Hollywood Actors now in Damage Control mode after being Caught Conspiring to Sell Out Country

In typical liberal fashion, when you’re caught dead to rights doing something wrong, blame the accuser. In this case, a group led by James O’Keefe busted Hollywood actors Ed Begley, Jr. and Mariel Hemingway along with two Hollywood producers in a journalistic sting that revealed a willingness by all parties involved to betray their own country through propaganda, as Shoebat.com reported. Since the sting has been put on YouTube and is going somewhat viral, O’Keefe is somehow to blame.

Ed Begley, Jr. - BUSTED.

Ed Begley, Jr. – BUSTED.

The video, shot inside the Beverly Hills Hotel – which found controversy earlier this month when it was learned that the Sultan of Sharia law-run Brunei has an ownership stake in the iconic building – shows the actors and producers agreeing to do a film in the interests of Saudi oil and against the interests of U.S. energy independence. Perhaps in a moment of unintended candor, Begley acknowledged the sting has caused him problems:

He added that there has been “a tremendous amount of negative fallout” from the video. “Very angry people that are fans of James O’Keefe on Twitter and in emails — there’s a level of anger I haven’t seen in years, not based on fact. Quite the opposite. There was innuendo that Mariel and I were taking money. But we were never promised any money, we didn’t take any money, there’s no money in production or postproduction. I just went there to help a friend.”

As to the “negative fallout”, that was almost certainly the point of Project Veritas, the group that busted Begley. As to the “level of anger” Mr. Begley hasn’t “seen in years”, patriots generally don’t take kindly to traitors, which is exactly the thing O’Keefe’s operation unveiled. Begley, Jr. and Hemingway were willing to collaborate, collude, or otherwise assist Saudi interests to facilitate propaganda that had one purpose. That purpose was to profit from a film intended to generate public opposition to U.S. energy independence and support for increasing Saudi oil revenue.

The premise of the sting operation involved a rich Saudi oil man who wanted to contribute $9 million toward the production of Fracked, a film designed specifically to rub raw the sores of discontent over U.S. oil production.

Producers caught up in the sting – Josh and Rebecca Tickell – were eager to go along. As such, they had to conclude that as a profiteer, the rich Saudi must have believed that the $9 million would come with a return greater than that. Regardless of what that return might be, where would it come from?

Simple: It would come from a loss of fracking jobs in the U.S., caused by public opposition based on the effectiveness of the film in generating it.

Screenshot from O'Keefe's film (note what Muhammad the 'Saudi oil man' is saying).

Screenshot from O’Keefe’s film (note what Muhammad the ‘Saudi oil man’ is saying).

That, Mr. Begley, is a betrayal of your country and that is why people are angry. It has nothing to do with being ‘fans’ of Mr. O’Keefe.

To demonstrate just how effective the sting operation was, look no further than the weak attempts by left-wing writer Lindsay Abrams. She doesn’t deny what happened but wants readers to believe that just because no deal was consummated, no harm was done. This defense is Jay Carney-esque in that it’s hard to come up with a defense when their isn’t one.

Ms. Abrams, that’s not at all the point. The point is intent of those involved and a desire to profit from propaganda at the expense of the welfare of your own nation and its people.

Once again, here is the video, posted earlier by Shoebat.com:


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  • Ed Begley, Jr., Mariel Hemingway and the two Hollywood producers understood exactly what was being planned. Although this was a “pre-production” meeting and no money was exchanged, it seems obvious that the participants would have gone through with this if the meeting had not been exposed as a “sting”.

    By the way, Begley is totally wrong when he stated that, “…there’s no money in production or postproduction.” The fact is that money is still involved and has to be paid to a production crew and the video editors in post-production. While Begley may have not been part of the production crew, there most certainly would be additional compensation required for executive producers, directors, actors and consultants involved in any movie or documentary. That compensation is usually more $$$ than what is paid to the production crew.

    The question is: What roles would Begley and Hemmingway have played if this anti-fracking propaganda film had been produced?

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  • foxxybey

    They are so caught up with their own egos they believe they are little gods who people will listen too and all I can say about them is LOL, dumber then rocks and that is a insult to rocks.

  • Blame game… they are traitors, they are very un-Americans And to sell their own People and Country out.. Can we say they are like Jane Fonda only 5 times as bad…? Future Hitler of the world.. Well, l guess they love money more then our future Generations of Children to have a better life. .l am glad they were caught in their evil plans..

    • I no longer have cable or dish TV…Only internet and mobile phone..And I do not go out to see movies…even biblical ones as they are produced by the same scum of the earth that these folks are!!!

      • I do not have TV or cable either.. I have a land line phone. no cell..
        I also watch things on Internet and to get some good news.. I haven’t been to a movie in ages… Do not care to watch the trash that comes out of Hollywood..

  • Michael

    A truly breath of fresh air to have individuals sell out their country without monetary compensation. So altruistic of them.

    Ed should always act for no pay , that’s what he’s worth.

    Mariel surprisingly enough hasn’t opted for a small piece of ground in Ketchum Idaho where her Grandfather and sibling opted to reside.

  • usmcmailman

    These anti-American communists should be expelled from this Country for good !

  • modernminuteman

    Commie ass Hollywood liberals just can’t help selling out their country and when the SHTF they are high on my list of traitors that are fair game!

  • DookyDan

    They are actors. That’s what actors do. They are skilled in portraying someone they really aren’t. They are the deceives.

  • Cindy

    Hollywood is a slimy pond full of narcissistic people just like these fools. Precisely why I quit attending movies years ago, I refuse to support people that are tearing down this country act by act.

  • Tim Smith

    So it was said by Mr and Mrs Tickell, that they have no moral issues about where money comes from that funds their projects,, money is money. What if it turns out that the man giving them the money might be also funding terrorist activities that kill Americans? what then? Then you have 2 very famous celebs that are deeply involved with this plan. knowingly collaborating to pull off some deeply devious crap.

  • TN Tea Partier

    America needs to boycott most Hollywood actors.

  • robert anthony

    Of course, Ed, the money was to come later..in the form of film revenues…duh.

  • robert anthony

    ” She doesn’t deny what happened but wants readers to believe that just because no deal was consummated, no harm was done.” – Does this men death threats are legal now?

  • sikntyrd

    The way this country is being ran, you would think that Americans would be flying their flags upside down already.

  • Native American

    I no longer go to the movies or support “hollywood” in any way…I am so disgusted with “them”…

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  • Richard Beyer

    Begley’s back in high gear promoting toxic petrol chemical’s (isocyanate and amines)!
    Maybe this is Begley’s jab at America for disagreeing with his agenda?