Skip to comments.James O'Keefe Skips Breitbart For NPR Hit
Posted on 03/09/2011 2:45:22 PM PST by winstonwolf33
James O'Keefe, whose hidden camera outfit Project Veritas claimed another major scalp today with the resignation of NPR CEO Vivian Schiler, departed from his usual symbiotic relationship with conservative media guru Andrew Breitbart in releasing his latest project.
As Mediaite notes, some observers are questioning if this reveals fissures between the two. O'Keefe posted his famous ACORN videos to Breitbart's "Big Government" but gave news site The Daily Caller first crack at his latest video. Breitbart turned on O'Keefe in the press last year after a colleague of O'Keefe's revealed to the press that the conservative filmmaker was planning an elaborate prank in which he would lure a CNN reporter onto a boat with a hidden camera and attempt to seduce her.
"From what I've read about this script, though not executed, it is patently gross and offensive," Breitbart said in a statement at the time. "It's not his detractors to whom he also owes this public airing. It's to his legion of supporters."
Breitbart denied a split in an interview with Mediaite, however, saying "I've said all along that James needs to be an independent journalist. His ACORN videos weren't posted exclusively on Breitbart sites." He added, "The mainstream media uses me as a way to marginalize James ... and James as a means to marginalize me."
TPM put in a request for comment to O'Keefe, but has not yet heard back.
It’s smart for both of them to be independent.
Good news is that:
1. Mr. Schiller lost his NPR job and his Aspen Institute job
2. The other NPR hack sucking up to the Muslim Brotherhood is on administrative leave and will most likely “resign” shortly
3. Mrs. Schiller lost her bonus and now her CEO gig
Who the F*** cares?
Am I correct in assuming TalkingPointsMemo.com is a leftist rag????
And if so, TPM is doing nothing more than trying to create controversy between two conservatives???
Leftwing smoke and mirrors designed to divert attention from the real story. Breitbart responded to this on Hugh Hewitt’s show yesterday:
HH: Andrew, how come James OKeefe didnt debut this blockbuster with you?
AB: Well, he didnt debut his unions gone wild-New Jersey story with me, either. And theres a strong reason for that. I see how the left behaves. I see how Media Matters and John Podesta behave. And theyve tried to create a wedge between us to make the story not about the story, and what James was able to catch on NPR, but about James and Andrew, and how they work together. And the first response from Eric Boehlert and Media Matters was about, is Breitbart not working with OKeefe? Well, Ive certainly talked to him about it. I was certainly aware of what he did. I certainly gave him advice on how he should handle this. And it comports with my advice on ACORN. And that was ubiquity mattered. We could not break the ACORN story on a site called Biggovernment.com. It had to have ubiquity. So we went to Fox News, we went to every news organization possible, and we put it on YouTube. I told James, you put this on YouTube, not on proprietary Breitbart software, because you have to become legitimized as an independent reporter in order for this, your project, and your desires to change the media, and to report stories that the mainstream media wont report. And so I stepped back, and I watched him break the story, and I come in so I dont become the story, because this storys too important to allow for it to be diverted into selectively edited video. And all the other propaganda points that you hear, or you know, or the attacks on me, why are you working with Breitbart, why is OKeefe working with Breitbart, why is Breitbart working with OKeefe? We needed this story to stand on its own.
And we have yet to hear is Betsy Liley got sacked for cheerleading “NATIONAL PALESTINIAN RADIO”
Maybe he is not a fan of Big Gay parties.
O’Keefe is independent.
I’m sorry but this is just tooooo silly. We have huge issues and problems right now in this country and why some conservative exposer didn’t give an “exclusive” to another conservative news outlet is NOT BREAKING NEWS.
Let’s keep our eye on the ball folks.
Question answered. Thanks for the post, Parmenio.
Bestsy’s been put on leave by NPR. She’s toast.
You need to read better.
Now get outta here.
The quality of post replies is going down hill. Any post about O’keefe’s expose’s MUST include a pic of Hanna Giles in order to meet our standards.
We have huge issues and problems right now in this country and why some conservative exposer didnt give an exclusive to another conservative news outlet is NOT BREAKING NEWS.
If I understand you correctly, you are not in favor of breaking the back of NPR????
If not, why not???
It simply better to be spread out and compartmentalize so the left do not have one target to shoot at
...multiple independent units coming at the left at different angles is best ...
the Left will go after James O'Keefe over NPR ...
Breitbart took a hit with that Sherod thing... he refiting too get back in the fight...
Breitbart not in position to start taking shots if he was teamed with O'Keefe right now
Look at the Tea Party...it is so strong because it was not one group but a movement...
It the reason the Left wants to paint the Tea Party as one group driven by Palin or Beck or the Koch brothers or whoever...that makes it one target to take out
Speaking of Hanna Giles, where is she these days????
Running for President in 2028???
BEST PART is that:
O’Keefe has some more videos, about NPR, and is just waiting to to step wayyyy out on that limb.
You know Super Heroes like James O’keefe lead such controversial existences. Just pick up any random graphic novel and you’ll see. If the left press finds any more fissures in the Conservative Movement, we’ll probably sweep the next elections with veto proof majorities (not that we’ll need them) in both Chambers, and 2/3 of the state legislatures.
That’s cool. I thought the two of them had a falling out I wasn’t aware of....which would’ve been a shame since they’re two of our side’s top a$$kickers.
.... and is just waiting for NPR to step way out on that limb.
The Saul Alinski Journolista goons in the MSM need a focal point to destroy (ala Sarah Palin). Without that, they thrash around and are very ineffective (see the Tea Party). Both of these guys going their separate ways and branching out diffuses the standard attack tactics that the left has used over and over. Breitbart and O’Keefe are running circles around the MSM because the MSM is so predictable and easy to spike. That is how they got a 2 for 1 out of the ACORN scandal (taking down ACORN and the MSM simultaneously) as they leaked out new videos that were perfect counter attacks every time the MSM came up with a new spin to save ACORN and belittle them.
The MSM’s success over the last few decades at spinning the message has been blown up by the asymettric informational tactics of the new generation of bloggers. Very soon, the MSM will be marginalized by this process.
Who cares? They both have plenty of success between themselves. And as James builds his business, it’s smart for him to take charge of his own content. It’s nothing against Breitbart.
We need to win with 2/3rds so that after the vote count we win by 1% because of the election fraud and the disqualified votes from military.
We need O’Keefe and all the other INDEPENDENT and separate conservative warriors to keep hitting the opposition from many different directions.
Don’t give the opposition one or a few targets they then gang up on. Keep them disorganized!
Running for President in 2028???
Was this posted in Breaking News on FR?
Is that what I said? I think not.
News/activism. It deserves general chat at best.
Who the he!! would give a crap about this tripe article other then someone(s) trying to stir up sh!t?
as they leaked out new videos that were perfect counter attacks every time the MSM came up with a new spin to save ACORN and belittle them
MSM is now afraid to attack for fear there are more videos in the offing to make them look like a bunch of stupid idiots.
You really don’t do a very great job of trolling, and I mean that with all FR respect.
If this is the best the Talking Points Memo flying monkeys can come up with, George Soros is going to want his money back.
Yea I’m a troll ROFL. Follow my posts JA.
A bunch of little old ladies bantering about minutia. That’s “REAL” sparky.