN Caper' Plan Is 'Gross And Offensive'

Andrew Breitbart.
Andrew Breitbart.

Last week, CNN's Abbie Boudreau described a strange encounter she had with activist James O'Keefe, whom she hoped to interview for Right on the Edge: The new conservatives.

In "Our Documentary Takes A Strange Detour," Boudreau details what happened:

James O'Keefe, the so-called "pimp" in the ACORN expose videos, was participating in a detailed plan to "faux" seduce me on his boat.

James had called me about concerns he had regarding an upcoming shoot. He asked me to meet him to talk about the shoot. I agreed to fly to Maryland and then drive to his "office" for a face-to-face conversation with him.

When I showed up, there was no office, as promised. Instead, he wanted to get me on a boat, which we later learned, was staged as a "pleasure palace."

Previously, conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart has supported and encouraged O'Keefe. But not this time, apparently:

"I proudly stood behind James O’Keefe on his groundbreaking ACORN investigation," he said in a statement. "I also defended him when the media, including CNN -- during a previous regime, 'the Rick Sanchez era' --  falsely reported the Sen. Mary Landrieu story as a 'wiretapping' plot gone wrong."

In all these cases the left-leaning media exposed its obvious bias against James because of his contrarian point of view and because the targets of his investigations are protected institutions of the Democrat Media Complex.

However, in my dealings with Ms. Boudreau, she and her producer, Scott Zamost, conducted themselves professionally, and I believe James owes them a candid and public explanation.

From what I’ve read about this script, though not executed, it is patently gross and offensive. It’s not his detractors to whom he also owes this public airing. It’s to his legion of supporters.

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David Gura
Based in New York, David Gura is a correspondent on NPR's business desk. His stories are broadcast on NPR's newsmagazines, All Things Considered, Morning Edition and Weekend Edition, and he regularly guest hosts 1A, a co-production of NPR and WAMU.
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