I'm not down there right now (at home on my computer), Tyler can you confirm
Brietbar or O'Keefe?
On Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 1:16 PM, Linnea M. Palmer Paton <
For anyone who isn't familiar with this guys work, here's the wikipedia
article on him.
This is what he looks like:
*James E. O'Keefe III* (born June 28, 1984) is a conservative<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservatism_in_the_United_States>
American <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States> activist<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Activist>who has produced controversial audio and video recordings of public figures
and workers in a variety of organizations. He gained national attention for
his release of video recordings of workers at ACORN<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ACORN>offices in 2009, his arrest in early 2010 at the office of Senator Mary
Landrieu <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Landrieu>, and release of
videos of NPR <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NPR> executives in 2011.
Investigations by legal authorities and journalists have found O'Keefe has
"selectively", "heavily" and "deceptively" edited secretly recorded videos
to leave a false impression and present the subjects in the worst possible
After founding an independent conservative student paper in college,
O'Keefe began to use available, inexpensive technology to make videos. His
strategy has been to control distribution of his work to conservative media
outlets for maximum impact. Some of O'Keefe's projects have influenced
Congressional votes. Due to his videos of ACORN workers supposedly aiding a
couple in criminal planning, the US Congress voted to freeze funds for the
non-profit, which had aided low- and moderate-income people for 40 years.
The non-profit also lost most private funding, and in March 2010 had to
close most of its offices. Shortly after, the California State Attorney
General and the US Government Accountability Office<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government_Accountability_Office>released their reports: they found that O'Keefe had misrepresented the
actions of ACORN workers, that workers had not committed the illegal actions
he portrayed, and that the organization had managed its federal funds
Because his work has become widely seen as deceptive, O'Keefe's success in
gaining extensive media attention has caused controversy and discussions of
journalistic standards. By the summer of 2011, his claims to have uncovered
widespread Medicaid <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medicaid> fraud,
purportedly documented on videos released through conservative outlets in
Maine and other locations, were treated more cautiously by media and
He has gained support from conservative media and interest groups. In 2009 Andrew
Breitbart <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Breitbart> paid O'Keefe,
then 25, for the option to publish new videos exclusively on
BigGovernment.com <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BigGovernment.com>. In
June 2010, O'Keefe formed a 501(c)(3) <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/501c3>organization, Project
*Veritas*, with the stated mission to "investigate and expose corruption,
dishonesty, self-dealing, waste, fraud, and other misconduct." <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_O%27Keefe#cite_note-PVeritas-8>
On Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 1:06 PM, Linnea M. Palmer Paton <
Might be a good idea to make sure he doesn't record anything without us
also recording it. (like we did with Jesse's interview with Fox).
I've cc'd Michael on media.
On Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 12:55 PM, Tyler Combelic <
The guy that did the acorn splicing videos is here today
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