I can’t imagine why.
You see, if you follow Andrew Breitbart’s Twitter feed, (and if you don’t, you’re really missing out on some highly entertaining stuff), you know that Media Matters’ Eric Boehlert, and other bottom feeders on the left have been taunting Breitbart about what they think is a monumental debunking of James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles’ ACORN sting operation. They’re pretty sure they’ve got him on the ropes.
Eric Boehlert has written a number of Media Matters posts triumphantly exposing the massive “ACORN Pimp hoax”, based on (what he deems) the explosive revelation that James O’Keefe didn’t wear the pimp outfit you see below, during the stings , even though he wore them in the promos!!!111!:
Now, I followed and blogged about the ACORN sting operation since the very first video came out. I’m pretty sure I always knew that the theatrical pimp outfit was used for promotional purposes, and O’Keefe was not actually dressed that way in the ACORN offices. I’m not sure why I knew that, but…wait, yes I do - because it was too utterly ridiculous?—oh, and because the very first video shows him dressed in a normal button down shirt, and trousers?
It was understood.
I’m not sure how O’Keefe’s wardrobe invalidates what the videos make clear: that the ACORN workers in all but one of the stings were more than happy to assist a pimp and prostitute in buying a house and in setting up a brothel filled with underage girls from El Salvador. Some of the criminal activities the ACORN workers were cheerfully willing to facilitate: prostitution, organizing prostitution, bank fraud, filing false documents with the federal government, impairing the welfare of a minor, immigration violations, and bringing women and minors over state lines for immoral purposes.
But, apparently because O’Keefe didn’t actually wear the outlandish outfit you see above during the stings, none of that matters? LOL.
Seriously, though…this is how Media Matters operates. They will endeavor to invalidate the larger truth of a story, based on one minor flaw, or error that they can sniff out, and then they blow it out of proportion.
Here’s is Patterico’s challenge:
I am offering Eric Boehlert of Media Matters the easiest $100 he ever made.
All he has to do to earn the $100: unequivocally state whether James O’Keefe pretended to be a pimp at ACORN offices. If Boehlert makes the statement publicly — with no weasel-words, no two-stepping, and no qualifications — I will PayPal him $100.
That’s all he has to do….but the only response, Patterico has gotten so far, is: “Leave me alone.” which is really sad, because I think Patterico is a pretty fair and reasonable guy.
I feel perfectly confident that he will never act to collect the C-note I am offering — even though it would require nothing more than typing a simple 8-10 word sentence. For example, this sentence would earn Boehlert $100:
James O’Keefe did not pose as a pimp at ACORN.
That’s $10 a word! Or Boehlert could earn himself a picture of Ben Franklin with this sentence:
James O’Keefe posed as a pimp at ACORN.
UPDATE: Patterico posts Boehlert’s latest lame response, here.
Sheesh. Can someone please tell the guys at Media Matters that their Alinsky tactics are old and busted?
See also, Big Fur Hat’s take on this: