Right Wing Extremist James O’Keefe Fails To Sting Washington Post With Fake Roy Moore Accuser [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports:

A woman who falsely claimed to The Washington Post that Roy Moore, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Alabama, impregnated her as a teenager appears to work with an organization that uses deceptive tactics to secretly record conversations in an effort to embarrass its targets.

In a series of interviews over two weeks, the woman shared a dramatic story about an alleged sexual relationship with Moore in 1992 that led to an abortion when she was 15. During the interviews, she repeatedly pressed Post reporters to give their opinions on the effects that her claims could have on Moore’s candidacy if she went public.

The Post did not publish an article based on her unsubstantiated account. When Post reporters confronted her with inconsistencies in her story and an Internet posting that raised doubts about her motivations, she insisted that she was not working with any organization that targets journalists.

But on Monday morning, Post reporters saw her walking into the New York offices of Project Veritas, an organization that targets the mainstream news media and left-leaning groups. The organization sets up undercover “stings” that involve using false cover stories and covert video recordings meant to expose what the group says is media bias.

Project Veritas, as many of you surely know, is the extremist outfit set up by right wing crackpot and convicted criminal James O’Keefe.

  • Mr. M

    BAHAHAHA

  • another_steve

    It’s “Insane People Day” here on JMG.

    Hopefully, tomorrow will be “Czech Twink Day.”

    • Ninja0980

      Just make it Lukas Ridgeston day.

      • another_steve

        That boy was the be-all and end-all of Czech twinkdom.

        • Ninja0980

          And as crazy as it sounds, he is even hotter today.

          • Treant

            Even more smokin’ today, actually. I don’t go for the twinks, I prefer a much more settled fellow. 🙂

            While a bit too hairless for me–I like the fuzzballs–I’d still seriously consider accidentally having sex with him.

          • Ninja0980

            Besides me, he is one of the only men that can get the hubby (bi leaning towards women most of the time) excited.
            That is how hot he is.

          • Treant

            (Insert obligatory negative comment about bi people here).

            I dated a fellow who looked something like Lukas. Fucking. Gorgeous. Skilled beyond belief in the sack. Kinky as fuck. Lousy personality and a manipulative abuser. Alas.

          • Ninja0980

            Yup.
            Beauty is only skin deep, as my ex proved.

          • MT YVR

            Darlin if there was kink… ballgags. And a well appointed back room.

            Let them out into sunlight once a month and ta da. There you go.

            What? Jesus, whaaat?! Just because I’ve planned it out and have architectural diagrams of said room means nothing.

          • Treant

            In his case, it was more, “Help me insert this electrode down my urethra. The other goes up my ass. Here’s the power box. Tie me down, ball gag me, and have fun with it.”

          • Joseph Miceli

            Sometimes I think the really drop dead gorgeous ones don’t develop such great personal skills because…they don’t HAVE to. Then I meet someone beautiful inside and out and that theory goes out the window.

          • Treant

            Statistically, I think I tend to agree with you, though. The very beautiful tend, on average, to have less well-developed personality skills.

            Just on average.

            And in this guy’s case, “kinky as fuck” came into play, too. You literally couldn’t do much to him that he didn’t enjoy and get off on.

          • Treant

            On second thought, that also begs the question of what you look like. Photos required.

          • another_steve

            What is “accidental gay male sex”?

            Ooh, so sorry. I slipped on some ice and my dick ended up in your mouth.

          • Treant

            You got it. Or I slipped and accidentally stuck my dick up his waiting ass.

          • another_steve

            Look, it’s theoretically possible. Don’t dismiss it.

            About as statistically possible as this:

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fc92b0a10394e9373a69e2fe61adbe96d9d1bb1517a0e4e1529d1c09a77045a7.jpg

          • jerry

            I dropped the soap in the locker room shower, and the other teammates, with soap in their eyes, accidentally bumped into my ass, repeatedly.

          • MT YVR

            Hon. I accidentally fisted a man once.

            True story. WAS NOT EXPECTED.

            You’d be surprised.

          • another_steve

            The complete story AND pics would be desirable here, MT YVR.

          • MT YVR

            Picture it. Bathhouse. Playing with a young man who is really rather enthusiastic. How much so I did not realize until a foreplay-ish activity, between one second and the next, became a foreARM activity.

            I blinked.

            He made noises.

            I realized said gentleman was on enough relaxants to technically qualify as his own soporific. I remember thinking “but… it doesn’t WORK like that…”

            I may or may not have cracked a joke about being able to drink and him still sing the alphabet. Did NOT go over well. If I had made the joke.

            That is.

            (halo)

          • another_steve

            LMAO

            Ohmigod you have good stories to tell, MT YVR. 😉

          • greenmanTN
          • another_steve

            ^^ LMAO

            Leave it to you, greenman, to have posted what is perhaps the most “incorrect” JMG comment of the day. 😉

          • another_steve
        • Joseph Miceli

          Pavel Novotny. THAT’s the best thing to ever come out of the Czech Republic.

          • another_steve
          • Joseph Miceli

            I remember reading that he was a good straight boy from a very small village that had never even considered gay sex . Are you sure took to it like a duck to water didn’t he ?

