Category Archives: Citizen Journalism

October 19, 2014

Citizen Journalist Kidnapped and Murdered Near Texas Border By Mexican Cartel

A citizen journalist in the border city of Reynosa, Mexico has fallen victim to the hands of the Gulf Cartel in the most brazen attempt to date to silence information about the worsening security situation on the Mexican side of the shared border with Texas.

Social media postings on Thursday morning mourned the passing of Maria Del Rosario Fuentes Rubio, a Reynosa doctor better known by her Twitter handle @Miut3.

Law enforcement sources in Tamaulipas, Mexico confirmed her kidnapping Wednesday afternoon and found her body overnight. Due to the early stages of her investigation authorities didn’t release details of the murder. Officials who spoke with Breitbart Texas said they are not only looking at social media but also at her work as a doctor and acquaintances before determining the motive for the murder.

On Thursday early morning the twitter handle @miut3 posted a farewell message identifying Fuentes by name, posting her picture and telling the community to remain quiet about Reynosa and not make her mistakes “you won’t get anything out of it” as well as warning other citizen journalists that criminals were on to them. The profile image of @Miut3 was changed from the Catwoman photo she always used to a photograph of Fuentes’ bloodied body.

Other citizen journalist routine use social media to anonymously expose cartels ike @ValorxTamaulipas and @hmatamoros were quick to condemn the murder vowing to continue the fight.


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October 15, 2014

“Crapitalism” Author Jason Mattera Takes on Two Marks: Begich and Pryor Scurry From Obamacare Questions (Video)

“For people like Begich and Pryor, they didn’t care about the negative impact Obamacare would have on the American people,” said Mattera. “They were going to ensure their cronies profited handsomely, even if the law has inflicted absolute misery on the rest of us.”

Two senators who made promises regarding the Affordable Care Act that turned out to be falsehoods refused to answer questions after being confronted by bestselling author and journalist Jason Mattera.

Mattera, author of the explosive new book CRAPITALISM: Liberals Who Make Millions Swiping Your Tax Dollars, caught up with Senators Mark Begich (D-AK) and Mark Pryor (D-AR), and asked them each why they claimed Obamacare would lower Americans’ health care premiums by thousands of dollars and would not disrupt any existing coverage.

“Why do you think voters should trust you again, seeing that you canceled their health care plans and raised their premiums with your Obamacare vote?” asked Mattera of Senator Pryor.

There was no response from the senator.

Mattera, who publishes Daily Surge, continued to ask the Arkansas lawmaker about his false claims surrounding the Affordable Care Act, but the Democrat refused to speak, and, as the video above shows, eventually escaped into the confines of a Capitol Hill elevator.


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October 13, 2014

Mattera’s confrontation with Reid pivots cranky senator to retirement (Video)

When historians put the pieces together as to why in January, Reid was overthrown as the leader of the Senate, they will be wise to cite Mattera’s video. For the Democratic grandees and mandarins already tiring of Reid’s act, watching the video was the Houston-We-Have-A-Problem moment.

Former Human Events editor and the current brains and brawn behind The Daily Surge Jason Mattera is a fearless journalist–operating in a town where other journalists sprinkle fear on their morning Corn Flakes.

Mattera’s video of his confrontation with Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D.-Nev.) is an example of his taking on the people in power and asking what no one else will ask, face-to-face.

In the video, released to coincide with his new book “Crapitalism,” illustrates nicely how comfortable Reid and the Democrats have become basking in the warm glow a supportive press. When the goons in Reid’s protection detail rough up the reporter asking how Reid became a wealthy man, while spending his adult life as a public servant, the majority leader does not turn around to call off his dogs.

Rather, he keeps shuffling along, not even turning to see what the noise is about as one goon shoves Mattera up against a wall.

Oh, the alley where this took place? Actually, it was a hallway in the U.S. Capitol.


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October 9, 2014

Bob Beckel Told Jason Mattera to Meet With Him and to ‘Bring a Knife, Punk!’ Here’s Mattera’s Response…

“If you think that confronting a corrupt gov’t official who unleashed the IRS on political opponents is “rude,” then you may be a hack…”

Yesterday, Democrat political consultant and commentator Bob Beckel challenged a reporter, Jason Mattera, to a knife fight, saying on the air of FOX News’ The Five, that he wanted to meet him face-to-face and to “bring a knife, punk!”

Beckel, who’s previously had more than his fair share of gaffes and foul-mouthed tirades on the highly viewed talk show, went unhinged on Wednesday over Mattera’s attempted interview with Lois Lerner, the former Obama IRS bureaucrat in charge of targeting Barack Obama’s political opponents, especially those who believe in the U.S. Constitution.

Mattera wasted no time in responding to Beckel’s threat of violence, posting a message on Twitter that he accepts Beckel’s challenge to meet him and offers to meet Beckel on the set of The Five on Thursday:


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October 8, 2014

Priceless payback! Lois Lerner ambushed by conservative reporter, begs neighbor who won’t let her in (Video)

The elderly neighbor’s classic response, “I don’t want her in my house.”

Talk about karma.

Activist and author Jason Mattera confronted Lois Lerner as she was walking her dogs and said all the things conservatives around the country likely fantasize about saying to her.

Mattera brutally pummeled the shamed former IRS director with requests for an apology to conservatives for using the government as a weapon to target them. He taunted her by saying things like “How does it feel to be targeted? You don’t like it do you?”

Lerner ran for cover to a neighbors house where she knocked, and knocked and begged to come in.

Oops, it must have been a conservative neighbor because, they wouldn’t let her in!

When the man of the house finally came around from the back, Lerner told him she had been asking his wife to let her in because the press was bothering her.


