Now this will be fun - CNN and Project Veritas

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James O'Keefe got his start in 2009 by using undercover video to show the corruption at ACORN - a massive, unaccountable taxpayer-subsidized group that the Obama Administration was using to conduct the Census, register voters and sign people up for government programs. At its height ACORN had over 500,000 members and more than 1,200 chapters in over 100 U.S. cities.

He released the videos that him and a partner made in the Baltimore, Md office and the immediate response was that it was just that office that was corrupt - the rest of the organization was just fine. Nothing to see. Keep moving.

And then, James released the videos from Washington D.C., New York City, San Bernardino, San Diego, Los Angeles and Philadelphia. The upshot was that ACORN was defunded and went out of business.

James' organization - Project Veritas - released this little news item:

On the Eve of the CNN Insider blowing the whistle on his own network…
This week, a CNN insider will blow the whistle and through Project Veritas will release dozens of recordings made of officials at the highest levels of CNN, revealing a political agenda, bias and misconduct hidden from public view.

This series of tapes — which we think will be the biggest story of the year for Project Veritas — blends two extraordinary series of events; a brave insider secretly recording at work and a hard-hitting piece of hidden camera muckraking into one of the supposed “most trusted names in news.”

A major aspect of this story is the heroic actions of an insider.

By far, the most often asked question (and most important) is “What can I do?” There is a new genre of answer—you can wear a hidden camera and blow the whistle on your employer through Project Veritas. This new movement, which we are calling “Be Brave. Do Something” is enabling citizens to become catalysts for reform. It is the modern incarnation of what Jack Anderson once described as “the sirens of Greek mythology, who, by their seductive singing, enticed unknowing wayfarers to abandon the cramped boredom of safe passage for a hazardous try at strange excitements and gratifications.”

This will be fun to see. One thing I like is that he releases the five to fifteen minute long edited videos but, to refute claims that these have been cherry picked, he also releases the entire roll from that session. It is all there if you want to see things in context.

Fun stuff - he has also done Google, Pinterest and Facebook as well as other political organizations.

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