Reading Politico’s article about James O’Keefe’s recent troubles made me feel kinda sorry for him. Okay, not really. It made me laugh at him for being such a pathetic human being. Several people who used to work with him are calling him out and he’s threatening to sue them over it.
O’Keefe’s vision, pieced together from court filings, interviews and tax records filed by his nonprofit Project Veritas, has been hampered by bitter infighting, lack of funding and even his own fame.
And O’Keefe has begun to fight back, preparing lawsuits against two former associates-turned-critics — one who claims O’Keefe had little to do with his biggest post-ACORN exposé, focused on NPR, and another former colleague who says she backed out of a project last month because of O’Keefe’s lack of professionalism.
The mounting turmoil comes as O’Keefe’s recent efforts — including an apparently ongoing media bias exposé called “To Catch a Journalist” and an effort to highlight the hypocrisy of Occupy Wall Street protesters — have mostly fallen flat.
The journalism thing is ridiculous. Wow, he caught journalists on video taking a position on someone O’Keefe likes. How terribly controversial. Only someone absolutely clueless thinks journalists don’t or shouldn’t have opinions. I can’t imagine anything more worthless than a reporter who doesn’t care enough about the subject they’re writing about to have a position on it. Oh, and he caught a journalism professor — gasp! — cursing in an email. Clutch those pearls, James, and try to look really concerned and serious about the whole thing.
The guy thinks he’s the conservative version of Hunter S. Thompson; he’s a lot closer to being the wingnut Ashton Kutcher.