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RAW Story: Report: O’Keefe took $100 from man claiming to be crack pipe dealer
-By Stephen C. Webster
June 22, 2011- Conservative media prankster James O'Keefe accepted $100 from a man who claimed to be a crack pipe dealer during the RightOnline conference, according to a report in the notorious Buffalo Beast.
Of course, the man wasn't really a crack pipe salesman: he's Ian Murphy, the gonzo journalist who posed as billionaire David Koch in a phone call with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.
In his latest coup, Murphy set up a fake conservative persona named Jay Mitchell Huntsman, after an alias used by the famous con-man James Hogue, then went trotting about the RightOnline conference in Minneapolis apparently out of curiosity.
His claim to fame: a fake conservative blog Murphy called Eagles, Guns & Eagle-Guns.
Then, he spotted O'Keefe. Playing off the fanboy angle, Murphy writes that he offered to buy him a meal, which O'Keefe accepted. As they walked together, Murphy told him about the Eagle-Guns blog, which O'Keefe pulled up on his phone.
"So you’re in construction?” he reportedly asked, looking at Murphy's fake profile.
"Right," he replied. "But that’s not where I get most of my money…”