James O'Keefe

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Undercover Video: Dems Stoked Violence at Trump Rallies

Operatives also discuss voter fraud in latest from James O'Keefe

(Newser) - A Democratic operative is out of a job and another is "stepping back" from the Hillary Clinton campaign, thanks to a series of undercover videos in which they allegedly discuss inciting violence at Donald Trump rallies and how to commit voter fraud. In the first video from James O'... More »

James O'Keefe: Why Secret Recordings Must Be Legal

Conservative activist argues for investigative rights

(Newser) - James O'Keefe may be on the same side of the political aisle as Mitch McConnell, but he's firmly in support of the people who taped McConnell and his aides mocking Ashley Judd from the other side of a closed door . In fact, all such secretive taping should be... More »

ACORN Worker Gets $100K, but Still No Story Correction?

And psst, LBJ almost nuked US by accident

(Newser) - James O'Keefe may be paying $100,000 to an ACORN employee who got fired after an O'Keefe video portrayed him as a would-be sex trafficker, but Conor Friedersdorf at the Atlantic points out that you wouldn't know it from looking at Breitbart.com. The original story is... More »

O'Keefe Pimp Video Just Cost Him $100K

James O'Keefe to settle lawsuit filed by Juan Carlos Vera

(Newser) - James O'Keefe made a name for himself when he dressed up like a pimp and secretly filmed ACORN offices in 2009. Turns out one of those videos is going to cost him $100,000. That's how much he has agreed to pay former ACORN employee Juan Carlos Vera,... More »

O'Keefe Video Nabs Va. Dem's Son in Voter Fraud Scandal

Patrick Moran quits father's campaign after caught discussing ways to cheat

(Newser) - A Democratic congressman from Virginia is in the midst of a voter fraud scandal sparked by a James O'Keefe video, the Hill reports. Rep. Jim Moran's son Patrick has stepped down from his father's campaign after he was caught discussing secretly casting votes in place of people... More »

James O'Keefe Makes Grab for Eric Holder's Ballot

'Sting' video intended to prove election fraud is real

(Newser) - James O'Keefe is at it again, and this time he's getting personal with the US attorney general. In a new video released today to Breitbart , the infamous fake pimp puts voter fraud in his crosshairs, and sets out to show the danger inherent in not having voter ID... More »

NPR Isn't Biased, It's Honest

Audience mostly middle-of-road, conservative, Morning Edition host says

(Newser) - James O’Keefe’s sting video purports to expose NPR’s liberal bias, but anyone who actually listens will realize it has “nothing to do with what NPR puts on the air,” argues Morning Edition co-host Steve Inskeep in a Wall Street Journal op-ed. “I congratulate Mr.... More »

O'Keefe Asks Fans to Pay His Credit Card Bill

ACORN 'pimp' says he spent $50K filming NPR video

(Newser) - Fake pimping just doesn’t pay like it used to. Just ask James O’Keefe, who says he and his friends spent $50,000 on their NPR “sting” video , racking up “major credit card debt” in the process. Now, he’s sent an email to his supporters asking... More »

GOP Calls Emergency Session to Defund NPR

Bill would ban all federal funding of network

(Newser) - House Republicans may have taken note of Juan Williams' op-ed on NPR yesterday, because they've called an emergency meeting—to try to block NPR's funding. The Rules Committee session today will take up legislation to permanently ban federal funding for NPR and its affiliate stations in the wake of conservative... More »

Surprise! NPR Sting Video Deceptively Edited

But organization says some statements still 'egregious'

(Newser) - James O’Keefe’s NPR “ sting video ” has caused some major problems for the organization, but it turns out that it doesn’t quite present the entire truth. O’Keefe recently posted two hours of raw video from the exchange, and experts tell NPR that the 11-minute version... More »

Just How Close Was NPR to Taking That $5M?

Close, says Daily Caller; not so close, says Talking Points Memo

(Newser) - NPR may have been embarrassed by its ex-fundraiser’s comments on the Tea Party —but at least it refused to accept the $5 million offered by phony donors, right? That original claim had been poked at by the Daily Caller , which yesterday said that emails showed NPR execs were... More »

NPR Exec Caught in O'Keefe Sting Loses His Next Job

Ron Schiller will no longer be joining the Aspen Institute

(Newser) - The fallout from the conservative sting of NPR continues: The departing exec caught on tape calling Tea Party supporters racist is out of the job he was about to take, reports David Weigel at Slate . "Ron Schiller has informed us that, in light of the controversy surrounding his recent... More »

NPR's Vivian Schiller Resigns in Wake of O'Keefe Sting

President and CEO had also been criticized for Juan Williams' firing

(Newser) - Following yesterday’s news that an NPR fundraiser was taped calling the Tea Party “seriously racist,” NPR President and CEO Vivian Schiller has resigned. Schiller was quick to condemn the comments, which were recorded as part of a sting by James O’Keefe , and the fundraiser in question... More »

Former NPR Exec Caught Calling Tea Party 'Racist'

James O'Keefe runs sting on organization

(Newser) - James O'Keefe is at it again. This time, he had some actors pose as members of a Muslim educational organization and offer to donate $5 million to NPR, the Daily Caller reports. That scored them a meeting with then-NPR fundraising executive Ron Schiller, who proceeds to summarily bash Republicans, whose... More »

ACORN-Esque 'Sting' Hits Planned Parenthood

But group says video was edited, doesn't reflect policies

(Newser) - An anti-abortion group has released an undercover video that appears to depict a Planned Parenthood employee giving advice to—you guessed it—a pimp and a prostitute. The employee, a New Jersey office manager named Amy Woodruff, advises the pair on how to get medical care for underage, illegal immigrant... More »

Man Tried ACORN 'Sting' on Planned Parenthood

It didn't work, and the FBI is investigating

(Newser) - The FBI is looking for a man suspected of trying to incriminate Planned Parenthood in a scam that resembles the hidden-camera sting that took down ACORN , reports TPM Muckraker . Eight clinics across five states had similar experiences over a single week: a young man came in looking for treatment for... More »

James O'Keefe Owes Supporters an Explanation Over CNN Plot

Andrew Breitbart: Scheme was 'gross and offensive'

(Newser) - The weird plot by James O'Keefe (aka ACORN pimp) to seduce a CNN reporter and secretly film it is too much even for one of his biggest supporters. "From what I’ve read about this script, though not executed, it is patently gross and offensive," writes Andrew Breitbart... More »

Fake Pimp Who Burned ACORN Tried to Punk CNN Reporter

Allegedly planned to woo her on boat, film it

(Newser) - The right-wing activist who tricked ACORN in an undercover video sting tried it again—but with a CNN correspondent, the network says. James O'Keefe planned to seduce Abbie Boudreau on a "love boat" filled with sexual props and covertly record the encounter, reports CNN . He told associates he intended... More »

ACORN 'Pimp' Takes on Census

'Sting' reveals workers left early

(Newser) - James O'Keefe is back, with a new video purporting to show “fraud” within the US Census—but the footage is a just a wee bit less scintillating than the ACORN “fake pimp” videos that made him famous. O'Keefe's signed up to work for the Census and discovered that—... More »

'Fake Pimp' Pleads Guilty in Senate Break-In

James O'Keefe gets 3 years' probation in Mary Landrieu ruse

(Newser) - James O'Keefe, who might just be referred to as a “fake pimp” in headlines for the rest of his life, pleaded guilty along with three accomplices for breaking into Sen. Mary Landrieu's office and trying to tamper with her phones. O'Keefe copped to misdemeanor charges of entering federal property... More »

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