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James O'Keefe Skips Breitbart For NPR Hit
TalkingPointsMemo.com ^ | March 9, 2011 | Benjy Sarlin

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.


TOPICS: Extended News
KEYWORDS: breitbart; jamesokeefe; npr; okeefe
I also wondered why the video got posted on Daily Caller and not in one of Andrew Breitbart's websites like the ACORN videos.
1 posted on 03/09/2011 2:45:25 PM PST by winstonwolf33
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To: winstonwolf33

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


2 posted on 03/09/2011 2:51:28 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: winstonwolf33

Who the F*** cares?


3 posted on 03/09/2011 2:51:33 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: winstonwolf33

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???


4 posted on 03/09/2011 2:52:25 PM PST by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: winstonwolf33

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 O’Keefe didn’t debut this blockbuster with you?

AB: Well, he didn’t debut his unions gone wild-New Jersey story with me, either. And there’s a strong reason for that. I see how the left behaves. I see how Media Matters and John Podesta behave. And they’ve 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 O’Keefe? Well, I’ve 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 won’t report. And so I stepped back, and I watched him break the story, and I come in so I don’t become the story, because this story’s 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 O’Keefe working with Breitbart, why is Breitbart working with O’Keefe? We needed this story to stand on its own.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/blog/g/7e3315a4-6b1b-4b55-8ceb-d40bf2588dd8


5 posted on 03/09/2011 2:53:05 PM PST by Parmenio
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To: jimbo123

And we have yet to hear is Betsy Liley got sacked for cheerleading “NATIONAL PALESTINIAN RADIO”


6 posted on 03/09/2011 2:54:02 PM PST by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: winstonwolf33

Maybe he is not a fan of Big Gay parties.


7 posted on 03/09/2011 2:54:34 PM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: winstonwolf33

O’Keefe is independent.


8 posted on 03/09/2011 2:55:52 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: winstonwolf33

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.


9 posted on 03/09/2011 2:57:01 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: Parmenio
Aha!

Question answered. Thanks for the post, Parmenio.

10 posted on 03/09/2011 3:00:08 PM PST by winstonwolf33
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To: Presbyterian Reporter

Bestsy’s been put on leave by NPR. She’s toast.


11 posted on 03/09/2011 3:00:38 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: traderrob6
It's not BREAKING NEWS. It's EXTENDED NEWS.

You need to read better.

Now get outta here.

12 posted on 03/09/2011 3:04:40 PM PST by winstonwolf33
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To: winstonwolf33

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.


13 posted on 03/09/2011 3:16:02 PM PST by tightwadbob (There is no right way to do the wrong thing. Hardcore Angry Conservative for Pres in '12)
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To: traderrob6

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.


If I understand you correctly, you are not in favor of breaking the back of NPR????

If not, why not???


14 posted on 03/09/2011 3:17:04 PM PST by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: winstonwolf33
Think battle....

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

15 posted on 03/09/2011 3:17:30 PM PST by tophat9000 (.............................. BP + BO = BS ...........................Formula for a disaster...)
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To: tightwadbob

Speaking of Hanna Giles, where is she these days????

Running for President in 2028???


16 posted on 03/09/2011 3:19:06 PM PST by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: jimbo123

BEST PART is that:

O’Keefe has some more videos, about NPR, and is just waiting to to step wayyyy out on that limb.


17 posted on 03/09/2011 3:22:34 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post.)
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To: winstonwolf33

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.


18 posted on 03/09/2011 3:23:24 PM PST by Calusa (The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: tophat9000

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.


19 posted on 03/09/2011 3:24:29 PM PST by winstonwolf33
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To: jimbo123

OOPS.

.... and is just waiting for NPR to step way out on that limb.


20 posted on 03/09/2011 3:25:11 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post.)
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To: tophat9000

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.


21 posted on 03/09/2011 3:28:56 PM PST by Gen-X-Dad
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To: winstonwolf33

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.


22 posted on 03/09/2011 3:29:43 PM PST by rabidralph ((Mu)Barack must go!)
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To: Calusa

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!


23 posted on 03/09/2011 3:32:42 PM PST by Aroostook25
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To: Presbyterian Reporter
Speaking of Hanna Giles, where is she these days????

Running for President in 2028???


24 posted on 03/09/2011 3:38:14 PM PST by winstonwolf33
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To: traderrob6

Was this posted in Breaking News on FR?


25 posted on 03/09/2011 3:38:42 PM PST by txhurl
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To: winstonwolf33
Ignore this. Its just Benjy and the TPN lefties trying to drive wedges and split the issue.
Notice the lack of comment on the true issues?

Duck, Dodge, Dive and Divert....and Duck.
26 posted on 03/09/2011 3:58:50 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito Ergo Conservitus.)
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To: Presbyterian Reporter

Is that what I said? I think not.


27 posted on 03/09/2011 4:03:19 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: txhurl

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?


28 posted on 03/09/2011 4:07:16 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: Gen-X-Dad

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.


29 posted on 03/09/2011 4:21:07 PM PST by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: traderrob6

You really don’t do a very great job of trolling, and I mean that with all FR respect.


30 posted on 03/09/2011 4:22:11 PM PST by txhurl
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To: traderrob6

Get real


31 posted on 03/09/2011 4:23:50 PM PST by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: winstonwolf33

If this is the best the Talking Points Memo flying monkeys can come up with, George Soros is going to want his money back.


32 posted on 03/09/2011 4:28:16 PM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: txhurl

Yea I’m a troll ROFL. Follow my posts JA.


33 posted on 03/09/2011 4:52:13 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: Presbyterian Reporter

A bunch of little old ladies bantering about minutia. That’s “REAL” sparky.


34 posted on 03/09/2011 4:54:52 PM PST by traderrob6
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