With O'Keefe's plea, when will Breitbart apologize to New Orleans law enforcement?
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The long-expected news came today that Andrew Breitbart's protégé, and fake pimp, James O'Keefe plead guilty for his role in the Keystone Kop adventure from last January when he and his right-wing friends dressed up as telephone repair men and entered the New Orleans offices of Sen. Mary Landrieu. Not a good idea.
Today, O'Keefe and pals plead guilty to entering property belonging to the United States under false pretenses.
As I said, that was never in doubt, in part because O'Keefe and company quickly admitted to the scheme. But that didn't stop Breitbart from concocting all sorts of loopy talking points and half-baked defenses for O'Keefe, who was being paid by Breitbart at the time of his New Orleans arrest. (Yes, Breitbart was paying O'Keefe a salary, but Breitbart claims he had no idea what his employee was doing at the time.)
One of the more comical claims that Breitbart made during his desperate attempts at spin control last winter was to attack New Orleans law enforcement. as well as the Dept. of Justice and even Attorney General Eric Holder, and claim there were all in a wide-ranging conspiracy to frame O'Keefe. (Because he's just that important!)
Behold the incoherence:
And yes, there was this:
Of course, the U.S. Attorney's office for the Eastern District in Louisiana denied the absurd charge.
But now that O'Keefe has admitted his guilt, isn't it time for to apologize? After all, if O'Keefe really had been framed, why would he plead guilty? His guilty plea basically demolishes Breitbart's crazy cover-up talk from last winter.
And Andrew, you really ought to stop bashing law enforcement. That's not a very conservative value!