|From:||Michael Premo <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Sent time:||Monday, October 10, 2011 11:36:13 AM|
|To:||Media Working group <email@example.com>|
|Subject:||[GlobalRevolutionMedia] Fw: General warning|
From: "Linnea M. Palmer Paton" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2011 10:35:10
To: PR Working Group<email@example.com>
Subject: Re: General warning
Just confirmed with Tyler. It's James O'Keefe.
He's well connected and has brought down entire organizations before.
On Oct 10, 1:17 pm, "Linnea M. Palmer Paton" <lpalmerpa...@gmail.com>
> 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 <
> lpalmerpa...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > 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
> > light.<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_O%27Keefe#cite_note-Tactics-1>
> > <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_O%27Keefe#cite_note-brown_releases-2>
> >  <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_O%27Keefe#cite_note-3><http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_O%27Keefe#cite_note-Salon2010Madden-4>
> >  <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_O%27Keefe#cite_note-5>
> > 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.
> > 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.<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_O%27Keefe#cite_note-6>
> >  <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_O%27Keefe#cite_note-7>
> > 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 <
> > lpalmerpa...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> 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 <
> >> tyler.combe...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >>> The guy that did the acorn splicing videos is here today
> >>> Sent from my iPhone
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