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

By FZ - Posted on 13 March 2013

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...].

We will not be joined as well by O'Keefe himself, unfortunately, despite my invitations to him after his 'I'm the victim here!' tweets last week when news of the settlement broke. He had described media coverage of the settlement agreement as "lies and lies and more lies from journafascists" and attempted to taunt the media to "have the guts" to allow him to tell his side of the story. We took him up on that offer and invited him to appear on The BradCast today, live! Which is impossible to deceptively edit! (You're welcome, Jimmy!) But until late last night he didn't "have the guts" to even respond to my generous invitation.

After a second invite last night, however, I finally heard back from him...

"I'll appear on your show when you retract 'wiretapping' lie," he tweeted.

To which I quickly replied...

While I was was replying, O'Keefe followed up with another zinger for me! "And retract your 'didn't pose as a pimp' lie," he demanded!


Mark Crispin Miller
Progressive Democrats of America