Fake Pimp Who Burned ACORN Tried to Punk CNN Reporter

Allegedly planned to woo her on boat, film it
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 29, 2010 2:28 PM CDT

(Newser) – The right-wing activist who tricked ACORN in an undercover video sting tried it again—but with a CNN correspondent, the network says. James O'Keefe planned to seduce Abbie Boudreau on a "love boat" filled with sexual props and covertly record the encounter, reports CNN. He told associates he intended the seduction to show that he could "use" her just as she intended to use him, for CNN. Boudreau got tipped off before the ruse took place. (See video in the gallery.)

"I know what their angle is: they want to portray me and my friends as crazies, as non-journalists, as unprofessional," O'Keefe wrote in what CNN describes as a planning document. "Instead of giving her a serious interview, I'm going to punk CNN. Abbie has been trying to seduce me to use me, in order to spin a lie about me. So, I'm going to seduce her, on camera, to use her for a video. This bubble-headed-bleach-blonde who comes on at five will get a taste of her own medicine." No comment yet from O'Keefe. Earlier coverage of him here.

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