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September 30, 2014

James O’Keefe Releases Second Video Exposé on Battleground Texas

Battleground Texas (BGTX) may have failed to take any action regarding the “admission” of an undercover volunteer with BGTX that she had broken multiple election laws, according to a new video investigation by journalist James O’Keefe’s organization Project Veritas. The allegations come on the heels of sting earlier this year that busted BGTX, a group attempting to turn Texas blue, for illegally copying voters’ personal data for campaign purposes.

Project Veritas claims that BGTX personnel did not take action after being told by a volunteer that voters were registered by an individual who did not have the authority to do so, and that completed voter forms were lost.

Under Texas law, voter registration can only be performed deputized voter registrars. Volunteer deputy registrars must deliver completed forms to the registrar, and they must receive proper training.

These rules are “very important. It’s a crime to handle a completed registration form without being officially certified as a [volunteer deputy registrar],” Mimi Marziani, the Voter Protection Director for BGTX says in a video on the organization’s website.

“We wondered how seriously they took their own advice, and the laws of Texas,” O’Keefe said.

So Project Veritas sent an undercover investigator, identified as “Ronnie,” to find out.


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August 11, 2014

James O’Keefe Crosses The US-Mexico Border Dressed As Osama Bin Laden (Video)

O’Keefe’s work often distinguishes itself for proving taboo but accurate premises – in this case, that Islamic extremists are able to gain entry to the United States from Mexico, where drug cartels are linked to numerous terrorist organizations including Hezbollah and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), the strongest al-Qaida-like organization in the heart of the Middle East.

Investigative filmmaker James O’Keefe exposes the U.S.-Mexico border’s vulnerability to terrorism in his latest undercover project, obtained exclusively by The Daily Caller.

O’Keefe’s Project Veritas video reminds viewers of recent statements by the president and Obama administration officials that the southern border is secure. O’Keefe then proceeds to Hudspeth County, Texas, to easily cross back and forth cross the Rio Grande wearing the costume of modern history’s most recognizable terrorist.

“I see no border patrol. I see no security,” O’Keefe said in the video before donning a bin Laden mask. “Thousands of people have stood in my footsteps right now. They’ve come from South America, Honduras, Guatemala, and they’ve all crossed the border. And if they can cross, anybody can cross.”


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July 31, 2014

Citizen Journalists in Mexico Risking Death to Expose Cartels, Corruption and Media Blackout (Video)

In a city overrun by drug cartels, shootouts, kidnappings, extortion, and executions, a group of citizen journalists continues to shed light into what local media will not report and on what Mexican officials continue to deny: the extent of cartel violence and the corruption of officials in the Mexican government.

A team from Breitbart Texas traveled deep into the Gulf cartel-controlled city of Reynosa, Mexico to meet with one of the citizen journalists leading the effort. In a small secret room deep in the heart of this Mexican city, Breitbart Texas spoke with a man who lives under constant threats because of his effort to use social media in alerting his fellow citizens about “situations of risk”. For security reasons, the man known as “Chuy” never shows his face on social media, but his twitter handle @MrCruzstar, has become synonymous with exposing information about the confrontations between the criminal organizations, the cartel members’ names, their locations, and corruption in the government. “Chuy” can be seen only from behind in the Breitbart Texas video and he wore a ski mask in an effort to protect his identity.

Information and photographs about the de facto war-zone immediately south of the Texas border are consistently revealed by “Chuy.” He covers the cartel insurgency and their convoys of gunmen carrying automatic weapons, grenades and rocket launchers. He covers the frequent clashing of cartels with their rivals and with authorities in broad daylight and throughout the night.


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July 25, 2014

Blaine Cooper Banned From Facebook After Producing This Video Showing Drug Cartel Crossing Border

THE LAST VIDEO IS THE ONE THAT REALLY GOT FACEBOOK’S ATTENTION, as it shows the Border Patrol simply watching as narco-terrorists enter America through our Southern border while endangering American citizens in Texas.

See the four videos about the complicity of the Border Patrol in Texas with regard to letting in drug-carrying illegal aliens. These are the four videos which got investigative news reporter, Blaine Cooper, banned from Facebook. His account has been frozen and his videos destroyed as Facebook does its part to support the subversion and treason being committed against the United States by the Obama administration.


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July 22, 2014

Ben Shapiro, Andrew Breitbart’s Heir Is Itching For A Fight

“I am deeply unhappy with the state of the conservative movement in Los Angeles. The problem is, it’s not the state of the conservative movement in L.A. it’s the state of the conservative movement in general. All the money is going to the wrong places,” he said.

It was at a taco stand in Westwood Village fourteen years ago when the writer and political commentator Ben Shapiro and the late Andrew Breitbart first broke bread.

Breitbart, who was living in Westwood at the time working as Matt Drudge’s right hand man, happened upon one of Shapiro’s columns in the Daily Bruin and promptly contacted him. Over lunch, they quickly found common ground: Both were Jews, hardcore conservatives and were born and raised in the backyard of ‘liberal Hollywood,’ which provided an immediate adhesive to their friendship. But that is pretty much where their similarities end.

“It’s hard to think of any two people any more dissimilar,” said Shapiro in a recent interview. “It’s funny that we have become so linked together.”

In the three years since Breitbart died of a heart attack at the age of 43, much has happened on the national political scene and one can’t help but wonder what Breitbart would have made of, say, Eric Cantor’s recent primary defeat and the growing schism within the Republican Party. But locally, what hasn’t happened is perhaps even more noteworthy. Despite the loss of such a vocal cheerleader, the conservative community in L.A. has closed ranks, asserted itself more publicly and has grown its membership. This is due in large part to the emergence of a new generation of conservative activists led by Shapiro who came of age under the tutelage of Breitbart.


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