Category Archive: James O’Keefe

Just What Is "Breitbarting"?

Well, for one thing, it is not journalism. When I wrote “The Pride and Reward of Falsification: Post-Objectivity as Post-Responsibility” for the recent book News with a View (edited by Burton St. John… Continue reading

Breitbart and O’Keefe: The Legacy

Last week, News with a View, an anthology of essays edited by Burton St. John and Kristen Johnson appeared. In it is an essay of mine, “The Pride and Reward of Falsification: Post-Objectivity… Continue reading

Post-Investigative Journalism

Commenting on the story that James O’Keefe has targeted a couple of progressive think tanks for his pranks: Ryan Girdusky, a spokesman for Project Veritas, the 501(c)3 organization O’Keefe started, declined to confirm… Continue reading

The "He Said/She Said" Dodge

Want to avoid controversy yet continue to style yourself as a journalist?  Use “he said/she said,” the surefire way of removing yourself from the debate while retaining a sense of personal gravitas!  Yes,… Continue reading

Lies, Damned Lies, and Ourselves

The interlocking stories of Andrew Breitbart and James O’Keefe, right-wing agitators who came to prominence during the first years of Obama’s presidency, show how a little expertise with the Web along with video… Continue reading

James O’Keefe: The Downside of Citizen Journalism

The thing about citizen journalism is not that one has to be impartial or “objective” to provide valuable news service to one’s fellow humans, but that one is part of a community the… Continue reading