          • another_steve

            Lol. Yes. 😉

            Actually, when you read up on some of the big names in gay male porn, it’s pretty amazing how many of them have wives or girlfriends and don’t identify as gay.

            Some of them may in fact be bi, but some of them may genuinely be straight but able to “perform” for the camera.

    • Tomcat

      For me it is my liquids only day before my colonoscopy on Wednesday.
      Not looking forward to something going that far in.

      • Treant

        I just had one of those, it was a snap. I woke up, felt fine, and got driven home to absolutely no side effects.

        I also spent ages worrying about it, to no avail.

        • Tomcat

          Yeah, I am hoping nothing serious found.

          • Treant

            Quite frankly? I had enough polyps that they thought I was trying to grow the Great Barrier Reef up there.

            But nothing cancerous, which is why they test us at 50. Or, in my case, 48.

          • Todd20036

            I have one scheduled for the end of this month.

            Pushing 50, etc. It’s better to get bad news when you can do something about it, than to live in blissful ignorance until you get a mortal diagnosis.

          • Treant

            ^^ This.

            They test us this early so they can find problems before they become major issues, too! My polyps, which might have become cancerous, are now all gone and cannot possibly kill me.

            I’ll check back in 3 years (since I had a lot of them) for my next colonoscopy. After that, probably 5 to 10.

          • another_steve

            I think the current recommendation is one colonoscopy for people over a certain age (50?) every 10 years – ASSUMING no history of polyps or a family history of colorectal cancer.

            (People reading here who are interested: please google. I have a poor memory.)

            I have both (a history of polyps and a family history), so I have the procedure done more often than once every 10 years.

          • Treant

            3 years for me. I have polyps.

          • John30013

            You are correct. I just had mine a couple months ago, and since my maternal grandmother died from colon cancer I asked about the recommended frequency. But only 1st degree relatives (parents & siblings) count as your “family history”.

          • MT YVR

            Had a weird chest thing. After the husband’s heart attack last Dec, with me being 45 and a family history of this shit… just did my stress test today.

            I’m fucking PATCHY now. They shaved. But only spots. On my chest.

            But the main reason I did it is because of this. It’s probably nothing, but I’d rather know than guess.

          • another_steve

            You did right, babe. You don’t want to take chances when it comes to heart shit.

            I’m fem but I have a hairy chest. Kind of a mutant, I am.

            When she pulls the electrodes or whatever they are off my chest, the technician (very gay-friendly) always says to me, “This may hurt for a second, honey.”

          • MT YVR

            Some of the hair was shaved. Some was taken off with what I assume is supposed to be adhesive tape thingie… but was more like sandpaper.

            OW.

            Then she ripped them off at the end. Which felt better. Until air hit.

            Now… now I’m all ruined. And patchy. And sore. 😛

            AND THEY MADE ME EXERCISE.

          • clay

            I’m kind of proud of breaking three of a hairy guy’s ribs when he tried to rape me. I’m even happier that the hospital did NOT shave him before taping him up. Even after soaking the bandages in alcohol, I bet the adhesive still took a whole lot out of him.

          • Dale Snyder

            Pushing 50 and you’re scheduled. Good for you.

            Now it’s at age 40 for recommendation.

            I finally went in at age 52 and it saved my life.

          • Joe in PA

            Us too!

          • Dale Snyder

            If you’re not passing blood you have nothing about which to worry. I was passing blood for two years before I had the courage to finally get a primary doctor to get a referral. He found two polyps and one of them was cancerous and both were removed during the procedure.

            You’ll be fine!

        • Craig Howell

          But isn’t the worst part of it the prep, and the awful gook you’re supposed to drink a gallon of somehow?

          • Tomcat

            Yes, the way they talked it will be nasty tasting. Hope I don’t puke it back up.

          • Treant

            Word of advice? Hold your nose and chug it. It’s not awful, but you certainly don’t want to linger over it. Then water, which you need to drink anyway. And you’re allowed to brush your teeth as often as you want.

          • BearEyes

            Be prepared for a long duration on the potty. Vodka will also be your friend

          • Dale Snyder

            It tastes like you just ate a starchy dinner, puked it up, mixed it with 100,000 grams of salt, added a gallon of water and then proceed to drink it. I hope your prep is different. I was absolutely miserable, but I think I was more miserable because I couldn’t eat.

            Once you get to the clinic – it’s nothing. You wake up and it’s over.

          • Treant

            Not any more! It was two pints, easy to swallow, didn’t taste great but wasn’t revolting.

            Then just water. Other than that, grab a book and go to the bathroom. You’ll be there a while, but you’ll also have tons of free time to do as you wish.

          • Todd20036

            Now the prep is a series of pills you take, along with a LOT of water.

            And you still get to poop out enough crap to keep Fox News interested in you for a month

          • Tomcat

            Mine is not pills, it is two 6 once bottles of liquid and I have to do it twice tomorrow plus drink 4 glasses of water with them.

          • Todd20036

            Probably what I’ll have then. It’ll probably taste terrible, too. Also, you can’t eat.

