RWNJ Infighting Rages After James O’Keefe’s Sting Fail

The Hill reports:

Conservative writer Brent Bozell slammed undercover conservative activist James O’Keefe on Tuesday after his botched sting on the Washington Post, saying O’Keefe should be “condemned” for trying to plant a fake story about GOP Senate hopeful Roy Moore with the paper.

After the Post revealed Project Veritas’ attempt, O’Keefe’s group sent a fundraising email with the subject line “Our cover is blown!” “Following months of undercover work within The Washington Post, our investigative journalist within the publication had their cover blown,” O’Keefe wrote in the email.

Bozell, who is the nephew of late right wing blowhard William F. Buckley, is most infamous for having called President Obama a “skinny ghetto crackhead” during an appearance on Fox News in late December 2011.

  • Kelly Lape

    If it was sincere then they’d have been disgusted oh so many times ago –

  • netxtown

    “lost all moral standing” is undeniably past and present tense.

    • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

      Some of it was reused by the Defense dept.

  • crewman

    O’Keefe’s story was a fabrication to create a scandal. That’s slanderous. The day conservatives endorse these tactics, we’ve lost all moral standing.

    • lymis

      The boat sailed, sprung a leak, limped into harbor, was declared hopeless, broken up for scrap, and the bits and pieces made into decorative tchotchkes for sale in overpriced tourist shops in seaside vacation spots.

    • jerry

      Yes. See: IRS “scandal”; Benghazi; Shirley Sherrod “scandal”; Planned Parenthood selling baby parts “scandal”; and ACORN “scandal”.

      • Helen Damnation™

        don’t forget all the “scandals” David Bossie had a foot in: he’s been leading the anti-Clinton movement for fucking years. He worked for Trump’s campaign, but unlike most of his colleagues, he wasn’t offered a WH job like all the rest. I loathe this motherfucker. He is just as combative and brash as Trump, which may explain why Trump doesn’t like him anymore.

  • andy

    haha.. you voted for a serial sexual abuser you have no moral standing

  • netxtown

    is there any relevance between ‘moral standing’ and rolling in hate shit?

    I suppose we will have to forgive Brent for white washing their moral superiority….

  • olandp

    Oh honey, you have no moral standing. You lost any high ground you may have had when you endorsed George W. Bush and the Dick Cheney’s torture program.

    Just give it up.

    • gaycuckhubby

      The problem is you don’t need moral standing to win elections

      • AmeriCanadian

        It now appears to be a prerequisite not to have any morals, at least the traditional ones.

    • Chucktech

      We have to move forward… We mustn’t dwell in the past…

  • Boreal

    “The day conservatives endorse these tactics, we’ve lost all moral standing.”

    • David J

      Some youngsters under 30 and foreigners reading this may not recognize the building and the story. For them: Google “WATERGATE, Plumbers, Nixon”. But I’m sure most readers of JMG already can recognize this building.

      • liondon#iamnotatraitor

        what’s all this talk of violins on TV?

        • Before Thanksgiving I heard “We gather together” and at the end sang “but please don’t give me sweat balls like Dr Joyce Brothers.” No one laughed but me. *sigh*

        • Robincho

          And don’t forget the horrible plight of Soviet jewelry…

          • perversatile

            “Endangered Feces”

          • Robincho

            I was sitting around with some chums in Surrey, long ago, and my genial host piped up with a comment:
            “And you know,” he said, “the whole thing smelled of FESS-ease…”

          • Nowhereman

            Uncle Fester would be so pleased!

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      • Hank

        When I lived in DC for 10 years, I was often driving past Watergate, while driving on Rock Creek. I always smiled and remembered how it brought Nixon DOWN!!! LOL 😇

        • Chucktech

          Me too! And the Howard Johnson across the street on Va. Ave. where Liddy and co. watched it go down.

      • Marty Pavelka

        I’ve stayed there several times when it still operated as a hotel. I was always kinda stoked when there-its history always in my mind.

      • Guy z

        Hey! I’m a committed JMG reader and I’m a foreigner…technically under 30 (don’t judge!).

    • pch1013
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    • Cattleya1

      Moral standing? They got together and gave a traitorous rapist and serial fraudster enough electoral votes to attain to the white house. They have empowered state legislatures and the US Congress to strip them of healthcare including millions of children. They somehow think that giving the ultra-wealthy even more tax breaks will make their lives better… I know some who call our present form of government a kleptocracy and it is, but idiocracy seems to be a better summation. This is what a government by lazy, enraged imbeciles looks like.

