I guess the trouble I’m having in wrapping my mind around this James O’Keefe story is trying to figure out what the hell he thought he was going to accomplish for his side with this sociopathic scheme. Right-wingers may be sick, but their tactics frequently work, and that was certainly true of O’Keefe with regard to ACORN — people believed what the heavily edited videos showed and ACORN was ruined. But why did he think he’d win a victory for his team by videotaping himself phonily “seducing” an older female reporter, who clearly would be repulsed by it, and would give him nothing to work with, except that she might literally be a captive on the boat, which takes this into the realm of criminal sexual behavior? What the hell audience did he think would watch this and derive a political point from watching him act like a sexual-predator-in-air-quotes, a harasser Joaquin Phoenix? Who, even among teabaggers, did he think would watch this and think it put him and conservatism in a good light, and CNN and the reporter in a bad light? How far removed from reality is this guy?
Any thoughts what O’Keefe thought he might accomplish? Any chance this will be made into a movie like that one about Facebook? That guy in the Facebook movie looks a lot like O’Keefe, but I don’t see who JT plays in this one.