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O'Keefe vs. NPR: Round One Goes to the Kid

Brian Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Brian Palmer

A video filmed by right-wing activists that apparently shows NPR's chief fundraiser disparaging conservatives was just the latest in a series of dishonestly edited 'stings' by muckraker James O'Keefe.

NPR Scandal Reversal: The Raw Footage Shows Something Else

Russ Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Russ Baker

Why is the truth about the latest anti-NPR video not in the mainstream media -- and not on NPR? Why do we have to count on newer news sites -- conservative, liberal , or neither-- to learn this crucial information?

NPR Scandal: The Real Story, Please

Russ Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russ Baker

The ultimate failure lately is on the part of NPR, yet not in the way its critics charge. The failure has been to do the first and most basic thing a news organization is supposed to do -- get the story and get it out.

Jason Linkins

Further Analysis Finds Deceptive Editing In Sting Tape, As NPR Gains An Unlikely Defender | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Last week, a Project Veritas "sting" operation directed at National Public Radio cost some NPR executives their jobs. Beginning with Senior Vice Presi...

Stinging NPR: James O'Keefe's Big Nothing

Peter Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter Hart

The fact that mainstream media have devoted so much attention to James O'Keefe's sting is proof that the corporate media aren't that liberal at all.

In Defense of NPR

Bill Moyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bill Moyers

Come on now: Let's take a breath and put this NPR fracas into perspective. Just as public radio struggles against yet another assault from the its l...

NPR Is Collateral Damage in Battle to Brand Tea Party

Andrew_Breitbart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

James O'Keefe's work shows that exposing media bias is as easy as buying a camera and letting it roll. But you can't make the mainstream media drop that bias. That's why NPR threw so many under the bus.

Jason Linkins

Second O'Keefe-NPR Video Released, Alleging That NPR Agreed To Shield Donation From Scrutiny [UPDATE] | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A second video from James O'Keefe's Project Veritas has been made available online, extending the story of the Ron Schiller video "sting" that ended i...

The Psychometer: Who Has Gone Too Far This Week?

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Last week, we brought you The Psychometer to let you know who was winning the war on sanity. Since then, our world has changed. Here's a list of peopl...

What Kind Of Journalist Is This?

The Wrap | Tim Kenneally & Daniel Frankel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

James O'Keefe, the man who slew ACORN and on Wednesday toppled the CEO of NPR, is some new kind of journalist - Johnny Knoxville meets Glenn Beck in M...

PBS Spoke To Fake Muslim Group That Duped NPR Exec

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON — NPR's president and CEO resigned Wednesday in an effort to limit the damage from hidden camera footage of a fellow executive deridi...

NPR Exec Caught On Tape Bashing Tea Party, Saying NPR Would Be 'Better Off' Without Federal Funds

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

UPDATE: Ron Schiller, the NPR fundraising executive whose comments criticizing the Tea Party and questioning the network's need for federal funds, has...

The Republican War Against Women

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Instead of big government policies to ban abortions, how about big government policies aimed at preventing abortions? How about endorsing and releasing federal spending to increase childcare services for adoption?

Pimps and Prostitutes... Again?

Peter Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter Hart

Will mainstream media outlets learn to treat right-wing hidden camera exploits more skeptically -- or maybe decide that they're not news at all? The NYT today hints that they have already forgotten what they learned last time.

Jason Linkins

Suspects Reported To FBI By Planned Parenthood Turned Out To Be Hoaxers, Like Planned Parenthood Suspected | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The actual ringleaders of actual prostitution rings never walk into places like Planned Parenthood and declare, "Hey, I run this prostitution ring of minors and undocumented immigrants!"

Jason Linkins

Planned Parenthood Calls In The FBI After Series Of O'Keefe-Like Encounters | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One story I missed in yesterday's State Of The Union hullabaloo was this item from Rachel Slajda over at TPM. It seems that in recent weeks, a bunch ...

Weekly Pulse: Don't Snort Bath Salts, Kids

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger According to Robin Marty of, today's young whippersnappers are snorting bath salts and pl... Launches Campaign Against Right Wing Activists, Breitbart, O'Keefe, and Giles

John Atlas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Atlas claims that when James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles secretly recorded Maryland ACORN's employees after entering their office they broke Maryland's Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Act.

Muckraker James O'Keefe's 'Teachers Unions Gone Wild' Video Stirs N.J. Controversy

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

The self-proclaimed muckraker behind the ACORN sting and a series of other undercover videos has taken a stab at a New Jersey teachers union. In his ...

Andrew Breitbart Opens Up About O'Keefe and Sherrod (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shira Lazar

Andrew Brietbart is known for being a lightning rod for controversy. The conservative blogger and founder is never one to pull punches on divisive political topics ranging from Shirley Sherrod to James O'Keefe.

Jason Linkins

'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Explains James O'Keefe's 'Prank' On CNN | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Last Wednesday, the world paused awkwardly to contemplate the bizarre and skeevy news that conservative agit-proprietor James O'Keefe attempted to lur...

James O'Keefe, How Much Help Does He Need?

James Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James Love

O'Keefe is apparently 26-years-old. Abbie Boudreau appears to be a very attractive women. Why exactly do his co-conspirators think he needs Viagra?

James O'Keefe and a Media Movement Gone Mad

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

What is wrong with these people? That's a refrain that goes through my brain many times each week as I monitor the right-wing media and continue to be dumbstruck by what passes for content.

Apparently, It's Hard Out Here for This Pimp, too

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

O'Keefe's efforts to lure a CNN reporter into a videotaped sex den have rightly been ridiculed as laughable. Except for one thing. "Laughable" diminishes how truly scuzzy it was, because James O'Keefe is not a boy. He's an adult. On parole.

James O'Keefe, the "CNN Caper" & Men Who Hate Women

Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alex Leo

It is vital we recognize this for what it was: not simply a partisan attack on supposed liberals, but an attack on women.