Everyone Points and Laughs at James O’Keefe’s Incredibly Embarrassing Journalism Blunder
The Washington Post reported today that infamous conservative provocateur James O’Keefe and his sting organization attempted to sell the paper on a fake story about Roy Moore. A woman who apparently works for O’Keefe’s operation went to WaPo to falsely claim that the embattled Alabama GOP Senate nominee impregnated her when she was 15 and that she later got an abortion.
Obviously, since WaPo was the first to report that Moore pursued sexual relationships with teenage girls when he was in his 30s, Project Veritas was hoping that the Post would run with this made-up tale so O’Keefe could use the story to discredit the paper. However, since the Post employs actual, real-life journalists, the fake story was easily sniffed out and Project Veritas was exposed.
And, man, did the entire Internet just have a good ol’ time at O’Keefe’s expense. For the most part, folks on Twitter couldn’t stop pointing and laughing at Project Veritas’ massive self-own:
Amateur move by Project Veritas. Everybody knows that if you want a WaPo reporter to use your dirt, you call up Bernie Bernstein.
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) November 27, 2017
James O'Keefe, preparing to infiltrate ISIS. pic.twitter.com/ljhiZxBqR2
— Griswold Christmas Vacation (@HashtagGriswold) November 27, 2017
You expect me to believe that this man did something stupid? pic.twitter.com/mwx4Snsm0C
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) November 27, 2017
We go live to James O'Keefe… pic.twitter.com/Jjn494kaFl
— (((Harry Enten))) (@ForecasterEnten) November 27, 2017
James O'Keefe's repeated public faceplants are truly a blessing.
— Will Sommer (@willsommer) November 27, 2017
Let it never be said that Project Veritas doesn't hire the best people in the world for its stings.
— Jeff B/DDHQ (@EsotericCD) November 27, 2017
Looks like WaPo legit caught O’Keefe and his gang trying to punk them with a bogus Roy Moore story. If true, this is extraordinarily unethical on O’Keefe’s part. Unethical and extra idiotic.https://t.co/C6KqE7mGyo
— Tsar Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) November 27, 2017
Remember that time James O’Keefe infiltrated Moe’s Tavern? pic.twitter.com/49wPeX8a2L
— Colby Hall (@colbyhall) November 27, 2017
few things are more satisfying than a spectacularly botched James O'Keefe sting https://t.co/s0QJBXKeXM
— Simon Maloy (@SimonMaloy) November 27, 2017
Congrats to James O’Keefe for proving that The Washington Post doesn’t just blindly run the claims of Roy Moore’s accusers https://t.co/b9E7btaUNy
— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) November 27, 2017
It’s kinda funny that O’Keefe is basically a glorified, well-funded and yet hilariously incompetent secret shopper.
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) November 27, 2017
Me reading the Washington Post article on James O'Keefe and Project Veritas: pic.twitter.com/TfBzG8ATPN
— Frederick Douglass (@gettinnoticedmo) November 27, 2017
The Project Veritas people disrespected the Washington Post so much they didn't think they were capable of simply googling the woman they sent to mislead them.
— Jared Yates Sexton (@JYSexton) November 27, 2017
Washington Post to Project Veritas after they tried to trick them to discredit their Roy Moore investigations. pic.twitter.com/BIUm1ft24F
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) November 27, 2017
What happens when #fakenews meets #realjournalism. Nice try, Project Veritas. https://t.co/kxzZi5dmub
— Karen Tumulty (@ktumulty) November 27, 2017
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