Thursday, August 13, 2015

WELL, AT LEAST THE DHS FINALLY STARTED PROFILING: Problem is, they’re only targeting conservatives

James O'Keefe, an investigative reporter with Project Veritas, crossed the border in 2014 dressed as Osama Bin Laden. Since the video showing his crossing was posted on YouTube, an apparently embarrassed DHS has targeted O'Keefe for interrogation at least a half-dozen times.

It all started in August 2014 when O’Keefe donned green fatigues and an Osama bin Laden costume and sneaked across the U.S. border to Mexico and then back into Texas, a stunt cited by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) during congressional hearings. His point, O’Keefe said in an interview Wednesday, was to “show that our elected officials were lying to the American people” by saying the border is secure.

But he may have messed with the wrong bureaucrats, since the powerful DHS — the third-largest Cabinet department — controls border security. Ever since, O’Keefe says, he has been stopped and questioned at length by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers each of the five times he has tried to reenter the United States. The questions, he says have been overly intrusive, covering everything from his business operations and what his next investigative project will be to his political views.

“It is our contention that this is retaliation for our journalism along the Mexican border,” O’Keefe said. “It’s troubling that they are doing this to a citizen reporter. … These questions have nothing to do with national security or border issues or smuggling narcotics into the country. They are questions that they would never ask a Washington Post reporter, that they would never ask NBC News"...

In other words, DHS is profiling investigative journalists, but not those who actually penetrate America's porous southern borders with intent to smuggle drugs, or humans, or weapons, or actual weapons of mass destruction.

Here's a thought experiment for even the most dimwitted of drones.

Imagine James O'Keefe had brandished a 33-round magazine like NBC's dimwitted hairpiece known as David Gregory did on national televsion.

Do you think he'd avoid prosecution as Gregory did? </Rhetorical>

Hat tip: BadBlue News.

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