Someone is bound to do a video sting of James O’Keefe

James O’Keefe’s recent undercover interviews of journalists and Wall Street protesters have fallen flat, writes Kenneth Vogel, and his Project Veritas is beset by infighting and disappointing fundraising. At some point, says O’Keefe friend and adviser Francisco Gonzalez, someone will turn the camera on O’Keefe. “I mean, he does it to people and people are going to do it to him, and we fully understand that.” || Related: Erik Wemple tells the two volunteers on the NPR video, who have publicly criticized how O’Keefe does his work, that if they are “committed to a career in mendacity,” they should “quit complaining, start groveling before the master and then get back to lying.” (The Washington Post) || Earlier: Sree Sreenivasan says people like O’Keefe “think having a camera makes them a journalist” (

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  • Anonymous

    Doesn’t O’Keefe do a good enough job stinging himself? It’s like asking Rick Perry a gotcha question.

  • Anonymous

    Francisco Gonzalez says someone is going to try and do a sting on James O’Keefe? That presupposes that any of us care about O’Keefe or put any stock in what he does.

  • Anonymous

    Omigod, it’s worse than I thought. Poynter has turned Romenesko into Media Matters…..