Posted by Brad @ 4:57 pm on January 25th 2011

And Now, A Tactic That Was Pretty Lame to Begin With, Officially Jumps the Shark

Planned Parenthood notifies the FBI of a number of visits by people seemingly engaged in James O’Keefe style “get them to listen to ridiculous and offensive stuff on camera and then nail them for listening!” raconteuring.

In the course of five days this month, eight Planned Parenthood clinics in five states and D.C. reported getting the same visit: A man said he needed treatment for a sexually transmitted disease and then, once alone with a staff member, implied that he ran an interstate sex trafficking ring that involves minors and illegal immigrants.

The Planned Parenthood Federation of America thinks that the visits, which happened between Jan. 11 and 15, are part of a James O’Keefe-style “sting.” But the group called in the FBI anyway.

“These multi-state visits from men claiming to be engaged in sex trafficking of minors may be a hoax,” Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, wrote in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder last week. “However, if the representations made by this man are true,” she wrote, they indicate violations of several sex trafficking, prostitution and child sex laws.

A spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood would not reveal the identity of the man, or men, who visited the clinics. The group does, however, suspect he has ties to Live Action, the pro-life, anti-Planned Parenthood group run by O’Keefe associate Lila Rose.

Seriously, this was tired even when it supposedly nailed ACORN. Now it’s just kind of sad and lame.

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