      • Galvestonian

        Don’t forget to include practically destroying the State Department.

    • Disqusdmnj

      Wife and I took a booze cruise past that 2 or 3 years ago. Still a beautiful complex I wouldn’t mind living in.

      But, it does remind me of Philly’s Roundhouse police station… appropriately shaped like handcuffs. : )

      • Miji

        That looks more familiar than it should. Is that where one would go to bail a friend out of jail? If so, I know why. Halloween 1999, hmmm, good times.

    • kaydenpat

      Welp. So they’ve lost their moral standing quite some time ago. Bozell must have slept through Watergate.

      (Cute doggie!!).

    • SFBruce

      Don’t you have to have at least a little moral standing before you can loose it?

      • Helen Damnation™

        I tried my best to ignore this. Left, came back. OCD is hell.
        Loose = not tight
        Lose = cease to have or retain (something)
        Sorry. that is all.

        • Andymac3

          As my hubby says to me when I correct his text typos and grammar, “Once a pedant, always a pedant”. Wear that crown with pride, girl.

        • SFBruce

          No need to apologize; I’ve certainly done my share of pointing out grammatical or spelling errors on the part of others, especially those others I don’t really like. Stupid mistake on my part, but there’s no point in fixing it now.

    • JCF

      Way before this.

  • Bluto
    • greenmanTN
      • Tom Furgas

        Poor Paul Getty just turned over in his grave.

      • Galvestonian

        A bit of history for y’all. In 19th century France there was an extremely talented Frenchman called ‘Le Petomaine’. He had an unusual amount of control on his sphincter which allowed him to absolutely control inhaled air ( yes, into his sphincter ) and release it in controlled amounts – he was a virtuoso with farts and by attaching a horn via a rubber tube he could actually play complete musical compositions. His farting repertoire included ‘a shy nun’, ‘a truck driver’, ‘3 little pigs’, ‘a lovesick boy’, ‘ a soldier’, ‘a Grand Duchess’, ‘ a dying swan and assorted and hilarious others . Newspaper accounts and reviews of the time report that many people went to see him out of curiosity and possible censure of his performance but all accounts say that even the sternest of the audience were screaming in laughter and many were weeping tears and rolling over with hilarity watching his performance. In comedic circles he was a legend.

  • gaycuckhubby

    I can’t think of a liberal version of O’Keefe. And that Thrills me

    • olandp

      That is because there isn’t one. We don’t need one, besides, we couldn’t make up the shit that conservatives actually do.

    • pch1013

      There used to be – and some of the ‘ratfucking’ he perpetrated against Tricky Dick was absolutely glorious.

    • canoebum

      John Stewart. John Oliver. Sacha Baron Cohen. The difference being, they only do it for the laughs.

      • gaycuckhubby

        They also never faked a rape and abortion in order to cover a real sex assault

  • Guess

    “The day conservatives endorse these tactics, we’ve lost all moral standing.”


      • perversatile

        I 💓 Girl Nerds

      • romanhans

        We can add “Doctor Who parody” to the oxymoron list. But that was pretty great. The weeping angels scared the hell out of me the first time I saw them, and I was 35.

        • perversatile

          This scene still gives me the ‘swoons’ AKA
          “Lordy, somebody fetch me my swoon jug”

          • romanhans

            Dr. Who hasn’t made sense to me since River Song appeared. Am I crazy that Christopher Eccleston is my favorite? My first, too, if that’s significant.

  • another_steve

    We are temporarily lost as a nation, fellow Americans. Here is the solution:

    – One part Beefeater gin
    – Two parts quality dry vermouth
    – Three olives on a stick.


    Don’t you dare shake it, babes.

    • olandp

      That much vermouth?

      • another_steve

        Well if you want to survive the evening of intelligent socializing, yes.

        • olandp

          What is a “quality dry vermouth”? I drink Manhattans, my favorite sweet vermouth was Christian Brothers, but it no longer exists.

          I like a dusting of vermouth with my Jack Daniels, straight up with a twist of lemon. And never shake, it bruises the vermouth.

          • another_steve

            There are many.

