Conservative media critic: O'Keefe is 'hurting the conservative movement'

Conservative media critic: O'Keefe is 'hurting the conservative movement'
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Conservative writer Brent Bozell slammed conservative activist James O’Keefe on Tuesday after his botched undercover sting on The Washington Post, saying O'Keefe should be “condemned” for trying to plant a fake story about GOP Senate hopeful Roy Moore with the paper.

Bozell's remarks come a day after the Post revealed that O’Keefe’s Project Veritas had sent a woman to the newspaper falsely claiming that Moore, the GOP candidate in the Alabama Senate special election, had impregnated her as a teenager and that she had an abortion, at Moore's urging, as a result.

Bozell, one of the most prominent conservative critics of the traditional media, said that O’Keefe was “grandstanding & hurting the conservative movement."

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“Regarding WaPo/O'Keefe incident, this was entrapment, & the kind of 'gotcha' stunt that should be condemned. If a liberal did this to a conservative outlet, we'd be outraged,” Bozell tweeted Tuesday.

“Once again, O'Keefe is  grandstanding & hurting the conservative movement. I'm glad the Post outed him.”

Bozell is a long-time conservative activist and the founder of the Media Research Center, which publishes frequent critiques of the media.

The attempt came after the Post had published allegations that Moore had a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl when he was 32, and that he pursued at least three other women between the ages of 16 and 18.

O’Keefe is known for orchestrating undercover operations to target media outlets and left-wing organizations.

After the Post revealed Project Veritas’s attempt, O'Keefe's group sent a fundraising email with the subject line "Our cover is blown!"

“Following months of undercover work within The Washington Post, our investigative journalist within the publication had their cover blown,” O’Keefe wrote in the email.

“This is how undercover work goes. This isn’t the first time that has happened, and it won’t be the last time.”