Rush to judgement

The mainstream media doesn’t like James O’Keefe. When O’Keefe and Helen Giles caught ACORN conspiring to assist with underage prostitution and human trafficking, the media ignored it as long as they could. But, when O’Keefe was arrested at the office of Sen. Landrieu (D-LA), the media rushed to press without getting the facts straight.

It’s not clear yet what exactly O’Keefe was up to, but one thing we do know is he wasn’t trying to bug anyone’s phone.

Many media outlets have retractions to issue. The Washington Post has issued its retraction already. CBS and the LA Times have yet to do so.

POSTSCRIPT: It seems as though O’Keefe was probably trying to show that Sen. Landrieu had rigged her phones to block incoming calls. He should have gotten legal advice before trying such a stunt.

(Via Instapundit.)

UPDATE: O’Keefe has a statement up now.

UPDATE: CBS retracts.

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