September 29, 2010 - 3:30pm
Media Research Center President Brent Bozell issued the following statement regarding news of James O'Keefe's sting operation attempt to embarrass CNN:
"The MRC unequivocally denounces James O'Keefe for his attempted assault on CNN. It isn't just childish and immature; it's ugly, dishonest and filthy. There is no place in the conservative movement for this type of behavior and that's exactly what I warned about in a commentary piece I submitted to CNN.com just two days ago. 'Could the Citizen Journalist abuse the public trust?' I wrote in this piece that should run in the next few days. 'Hypothetically, of course. Conservatives must all guard against this. Let there be scrutiny, by all means.' And I repeat: there must be scrutiny."
"Bottom line: We want nothing to do with O'Keefe or his dirty antics."