Activists crash James O’Keefe tribute – get beaten & hospitalized

Posted by | February 4, 2017 08:00 | Filed under: Media/Show Business News Behaving Badly

It happened almost a week ago, but news about the assaults by a mob of right-wing thugs has now emerged:

A secretive group of conservatives in the entertainment industry, the Friends of Abe, hosted rightwing conman James O’Keefe at Eamonn’s Bar & Grill in New York on Sunday. Past Undercurrent collaborator Ryan Clayton attended and taped his remarks.

During the Q&A segment of the talk, Clayton sang a roast of O’Keefe, and was subsequently attacked by several people in the audience, as reported by The Huffington Post. Another progressive activist, Jason Charter was also assaulted. Both men were hospitalized and have filed charges including assault, strangulation, and robbery. (Attendees broke Charter’s tie camera and stole his wallet, glasses, and cell phone.)

Although Charter’s camera was broken, Clayton’s was not, and he was able to capture some colorful comments.

O’Keefe, for his part, told a homophobic joke about gay British neo-Nazi Milo Yiannopoulos:

[D]uring the FOA event, he slammed political correctness and made a racist anal sex joke involving the alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos. Here’s the clip: has more:

According to Ryan Clayton, one of the victims of the assault, the altercation ensued during O’Keefe’s speech. After boasting about his relationship with Trump, including details from a phone call between he and Trump shortly after the election, O’Keefe invited attendees to the stage to share similar stories. The victim proceeded to the stage, where O’Keefe handed him the microphone. When the victim began roasting O’Keefe, an O’Keefe associate attacked him from behind and began choking him.

“My neck popped six times,” said Clayton, “and I couldn’t breathe. I honestly thought I was going to die.”

At least three additional attackers jumped in on the assault, punching and kicking the victim repeatedly. They then threw the him down a wooden staircase, at which point the victim was able to escape the venue. …

An O’Keefe associate then complains, “I just got assaulted by the cops!”

Witnesses at the scene disputed O’Keefe’s claims. Peter James Callahan, who was at the scene of the incident to support the victims, said, “It was insane. They were beating them senseless. And the whole crowd, especially that sheepfucker O’Keefe, was cheering them on. As an activist, I’ve seen a lot of violent responses to nonviolent resistance, but I’ve never seen anything like this.”

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By: dave-dr-gonzo

David Hirsch, a.k.a. Dave "Doctor" Gonzo*, is a renegade record producer, video producer, writer, reformed corporate shill, and still-registered lobbyist for non-one-percenter performing artists and musicians. He lives in a heavily fortified compound in one of Manhattan's less trendy neighborhoods.

* Hirsch is the third person to use the pseudonym, a not-so-veiled tribute to journalist and author Hunter S. Thompson, with the permission of his predecessors Gene Gaudette of American Politics Journal (currently webmaster and chief bottlewasher at Liberaland) and Stephen Meese at Smashmouth Politics.

13 responses to Activists crash James O’Keefe tribute – get beaten & hospitalized

  1. Suzanne McFly February 4th, 2017 at 09:29

    I see mental diseases being named after him in his future, and I don’t even need a crystal ball.

    • The Original Just Me February 4th, 2017 at 09:49

      Good Morning :+)

      • Suzanne McFly February 4th, 2017 at 16:17

        Well good afternoon :)

    • bpollen February 5th, 2017 at 06:49

      That guy is SO friggin’ O’Keefe… Crazy as a shithouse O’Keefe. Still O’Keefe after all these years. Goin’ off the rails on the O’Keefe train.

      • Suzanne McFly February 5th, 2017 at 08:11

        O’Kweef is a few fries short of a happy meal, O’Kweef is a chocolate chip cookie without the chip, O’Kweef is nuttier than a fruitcake…..good thing he has a great personality, ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha….

  2. The Original Just Me February 4th, 2017 at 09:48

    Prickident Trump’s Brown Shirts.

  3. Buford2k11 February 4th, 2017 at 10:07

    Free Speech needs to remain free….but hate speech must come at a cost…

  4. Willys41 February 4th, 2017 at 14:09

    “Conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe was sentenced to three years of
    probation, 100 hours of community service and a $1,500 fine after he
    pleaded guilty on Wednesday to misdemeanor charges stemming from his
    involvement in a break-in at Sen. Mary Landrieu’s (D-La.) office.”

    But, see that’s who republicans are.

  5. bunya February 4th, 2017 at 16:45

    I can certainly understand why O’Keefe would be upset. This comedian actually suggested that a conservative would actually have sex with someone who wasn’t lily white!

  6. burqa February 5th, 2017 at 00:12

    O’Keefe would have gotten footage of the attack….

  7. StoneyCurtisll February 5th, 2017 at 01:36

    Sounds like a nazi rally…

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