The Brad Blog: Late-Night Twitter Fun With James O'Keefe!

Or, it's hard out here for a guy who never posed as a pimp...

-By Brad Freidman

March 13, 2013- I'm prepping for my KPFK/Pacifica Radio show today, when I'll be joined by Eugene Iredale, the attorney for former San Diego ACORN worker Juan Carlos Vera who won a $100,000 settlement from federal criminal and professional liar James O'Keefe last week in an invasion of privacy lawsuit (and a $50,000 settlement from O'Keefe's former partner Hannah Giles last summer). You can listen live at 6pm ET / 3pm PT right here. [Update: Here's the interview...].

The Brad Blog: Hannah Giles Paid $50,000 to Fired San Diego ACORN Worker in Settlement Last July

News of payment follows on James O'Keefe's agreement last week to pay $100,000 to same secretly-taped former ACORN employee...

-By Brad Freidman

March 12, 2013- Pretend journalist and Republican activist Hannah Giles agreed to pay $50,000 to former San Diego ACORN worker Juan Carlos Vera as a part of a legal settlement struck last summer in response to an invasion of privacy lawsuit filed against her and her former partner James O'Keefe, Vera's attorney Eugene Iredale has confirmed to The BRAD BLOG.

Last week, in a scoop by the website Wonkette, it was disclosed that O'Keefe, a federal criminal and professional liar, agreed to pay $100,000 in his own legal settlement with the same former ACORN employee, after heading up the scheme to secretly videotape him in violation of California's Invasion of Privacy Act (Cal. Penal Code § 632).

The Brad Blog: Fired ACORN Worker Wins $100,000 Settlement From Republican Con-Artist James O'Keefe

Who will sue the federal criminal next?...

UPDATE: Original false stories still posted, uncorrected, on Breitbart 'News' site...

-By Brad Freidman

March 8, 2013- Former San Diego ACORN worker, Juan Carlos Vera will receive $100,000 in a settlement from federal criminal and professional liar James O'Keefe, after being secretly video-taped in violation of California law by the Rightwing propagandist. The tape was just one in a series of similar videos, all deceptively edited as part of his 2009 ACORN "pimp" hoax series.

The story of the settlement to Vera's July 2010 civil lawsuit was originally broken by Wonkette, which published the 3-page settlement document [PDF], yesterday.

Several different official investigations, including those by the former MA Attorney General [PDF], by the Kings County, NY District Attorney, and by the CA Attorney General all determined that there were no violations of law performed by any ACORN worker seen in the several surreptitiously taped videos. The officials found the tapes were "highly" and "deceptively" edited.

Wonkette: Wonket Sexclusive: Totally Blameless Crime-Stopper James O’Keefe To Pay $100,000 To ACORN Criminal

-by Matthew Phelan and Liz Farkas

March 7, 2013- James O’Keefe—the blonde bombshell who set the conservative world of hidden-camera YouTube movies ablaze—has just agreed to a $100,000 settlement to calm down the unjustly fired (and weirdly litigious about it) ACORN employee Juan Carlos Vera. According to a copy of the deal, obtained late last night by your wonkettes and viewable after the jump, O’Keefe has also agreed to ink an 11-word non-apology apology, that sources close to reality are calling “insincere” and “suuuuuuuch bullshit.” 

The Atlantic Wire: Cops Blame James O'Keefe for Sinking Their Investigation into His Voter Fraud Sting

-By Elspeth Reeve

January 31, 2013- There's no publicity in the follow-up. Conservative activist James O'Keefe earned praise for secretly taping Virginia Rep. Jim Moran's son Patrick seemingly giving advice on how to commit voter fraud in October, but three months later law enforcement has closed their investigation because, they say, O'Keefe wouldn't cooperate.

Crooks & Liars: Sex, Lies and Wiretaps: James O'Keefe's Slimy Underworld

-By Karoli

December 3, 2012- This is not a story about free speech, but when it is published the right wing will squawk loud, long and hard about how it really is about free speech. They use free speech as a cudgel: They're always entitled to it, but the rest of us can just shut the hell up and sit down. For the right, free speech is only free when it supports their point of view.

In a nutshell, this is the story of slime merchant James O'Keefe's attempts to prevent the truth about the ugly underbelly of his smear operations from becoming known -- in part because that truth could well land him in prison -- and how his cohorts in the smear operation, especially his "legal team" in the L.A. District Attorney's office, have relentlessly attempted to keep that truth hidden.

Lies: James O'Keefe's Obsession With Frames

Wonkette: Ghost Breitbart’s ‘Happy Cult’ Degenerates Into Sad Mess Of Confusion And Backbiting

-By Doktor Zoom

October 24, 2012- As we all know from the plot of virtually every big Hollywood gangster movie ever made, when there’s a gang of loutish thugs and the head lout is removed, the remaining loutish thugs invariably turn on each other in a frenzy of loutishness and thuggery. This is apparently what is going on at rightwing internet concern following the sudden death of Andrew Breitbart on March 1 of this year, according to this juicy Buzzfeed story by McKay Coppins, which says the late lout’s “web empire” is now “plagued by an unusual degree of disorganization and rampant infighting as his disciples battle for ownership of his legacy.” Golly. No one could have seen THAT coming!

Courthouse News Service: LA Prosecutor Allegedly Defamed Woman to Shield ACORN Saboteur

-By Matt Reynolds

October 4, 2012- LOS ANGELES (CN) - A woman says in court that a Los Angeles County prosecutor defamed her on his blog to silence her claims that conservative activist James O'Keefe had wiretapped a congresswoman's office.

Nadia Naffe sued Deputy District Attorney John Patrick Frey who has purportedly known (nonparty) O'Keefe since the muckraker worked as an intern in the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office as a law school student.

She also names as defendants Frey's wife, Deputy District Attorney Christi Frey; District Attorney Steve Cooley and the county of Los Angeles.

Naffe, a reported Harvard graduate, says she too was a friend and colleague of O'Keefe's until "a frightening incident" in October 2011 when O'Keefe allegedly drugged her in an attempt to sexually assault her in a renovated New Jersey barn.

Mark Crispin Miller
Progressive Democrats of America