Why would anyone have thought there was a gag order in the O'Keefe case?

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Just a quick note about how another favorite point of pushback from conservatives in the wake of James O'Keefe's arrest New Orleans has been that the nasty, liberal media erroneously reported that there was a judge-issued gag order attached to the case, which would suggest O'Keefe shouldn't be talking about his arrest.

It's all a pack of lies, claim O'Keefe and his mentor, Andrew Breitbart.

But why would anyone have (mistakenly?) thought there was a gag order surrounding the case and that O'Keefe shouldn't discuss it with anyone? Maybe because the defendants were telling people that.

In an article about O'Keefe and his infiltration pals, the AP interviewed a New Orleans friend, Johnny Angel [emphasis added]:

Angel said he asked the guys if what the newspaper was saying was true: Did they really try to mess with Landrieu's phones?

"They said they couldn't talk about it, that the judge said they couldn't discuss the case," Angel said. The fourth person arrested, Robert Flanagan, 24, of New Orleans, the son of the Shreveport-based acting U.S. attorney for Louisiana's Western District, also has been silent.

If you're getting the feeling you can't believe anything O'Keefe and Breitbart say, you are not alone.

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