Statement from James O'Keefe
The government has now confirmed what has always been clear: No one tried to wiretap or bug Senator Landrieu’s office. Nor did we try to cut or shut down her phone lines. Reports to this effect over the past 48
hoursare inaccurate and false.
You know, cutting or shutting down her phone lines would actually have made more sense than whatever it is you were trying to do. So would wiretapping or bugging her office. If you weren't there to do any of those thins, why the hell were you even bothering?
But that's neither here nor there, go ahead and do your little comedy routine, Jimmy.
As an investigative journalist,
As an investigative journalist, my goal is to expose corruption and lack of concern for citizens by government and other institutions, as I did last year when our investigations revealed the massive corruption and fraud perpetrated by ACORN.
For decades, investigative journalists have used a variety
of tactics to try to dig out and reveal the truth.
I learned from a number of sources
I learned from a number of sources that many of Senator
Landrieu’sconstituents were having trouble getting through to her office to tell her that they didn’t want her taking millions of federal dollars in exchange for her vote on the healthcare bill. When asked about this, Senator Landrieu’s explanation was that, “Our lines have been jammed for weeks.” I decided to investigate why a representative of the people would be out of touch with her constituents for “weeks” because her phones were broken.
In investigating this matter, we decided to visit Senator Landrieu’s district office – the people’s office –
we decided to visit Senator Landrieu’s district office – the people’s office –
to ask the staff if their phones were working.
On reflection, I could have used a different approach to this investigation,
It has been amazing to witness the journalistic malpractice committed by many of the organizations covering this story.
The public will judge whether reporters who can’t get their facts straight have the credibility to question my integrity as a journalist.