James is a 25 year old investigative journalist and filmmaker. He and a friend he met over the internet, Hannah Giles, conducted a sting operation to uncover the corruption within the group ACORN, The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, a group that got into hot water during the Obama election for voter fraud, but is funded in part by the federal and state Government.
O’Keefe and Giles went into ACORN offices in Baltimore, Brooklyn, San Diego, San Bernardino, New York City, Washington DC, posing as a pimp and prostitute trying to set up a brothel in that city by importing South American underage girls. They asked for advice on how to buy and get loans for their houses. ACORN workers condoned the illegal activities suggested by James and Hannah, even giving them advise on tax evasion techniques. They told the two how to lie to the government to get federal loans to set up a brothel with illegal immigrant girls for an underage prostitution business.
The Senate and House have called for a halting of funding for the group based on the investigation of O’Keefe and Giles. Listen to the interview by clicking on the podcast player on the left, or follow this link.
James O'Keefe interview-sting operation takes away federal funding for ACORN-Chicago Olymics-David Letterman
James O'Keefe's favorite Chesterton books: Orthodoxy and What's Wrong With the World, favorite Chesterton quote: If a thing is worth doing, it's worth doing badly. Advice to Chestertonians: use new media to respond to the corruption-if Chesterton were alive today, he'd be making youtube videos.
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