James O'Keefe: CNN Plan "Was Never Going to Happen as Written"
James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles brought down the corrupt ACORN organization, a far left activist group linked to Barack Obama. The democratic-media complex has been trying to destroy this young conservative ever since he took down the radical leftist group.
The conservative activist behind a sexually charged attempt to “punk” a CNN correspondent said Monday the plan was meant as satire and “was never going to be implemented as written.”
In a statement, James O’Keefe said he was “repulsed” by the plan contained in a document obtained by CNN. In addition, he said, CNN Investigative Correspondent Abbie Boudreau “was never going to be placed in a threatening situation.”
“When the CNN idea was pitched to me, I’ll admit that I liked the basic absurdity of meeting Abbie Boudreau on a boat and the idea of counter-seduction satire executed in a tame, humorous, non-threatening manner,” O’Keefe said. “After all, as all liberal reporters do, she was trying to “seduce” (a metaphor) me so she could get more for her story. It would be fun, I thought, to turn the tables in jest.
“However, I was repulsed by the over-the-top language and symbolism that was suggested in the memo that was sent to me, and never considered that for a moment.”
The plan involved getting Boudreau aboard a boat filled with sexually explicit props — including sex toys, condoms, fuzzy handcuffs and pictures of naked women — and then recording the session…
Boudreau set up a meeting with O’Keefe in August for a documentary, “Right on the Edge,” that debuted Saturday. But his attempt to embarrass Boudreau drew criticism from several quarters — including Andrew Breitbart, who touted O’Keefe’s ACORN videos and who said last week that O’Keefe should deliver “a candid and public explanation” of the matter.
“It’s not his detractors to whom he also owes this public airing,” Breitbart said. “It’s to his legion of supporters.”
Boudreau was tipped to the plan by a member of O’Keefe’s organization, Izzy Santa, who also warned a donor that the planned prank “has the potential for unnecessary backlash.” O’Keefe said Santa “was simply trying to protect me and the organization from a dangerous and objectionable plan,” but she “assumed, wrongly, and probably due to my own lack of communication to her” that the project was still on.
Good for James for coming clean on the overhyped incident.