“Investigate and expose corruption, dishonesty, self-dealing, waste, fraud, and other misconduct in both public and private institutions in order to achieve a more ethical and transparent society.”
Project Veritas was founded by James O'Keefe, III as an organization devoted to exposing any perceived dishonesty and corruption by secretly recording and then producing and editing videos of undercover reporting as well as staged encounters with politicians and public figures. Before forming the organization, O'Keefe had earned a reputation for undercover video journalism when he posed as a pimp for an undercover investigation of ACORN. Along with Hannah Giles, O'Keefe staged an encounter with low-level employees of a voter registration drive organized by the group. The group aimed further undercover videos at National Public Radio, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and Rev. Al Sharpton.
The group applied for and received nonprofit status in 2011, although O'Keefe and other filmmakers had been making videos since the ACORN investigations in 2009. Earlier videos, O'Keefe claimed, had been produced out of the filmmakers' own pockets, saying, "Up 'til now, my friends and I have financed all of our work on our own -- running up major credit card debt. We made a lot of sacrifices -- personally and financially -- because we fight for what we believe in." As a nonprofit organization, the group continues its work in guerilla journalism while also training activists to shoot, produce and edit similar videos themselves. Project Veritas notes on its website that it "does not advocate specific resolutions to the issues that are raised through its investigations, nor do we encourage others to do so."
"Big Tech has a Different approach in an attempt to demythologize James by describing him as follows":
James Edward O'Keefe III (born June 28, 1984) is an American conservative political activist and provocateur. He produces secretly recorded undercover audio and video encounters in academic, governmental, and social service organizations, purporting to show abusive or illegal behavior by representatives of those organizations. He has selectively edited videos to misrepresent the context of the conversations and the subjects' responses. In June 2010, O'Keefe formed Project Veritas, a far-right activist group that uses the same deceptive editing techniques to attack mainstream media organizations and progressivegroups.
The above description has been proven to be blatantly false time and again yet Big Tech and Mainstream Media seem to think that the lions share of American Citizens believe they're Banter. My question is....."Who do they think they're Kidding"....Really?!
From one of his first videos in 2009 on Acorn:
To Amy Roach of ABC News "Hot Microphone" on Jeffery Epstein:
Then to the most recent April Moss on CBS:
Voter registration video, October 2016
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Organizations in videos
In October 2016, Project Veritas Action Fund—a 501(c)(4) nonprofit related to Project Veritas—released video footage of a number of Democratic operatives appearing to describe illegal voter registration activity as well as methods for agitating then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his supporters at rallies. In an article outlining the first videos Project Veritas released on October 17 and 18, 2016, Time reported:
“In one video, a contractor seems to brag about sending homeless and mentally ill people to harass Republicans. Someone identified as a Democratic National Committee staffer appears to claim credit for pushing Republican contender Donald Trump’s rally in Chicago toward violence. In another, consultants look like they are describing a plan to bus voters across state lines and registering immigrants in the country illegally to vote.”
James O'Keefe III is a self-described "guerrilla journalist" and community organizer who performs undercover investigations and releases the videos through two nonprofit organizations, Project Veritas and Project Veritas Action. His videos investigate and expose what he perceives to be corruption and fraud in both the public and private sectors; they target progressive and Democratic subjects. Career Early career After growing up in a New Jersey home that, according to his father, leaned conservative "but not rigidly so," O'Keefe first embarked on conservative political endeavors while he was an undergraduate student at Rutgers University. After working at the school paper, he broke away to form his own conservative publication, The Centurion. It was also during his time at Rutgers that O'Keefe began experimenting with videography. After graduating in 2006, O'Keefe took a job at the Leadership Institute, a 501(c)(3) conservative training organization in Arlington, Virginia. During his year-long tenure, O'Keefe traveled to college campuses and trained students on how to start their own conservative-minded publications. In 2007, while working for the Leadership Institute, O'Keefe shot and released a video showing a Planned Parenthood worker encouraging an undercover reporter posing as a 15-year-old girl pregnant to lie about her age in order to get an abortion. The worker was subsequently fired as a result of the video. Because the Leadership Institute could not legally participate in political advocacy, the organization's president "told James to end his sting activities or leave." ACORN investigation O'Keefe left the Leadership Institute to purse undercover investigative videos after a year, and he initially