(CNN) -- 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.
Prosecutors in New York and California eventually found no evidence of wrongdoing by the group ACORN, and the California probe found the videos had been heavily and selectively edited.
O'Keefe's next big splash ended with his arrest after he taped associates entering Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu's office in New Orleans posing as telephone repairmen. He ended up pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of entering a federal office under false pretenses and is now on probation.
For months, CNN had been following a group of young conservative activists, including Christian Hartsock, the director of the music video. The activists will be featured in a documentary, "Right on the Edge," that will air October 2 and 3.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Sick Sex Plot to Embarrass CNN reporter Foiled. It was conservative slimeball James O'Keefe, who Else?
Because James O'Keefe is a right-wing scum bag, and conservatives love him for it, I'll let CNN tell the latest sleezy O'Keefe gotcha attempt in this promo clip from Abbie Boudreau: