Category Archives: Citizen Journalism

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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June 5, 2014

Susan Sarandon and her Activism Manager Discuss ‘Secret’ Funding Deal with Middle Eastern Oil Tycoon (Video)

More celebrities and Hollywood dealmakers caught on hidden camera accepting money from “Middle Eastern oil interests”.


May 20, 2014

‘Walk Toward The Fire’: Andrew Breitbart Award Ceremony Remembers ‘Happy Warrior’

Conservative media and movement leaders remembered the fighting spirit of Andrew Breitbart Tuesday night at the Franklin Center and Heritage Foundation “Future of Media Summit” at the Newseum on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

Three awards named for Andrew Breitbart were presented to conservative bloggers and media leaders. Charlie Hurt, an editor of the Drudge Report and Washington Times and Breitbart News columnist, was presented with the Professional Media Figure Andrew Breitbart Award. Jon Fleischmann, the editor of California’s Flash Report and a Breitbart California editor, was presented with the Andrew Breitbart Award for Excellence in Blogging. Mark Nugent of Red Maryland, who also is the state coordinator of Franklin Center in Maryland, received the Andrew Breitbart Citizen Journalism Award.

Fox News Channel’s Greg Gutfeld, who delivered the keynote address at the event, noted that Andrew Breitbart stepped forward as a national media leader because there was a need for someone to break through the media class that was not “screwing over each other” anymore but instead “screwing each other.”

“What happens, then? You get a Breitbart. An explosion of hilarious outrage,” Gutfeld said. “That’s what Andrew Breitbart did. He went out and he spoke to the people as opposed to his peers in the media.”

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May 19, 2014

Remembering A Legend At The Andrew Breitbart Awards (Video)

Not only a fitting tribute but a timely reminder. It is important for each of us to keep in mind that Andrew wasn’t merely talking about replacing media lies with truth, or combating their spin or complicity in the aims of the “progressives” in America, but also challenging them directly on their own turf. We cannot be just about correcting the record, though that is important. We must hold them accountable, call them out by name, and show them for the hucksters and charlatans they really are.

This week, the Heritage Foundation and The Franklin Center joined together to put on the third annual Future of Media Summit. The conference is a perfect way for bloggers and journalists to get together and discuss carrying forward the work that Andrew considered to be so important. On Tuesday evening, as part of the conference, the Andrew Breitbart Awards dinner was held to honor individuals who are making a difference in these fields and are honoring Breitbart’s memory and mission. Here is the tribute video aired by the Franklin Center and Heritage as part of the ceremony.

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May 13, 2014

Citizen Journalist Benghazi Blog

It is now the duty of ordinary Americans to gather and report the truth because both the government and the media will not do so.

The American establishment media have defaulted on their watchdog responsibility to protect the public from incompetent and corrupt officials by exposing those who violate accepted legal, ethical or performance standards.

Like Pravda in the days of the Soviet Union, the American press has become the propaganda arm of the political elite. They do not report the news in an accurate and impartial way in order to inform the public, but distort or suppress what was said or done by presenting a knowingly misleading version of events.

It is now the duty of ordinary Americans to gather and report the truth because both the government and the media will not do so.

This blog will report information about Benghazi supplied by citizen journalists and worthy of further investigation.

09 May 2014 – Was the US Navy conducting anti-piracy operations nearby Libya on September 11, 2012? Were Navy SEALs part of the operation and were they ready, locked and loaded that night to go in and assist, but were told to stand down?

10 May 2014 – Did Secretary of State Hillary Clinton more than once either directly or through surrogates contact medical personnel caring for Benghazi casualties to inquiry about the names of the people who were trying to talk to the patients?

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April 10, 2014

Video: Sen. Mike Ellis (R-WI) Caught on Tape Plotting Potential Felony

Wisconsin State Senate President Mike Ellis (R-19) was caught on tape potentially coordinating how to disguise attack ads against Assemblywoman Penny B. Schaber by arranging his own allegedly independent Political Action Committee (Independent Expenditure), which could be a felony according to Wisconsin State election law.