targeted ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. Founded in 1970, the group's original purpose was to help those living in poverty obtain basic necessities. The group got into politics shortly after its inception and became a part of the social justice movement. By 2010, the organization consisted of nearly 500,000 members and existed in 75 cities across the country. O'Keefe and fellow conservative activist Hannah Giles went undercover, posing as a pimp and prostitute, and secretly filmed conversations with workers at ACORN locations across the country. Portions of the recorded conversations show ACORN workers advising O'Keefe and Giles on how to evade taxes and misrepresent their sources of income in order to operate a prostitution business. The videos aired on Fox News and on the late Andrew Breitbart's website, BigGovernment, catapulting O'Keefe into the national media spotlight. As a result of the videos, Congress voted to defund the organization, and six months later ACORN formally dissolved. In 2009, after an outside probe into ACORN's work, the organization was cleared of illegality in the matter. Mary Landrieu break-in In January 2010, O'Keefe and three of his fellow undercover videographers were arrested at the New Orleans office of Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and charged with entering federal property under false pretenses with the intent of committing a felony. Police believed their intent was to tamper with the senator's phone system. In May of 2010, O'Keefe pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charge of entering property belonging to the United States under false pretenses. He was sentenced to three years probation, a $1,500 fine, and 100 hours of community service.
NPR investigation In June 2010, he launched a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dubbed Project Veritas. The organization's mission is to "Investigate and expose corruption, dishonesty, self-dealing, waste, fraud, and other misconduct in both public and private institutions in order to achieve a more ethical and transparent society." Since founding Project Veritas, O'Keefe has continued his provocative work and produced a series of noteworthy exposés.
In 2011, O'Keefe and the organization released a video that showed National Public Radio's (NPR) senior vice president for development, Ron Schiller, appearing to rant about Republicans and the Tea Party while claiming NPR would be "better off" without federal funding. " As a result of the video, Ron Schiller and NPR President and CEO Vivian Schiller (no relation) resigned, and Congress voted to defund NPR, though the effort died in the Senate. Investigation of voter fraud in 2016 election Project Veritas Action voter fraud investigation Project Veritas Action•Project Veritas Action
In October 2016, O'Keefe's group, Project Veritas Action Fund, released video footage of a number of Democratic operatives appearing to describe illegal voter registration activity as well as methods for agitating then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his supporters at rallies. In an article outlining the first videos Project Veritas released on
October 17 and 18, 2016, Time reported: “In one video, a contractor seems to brag about sending homeless and mentally ill people to harass Republicans. Someone identified as a Democratic National Committee staffer appears to claim credit for pushing Republican contender Donald Trump’s rally in Chicago toward violence. In another, consultants look like they are describing a plan to bus voters across state lines and registering immigrants in the country illegally to vote.”Other work Since his first documented investigation, O'Keefe and Project Veritas have released videos addressing topics such as teachers unions and voter fraud. In 2014, he crossed the Mexican border into the United States dressed as Osama Bin Laden in order to show what he believed to be the border's weaknesses. In 2013, O'Keefe published his first book, Breakthrough: Our Guerrilla War to Expose Fraud and Save Democracy, which became a New York Times bestseller. Opposition O'Keefe has been consistently criticized for his approach to investigative journalism as well as his editing of the final videos. Writing for The Atlantic, Conor Friedersdorf wrote, "But the mortal sin that O'Keefe commits in the ACORN videos is misleading the audience. His videos are presented to the public in less than honest ways that go far beyond normal 'selectivity.'" In October 2016, NPR noted that O'Keefe had a history of releasing edited videos in past undercover investigations, saying, "The videos are edited, and O'Keefe and Project Veritas have a history of selectively — and at times misleadingly — editing their videos. While they have previously posted raw footage, they have not done so with these latest stings." Andrew Seaman, chair of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), further criticized O'Keefe's methods, telling The Washington Post, "James O’Keefe is not an ethical journalist if we look at his actions in the context of [the SPJ’s ethics code]. ... He obviously has an agenda, goes directly to surreptitious reporting methods and has a history of distorting facts or context." Recent news The link below is to the most recent stories in a Google news search for the terms 'James O'Keefe'. These results are automatically generated from Google. America Reload's does not curate or endorse these articles. James O'Keefe III - Google News
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