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October 24, 2012 | By Jon Healey
This post has been updated, as indicated below. Republicans were cheering Wednesday after right-wing hidden-camera provocateur (and would-be sexual prankster ) James O'Keefe unveiled his latest expose , this time catching a Democratic congressman's son advising an undercover member of O'Keefe's team on how to commit voter fraud. The video, O'Keefe says, "takes an unprecedented inside view of voter fraud in the United States, something that many claim doesn't even exist.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2013 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
SAN DIEGO - James O'Keefe, the conservative activist whose hidden-camera stings have been aimed at liberal targets, has agreed to pay $100,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a former employee of the group ACORN, according to documents filed Thursday in federal court here. As part of the settlement, O'Keefe says he "regrets any pain" suffered by Juan Carlos Vera, who was interviewed by O'Keefe and an associate in ACORN's office in National City, near the U.S.-Mexico border, on Aug. 18, 2009.
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NEWS
June 19, 2012 | By Robin Abcarian
LAS VEGAS -- No question about it, getting arrested and charged with a felony has been a sobering experience for video provocateur James O'Keefe, the 27-year-old “citizen journalist” best known for exposing abominable advice dispensed by staffers at a handful of outposts of the community organizing group ACORN. Over the weekend, O'Keefe discussed his work and gave pointers to a gathering of conservative bloggers. At Americans for Prosperity's Right Online, he showed videos of some of his past and current projects and when asked by one blogger for his best advice, he offered, “Don't get caught.” O'Keefe does not suffer from a lack of confidence, but in a brief interview after his Saturday afternoon session, he seemed slightly humbled by his serious brush with the law in 2010.
NEWS
October 24, 2012 | By Jon Healey
This post has been updated, as indicated below. Republicans were cheering Wednesday after right-wing hidden-camera provocateur (and would-be sexual prankster ) James O'Keefe unveiled his latest expose , this time catching a Democratic congressman's son advising an undercover member of O'Keefe's team on how to commit voter fraud. The video, O'Keefe says, "takes an unprecedented inside view of voter fraud in the United States, something that many claim doesn't even exist.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2013 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
SAN DIEGO - James O'Keefe, the conservative activist whose hidden-camera stings have been aimed at liberal targets, has agreed to pay $100,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a former employee of the group ACORN, according to documents filed Thursday in federal court here. As part of the settlement, O'Keefe says he "regrets any pain" suffered by Juan Carlos Vera, who was interviewed by O'Keefe and an associate in ACORN's office in National City, near the U.S.-Mexico border, on Aug. 18, 2009.
NATIONAL
January 30, 2010 | By Kate Linthicum
James O'Keefe, the conservative activist who was arrested Monday with three others after they allegedly posed as telephone repairmen to illegally enter the New Orleans office of a U.S. senator, broke his weeklong silence Friday and conceded that he may have made a mistake. "On reflection, I could have used a different approach to this investigation," O'Keefe said in a statement posted on the website BigGovernment .org, "particularly given the sensitivities that people understandably have about security in a federal building."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 2009 | Michael Rothfeld
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday called on state Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown to investigate ACORN, the left-leaning national community organization that has come under fire in recent days after conservative activists released videos that they said showed the group's workers offering advice on how to set up prostitution businesses. A hidden-camera video released Tuesday by James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles, who posed as a pimp and a prostitute, depicts a woman who O'Keefe says is an ACORN worker in San Bernardino saying she could show them "how not to get caught."
ENTERTAINMENT
November 27, 2009 | James Rainey
It's been two months since a couple of young political guerrillas made a splash with a series of hidden-camera videos about the liberal social service organization ACORN. Now agents provocateurs James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles have released their latest installment via the Internet and Sean Hannity's program on Fox News, with the promise that there could be more to come. Fans of O'Keefe and Giles -- and they have many on the political right -- describe them as heroes.
OPINION
January 28, 2010
Filmmaker James O'Keefe III is 25, meaning he was born about 13 years after five men were arrested for trying to bug the offices of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate complex in Washington. The subsequent scandal, which led to the resignation of the burglars' boss, President Richard M. Nixon, was fodder for history books by the time O'Keefe was old enough to read them. Chances are, he didn't. O'Keefe, the Internet "journalist" who became an overnight sensation after his undercover reports revealed unethical behavior by the liberal activist group ACORN, now finds himself in the middle of his own bugging scandal.
NEWS
August 8, 1991
James Winston O'Keefe, 81, a theatrical and television producer whose career ranged from the Emmy-winning "Alcoa Theatre" through "Playhouse 90" and into such lighter pursuits as "Dennis the Menace." He also was co-producer of "Matinee Theater" and administered the American Theater Wing training program in New York City after World War II.
