Little Jimmy Olsen wannabe James O'Keefe (all our posts about him are here) has a bit of a mutiny on his hands.
If you're unfamiliar with this sleazebag, he's a smug, bratty, self-serving, attention-starved, needy little fraud he's been over the years. ACORN‘s gone, in no small part because his efforts; he’s had his sick idea of fun with NPR; he’s already stuck his greedy, grimy little hand out for donations; avoided the very same cameras he feels free to turn on others; squirmed out of more serious charges thanks to connections; and did his level best to punk a CNN correspondent. He also failed to answer my friend and radio host Nicole Sandler's questions when she confronted him face to face.
Now his own allies are fed up with his slipshod, self-serving ways. Via The Daily Beast:
In a series of interviews with The Daily Beast, [Simon] Templar says he had designed the [NPR] effort to be “a very thoroughly researched and impeccably executed project that was by no means limited to NPR. James wanted it to be a hit job.”
What’s more, says Templar, O’Keefe “didn’t seem to care about the reasons why we were doing this. All he cared about was that he had people saying embarrassing stuff on video. I came to learn how desperate he was in terms of money and needing to rehabilitate his reputation.”
Shaughn Adeleye, who worked with Templar in posing as another member of the phony Muslim group, also disagreed with O’Keefe’s tactics. “We were both sold a false bill of goods,” says Adeleye, who devised the NPR scheme and persuaded O’Keefe to adopt it.
The details are at DB, the delusions are inside O'Keefe's head.