Activist’s Plan to Embarrass CNN Reporter Foiled

By Andrew Gauthier 


Things did not go according to plan for James O’Keefe, the conservative provocateur and hidden camera auteur, in a recent attempt to embarrass CNN reporter Abbie Boudreau.

Boudreau had been working on a CNN special about young conservative activists titled “Right on the Edge” when she scheduled to meet with O’Keefe to discuss his potential cooperation in a video shoot. While Boudreau planned to meet with O’Keefe to talk about an upcoming project that he was involved with, the activist, best known for his undercover ACORN videos, had other ideas.


When Boudreau arrived at the designated meeting place, she was warned by a colleague of O’Keefe’s that the meeting was actually an elaborate set-up and that O’Keefe was trying to “punk” her. O’Keefe’s plan, it appears, was to lure Boudreau on to a boat and seduce her, all the while capturing the situation on video. (CNN Video)