          • Treant

            ^^ The same I had.

            Like I said, chug the stuff. It’s not great, it’s not awful. Brush your teeth, then drink the water.

          • Joe in PA

            Keyword: chug. Don’t taste, chug.

          • Treant

            Eh, it’s bad, but it’s not that bad. You don’t want any more than a passing acquaintance with it, but it won’t make you toss your Post Toasties.

          • Dale Snyder

            Speak for yourself, my friend. That liquid prep was AWFUL.

          • Silver Badger

            I had the same thing. Be sure to put a rubber sheet on your bed until the prep process is over. It takes the liquid FOR EVER to work completely. One squirt at a time.

          • another_steve

            Different gastroenterologists prescribe different preps.

            Basically, they prescribe the one they feel cleans out patients the best.

          • John30013

            That’s what I took. It’s called Prepopik, and it’s much better than that awful Moviprep.

            My mom’s GI lets her do the “lots of laxatives” prep. I think different GIs prefer different preps.

          • another_steve

            The “awfulness” of the prep drink is largely urban legend. It’s not that bad.

            My mama’s iced tea was worse.

          • I disagree as that prep drink was just disgusting. By the time I was halfway through the jug I thought each swallow was going to come back up on me. Ugh.

          • another_steve

            They have flavored varieties these days. Cherry, strawberry, whatever. They’re not something you’d serve company, but they’re not that awful.

            You swallow it and think of doves and babies and apple pie.

          • Jonathan Smith

            Mixed in the drink?

          • another_steve

            Lol.

            Well, if that’s your kink…

          • clay

            cold, and with a straw help, too.

          • BearEyes

            It’s called sludge for a reason. Vodka helps since that’s also clear

          • another_steve

            Lol. Leave it to a queer blog for there to be an extended discussion of colonoscopies in the comment threads. 😉

            When I have one, I also have an upper endoscopy performed at the same time. I only have to be “put to sleep” once that way, thereby decreasing the possibility that I’l die from the anesthesia.

            All my openings are probed in one session.

            What fun.

          • ClevelandJim

            Bah, just a typical night at the baths.

          • another_steve

            Lol. 😉

            Are there still “baths,” Jim? I honestly don’t know.

            I thought they all closed as a result of the HIV/AIDS crisis, but I may be wrong.

          • ClevelandJim

            Ha, I honestly don’t know either! I think they use the term “spa” now, but it’s basically the same thing. According to Flex Spa’s site they are a “private men’s membership-based facility,” and a 1-day “membership” is $10 😉

          • Dale Snyder

            And the funny thing is the probe is what one doesn’t feel!

          • AmeriCanadian

            Truly? One can drink vodka during the prep? Woo hoo!

          • BearEyes

            when I had my colonoscopy years back, that’s what the nurse said to me. Vodka is clear – so no spirits with any colour in them.

          • kareemachan

            According to my kid, YES. And she was in the hospital, so couldn’t do the vodka routine. Even if she had wanted to.

          • KevInPDX

            I get a scope-aroo every 5 years. (4th one in March). 13 doses of laxative over 12 hours as prep prior to the procedure. I think it’s the beltline scuff feeling at the ascending and descending curves that’s the worse. My suggestion is to take the day off after the procedure too and rest and always do the prep on a work day on sick leave don’t ruin your Sunday for a Monday appointment. Eat lightly the day going into the prep and put Vaseline on your butt before the first download and after every time. It’ll be easier on ya.

          • ClevelandJim

            Someone on here suggested using baby wipes, instead of TP, during the “evacuation” process, when Joe posted a thread asking what to expect when he was having a colonoscopy. That was the BEST piece of advice EVER when I went thru it a couple years ago. Literally saved my ass.

          • KevInPDX

            Baby wipes would be a perfect fit for the aggressive downloading issue that the prep is. I’d still compliment it w/Vaseline personally. I have a very close relationship with my Bee Hind.
            A colonoscopy is no big deal. GET F’in SCREENED! If my dad had been screened/scoped at age 50 (1968) he would have escaped the horrible death from rectal cancer he suffered in his early 60’s. They didn’t recommend screening until the 1990s. He wasted away over 4 years and lived to weigh approx 60 pounds before he finally gave up June 3,1983. 7 days after his only grandchild was born.

          • John30013

            I had this new stuff called prepopik. Two 8-oz glasses of orange flavored liquid. No thick goopy stuff. Easy peasy.

            Ask for it by name!

        • Stephen Elliot Phillips

          Me too and no wonder michael jackson loved the shit they gave me to knock me out. It was the best damn nap i ever had.
          And my mangina was absolutely perfect. And i even got pics of it a la katie couric

          • another_steve

            Usually, the drug they give me intravenously on the procedure table totally knocks me out. I’m asleep during the entire procedure. On one or two occasions though, I was semi-awake – in a sort of dream state – while the procedure was in progress. Zero discomfort – physical or mental – of course.

            I remember looking at the computer screen while the doctor was probing my colon and thinking how it reminded me of the Lincoln Tunnel leading into New York City.

          • AmeriCanadian

            That’s a really good analogy! The Lincoln Tunnel is a big colon, forever constipated and always in desperate need of an enema!

