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Attack Videographer Caught in Manipulation and Lies
September 15, 2009
(San Bernardino, CA) -- Today the videographer
James O'Keefe's hidden camera "interview" with
San Bernardino ACORN organizer Tresa Kaelke,
airing repeatedly on Fox "News", including the
Glenn Beck show, and on BigGovernment.com,
has been caught out in an obvious set of lies and
When the actors approached Ms. Kaelke with
their provocative costuming and outlandish
scenario, she could not take them seriously. So
she met their outrageousness with her own
personal style of outrageousness. She matched
their false scenario with her own false scenarios.
"They were not believable", said Ms. Kaelke of
the two actors. "Somewhat entertaining, but they
weren't even good actors. I didn't know what to make of them. They were clearly playing with me.
I decided to shock them as much as they were shocking me. Like Stephen Colbert does – saying
the most outrageous things with a straightface." While her sense of humor might not be funny to
many people, the fact is that she spun false scenario afterfalse scenario and the videographer
ate them up.
For example, in response to the set-up by the filmmakers in which they say they are trying get the
young woman away from her abusive pimp, she responds that she was abused by her former
husband as well (true) and that she shot and killed him (false). He is very much alive and living
near Barstow, CA.
However, this is taken as the gospel truth, not just in the film itself, but also by several "news"
personalities,indicating that no journalistic standards were applied to making the video or vetting
it for broadcast.
Further, as the actors repeatedly noted how nice she was being, Ms Kaelke responded, also
repeatedly, that her"niceness" was just her, not ACORN. "My supervisor would shoot