James O’Keefe, best known for hitting the community organizing group ACORN with a [phony] undercover video sting, hoped to get CNN Investigative Correspondent Abbie Boudreau onto a boat filled with sexually explicit props and then record the session, those documents show.
The plan apparently was thwarted after Boudreau was warned minutes before it was supposed to happen.
[O’Keefe associate Izzy] Santa told Boudreau that O’Keefe planned to “punk” her by getting on a boat where hidden cameras were set up. Boudreau said she would not get on the boat and asked Santa why O’Keefe wanted her there.
“Izzy told me that James was going to be dressed up and have strawberries and champagne on the boat, and he was going to hit on me the whole time,” Boudreau said.
O’Keefe is a tool. He’s not a journalist. He’s a scrawny little punk who needs to be sent to his room and put in a timeout – forever. The New York Times and the Washington Post both chastised themselves for not covering O’Keefe’s phony ACORN story, and now this?
Well, here’s Boudreau’s account of what happened.
James says that he wasn’t really going to follow through with the plan. He e-mailed CNN this statement:
“That is not my work product. When it was sent to me, I immediately found certain elements highly objectionable and inappropriate, and did not consider them for one minute following it.”
But that does not appear to be true, according to a series of emails we obtained from Izzy Santa, who says the e-mails reveal James’ true intentions.
Here’s what O’Keefe was planning.
“My name is James, I work in video activism and journalism. I’ve been approached by CNN for an interview where I know what their angle is: they want to portray me and my friends as crazies, as non-journalists, as unprofessional and likely as homophobes, racists or bigots of some sort…”
“Instead, I’ve decided to have a little fun. Instead of giving her a serious interview, I’m going to punk CNN. Abbie has been trying to seduce me to use me, in order to spin a lie about me. So, I’m going to seduce her, on camera, to use her for a video. This bubble-headed-bleach-blonde who comes on at five will get a taste of her own medicine, she’ll get seduced on camera and you’ll get to see the awkwardness and the aftermath.”
“Please sit back and enjoy the show.”
O’Keefe couldn’t seduce a dirty sock.