Wasn’t this the whole point of the O’Keefe sting?
Mariel Hemingway told Howard Kurtz on Media Buzz today that she thought she was going to luncheon with a Middle East funder of an anti-fracking movie.
This came after journalist James O’Keefe released video this past week where he duped(?) progressives Ed Begley Jr. and Mariel Hemingway to get involved in an anti-fracking film that was funded by Middle Eastern oil interests and harmed America.
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Today Hemingway admitted she thought she was attending the luncheon knowing it was organized by a Middle East funder of an anti-fracking movie.
“First of all, I got to tell you, I didn’t even know he was a rich Middle East oil person. I knew he was somebody from the Middle East. That’s all I knew. And I was doing this for a friend. I was going to help a friend to get money for a documentary about anti-fracking. And, I thought, oh, OK, I’ll help a friend… And I happen to love the Earth and the environment so I showed up.”
Hemingway also admitted they waited an hour-and-a-half for the Middle East funder to show up to the meeting.
** Progressives Today has the video.