In a desperate attempt to remain relevant to conservatives, lying conservative “filmmaker” James O’Keefe decided to take a stroll across the border dressed as Osama Bin Laden.
O’Keefe kicked off his journey by interviewing a Hudspeth County, Texas, Sheriff Arvin West. “We’ve got plenty of agents, they just need to be on the border,” West told O’Keefe. Gawker, however, called into question the legitimacy of the claims, pointing out that border security is not quite as lax as they claim:
Oh, by the way, here’s an AP photo of U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers standing watch roughly three feet to the left of that “insecure” border spotwhere O’Keefe and West filmed their segment:
Here are some fun facts you may not learn about West from O’Keefe’s fawning video treatment: The sheriff is famous for arresting celebrities, from Willie Nelson to Fiona Apple, whose pot-filled tour buses use the nearby stretch of Interstate 10; he’s been found guilty of illegally arresting an El Paso police officer and violating his civil rights; and he has a reputation for being a right-wing and anti-immigrant media hound who calls President Obama “full of shit.”
Since 2005, West has gotten so much money for border protection that he’s hired five new deputies and cut crime in half. But EVIL illegals and the DRUG CARTELS who run them are ready to DO MURDER any day now, West says. “[S]ome question whether his other salty tales are based firmly in reality or instead are constructed to drive millions in state and federal money to his department’s coffers,” the Texas Tribune has reported.
All in all, a perfect source for James O’Keefe.
O’Keefe then claims to have traveled six miles of desolate, uninhabited wasteland where there is absolutely no border security–you know, besides the permanent outposts that are clearly visible on Google Maps and numerous obstructions like a well-patrolled road that runs along the river.
O’Keefe repeatedly waded back and forth across a shallow, narrow expanse of river–first in his usual “douchebag” attire, and then dressed as Osama Bin Laden, apparently to demonstrate that America is allowing a steady stream of terrorists into the country.
O’Keefe says that his latest stunt cost “over $74,242 in legal fees, investigators salaries, and travel expenses,” and is begging conservatives to help him replace the money he has wasted on the “investigation.”