James O’Keefe strikes back at critics

Alex Pappas Political Reporter
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Conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe vowed in an interview with The Daily Caller on Tuesday to continue making sting videos to expose waste and fraud in government despite criticism from liberals who have attacked him over the tactics he uses.

O’Keefe and his group Project Veritas most recently made news in January by producing a video during the New Hampshire primary showing how easy it is for someone to commit voter fraud.

“Absolutely,” O’Keefe said, when asked if observers can expect more videos soon from his organization.

He had tough words for the liberal activists who claim he and his operatives broke the law with their New Hampshire video by successfully obtaining ballots in the name of dead voters in the state because there is no voter identification law.

“There is a long tradition of turning people who expose the ineptitude of government into political prisoners,” he said. “But it’s just un-American.”

A coalition of liberal groups including People For the American Way, Daily Kos and Granite State Progress on Thursday plan to submit more than 100,000 petitions to New Hampshire’s attorney general asking him to investigate O’Keefe for the video.

In response, O’Keefe told TheDC that he is calling on his allies and conservative groups that are pleased with what his videos exposed to express support for his work to politicians and law enforcement in New Hampshire.

He also dismissed the press who focused stories in the aftermath of his New Hampshire video on whether he broke the law with his sting operation, and not on the issue of how easy it is for someone to commit voter fraud.

In one case, he’s taking a news outlet to court. On Monday, O’Keefe said he filed a lawsuit against the New Jersey Star-Ledger for libeling him.

“It’s unbelievable,” he said.

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