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Thursday, April 15, 2021

NR tries and fails to take down James O'Keefe

National Review today once again tried to take down an actual conservative. Once again it failed.

Dan McLaughlin got in a Twitter spat with James O'Keefe of Project Veritas.

To promote his latest expose, O'Keefe tweeted a video clip and wrote, "CNN Technical Director Charlie Chester: 'Look what we did, we [@CNN] got Trump out. I am 100% going to say it, and I 100% believe that if it wasn't for CNN, I don't know that Trump would have got voted out…I came to CNN because I wanted to be a part of that.' "

That is pretty damning and it is pretty good work. Every conservative journalist is proud of O'Keefe's work.

Naturally, National Review is upset.

Enter McLaughlin who tweeted, "If true, damning of CNN. But unfortunately, it's hard for anyone to bet their credibility on believing that a Project Veritas video will withstand close scrutiny."

If true?

O'Keefe has the man on videotape saying the things he quoted him as saying. Who are you going to believe, National Review or your own eyes?

And a magazine best known for opposing the nomination of the most conservative since Reagan has tons of gall to cast aspersions on anyone's credibility.

O'Keefe replied, "Name one thing McLaughlin we’ve published that was untrue. NAME ONE THING, COWARD. Name one deceptive edit in the last decade, and I’ll give you 10K

"PV won every lawsuit. The NY Supreme court said it was NYT that was deceptive & disinformation in covering Veritas."

McLaughlin replied, " 'We've never lost a lawsuit' is a low standard for producing hits that actually stick."

Actually, it is a high standard considering O'Keefe had to go to court and pretty much have to prove what he said was true.

After O'Keefe ignored that tweet, McLaughlin tweeted, "Here's the thing: when was the last time James O'Keefe had a hit that stood up well enough to do actual damage to a target of any real value?"

That is rather cheeky from a publication that claims to be conservative but always goes after conservatives. Against Trump was preceded by Against Newt and Against Patrick Buchanan in previous presidential election cycles.

NR is the John Dean of magazines. Sadly, they have no Maureen to go home to at night after a day of attacking actual conservatives.

Calvin Freiburger of Life Site picked up the slack, tweeting to McLaughlin, "Here's the thing: why do @RichLowry, @JackFowler, etc. have so little regard for journalistic ethics that they let @NRO personnel engage in intentional dishonesty ALL THE TIME like you did here?"

The Rattler tweeted, "McLaughlin is a conservative writer in 2021 still scratching his head to the fact that stories that damage the left, disappear in a media culture dominated by the left.

"Our tragedy as conservatives is that we are truly represented by the weakest links in our chain."

Speak for yourself, brother.

Kemba tweeted, "in January, his videos cost a PBS lawyer his job & got a TX woman arrested for voter fraud. Back in ‘19 the Amy Robach/Epstein, Van Jones/Russia both caused big stir at networks

"Don’t know overall accuracy but I keep in mind that most of msm has vested interest in smearing PV"

There were plenty more but I will leave readers with this treat from Bob McGovern, who tweeted to McLaughlin, "No idea who you are. Looks like you got a great gig at NR. Probably think you’re da bomb.

"But really, you’ve done nothing. Nothing for me or my family. Nothing for my party. You don’t fight Dems, you fight Republicans.

"O’Keefe on the other hand has been in a cage match with them."

That is good.

Damned good.

There are those who do, and there are those who write about those who do. I try to write nice things about the doers.

UPDATE: Twitter just banned O'Keefe.

Coincidence?

24 comments:

  1. O'Keefe is a fighter and he's got the Lefties' number, as well as the Whigs.

    He was Trump before there was Trump.

    This is how we win.

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  2. I never much cared for O'Keefe's self-promotional efforts but the videos speak for themselves.

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    1. Please consider more...who's gonna promote him? The NYT? Post? NBC?

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    2. You have to be kidding. What is he supposed to? Depend on the MSM to promote his videos? Amazing how many people who are supposedly conservative can't wait to criticize guys like O'Keefe. I have to hand it to the Democrats. They will stand by their people to no end, no matter what. One tweet or comment that insults a Democrat, and "conservatives" run for the hills.

