Wednesday, September 29, 2010

James O'Keefe back in the media doing dumb shit again

This is just bizarre. Naturally it reeks of misogyny, because O'Keefe is an equal opportunity bigot and it just wouldn't be ground-breaking journalism if he wasn't picking on someone that committed the crime of not being a white dude. But I'm pretty good at picking up that sort of code, and I'm not even sure what the point of this "prank" is supposed to be about. The MSM is overrun by sexy blonds pushing their sexy blond agenda? Blond women are only credible if they are on Fox? Bitches be stupid? The media is totally liberal because... hey look a dildo? Female journalists can't be trusted because all they want is sexytime? Seriously, can someone explain this one to me?

I just can't see how horrifying a CNN reporter by sexually harassing her would make CNN look bad. The only way this would work out as a positive for O'Keefe would be if he was actually able to seduce this reporter. So the guy is either an idiot or completely out of his mind.

Maybe he thought that she would try to fake-seduce him right back?

Edit: Actually, the more I think about it, the more I think that last part is what is going on. He seems to think that CNN is sending out blonde bombshells to target poor hapless conservatives, so maybe he thought once she thought she had an opening, she'd play up the fake-seduction thing herself and he could rail on about how CNN is using sex to get dirt on people. The dude's shown himself to be kind of a misogynist in the past, so it wouldn't surprise me at all if he thought this angle was the most damning, that conservatives were being victimized by these beautiful succubus reporters - if you take on the view that women rule everything because men are helpless in the face of hawtness you probably would sympathize with that. It's still stupid, but that is a strong theme in patriarchy, so it would have probably worked. That's the generous view of a possible motive, anyway.

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