James O'Keefe, Professional Person Impersonator, Firmly Denies Impersonating Persons

That’s O’Keefe.
That’s O’Keefe.
Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais (AP)

James O’Keefe, whose criminal record includes entry of a federal office under false pretense along with three goons dressed as telephone repairmen, would like you to know that he did not, under any circumstance, operate fake Twitter accounts.

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That settles that.

A Twitter spokesperson on Thursday told Gizmodo that, despite his professions of innocence and threats to sue the company, O’Keefe had been caught “misleading others” by “operating fake accounts,” violating a longstanding rule.

O’Keefe’s account has been permanently suspended. His organization, Project Veritas, is also currently suspended.

In a statement on Telegram, O’Keefe denied having operated fake accounts, calling the accusation “defamatory” and promising to sue. Twitter had no comment on the matter.

James O’Keefe mugshot from failed phone-tampering escapade
James O’Keefe mugshot from failed phone-tampering escapade
Photo: Federal Authorities

O’Keefe supporters, including Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie, a big fan, rushed to his defense moments after the news went wide.

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“I had breakfast with this hero yesterday,” Massie said.

Other figures, including journalist (sure, why not) Andy Ngo, appeared eager to tie O’Keefe’s suspension to his work—even though it mostly involves doing the very thing he just said he didn’t do.

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The suspension comes on the heels of a blockbuster report by O’Keefe, his defenders note, involving... wait this can’t be right... nope, checks out... an O’Keefe employee impersonating a nurse on Tinder.

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The employee, according to the New York Post, managed to record a CNN staffer confessing to a Massive Conspiracy at the network to play up covid-19 death tolls in an effort to get Joe Biden elected—or something.

The employee, whose job did not entail the tallying of covid-19 deaths, is described in reports as a “technical director,” which loosely means he knows how to work an audio board.

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CNN’s ratings, meanwhile, notably tanked the moment Trump got evicted.

More than 560,000 Americans have died as a result of contracting covid-19, according to authoritative sources, such as top vaccinology, epidemiology, and contact-tracing experts across the country.

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DISCUSSION

Let him sue.  It will deplete his cash.  Twitter should drag it out for months and months of billable hours.  It’s an old (disgraced former president) trick. He might find himself muted if he opens a suit because judges do things like that.