Neo-con “pimp” and ACORN-taper James O’Keefe III–one of four men arrested yesterday for allegedly attempting to wiretap Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu’s office in downtown New Orleans– posted this to his Twitter account on December 27
Uisng his cellphone camera, O’Keefe was videotaping his fellows, disguised as telephone repairmen, as they went about their Keystone Colson Cops routine in Landrieu’s office.
One of O’Keefe’s co-conspirators is Robert Flanagan, the son of acting U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana William J. Flanagan.
Now the quartet is claiming they did it for teh lulz. And/or/maybe the $ and fame? Andrew Briebart founder of the conservative news sites Breitbart.com, Big Government.com and Big Hollywood.com was paying O’Keefe for his “life rights.” Here’s what Breitbart told Hugh Hewitt yesterday about O’Keefe, the ACORN story, O’Keefe’s income stream.
AB: When the story came to us, what I wanted to do was to make sure that the ACORN story got as much widespread dissemination as humanly possible. The videos that he independently produced went on YouTube. And so Huffington Post, every single site put it out there, including my sites. What he does for the site exclusively is he tells his life rights, basically. So when he puts a story out there, it’s on the Brietbart sites, the Big sites, that he can tell people what transpired. So…
HH: Do you pay him for that?
Breitbart however denies discussing the bugging of Landrieu’s office with O’Keefe and said the last time they spoke was a month ago and that he does not know the other three men arrested.