          • another_steve

            Lol.

            You’ve obviously experienced the tunnel. 😉

          • Menergy

            I thought looking at the monitor during my first colonoscopy was like seeing the old sci Fi movie, “Fantastic Voyage” where the cast was shrunk to microscopic sized humans and their submarine too, to pass through the human body’s arteries/veins and organs…hence Fantastic Voyage title. The colon was sort of illuminated with a light at the end of the scope/probe, clearly showing the walls of the colon and the snip/scalpel,as it maneuvered about checking for anomalies and polyps etc. Fascinating! Then I dozed back into twilight sleep until I was awakened in the recovery room . I think I’ve had 3 so far over 20 years, back on 5 year schedule now. No more polyps nor diverticulae so far.

          • another_steve

            Lol.

            Love the “Fantastic Voyage” analogy. 😉

          • Treant

            I have images, too, including of all the polyps! And yes, whatever they use is primo stuff. Nap off, wake up, feel great. I hadn’t slept at all the night before. That 40-minute nap was enough to run me most of that day.

      • Ben in Oakland

        Just before you go under, be sure to ask the doctor, “Do you love me?”

        • Tomcat

          Going to ask him if he will take me to dinner after.

        • djcoastermark

          At least a kiss.

        • Lumpy Gaga

          “When you speak of this – and you will – be kind.”

          • ClevelandJim

            lmfao!

      • another_steve

        Colonoscopies are the bane of growing older.

        As with dark chocolate and caffeine, I’m awaiting the day when they declare colorectal polyps to be good things.

        • Todd20036

          Caffeine was never that bad unless you drank 5 cups of coffee and a 6 pack of diet soda a day.

          Dark chocolate still contains fat and calories, so don’t go crazy with that

      • Ninja0980

        The alternative is worse though.
        My aunt didn’t want to do it and ended up dying of colon cancer.

        • Silver Badger

          The prep is gross. The procedure not too bad. It gets worse. I had a bladder scan a few years ago where they had to run a coax cable up through my penis. I’ll do the colonoscopy any time.

          • Dazzer

            I’ve had a colonoscopy and one of those cameras up the penis.

            I’ll take the colonoscopy any day of the week. It wasn’t as bad as everyone told me it would be and the consultant who was doing it was hysterically funny.

            I had it done with minimal pain killers, breathing exercises and fortitude – but I ended up getting a lot of laughs from the situation.

          • ClevelandJim

            I was expecting a little “twilight” and being able to watch the cam on a monitor during the colonoscopy, but whatever they put in my IV kncked me OUT. The recovery room nurse was a riot–after waking, she wouldn’t let us get dressed and leave until she heard us fart (I guess to make sure everything was working back there).

          • Dazzer

            I got to watch the whole thing on a screen. It mostly reminded me of going on a grotto river ride when I was kid.

            The effect of the wonder of the human body was slightly ruined/enhanced by my consultant telling me about what happened at an impromptu dinner he had with Gwynneth Paltrow. (He wasn’t overly impressed – but he was incredibly funny.)

            Because I was already in hospital getting over a recent heart attack, I was already pretty evacuated and didn’t have to go through all the procedures that a lot of other guys here went through.

          • Menergy

            Had that too to check on bladder urine retention…later had urethral laser surgery to rotorooter through the prostate gland and free up my urine flow ( don’t want it to back up into the kidneys and maybe cause kidney infections or failure! I didn’t find the scan cable up the penis at all bad, thanks to lidocaine administered ahead of it. But still…

          • John30013

            Ah yes, the wonderful cystoscope. I’ve had that “pleasure” 3 or 4 times, due to a bladder polyp that was causing blood in my urine. The clamp is lots of fun too.

        • Lumpy Gaga

          I wish I was more grown up. I waved one off in 2015 bc I was just worn out from appointments and testing and whatnot. I don’t think that guy’s “my doctor” anymore.

      • Joe in PA

        I’ve had two. Piece-o-cake. The second time I learned to gulp that liquid as fast as I could. And get it cold.

        Oh, and if you feel anything during the procedure, tell them: MORE DRUGS!

      • kareemachan

        My kid almost had a colonectomy, as her IBS made it too risky to do the procedure and they weren’t sure what they were dealing with. Bless your stars that you are able to have it done.

        Honestly.

      • Silver Badger

        It’s not too bad. You are unconscious during the procedure. (And loopy for several hours afterward.)

        • clay

          Well, technically, not unconscious, just real loopy and you won’t remember. As a gay, however, there’s no need for shame about any noises escaping the room.

      • Dale Snyder

        The procedure is nothing – the prep is a nightmare. No food, and you have to drink the nastiest tasting shit.

    • Ian

      At my house every day is Czech Twink Day, at least twice for at least a good 30 minutes.

    • Lazycrockett
    • Joseph Miceli
      • Menergy

        Ah you HAVE met my stonemason then…he redid my patio paving for front and back patios, plus other “work”…..

        • Joseph Miceli

          Pictures or didn’t happen !!

      • another_steve

        I would be quite content spending the rest of my life worshiping the vein running down his right arm.

