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Does Arrested Guerilla Filmmaker James O'Keefe Deserve Due Process? And is He Getting it?

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Over at Big Government, Andrew Breitbart weighs in on the arrest of James O'Keefe, the twentysomething filmmaker whose ACORN videos burst on to the scene last fall and who is in hot water after getting caught monkeying around in Sen. Mary Landrieu's (D-La.) New Orleans office.

Earlier Monday, the man who first published James O'Keefe's explosive videos exposing wrongdoing at community organizer ACORN came to the filmmaker's defense, claiming he "sat in jail for 28 hours without access to an attorney" while the prosecutor made his case to the media.

O'Keefe was "framed" by the media and the U.S. attorney's office, Andrew Breitbart, publisher of BigGovernment.com, told Fox News. 

Click here to read the affidavit.

"James O'Keefe sat in jail for 28 hours without access to an attorney, while the U.S. attorney leaked the information about his arrest, helping the media frame it as 'Watergate Junior,'" Breitbart said.

O'Keefe declined to talk about Breitbart's allegations to Fox News' Sean Hannity Monday night, adding he was cooperating with the U.S. attorney's office and was pleased with the way the U.S. attorney was handling the case.

The top U.S. attorney in the case has stepped down, recusing himself because one of the people charged in the case is the son of a another federal attomey based in Louisiana. Whole account here.

Full disclosure: I blog at Big Goverment. And Breitbart has spoken at Reason events (including our 40th anniversary gala held in Los Angeles in 2008, where he discoursed on new media and politics) and at our DC offices in February 2008, along with Fox News Red Eye host Greg Gutfeld: