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By Howard Kurtz  | September 29, 2010; 7:34 PM ET
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una otra plucking tea-thuglican

Posted by: neec13 | September 29, 2010 9:19 PM | Report abuse

Took you long enough, Howie.

Fake pimp from ACORN videos tries to 'punk' CNN correspondent
By Scott Zamost
CNN Special Investigations Unit
September 29, 2010 9:07 a.m. EDT

Lusby, Maryland (CNN) - A conservative activist known for making
undercover videos plotted to embarrass a CNN correspondent by recording
a meeting on hidden cameras aboard a floating "palace of pleasure" and
making sexually suggestive comments, e-mails and a planning document
show.

James O'Keefe, best known for hitting the community organizing group
ACORN with an undercover video sting, hoped to get CNN Investigative
Correspondent Abbie Boudreau onto a boat filled with sexually explicit
props and then record the session, those documents show.

The plan apparently was thwarted after Boudreau was warned minutes
before it was supposed to happen.

"I never intended to become part of the story," Boudreau said. "But
things suddenly took a very strange turn."

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CNN put the story on its website at 9:07 a.m., Howie. You didn't post this video clip - without any sort of background reporting or comment on your part - until 7:34 p.m.

That's 10 hours and 27 minutes of silence and/or censorship on your part, Howie.

Were you waiting for Andy Breitbart and his pals to develop their spin on this tale, Howie? Why the delay? What took you so long?

And why did you fail to offer any reporting of your own? Any reference to O'Keefe's chicanery earlier this year with three of his pals at the office of Sen. Mary Landrieu? Any reference to O'Keefe's since debunked propaganda on ACORN?

What gives, Howie? Why the delay? Why the censorship? Who told you to stay silent? And why?

Posted by: MarkinJC | September 29, 2010 10:45 PM | Report abuse

You can not just post a video from a different agency and sign off as "by Howard Kurtz"... that's shoddy.

Show some integrity and actually discuss and weigh in on what Mr. O'Keefe has done to your profession and continues to do. Mr. O'Keefe has made a mockery out of journalism and your silence on this matter looks cowardly.

Posted by: daljspeed | September 30, 2010 10:41 AM | Report abuse

Her upcoming piece entitled "right on the edge" may imply an as usual biased piece by CNN characterizing the right as a whole as on "the edge [of sanity]" by picking out fringe or poor examples of right wing upsurge as a method to discredit the right.

She had targeed O'keefe as just such a character, and was looking for something loony to characterize him with.

Not surprisingly, O'Keefe being a foolish lightweight and absorbed with (in his case age appropriate) middle school stunts and cheap tricks, obliged and made a fool out of himself for her.

Posted by: NotOnTheEdge | September 30, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

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