  • Gustav2

    LOL good for WaPo.

    • Todd20036

      There’s a reason I subscribe to them. They are quite the beacon of journalism.

      They don’t have puff pieces like the NYTimes, and they won’t publish lies as facts.

    • Adam

      It’s pretty entertaining, but I’m just hoping nothing comes later, because they could have easily manipulated some previous recording as they always do.

      • kareemachan

        Notice that they’ve always been caught, tho….

        If by “they” you mean PV.

        • prixator

          To a large segment of the population, that doesn’t matter.

          How many still believe that Planned Parenthood sells baby parts (or that the main service they provide is abortion)?

          So, so many still believe things that have been disproven and discredited numerous times that it’s nothing short of incredible (to me).

  • Cuberly Deux
    • Todd20036

      It was frightening how homoerotic that movie was

      • Robincho

        If by frightening you mean boner-inducing, then yes…

      • MT YVR
        • Joe in PA

          Ain’t that the truth? A neighbor has a “guy gathering” to watch those ridiculously awful “ultimate fight” things on PPV…being the token gays we were invited. It was the GAYEST thing I’ve ever seen. Almost naked, sweaty guys rolling around on the mat. But then it turns bloody. It was awful.

          • MT YVR

            My attention is always on the men who end up doing the ultimate stuff and get…. excited.

            I’m shallow. We KNOW this. Sheesh.

          • Luddite

            I always want to have the MMA rules state that the loser must be the bottom bitch of the winner Top.That might spice up the Pay For View.

          • Dazzer

            There is actually a gay porn site that works on exactly that premise. I can’t remember its name, but it exists.

          • Luddite

            I agree. I watch these MMA matches and I keep thinking they should be fucking, not fighting.

          • e’ville_globeguy

            It’s called “wrestling for top”.

          • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

            That’s the straight guy’s ‘no homo’ moment to cleanse him from any fears about his enjoyment of the earlier grappling and sweaty clinches.

          • clay

            General rule (until they instituted uniform apparel): guy with the shortest shorts would win.

  • Bambino

    This guy for sure have some closet full of skeletons. I hope WaPo go after him and dig them out.

  • Ben in Oakland

    So she claimed a sexual relationship and an abortion that just weren’t true. Do you think moore-us-less will sue her for libel and slander?

    That would be too, too funny.

  • KnownDonorDad

    This is the guy whose fans call legitimate news outlets “fake news.”

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9f535f3daa5031bc12cf05afb449a39ff40b70869d63e7c40a60d5b2cde71ea6.jpg

  • Ninja0980

    The fact there are people responding to his tweet who think he won that exchange shows you how Trump won.
    Lots and lots of stupid people.

    • Publius

      Immoral is moral.
      Insecurity is confidence.
      War is peace.
      Losing is winning.

      This is Trump’s America.

      • David Walker

        Post-truth. Alternative facts. Constant lies. Spreading hate and trying to dehumanize fellow citizens. Yeah. That’s a great legacy.

        • Lumpy Gaga

          And then her Holiday Hallway to top it off!

      • DesertSun59

        And that is why living here in California is like living in an entirely different nation.

    • Opinion Sousaphones

      Maybe people are responding… maybe it’s bots… or some mixture of bots and deplorables. It is hard to know anymore.

    • FAEN

      Willfully ignorant and stupid people.

    • SFBruce

      Little Donnie’s most notable, and at the same time most despicable, achievement has been to make willful ignorance cool.

  • Frank Conway

    FAKE NEWS!

  • JoeMyGod

    That “panicked reporters” tweet is from the homocon site Gateway Pundit, which has been busted spreading fake news many, many, many times.

    • Kruhn

      Joe, you’re so on top of things that I was going to Tweet you the link to the story, but you’ve already posted it. That’s why I love your site.

      • Strepsi

        You had me at “Joe you’re so on top”

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      And don’t forget, Gateway Pundit is still the stupidest man on the internet.

    • Lawerence Collins

      Alabama refused to post this. It needs to be shared as muck as possible https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/552316110a776f9d704e3c57058792f547e5ea50baded820b57ca22a838d6e6d.jpg

    • Guess

      in the WaPo article:

      “That same day [as the fraud tipster’s e-mail], Gateway Pundit, a conservative site, spread a false story from a Twitter account, @umpire43, that said, “A family friend in Alabama just told my wife that a WAPO reporter named Beth offer her 1000$ to accuse Roy Moore.” The Twitter account, which has a history of spreading misinformation, has since been deleted.”

  • FAEN

    This guy bugged Mary Landreu’s office and spent no time in jail. How the fuck does that happen?

    • kareemachan

      His father is/was a judge.

      • FAEN

        Ah I see.

        • prixator

          Also, IOKIYAR.

  • bkmn
  • Cuberly Deux

    Gee, it’s almost as if reporters, good ones, take their work mighty seriously.

  • DisqusD37

    May O’Keefe soon have a run in with some unsavory business associates who introduce him to some pavement from 20 stories up.

