— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) March 31, 2015
If only being a ferret-faced ratfvcker were a felony… From the Mother Jones article:
… In August 2013, MainJustice published an article referring to a 2010 incident in which O’Keefe and his associates posed as telephone technicians to gain access to the offices of then–Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.). O’Keefe and three others ultimately pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charge of entering federal property under false pretenses.
In its original article, MainJustice said that O’Keefe was “apparently trying to bug” Landrieu’s offices. After O’Keefe complained, the website changed the sentence to read that O’Keefe and his associates “were trying to tamper with Landrieu’s phones.” Still, O’Keefe sued, alleging that both characterizations were defamatory because they implied he had committed a felony. MainJustice countered that the language wasn’t defamatory because the substance of the article was true, and the site accurately described the legal proceedings triggered by the episode.
The court didn’t find O’Keefe’s case convincing…
Nah, nobody ever mistook you for more than a piddling little misdemeanor-level criminal.
More at the link. I’m sure Project (No) Veritas will use this as the tag for another round of begging emails, but O’Keefe seems to be past his sell-by date even in conservative media — it’s been a long, rocky downhill path since his ACORN-busting days.