From:   Michael Premo <m.premo@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Monday, October 10, 2011 11:36:13 AM
To:   Media Working group <globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com>
Subject:   [GlobalRevolutionMedia] Fw: General warning
 

Michael Premo

www.michaelpremo.com

 

 

-----Original Message-----

From: "Linnea M. Palmer Paton" <lpalmerpaton@gmail.com>

Sender: pr-working-group@googlegroups.com

Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2011 10:35:10

To: PR Working Group<pr-working-group@googlegroups.com>

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Subject: Re: General warning

 

Just confirmed with Tyler. It's James O'Keefe.

 

He's well connected and has brought down entire organizations before.

Watch out.

 

-Linnea

 

 

 

On Oct 10, 1:17 pm, "Linnea M. Palmer Paton" <lpalmerpa...@gmail.com>

wrote:

> I'm not down there right now (at home on my computer), Tyler can you confirm

> Brietbar or O'Keefe?

>

> Thanks,

> Linnea

>

> On Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 1:16 PM, Linnea M. Palmer Paton <

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> lpalmerpa...@gmail.com> wrote:

> > For anyone who isn't familiar with this guys work, here's the wikipedia

> > article on him.

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> >http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_O%27Keefe

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> > This is what he looks like:

> >http://gothamist.com/2009/09/17/acorn_video_sting_guy_also_targeted.php

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> > *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

> > light.[2]<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_O%27Keefe#cite_note-Tactics-1>

> > [3]<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_O%27Keefe#cite_note-brown_releases-2>

> > [4] <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_O%27Keefe#cite_note-3>[5]<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_O%27Keefe#cite_note-Salon2010Madden-4>

> > [6] <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_O%27Keefe#cite_note-5>

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> > 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

> > appropriately.

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> > 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

> > governmental officials.[7]<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_O%27Keefe#cite_note-6>

> > [8] <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_O%27Keefe#cite_note-7>

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> > 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." [9]<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_O%27Keefe#cite_note-PVeritas-8>

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> > On Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 1:06 PM, Linnea M. Palmer Paton <

> > lpalmerpa...@gmail.com> wrote:

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> >> 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).

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> >> I've cc'd Michael on media.

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> >> On Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 12:55 PM, Tyler Combelic <

> >> tyler.combe...@gmail.com> wrote:

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> >>> The guy that did the acorn splicing videos is here today

>

> >>> Sent from my iPhone

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