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  3. I'd say driving ACORN out of business, which got the ball rolling for him in 2009-2010, was a big accomplishment -- until Dems figured out how to decentralize their vote-fraud efforts and got industrial-strength funding from Facebook and Big Tech.

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  4. President Trump now has solid ground for claiming actual malice against CNN and should sue the hell out of it. Claiming Chester is a rogue would backfire on his bosses, and on AT&T as well.

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  5. The Baseball Cuck is upset because MLB is self destructing. Go whine to Sux owner Lebron, punk.

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  6. BREAKING:

    Twitter has suspended James O'Keefe.

    The truth is subversive and must be suppressed.

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    1. I am surprised they hadn’t done that earlier. Correct IQ, for the left, the truth must not get out.

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  7. One of your best posts, Don. Thanks for pointing out the hypocrisy at NR.

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  8. Why doesn’t National Review just rename themselves Pravda West. They are an enemy of conservatism.

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    1. hey z, ya left out the best part - the cruise is sponsored by the website heyjackass and will feature a deck mounted Ma Deuce .50 cal machine gun which can be used by boaters to join in the mayhem that is the downtown Chi-town shooting gallery! Jussie Smollet will be onboard to pass out Subway sandwich coupons to anyone who can nail a MAGA hat wearer. It will be exciting!

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    2. "Torpedo Los!" Comes to mind.,

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    3. The captain wired in he had water comin' in
      And the good ship and crew was in peril
      And later that night when his lights went outta sight
      Came the wreck of the National Review Cruise! We could only hope! Terrible people that do not deserve this Country.

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  10. Dan McLaughlin has spent an entire career stepping on his crank.

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  11. "Who are you going to believe, National Review or your own eyes?"

    In case you hadn't noticed, a majority of Americans seem so thoroughly indoctrinated (and brainwashed) with Marxist-Leninist ideological subversion, they deny their own eyes & ears. We have a dissociative populace.

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  12. I think twitter's banning of O'Keefe for the CNN videos is the perfect litmus test. Any liberal, in media or just common person, who is not disturbed by and condemning of this ban is revealed as a not serious, non thinking person with no credibility. We should hold their feet to the fire on this, I sense some can be awakened since the offense is so egregious and undeniable.

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  13. We thought NR like our Rinos were real conservatives

    Turns out just a bunch of lying SOB democrat lites

    As trump fixed everything they had been promising FOR decades

    THESE NASTY DEMOCRAT LITES GOT PISSED AND DAMN NASTY

    WILL/ KRAUTHAMMER /NR AND EVERY LONG TERM POLITICAL ASS RINO

    TRUMP SHOWED YOU OUT BOYS

    NOW 100 million Americans
    Real republicans
    That had their election stolen

    Are going to destroy you lying pigs professionally

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  14. We thought NR like our Rinos were real conservatives

    Turns out just a bunch of lying SOB democrat lites

    As trump fixed everything they had been promising FOR decades

    THESE NASTY DEMOCRAT LITES GOT PISSED AND DAMN NASTY

    WILL/ KRAUTHAMMER /NR AND EVERY LONG TERM POLITICAL ASS RINO

    TRUMP SHOWED YOU OUT BOYS

    NOW 100 million Americans
    Real republicans
    That had their election stolen

    Are going to destroy you lying pigs professionally

    ReplyDelete
  15. We thought NR like our Rinos were real conservatives

    Turns out just a bunch of lying SOB democrat lites

    As trump fixed everything they had been promising FOR decades

    THESE NASTY DEMOCRAT LITES GOT PISSED AND DAMN NASTY

    WILL/ KRAUTHAMMER /NR AND EVERY LONG TERM POLITICAL ASS RINO

    TRUMP SHOWED YOU OUT BOYS

    NOW 100 million Americans
    Real republicans
    That had their election stolen

    Are going to destroy you lying pigs professionally

    ReplyDelete
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