Part One: James O'Keefe: The Patron Saint of News Grifters


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In Episode 82, Robert is joined by Jack O’Brien to discuss news grifters.<br><br><strong>Footnotes:<br><br></strong>1. <a href="https://www.nj.com/news/2009/09/acorn_sting_pimp_is_nj_man_who.html">ACORN sting 'pimp' is N.J. man who attended Rutgers University</a><br>2. <a href="https://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/james-o-keefe-portrait-of-an-activist-as-a-campus-gadfly">James O’Keefe: Portrait Of An Activist As A Campus Gadfly</a><br>3. <a href="https://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/the-leadership-institute-the-group-that-helped-launch-the-conservative-careers-of-two-alleged-phone-tamperers">The Leadership Institute: The Group That Helped Launch The Conservative Careers Of Two Alleged Phone Tamperers</a><br>4.<a href="https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2009-apr-26-na-abortion26-story.html"> Abortion foe goes undercover</a><br>5.<a href="https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2011/07/what-the-nyt-magazine-doesnt-say-about-james-okeefe/242714/"> What the NYT Magazine Doesn't Say About James O'Keefe</a><br>6. <a href="https://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2017/01/09/now-defunct-group-that-secretly-filmed-texas-lawmakers-ordered-to-turn-over-financial-records/">Now defunct, group that secretly filmed Texas lawmakers ordered to turn over financial records</a><br>7.<a href="https://www.texasmonthly.com/burka-blog/hannah-giles-no-nellie-bly/"> Hannah Giles, No Nellie Bly</a><br>8. <a href="http://entertainment.time.com/2011/03/13/the-twisty-bent-truth-of-the-npr-sting-video/">The Twisty, Bent Truth of the NPR-Sting Video</a><br>9.<a href="https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2012/10/the-power-of-james-o-keefe.html"> The Power of James O’Keefe</a><br>10. <a href="https://theintercept.com/2019/05/03/erik-prince-trump-uae-project-veritas/">How Erik Prince Used the Rise of Trump to Make an Improbable Comeback</a><br>11.<a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/googler-caught-in-james-okeefe-sting-project-veritas-selectively-edited-my-words"> Googler Caught in James O’Keefe Sting: Project Veritas ‘Selectively Edited’ My Words</a><br>12. <a href="https://medium.com/@gennai.jen/this-is-not-how-i-expected-monday-to-go-e92771c7aa82">This is not how I expected Monday to go!</a><br>13. <a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/james-okeefes-google-whistleblower-loves-qanon-accused-zionists-of-running-the-government">James O’Keefe’s Google ‘Whistleblower’ Loves QAnon, Accused ‘Zionists’ of Running the Government</a><br>14. <a href="https://thenextweb.com/artificial-intelligence/2019/08/16/project-veritas-and-whistle-blower-published-bullshit-data-leak-to-dox-google-employees/">Project Veritas and ‘whistle-blower’ published bullshit ‘data-leak’ to dox Google employees</a>