            Noilly Prat Extra Dry and Martini & Rossi Extra Dry come to mind.

          • Sam_Handwich

            Prat is much more interesting than the usual Stock, etc.

          • olandp

            I find all of the sweet vermouths to be very heavy.

          • another_steve

            Hon, please stay with us. We’re talkin’ martinis here.

            Dry vermouth.

          • olandp

            Like I said, I drink a Manhattan, so I use sweet, never a Perfect Manhattan, the dry just kills all flavor. I was just asking for info. In my experience making a martini it is very very little vermouth.

          • another_steve

            I love a perfectly prepared Manhattan.

            If you do those, I would consider leaving my husband for you.

          • olandp

            Now you make me blush, I’m not Jewish (although there are rumors way back… I chose Horvitz Nussbaum as my Jewish name), nor a billionaire. I used to be quite willowy however. I make a Manhattan perfect for me…

            My drink order is a novella.

          • another_steve

            I’ve long-sensed that you and I are queer-related, olandp.

            Whatever you drink, I’m sure I’d enjoy it too.

          • CB

            Noilly Prat was always my go-to.

        • MT YVR

          So… you should mention the martini is prepared outside the corridors of power in the USA right now, then? 😛

      • edrex

        i was thinking the same. i usually use half as much vermouth as gin.

    • Lazycrockett

      “Stir never shake, bruises the gin.” – Auntie Mame.

    • CPT_Doom

      Just because Prince Harry opted for an American doesn’t mean the rest of us have to get all British with our drinking. What’s wrong with a nice bourbon & soda?

      • another_steve

        The Brits’ major contribution to humanity are their gins.

        I forgive them everything else.

        • Tom Furgas

          Let’s not forget The Beatles! And all the other great British Invasion bands. The Hollies, The Yardbirds, The Rolling Stones, Cream, etc. etc.

      • CB

        The Chinese are importing all our bourbon. Seriously.

    • MT YVR

      Nice white rum, equal parts Kahlua, over ice. I prefer two shots and two shots. A nice sipping drink. It’ll go down like … somethingsomething men in their twenties that might have looked like all of us old ho’s… But. Once you try to stand up and move it’ll knock you on your ass, right quick.

      After about four of these I’m quite fine for interlicktual conversations. 😉

      • another_steve

        A sure sign of my impending death, MT YVR, is that I totally understood that comment of yours.

        • MT YVR

          Well. Only if you try to keep up with me when drinking.

          I adore working with younger people who think they invented sloppy drunk. And taking them out for drinks.

          I, like many of our group, should be dead several times over. But then I’m convinced I actually burn alcohol as fuel and live off it so… (shrug)

          Come, drink by me. I loathe gin but love watching people drink gin under black light. And at my age the colour of the best lighting for me IS black. 😉

          I also adore plying people with their favourite drinks so you’ll be forever in gin.

          • another_steve

            Much of this is genetics, MT YVR. What we’ve inherited in this department, genetically.

            It’s a bit like smoking.

            If your genes are in your favor, you can smoke until age 95, at which time you’ll die from something non-smoking related.

          • MT YVR

            The fire? 😛 You know my ending will involve a mob.

            Also the phrase “here, watch this.”

          • another_steve

            I have a strong history of dementia in my family genetic line.

            My hope is that in my final weeks, I keep insisting : “Lukas! Look! He’s come for me!”


      • jmax

        I throw in a splash of Cointreau or Grand Marnier. Yummy.

    • Tom Furgas

      Love the classic Martini. I have to go out and pick up some olives so I can make one. Thanks for the recipe another_steve.

    • Cattleya1

      I don’t like martinis, but I thought you were just supposed to rinse the glass out with a little vermouth – or wave the bottle over the glass… And, don’t get me started on the whole concept of dirty martinis.

      • another_steve

        Yes. The classic dry martini is “rinse the glass with vermouth and then discard it.”

        I respect my fellow martini drinkers who do that.

        Ignorant as they be regarding the true meaning of “martini,” I respect them nevertheless.

        • clay

          But if you’re going to go the “classic” route, I prefer sweet Vermouth. And olives on the side (since they’re probably not chilled and take up space in the glass).

          • another_steve

            I still love you, clay, but in this household a martini is prepared with dry vermouth.

            We don’t even stock sweet vermouth.

