The AP report that he boasted to a conservative think-tank of a big project in New Orleans that they'd soon be hearing about. And they did. Then joined other conservatives in throwing him under the bus.
The good members of the Pelican Institute, who hired O'Keefe to speak last Thursday, have now come out sounding perplexed at his actions. "He just said he had a project going in New Orleans, but he wouldn't say what it was," Robin Edwards, co-founder of the Louisiana Tea Party Federation, told the AP. "I figured it had something to do with ACORN." Or, as alleged in some reports, attempting to illegally wiretap a senator's phones.
Glenn Beck, who championed O'Keefe when he was dressing up as a pimp to expose ACORN for... whatever exactly it was he exposed ACORN for doing, has also now condemned him. If the allegations are true, he said: "you don't do anything illegal. That's Watergate territory. You just don't do that. But besides that, I don't even think you go dressed up. I mean, it's a senator. For the love of Pete, it's a senator."
Even the woman who joined him, dressed as a ho, for his ACORN 'investigation', has her eyes mainly on her own career as a 'journalist'. "I am well aware that following the law is an integral part of being a good investigative journalist," said Hanna Giles in a statement. "I take that responsibility and accountability very seriously. I certainly hope these reports are untrue."
And please hire me in this media market and don't associate me with precisely the kind of spurious, poorly thought-through and ideologically driven 'reporting' that brought me to your attention in the first place. She didn't add.