  • The Alt-Right Propaganda Machine is Winning Because Americans Insist on Being Stupid: A Timeline of The Al Franken “Scandal”

    Al Franken is not the first sacrificial lamb — and definitely won’t be the last — as Americans refuse to acknowledge or take action against the fine-tuned Propaganda Machine that is omni-present on our social media platforms.

    America has its very own Joseph Goebbels, yet we seem to be either too ignorant to history, or too ignorant to technology, to acknowledge and deal with the massive propaganda machine that’s been assembled over the last 2 years here in America. Al Franken is just the latest casualty, and there will be more.
    https://medium.com/@Erinlank/the-alt-right-propaganda-machine-is-winning-because-americans-insist-on-being-stupid-a-timeline-of-e3bad99a51be

    https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/800/1*Yq–5MA13X4eHA0BwxIYdA.png

    It’s disturbing to see Americans still falling for the same dirty tricks we fell for the entire 2016 election season. We have the benefit of hindsight now and a cavalry of expert citizens educating us about propaganda and how to counteract it. Yet time and again, we are let down. Our media fails us. In their desperation for clicks they hop on any bandwagon that appears lucrative. And our people fail each other. They suspend critical thinking skills to line up on “sides” that don’t even truly exist.

    So let’s use this past week’s Al Franken “scandal” as an illustration of the latest pizzagate-style propaganda hit job against our common senses. These manufactured “news stories” always follow the same distribution and amplification process, with few (but detectable) variables.
    We start on Wednesday, November 15th at 10 PM — a full 9 hours before Leeann Tweeden shares her “#metoo” story with the world.
    When Roger Stone tweets, the troops assemble
    For an alt-right super-villain at the center of the “Russia-gate” conspiracy, American’s seem to be surprisingly unconcerned with the contemporaneous activities of Roger Stone. Suffice to say, he’s currently under federal investigation for his role in coordinating the DNC hacks with Guccifer 2.0, a “Russian hacker” who has since been identified by American Intelligence as an agent of the Russian FSB (aka KGB). But what he’s doing present tense to weaponize information as part of America’s flourishing Alt-Right Propaganda Machine appears to fly largely under the radar.

    Roger Stone, who was banned from Twitter several weeks ago for his repeated policy violations for hate speech and terroristic threats, teased the “Al Franken” news in typical Roger Stone fashion — via 2 proxy accounts at 10:12 PM and 10:21 PM respectively the night before Leeann Tweeden published her account.

    It’s important to remember here that Roger Stone is not a journalist or in the (official) employ of any media organization. He is a lifelong political operative who’s gained a cult following of “pepes” and “deplorables” through his connection with the Trump campaign and their network of alt-right media outlets who thinly-coordinate these propaganda campaigns.
    When Roger Stone tweets — the troops assemble. If Stone is a Propaganda Minister, then alt-right activists like Michael Cernovich and Jack Posobiec are his devoted gruntmen. They stand ready with a “digital army” in spades, and it doesn’t take much to signal the orders. Over 2 years, these players have fine-tuned their coordination in brazen fashion. That’s part of the way their disinformation has been successful. When it’s done out in the open, it somehow becomes harder to believe.

    So, by late Wednesday evening, the Twittersphere is abuzz with the impending Al Franken takedown courtesy of Roger Stone. Behind the scenes, it’s logical to assume that preparations are being made to ensure the story’s amplification and success (more on that later).

    https://medium.com/@Erinlank/the-alt-right-propaganda-machine-is-winning-because-americans-insist-on-being-stupid-a-timeline-of-e3bad99a51be

  • justme

    May Larry Flynt “bag” this sorry Conservative in one oof his own traps..

  • JT

    Right Wing Extremist James O’Keefe

    Isn’t this guy in prison yet, bending over for Bubba?

  • teeveedub

    Every time I see James O’Keefe, I can’t help but think he was deprived of oxygen in utero. If that’s true, I should probably have some empathy for him. But any empathy I might have is offset by the fact that he’s such a colossal asshole.

  • Gustav2
  • olandp

    Anyone who comes into contact with James O’Keefe needs a Silkwood shower stat!

    Some twinks really do not age well.

  • All I can say is, it figures.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    It’s hard out here for a racist caricature of a pimp.

    http://images.gawker.com/17iup7lw57fy2jpg/original.jpg

    • kareemachan

      Where’s his furry handcuffs?

    • Macbill

      Look at his ears! I wonder if he adheres them to his head so they don’t poke out more, like Michael Landon did in the beginning of Bonanza?

  • Ninja0980

    And this is why (luckily the Post did) we have to be careful when accusers against anyone come forward.
    I know that isn’t the most popular thing to say and heaven only knows how many victims are still afraid to come forward even now for fear they won’t be believed but the notion people won’t lie about this crime is simply not true.
    And all it takes is for one outlet to get it wrong for the me too movement to be dead in the water.

    • Hence why I reserved judgment about Franken—because he had no history of accusations of impropriety, unlike O’Reilly, Ailes, Spacey and Weinstein…and Trump.

      And I honestly would’ve dismissed the allegations against Moore if not for the fact WaPo went out of their way to corroborate the whole thing with dozens of witnesses speaking on the record, plus their finding actual evidence Moore had spent his 30s preying on young teen girls.