NEWS
June 19, 2012 | By Robin Abcarian
LAS VEGAS -- No question about it, getting arrested and charged with a felony has been a sobering experience for video provocateur James O'Keefe, the 27-year-old “citizen journalist” best known for exposing abominable advice dispensed by staffers at a handful of outposts of the community organizing group ACORN. Over the weekend, O'Keefe discussed his work and gave pointers to a gathering of conservative bloggers. At Americans for Prosperity's Right Online, he showed videos of some of his past and current projects and when asked by one blogger for his best advice, he offered, “Don't get caught.” O'Keefe does not suffer from a lack of confidence, but in a brief interview after his Saturday afternoon session, he seemed slightly humbled by his serious brush with the law in 2010.
NATIONAL
January 30, 2010 | By Kate Linthicum
James O'Keefe, the conservative activist who was arrested Monday with three others after they allegedly posed as telephone repairmen to illegally enter the New Orleans office of a U.S. senator, broke his weeklong silence Friday and conceded that he may have made a mistake. "On reflection, I could have used a different approach to this investigation," O'Keefe said in a statement posted on the website BigGovernment .org, "particularly given the sensitivities that people understandably have about security in a federal building."
OPINION
January 28, 2010
Filmmaker James O'Keefe III is 25, meaning he was born about 13 years after five men were arrested for trying to bug the offices of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate complex in Washington. The subsequent scandal, which led to the resignation of the burglars' boss, President Richard M. Nixon, was fodder for history books by the time O'Keefe was old enough to read them. Chances are, he didn't. O'Keefe, the Internet "journalist" who became an overnight sensation after his undercover reports revealed unethical behavior by the liberal activist group ACORN, now finds himself in the middle of his own bugging scandal.
NATIONAL
January 28, 2010 | By Mark Silva
Conservative pundits and activists on Wednesday backed away from a young video producer who was arrested with three other men on suspicion of illegally entering the New Orleans office of Democratic Sen. Mary L. Landrieu posing as telephone repairmen. James O'Keefe III, 25, gained celebrity in conservative circles last year for undercover videotapes he made at several offices of the liberal community organizing group ACORN, in which workers appear to give advice on tax evasion, human smuggling and child prostitution.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 27, 2009 | James Rainey
It's been two months since a couple of young political guerrillas made a splash with a series of hidden-camera videos about the liberal social service organization ACORN. Now agents provocateurs James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles have released their latest installment via the Internet and Sean Hannity's program on Fox News, with the promise that there could be more to come. Fans of O'Keefe and Giles -- and they have many on the political right -- describe them as heroes.
NATIONAL
September 19, 2009 | Washington Post
The proposition was outrageous, outlandish and right up James E. O'Keefe III's alley. Hannah Giles was on the phone from Washington, D.C., and she was asking him to dress as her pimp, walk into the offices of the ACORN community activist group, openly admit to wanting to buy a house to run as a brothel and see what happened. It was serendipity, O'Keefe said Thursday. On that day in May, he was still burning mad after watching a YouTube video of ACORN workers breaking padlocks off foreclosed homes and barging in. "I was upset," he said.
NATIONAL
January 28, 2010 | By Mark Silva
Conservative pundits and activists on Wednesday backed away from a young video producer who was arrested with three other men on suspicion of illegally entering the New Orleans office of Democratic Sen. Mary L. Landrieu posing as telephone repairmen. James O'Keefe III, 25, gained celebrity in conservative circles last year for undercover videotapes he made at several offices of the liberal community organizing group ACORN, in which workers appear to give advice on tax evasion, human smuggling and child prostitution.
NATIONAL
September 19, 2009 | Washington Post
The proposition was outrageous, outlandish and right up James E. O'Keefe III's alley. Hannah Giles was on the phone from Washington, D.C., and she was asking him to dress as her pimp, walk into the offices of the ACORN community activist group, openly admit to wanting to buy a house to run as a brothel and see what happened. It was serendipity, O'Keefe said Thursday. On that day in May, he was still burning mad after watching a YouTube video of ACORN workers breaking padlocks off foreclosed homes and barging in. "I was upset," he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 2009 | Michael Rothfeld
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday called on state Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown to investigate ACORN, the left-leaning national community organization that has come under fire in recent days after conservative activists released videos that they said showed the group's workers offering advice on how to set up prostitution businesses. A hidden-camera video released Tuesday by James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles, who posed as a pimp and a prostitute, depicts a woman who O'Keefe says is an ACORN worker in San Bernardino saying she could show them "how not to get caught."
NEWS
August 8, 1991
James Winston O'Keefe, 81, a theatrical and television producer whose career ranged from the Emmy-winning "Alcoa Theatre" through "Playhouse 90" and into such lighter pursuits as "Dennis the Menace." He also was co-producer of "Matinee Theater" and administered the American Theater Wing training program in New York City after World War II.
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