On this episode of Blunt Force Truth, Chuck Woolery and Mark Young are joined by award-winning journalist James O’Keefe. James shares more about Project Veritas and some of their recent work, and he discusses some of the obstacles in media today.
They talk about the importance of investigative journalism and why many people do not want government to be exposed. James explains the importance of getting the mainstream media to cover corruption and how we are in a cultural war for information.
They move into why the Republican party folds to the media. They discuss Republicans’ need to be liked by the mainstream media and fear of standing up the media’s attacks. Chuck, Mark and James talk about the lack of moral courage in Washington and their unwillingness to use their voice.
Chuck and Mark ask James about some of the things he’s had to go through because of his journalism work. James explains the countless lawsuits that he has had to endure and how the government is using the litigation as a weapon.
They wrap-up the show by discussing the attacks James has endured, like those from Mueller’s special counsel. James explains that surviving attacks from many directions is part of exposing the truth.
More About James O’Keefe:
James O’Keefe is an award-winning journalist and writer. He is the founder and President of Project Veritas, a non-profit organization, and Project Veritas Action dedicated to investigating corruption, dishonesty, waste and fraud in both public and private institutions.
O’Keefe’s investigations have prompted voter ID laws, federal and state investigations, arrests, the defunding of ACORN, and the removal of two NPR executives.
In 2013, O’Keefe authored New York Times bestseller, Breakthrough: Our Guerilla War to Expose Fraud and Save Democracy and in 2018 authored American Pravda: My Fight for the Truth in the Era of Fake News.
In 2016, O’Keefe’s investigation into the Clinton campaign was mentioned in one of the presidential debates and led to the removal of two Clinton operatives. In 2017, O’Keefe investigated the media itself, exposing ratings-driven coverage at CNN and bias at The New York Times.
His 2018 investigations into Twitter exposed “shadowbanning.” He also released undercover video of “the resistance” within the federal government, prompting responses and job losses from the DOJ, DOS, GAO and HHS.
Recent investigations into US Senate and Gubernatorial races in Tennessee, Missouri, North Dakota, Arizona, Florida and Texas have prompted responses from candidate, widespread local media coverage, and the termination of campaign staff.
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