Conservative provocateur James O'Keefe crossed the line and became a full-on creep, today. His latest prank: Luring and attempting to trap a "hot blonde" CNN reporter on a "pleasure palace" boat filled with dildos and sex toys.

Thankfully, CNN intervened mere moments before the sexual ambush was to take place, otherwise James O'Keefe would have escalated from illegal phone taps to cornering and sexually humiliating ("seducing"? "pulling pranks on"?) women:

A conservative activist known for making undercover videos plotted to embarrass a CNN correspondent by recording a meeting on hidden cameras aboard a floating "palace of pleasure" and making sexually suggestive comments, e-mails and a planning document show.

James O'Keefe, best known for hitting the community organizing group ACORN with an undercover video sting, hoped to get CNN Investigative Correspondent Abbie Boudreau onto a boat filled with sexually explicit props and then record the session, those documents show.

The plan apparently was thwarted after Boudreau was warned minutes before it was supposed to happen.

Basically, "the right's Bob Woodward" is the journalistic equivalent of a guy who shows his penis to you on the subway, then stands there chuckling under his breath. Abbie Boudreau was working on a story about conservative activists, and met O'Keefe during that. Then, the conserva-creep struck:

O'Keefe called Boudreau on August 10. During the conversation, he said he preferred that Boudreau meet him in person in Maryland and asked that she come alone.

"I just want to talk," O'Keefe told Boudreau on the phone. "I just want to have a, you know, meeting with you, and talk to you face to face about this. Because, I don't, I feel sort of, let's just say reserved about, about letting people into my sort of inner sanctum, about letting, letting people sort of take a glimpse into, into..."

The quote goes on, but I'll spare you. (Read it here if you must.) An excerpt from O'Keefe's preparations for the ambush, which CNN obtained and put on its website:

"Avoid Marvin Gaye as too cliche." What is wrong with this kid? Also: "condom jar"? This is simultaneously hilarious, terrifying, and deeply tragic. Poor James O'Keefe. He's going to die a virgin, isn't he?

Now where is that flying dildo when you need it… [CNN via Slate]


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