James O'Keefe, best known for hitting the community organizing group ACORN with an undercover video sting, hoped to get CNN Investigative Correspondent Abbie Boudreau onto a boat filled with sexually explicit props and then record the session, those documents show.The original CNN report went on to say that they had obtained a 13 page document detailing their plan, which stated that O'Keefe would start the video as follows:
My name is James. I work in video activism and journalism. I've been approached by CNN for an interview where I know what their angle is: they want to portray me and my friends as crazies, as non-journalists, as unprofessional and likely as homophobes, racists or bigots of some sort....Everyone with a functioning brain was shocked and offended at O'Keefe's behavior. The Breitbart gang, however, argued that O'Keefe "hadn't approved" the plan that had been sent out, and that "of course he wouldn't have actually gone through with that;" at least, not before making modifications. I don't think anyone actually believes that, but let's just say that you did. That still wouldn't get the author of the 13-page plan, Ben Wetmore, off the hook. He proposed the despicable plan, and assessments of his character don't hinge on whether O'Keefe would have approved of it or not. Wetmore infused the document with misogynistic language like, "This bubble-headed-bleach-blonde who comes on at five will get a taste of her own medicine."
Instead, I've decided to have a little fun. Instead of giving her a serious interview, I'm going to punk CNN. Abbie has been trying to seduce me to use me, in order to spin a lie about me. So, I'm going to seduce her, on camera, to use her for a video. This bubble-headed-bleach-blonde who comes on at five will get a taste of her own medicine, she'll get seduced on camera and you'll get to see the awkwardness and the aftermath.
Please sit back and enjoy the show.
So, with that in mind, someone please explain to me why self-proclaimed "conservative feminist" Dana Loesch is giving Ben Wetmore work on Big Journalism, the site she edits?
Wouldn't a "conservative feminist" not want to reward someone who sexualized a female CNN reporter and planned to place her in a (real or mock) sexually humiliating situation? Shouldn't Wetmore be banned from writing self-righteous rants about the ethics of journalism? Of course, Loesch also blamed a woman for having her head stomped on by a Rand Paul supporter, so maybe this shouldn't be surprising.
Also worth noting, the St. Louis Tea Party's John Burns was also included on the initial planning emails for the plan to harass Bourdreau. Sadly, no one in the St. Louis media (with the exception of Chad Garrison) has asked Burns about his role in the incident. But Loesch is also giving Burns work on her site as well, as evidenced by his mind-blowingly dumb post claiming that the media was "racially profiling" Jared Lee Loughner.