      But this is how the wingnuts operate: They figure everyone else is as sloppy and propaganda-peddling as they themselves are. And so they further conclude it’s easy to shop phony stories.

      • Lazycrockett

        Yeah with Franken working at SNL in the 70s and 80s he would have a whole slew of women coming forward.

        • The_Wretched

          HuPo has the number upto 4 but 2 of them haven’t come forward with who they are. Evenso (and not to minimize the impact of assgrabbing), Frankin seems to be at the random hands in the wrong place on adult women who he’s likely to only meet once. There isn’t the same type of abuse of authority or underage or severity of a Moore. Still wrong but not time-to-resign wrong.

          • J Ascher

            More importantly, unlike the accused Republicans, he’s owned up to his misconduct, however unintentional it was.

        • Ninja0980

          The main accuser took part in the hit job on Shirley Sherrod, which should be a major red flag.

        • Lumpy Gaga

          He did have a whole slew of women from SNL and other professional endeavours come forward – in a letter of support.

      • Ninja0980

        Indeed.
        I just fear certain people like Yashar Ali or others (who ARE fighting the good fight) are going to allow the belief that people will never lie about this to end up in them running a false story.
        The Rolling Stone UVA rape case comes to mind.

      • Steverino

        Wingnuts characteristically lack critical thinking skills and embrace fallacies. For them, the exception is the rule, the rule is the exception, and the least common denominator makes everything equivalent.

    • trog

      Totally agree. The whole “we have to believe the victim” idea, even when talking about rape, is problematic. I’d say we have to take the victims seriously and move forward without prejudice for or against them.

      • The_Wretched

        My wife uses the phrase “rebuttable presumption” that the victim is right. We can and should still ask for a claim to be made with particularity before taking an action on the accusation.

        • Talisman

          Love that phrase.

  • The_Wretched

    Good on WaPo!

  • Lazycrockett
    • canoebum

      Nick Swardson was so funny in that series.

  • Lazycrockett
  • Lazycrockett
    • Lumpy Gaga

      ^^
      Double upvotes all around, including you, Lazy.

    • billbear1961

      :O

    • boobert

      This makes ivanka’s centerpiece look downright festive. Is this putting the christ back in christmas? Did she design this herself? It deserves it’s own thread. I can only think of the hallway to see the wizard of oz.

    • Cuberly Deux
    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Melania: “Bring forth the baby Jesus, the Gods demand a sacrifice!”

    • DoctorDJ
      • Stogiebear

        My mother had the swim cap that went with that — in the 1960s. I bet if I look around long enough it’s in a drawer somewhere around here.

        • Skeptical_Inquirer

          I heard it cost a lot of money. The fashion people are both mocking her and ripping her off.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      I’m wondering when Sadako is going to crawl out of Trump’s TV and wander around the halls, scaring people to death.

  • billbear1961

    When is the right’s propaganda machine going to become MAJOR news in this country?!

    Why do both the serious news media and the Democrats (and the TINY number of honest politicians on the right) consistently REFUSE to EXPOSE this as perhaps THE major scandal of the past QUARTER CENTURY?!

    It is responsible for brainwashing nearly HALF the population, and for bringing this tottering democracy to the brink of DISASTER!! It is the MAJOR reason there is a proven and relentless pathological LIAR occupying the OVAL OFFICE!!

    How can this not matter?! How is it that it is not a MAJOR story that the very concept of objective TRUTH is under siege in this benighted country?!

    • Lumpy Gaga

      The man was caught trying to wiretap a US Senator’s office in Louisiana.

      Nothing happened to him.

      He’s the Newtown of petty political crimes.

      • billbear1961

        And it’s not news that nothing happened to him, that there are many on the right who seem ALREADY to be ABOVE the law!

        I don’t understand this country, anymore–its goddamned REFUSAL to DEFEND itself!!

    • canoebum

      Money. Lying can be very profitable.

  • Ninja0980
    • Tomcat

      From what I heard they ruined ACORN but Acorn did not do what they were accused of by them.

      • Cuberly Deux

        ACORN was blameless, but the breitbart effect won out.

      • Ninja0980

        They didn’t but an edited tape made everyone think they did and that was that.

  • The_Wretched

    In keeping with Republican counter-reality naming, Project Veritas (truth) is actually full on Fraud.

    • Cuberly Deux

      Fascists prone to ironically name themselves and their orgs.

      Any org with the word “family” bwahahahahahahaha….yeah, right.

  • Boreal
  • Lazycrockett
    • Lazycrockett

      They sound like a bunch of ungrateful foreigners. Prepare for a mean tweet.

      • Joe in PA

        I’d say they weren’t harsh enough. They let the fucker off easy. 🙁

        • Cuberly Deux

          Honoring the Navajo veterans was what mattered, I agree.

    • BobSF_94117

      A bit too even-handed if you ask me. Sen. Warren didn’t start any of this.

  • BeaverTales

    These religious conservatives are very desperate, crazy people. Grifters. Not one of them has a clue how to make an honest living.

    • Ben in Oakland

      Well, strictly speaking, They have a clue, but the words honest and work always stop them.

