Late Night: And Yet Another Conservative Martyr to Political Correctness Is Born
Who is more oppressed than James O’Keefe, the conservative Investigative Reporter who last year revealed to an astonished America the widespread scandal of how make-believe pimps can get free legal advice, easily the greatest threat our great nation has faced since Hitler? And what is his reward for his heroism? He was very extremely literally media-lynched — and there can be no more horrible kind of lynching — because he took the very logical step of committing felony fraud to prove that a US Senator doesn’t answer her phones promptly enough.
And now O’Keefe is being media-lynched again! Shocking!
His right-wing admirers don’t seem to mind that O’Keefe’s short but storied career has been defined by a series of political stunts shot through with racial resentment. Now an activist organization that monitors hate groups has produced a photo of O’Keefe at a 2006 conference on “Race and Conservatism” that featured leading white nationalists. The photo, first published Jan. 30 on the Web site of the anti-racism group One People’s Project, shows O’Keefe at the gathering, which was so controversial even the ultra-right Leadership Institute, which employed O’Keefe at the time, withdrew its backing. But O’Keefe and fellow young conservative provocateur Marcus Epstein soldiered on to give anti-Semites, professional racists and proponents of Aryanism an opportunity to share their grievances and plans to make inroads in the GOP.
It’s hard out there for a make-believe pimp, I suppose. The real question though, is how long, oh Lord, how long, will smarmy little wingnuts be accused of bigotry solely for acting like bigots? As Moses said to Pharaoh, let my douchebags go.