O’Keefe Thinks He’s a ‘Threat’ to the Media

James O’Keefe, the irritating little right wing frat boy with the most punchable face this side of Sean Hannity, amusingly thinks he’s ignored by the mainstream media because he’s such a threat to them that they have to silence him and pretend he doesn’t exist.

Attempting to explain why, O’Keefe stated in a candid radio interview Sunday: “I’m a threat to the media. Because [of] my business model – a guy on YouTube breaks big stories – they hate me, and they hate Matt Drudge, and they hate anybody who operates independently and successfully, because they think that you need a journalism pedigree. They think you need a byline [in] ‘the Washington Post.’

“And if we trivialize that, if we make it that you don’t need those things, then we are threatening their very existence,” he added. “And if they did their job, there wouldn’t be a need for people like me. But they don’t do their job. Because they’re afraid, because they’re lazy, and because they’re political hacks.”

Wait, the Huggy Bear wannabe of the right thinks someone else is a political hack? That’s just funny.

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  • John Pieret

    He is a threat to the media! … some journalist might bust a gut laughing at his antics and have to go on disability!

  • scienceavenger

    they hate anybody who operates independently and successfully

    You man like Nate Silver?

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    I hear the original name for his website was The Atwater Dogwhistle.

  • Crimson Clupeidae

    Well, to be fair, he is a threat.

    Someone might, accidentally, mistake him for a real journalist.

    Then he would ruin the credibility of journalists by association.

    …or something.

  • lorn

    Nixon, for all of his inherent evil and crookedness, had the nomenclature right for people like O’Keefe, he used them to his own ends also but also called the “ratfuckers”.

  • hunter

    “O’Keefe Thinks He’s a ‘Threat’ to the Media”


  • http://www.pandasthumb.org Area Man

    Isn’t it strange how the evidence that the media fears you looks exactly like the evidence that you’re a nobody?

  • shadow

    He isn’t a ‘nobody’ — he’s a legend in his own mind. A great hero to the underdog in a universe reality forgot. To be stamping his feet in a failed attempt at relevance.

    As #5 hunter said — Who?

  • shadow

    crap — #6 hunter.

  • gerryl

    Someone once told me a story about a time her little girl spouted some “dirty words” in an attempt to shock her. The mother stayed calm and said “You think those are bad words? I know a much worse word someone can be called: Irrelevant.”

    James O’Keefe is irrelevant. That’s why the mainstream media ignores him.

  • Terrance Manion

    Well, O’Keefe is a threat to the media in the same sense that Norm Crosby and Professor Erwin Corey were threats to the English language. The only real difference is that they actually knew wtf they were talking about.

  • http://itsmyworldcanthasnotyours.blogspot.com WMDKitty — Survivor

    …oh. He’s that guy. Remind me again why he’s relevant to my interests?

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Well, considering how many times ACORN was defunded after it ceased to exist, I’d say his irrelevance is pretty effective.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=597316935 ashleybell

    Well to be fair, he IS a threat to an irresponsible media that has failed time and time again to rightfully destroy this DSMV narcissist’s pathetic career…They ‘let’ him completely destroy Acorn for example

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=597316935 ashleybell

    WMDKitty — Survivor: “oh. He’s that guy. Remind me again why he’s relevant to my interests”

    because he’s the guy the so called ‘liberal media’ has continued to allow to scuttle institutions that help the poor…

  • macallan

    There wasn’t a single news story about me, ever, so I must be an even greater threat than he is!!!!eleven!!

  • dugglebogey

    They aren’t afraid of Okeefe because of his lack of credibility and his repeated attempts at intellectual dishonesty.