    • canoebum

      O’Keefe is no religious conservative. He’s a bomb-thrower. He only wants to wreck things he doesn’t like. One day, we hope in the not too distant future, he’ll take one step too far and end up behind bars for fraud.

      • StudioTodd

        He is a politically- and socially-conservative bomb-thrower, however. He’s not trying to “wreck” any right-wing causes.

  • Dale Snyder

    When are these assholes going to realize that actual JOURNALISTS do not go public until an account is VERIFIED?

    • AmeriCanadian

      When they learn what it means to be a journalist, which is not expected to ever happen.

      • Dale Snyder

        THANK YOU!

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
  • Reality.Bites

    OT: $100 million for gay purge victims as PM apologizes for LGBTQ discrimination

    OTTAWA — The Trudeau government has earmarked more than $100 million to compensate members of the military and other federal agencies whose careers were sidelined or ended due to their sexual orientation, The Canadian Press has learned.

    The money will be paid out as part of a class-action lawsuit settlement to employees who were investigated, sanctioned and sometimes fired as part of the so-called gay purge.

    An agreement in principle in the court action emerged Friday, just days before the government delivers a sweeping apology for discrimination over several decades against members of the LGBTQ community.

    Details of the agreement must still be worked out by the parties and approved by the Federal Court, but it’s expected that several thousand people will be eligible for the financial compensation.

    As part of the apology, the federal government is also putting $250,000 toward LGBTQ community projects to combat homophobia and provide support for people in crisis.

    In addition, it plans a commemoration in 2019 of the 50th anniversary of the federal decriminalization of homosexual acts.

    http://thechronicleherald.ca/canada/1524260-100-million-for-gay-purge-victims-as-pm-apologizes-for-lgbtq-discrimination

    • Joe in PA

      Could we just borrow Trudeau for a few years? We’ll return him in good condition…promise. 🙁

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Proud to say that I am member of the committee submitting for the 50th event. We’re compiling a lot of information, stories and history. The commemoration will also feature a full history of both pre and post colonial laws regarding homosexuality and will have three highlighted events of history including the Holocaust and the current purges in Russia and the Middle East.

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    That can’t be the Washington post…where’s Jewie McJewface ace reporter?

  • Cuberly Deux

    Um, O’Keefe just released his video. Apparently he doesn’t know the difference between the Editorial section vs reporting.

    https://twitter.com/JamesOKeefeIII/status/935283210606477312

    • Tomcat

      Like these guys don’t have a biased agenda and Fox news don’t or Briefart.

    • Friday

      So, pre-emptive diversion with some cobbled-up bull? 🙂

      • Cuberly Deux

        ….and sure looks like he struggled to find something to edit, rather sparsely but he tried…..& failed.

  • Joseph Miceli

    backfeifengesicht.

    • BockMcMillan

      “a face in need of a slap” ;P

      • Joseph Miceli

        or a punch. I’m good either way

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      gesundheit.

  • Kevin Andrews

    Why is this professional liar and fraud still walking free?

    • Vista-Cruiser

      Maybe because his political party controls the entire federal government, plus most of the states.

  • Waya Hedia

    “Right Wing Extremist” .. now THAT is funny.

    • Dubito et cogitare

      Isn’t that redundant?

      • Waya Hedia

        You’re redundant.

        • Taylor Bixler

          Looks like a triggered Cult45 member has stopped by.

          • Waya Hedia

            The world is not binary.

  • gaycuckhubby

    This is some of the most vile, fucked up, deplorable shit I have ever seen.

    My husband was horribly abused on a daily basis as a young child.
    I see the results of abuse every day. Night terrors, hyper awareness, social phobias, trust issues, guilt, depression, suicidal ideation.

    To see pieces of shit like these make light and cause confusion to real victims makes me boiling mad.

    Good on Washington Post for doing good journalism.

  • JWC

    spewing out the shit

  • Snarky

    I wish this story came out last week. Because I am thankful as fuck for the Washington Post right now.

  • Guess

    What a J.O’K.e.

  • SFBruce

    “I don’t really wanna get into anymore details about my life, because I mean it’s like obvious that you’re like not believing me, so I don’t really see the point in even continuing the meeting, you know. so I probably should just like cancel…”

    Ya think? It’s gratifying to see a real journalist catch one of the fake ones, not that Trump, Moore or any of their supporters will notice or care.

  • Taylor Bixler
  • ‘Til Tuesday

    I subscribe digitally to the Washington Post because they are doing some damn good journalism, especially in the area of politics. They have become even more important with the ascension of the Orange Piggy to the White House. Good to see their old-school journalism caught that fucker O’Keefe! Please consider financially supporting quality journalism like the WP. Quality journalism means paying good people to do the hard work.

  • BEARY FLINTSTONE

    This O’Keefe dude needs his ass beat!

  • Gene Perry
  • DaveMiller135

    He needs to be sentenced to work as a night assistant editor, transcoding between obscure and incompatible video codecs, with no support. And it all has to be done before he can leave in the morning. GoPros are cute and all, but if you have to sync them to something else, they will eat your soul. One hears.