          • CB

            I thought sweet vermouth was only in a Manhattan?

        • MT YVR

          Ah. One of my favourite stories about drinking (and lo, I have many)…

          I was alone, first time in San Francisco. I went to the Hole in The Wall. Such quaint decor, I can hear friends saying. But I digress. I was early, as I am wont to be – I freak the hell out and show up at like noon and WAIT. Because I’m me.

          But in the empty bar I ask for a double. The bartender looks me from floor to ceiling. Grabs a rather large glass and plunks it down. Pours some ice into it. Then .. potentially half a bottle of rum into it. He takes the fountain gun up in his other hand, literally and actually waves it AT the glass, spritzes a half a second of mix and pushes it to me.

          “This… is not a double.”
          “I don’t have to sell it to you, do I?” He moves to take it.
          “No, I wasn’t REFUSING it, merely noting your kind generosity.”
          “Well, my generosity would be more so, like a few bucks less so, if you weren’t wearing a shirt.”

          Since I’m a frugal man, a pragmatist and a whore, I took my shirt off. For two more of them.

          I do NOT remember much of the evening other than the two lovely gentlemen from Central/South America who barely spoke English and the distinct thought as I left their hotel room: “Thank GOD I’m not their housekeeping tomorrow. The CEILING…..”

          • another_steve


            Suffice it to say that I identify with all your stories, MT YVR.

      • CB

        The world’s best boyfriend (mine) LOVES his dirty martinis. LOL

    • canoebum

      What should we do after breakfast?

      • another_steve

        Upon rising, we vomit. To expel the excess of the preceding evening.

        Then we begin anew.

    • charemor

      For a White Trash or Redneck Martini, use a pickled okra pod in place of the olives. Pickled okra is also very good in a Bloody Mary.

      • another_steve

        You know, charemor, I’ve heard tell of the pickled okra garnish.

        I’ve never tried it, but intend to do so before I die.

        • Helen Damnation™

          Amazon has tons. Go for quality.

        • charemor

          Try it, it is good! And nothing like overcooked okra. I resisted for years, growing up in the south where my grandmother cooked okra into a slimy mess, but pickled okra is crispy and very tasty.

          • another_steve

            Thanks for that, charemor. My man (a superb chef) has experimented with okra. His best result vaguely resembled day-old snot.

            I’ll share with him your experience.

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    If The WP had run the story it would have been wall to wall coverage of the fake libtard news.

  • Gustav2

    The idiots proved WaPo fact checks

  • Ninja0980

    Man who called Obama a skinny ghetto crackhead says what?

    • Chucktech

      You got caught, you idiots!

  • Boreal
    • Todd20036

      I hope he squeezes every last kopek from those grifters.

  • bkmn

    Is there any component of current day right wing ideology that is not a complete sham?

  • Blake J Butler
    • Cuberly Deux

      lol….he knows who butters his bread.

  • Blake J Butler
  • You lost moral standing since Hitler burned down the Reichstag in 1933.

  • Blake J Butler
    • gaycuckhubby

      Woah! That’s what he looks like now?
      Looking like a snack for sure.
      But I liked the self confidence with which he pulled off his previous size.

      • Reality.Bites

        I believe he does porn now, or has done porn.

        • gaycuckhubby

          He did years ago. But recently had put on quite an impressive belly

        • Lazycrockett

          He did one for budget basement Maverick Man studios.

  • Blake J Butler
  • zhera

    You know you’ve gone too far when Brent Bozell calls you immoral!

  • JWC

    Who , in this day and age is surprised.Hell Lady liberty is probably turning tricks down on 45th

  • MT YVR

    … lost all more standing….

    Hon. Sweety. Dumplin’. Snookums. HOW in all high holy hell did you type that without spontaneously combusting as the monkeys flew en-mass out your ass?

    “It’s like a billion sensible people just laughed out at once…”

    Also along those line… how the hell high ARE you?

  • There is no reversal of this story. If liberals went undercover and fed a fake news story to a conservative media outlet, they’d run the story and insist forever that it was true no matter what evidence there was to the contrary. That’s how it works now. The right doesn’t care about truth and they don’t even care about being called out for lying.

  • Tom Furgas

    Well, I don’t know if I’d call William F. Buckley a “blowhard”. He was staunchly conservative, yes. But he was also very intelligent and eloquent. Very unlike the screaming nut jobs on the Right today. I didn’t always agree with Buckley, but he had some very thought-provoking ideas.

