Breakthrough: Our Guerrilla War to Expose Fraud and Save Democracy (Hardcover)
by James O'Keefe
In this hard-hitting look at the way media and government conspire to protect the status quo, controversial ambush journalist James O’Keefe shows the reader what happens when a young citizen journalist challenges some of America’s most powerful and protected organizations.
O’Keefe has been on the front lines of journalism since his student days at Rutgers. In "Breakthrough," he takes the reader through his efforts to expose the duplicity of Planned Parenthood, ACORN, Medicaid, NPR, the New Jersey Educational Association, labor unions and politicians. He shows how the major media slandered him at almost every turn, how state officials harassed him and how federal officials arrested him and his colleagues on contrived charges in New Orleans.
While still on federal probation, legal necessity forced O’Keefe to train an army of citizen journalists to take on what mentor Andrew Breitbart called his “most consequential” investigation to date: a series of video stings that revealed the total vulnerability of American elections to vote fraud.
O’Keefe tells the story of his team’s harrowing adventures, as he learns that we are not nearly as free a people as we think we are. "Breakthrough" shows the opportunity that still exists for independent journalists to break through the media firewall, reshape public opinion and inspire political reform.
About the Author
James E. O’Keefe III gained major national attention for his release of video recordings of workers at ACORN offices in 2009, his arrest in early 2010 at the office of Sen. Mary Landrieu and his release of videos of NPR executives in 2011. In the wake of his investigation, the U.S. House and Senate promptly voted to defund ACORN, and the organization was ultimately forced to disband. In June 2010, O'Keefe formed Project Veritas, an organization with the stated mission to “investigate and expose corruption, dishonesty, self-dealing, waste, fraud, and other misconduct.” O’Keefe is a graduate of Rutgers University. He has received a Congressional Resolution praising him for his work, and he is a recipient of the Robert Novak Award for Journalistic Excellence. He has been named “Fox News Power Player of the Week” twice by Chris Wallace.
“James O’Keefe has done more to end liberalism than any Republican from Wisconsin” – Ann Coulter
“James O’Keefe is the Ashton Kutcher of the conservative movement” – Jon Stewart
“Upstart James O’Keefe has dealt a major blow to the establishment” – George Stephanopoulos
(On the NPR Investigation) “I’d say this is a grand slam, home run” – Rush Limbaugh
“O’Keefe aims to discredit us” – Bill Keller, executive editor of The New York Times
“O’Keefe is courageous” – Glenn Beck
“O'Keefe "is already well on his way to being one of the great journalists … deserves a Pulitzer” – Andrew Breitbart
“O'Keefe is a "pioneer in journalism." – Sean Hannity
- Hardcover: 336 pages
- Publisher: Threshold Editions (June 18, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1476706174
- ISBN-13: 978-1476706177
- Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 inches
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