Wednesday, January 27, 2010

'Pimp' in Acorn videos slated to speak in SF

James O'Keefe, who posed as a pimp with Hannah Giles in videos they shot in Acorn offices, is scheduled to appear Monday (Feb. 1) at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco to discuss undercover journalism in a conversation with Josh Wolf.

There's only one problem. O'Keefe and three others were arrested Monday for trying to tap the phones of Senator Mary Landrieu, D-Louisiana. (Link to AP story.)

O'Keefe is out on bond, but there's no word about whether he can leave Louisiana to participate in Monday's Commonwealth Club talk with Wolf.

Here's a bit of the club's description of the talk on Monday:

"Join our discussion with O'Keefe and Wolf as they talk about the future of journalism and the benefits (and pitfalls) of undercover reporting. Is independent, undercover journalism an emerging trend, or will it continue to be the exception to the rule?"

(Photo credit: New York Post)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You can't write this stuff, it is simply to amazingly wonderful for words.

By the way, where does the Commonwealth Club - you know interviews with former Secretaries of State and leading business leaders - get the idea that this clown dressing up as a pimp and now a phone repairman qualifies as a journalist?