    • BobSF_94117

      See if you can dig up his “debate” with a “friend” whose son was gay.

      You’ll see what a vicious little prick he was.

    • JerryRich

      In the August 24, 1957, issue, Buckley’s editorial “Why the South Must Prevail” spoke out explicitly in favor of temporary segregation in the South until “long term equality could be achieved.” It argued that “the central question that emerges… is whether the White community in the South is entitled to take such measures as are necessary to prevail, politically and culturally, in areas where it does not predominate numerically? The sobering answer is Yes—the White community is so entitled because, for the time being, it is the advanced race.”

      • -M-

        Buckley’s opining always seemed deeply shallow to me. He just debated for the conclusion he started with, never seemed to honestly engage with counter arguments.

    • canoebum

      If Buckley had been living in France during the Revolution, he’d have been one of the first to the guillotine.

  • Uncle Mark

    How ironic & moronic. There is a pro-Roy Moore ad on this site. Clearly the ad provider is ignorant/oblivious as to the politics & intellect of this site.

    • CB

      Since the ad is pushed there by a machine, it can only search for words like Moore, etc. It can’t understand context. The ad providers buy “bundles,” and the bots do the rest. It’s a buckshot approach that’s cheap but often ends up in unanticipated and incorrect reach.

      • Uncle Mark

        Thanks for the info. One would think that a number of these sites categorize themselves, or are categorized by other entities that would also be incorporated in the ad placement algorithm.

  • Halou

    It was not an attempt to plant a fake story about Roy Moore, not in the sense he seems to mean. It was an attempt at putting the story there ready for the entire right-wing media circus to debunk at a moment’s notice. Put one fake story of their own making in there to discredit the entire WaPo operation, every story on every subject that offends right-wingers will have been stained by the association.

    • canoebum

      O’Keefe should be prosecuted for these “stunts”, which are plainly acts of fraud committed with malicious intent..

      • The_Wretched

        He was for the breaking and entering to Mary Landreau’s office. that’s the flat criminal side though. I agree that his straigh up frauds should be actionable as well but they are probably ‘free speech’.

  • margaretpoa

    You never had any “moral standing” Brent and if you’re honest with yourself, you know you’d be loudly cheering O’Keefe had it worked.

  • SFHarry

    For those Republicans who follow O’Keefe and his right wing garbage we should be showing them the headline,” O’Keefe finds women who confirms Moore molested her.” Let them figure out its context.

  • kaydenpat

    O’Keefe is scheduled to take his ugly, lying mug to Southern Methodist University despite this failed sting. So Methodists are completely okay with his lying tactics, huh? Interesting spin on the Ten Commandments.

  • Elaygee

    Did he have a small stroke that destroyed the horrible human being portion of his brain?

  • trouble94114

    Brent Brent Brent. “The day conservatives endorse these tactics, we’ve lost all moral standing.” Have you been in a coma for the last 9 years? O’Keefe pulled this crap with ACORN and tried to pull it with Planned Parenthood. I don’t recall you saying anything either times. Oh? What’s that? O’Keefe didn’t get caught until AFTER his fabrication was published. Sorry, just because he didn’t get called out before he got to spread his lies does not mean that what he did in either case was “moral”.

  • Tempus Fuggit

    Pffft. Yeah, right, I’m so sure. This guy’d be crowing and bleating about fake news if the “Veritas” rotters had got away with their little scam.

  • Joseph Miceli

    Please, Mary! You shouldn’t even be allowed near children, much less pretend to have any moral standing.

  • Taylor Bixler
  • The_Wretched

    “O’Keefe’s story was a fabrication to create a scandal. That’s
    slanderous. The day conservatives endorse these tactics, we’ve lost all
    moral standing.”

    wth. There’s a long list of conservative fabrications including pizza parlor basements

  • Nowhereman

    Uh, you guys have been looking at your “moral standing” in the rear view mirror for at least 50 years.

  • JCF

    “The day conservatives endorse these tactics, we’ve lost all moral standing.”

    Please, how many DECADES ago was that true? Birtherism? Federal Marriage Amendment? “Trickle Down”/”Welfare Queen”? Southern Strategy? McCarthyism?