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Forbes Would Like These Under-30 Picks Back

Sam Bankman-Fried leads the way

(Newser) - Forbes would like a do-over, please. Specifically, over its annual "30 Under 30" list that celebrates the accomplishments of young entrepreneurs. So many of the honorees have wound up in disgrace over the years that it's become something of a joke, notes Business Insider . (Witness this tweet...

Ousted Project Veritas Leader Under Investigation

James O'Keefe may be in hot water with prosecutors in New York state

(Newser) - The founder of Project Veritas, a conservative nonprofit known for its hidden camera stings , is under investigation by a suburban New York prosecutor's office in the latest fallout after his ouster from the group over allegations that he mistreated workers and misspent organization funds. The Westchester County district attorney'...

James O'Keefe Ousted at Project Veritas

'I’m packing up my personal belongings,' founder says

(Newser) - Project Veritas founder James O'Keefe said in a speech posted online Monday that he has been removed as the right-wing group's leader. In remarks that appeared to have been made at Project Veritas' office, O'Keefe said the board had stripped him of all decision-making, the AP reports....

ABC News' Amy Robach Has to Explain Her Epstein Comments

She's caught on a hot mic airing frustration about an interview not airing

(Newser) - "I'm so pissed right now." So ABC News anchor Amy Robach said in a private August conversation with her producer that was captured by a hot mic and released this week by conservative activist James O'Keefe's Project Veritas, reports Mediaite . Robach was talking about a...

'It's Genius, but It's Bad': Trump Hosts Social Media Backers

President praises 'bypassing corrupt media'

(Newser) - President Trump used a White House conference Thursday to applaud far-right social media provocateurs even as he conceded that some of them are extreme in their views. Trump, who has weaponized social media to eviscerate opponents and promote himself, led a "social media summit" of like-minded critics of Big...

WaPo: Behind Fake Roy Moore Story, Months of Deception

The paper tracks Jaime Phillips' activity since the summer

(Newser) - The Washington Post says it derailed Jaime Phillips' attempt to plant a fake story about her being impregnated by GOP Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore at age 15—but a different story about Phillips has made its way into the paper. In a lengthy piece, the Post alleges the...

Roy Moore Blasts 'Malicious'' Allegations

He got a standing ovation at his first rally since Nov. 16

(Newser) - Roy Moore doubled down on his denials of sexual misconduct at an Alabama rally Monday night—and received a standing ovation from a crowd of around 200 people. The Senate candidate, making his first public appearance since Nov. 16, likened the accusations against him to the Russia investigation and said...

Post Exposes New Moore 'Accuser' as Part of Sting

The Washington paper believes the woman was working with James O'Keefe's Project Veritas

(Newser) - Two weeks after the Washington Post published a bombshell story about Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore attempting to initiate sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl when he was 32, the paper appears to have been the near-victim of an undercover sting operation by a right-wing organization. The Post reports...

Undercover Video: Dems Stoked Violence at Trump Rallies

Operatives also discuss voter fraud in latest from James O'Keefe

(Newser) - A Democratic operative is out of a job and another is "stepping back" from the Hillary Clinton campaign, thanks to a series of undercover videos in which they allegedly discuss inciting violence at Donald Trump rallies and how to commit voter fraud. In the first video from James O'...

James O'Keefe: Why Secret Recordings Must Be Legal

Conservative activist argues for investigative rights

(Newser) - James O'Keefe may be on the same side of the political aisle as Mitch McConnell, but he's firmly in support of the people who taped McConnell and his aides mocking Ashley Judd from the other side of a closed door . In fact, all such secretive taping should be...

ACORN Worker Gets $100K, but Still No Story Correction?

And psst, LBJ almost nuked US by accident

(Newser) - James O'Keefe may be paying $100,000 to an ACORN employee who got fired after an O'Keefe video portrayed him as a would-be sex trafficker, but Conor Friedersdorf at the Atlantic points out that you wouldn't know it from looking at Breitbart.com. The original story is...

O'Keefe Pimp Video Just Cost Him $100K

James O'Keefe to settle lawsuit filed by Juan Carlos Vera

(Newser) - James O'Keefe made a name for himself when he dressed up like a pimp and secretly filmed ACORN offices in 2009. Turns out one of those videos is going to cost him $100,000. That's how much he has agreed to pay former ACORN employee Juan Carlos Vera,...

O'Keefe Video Nabs Va. Dem's Son in Voter Fraud Scandal

Patrick Moran quits father's campaign after caught discussing ways to cheat

(Newser) - A Democratic congressman from Virginia is in the midst of a voter fraud scandal sparked by a James O'Keefe video, the Hill reports. Rep. Jim Moran's son Patrick has stepped down from his father's campaign after he was caught discussing secretly casting votes in place of people...

James O'Keefe Makes Grab for Eric Holder's Ballot

'Sting' video intended to prove election fraud is real

(Newser) - James O'Keefe is at it again, and this time he's getting personal with the US attorney general. In a new video released today to Breitbart , the infamous fake pimp puts voter fraud in his crosshairs, and sets out to show the danger inherent in not having voter ID...

Steve Inskeep: NPR Isn't Biased, It's Honest and Attracts Conservatives, too
 NPR Isn't Biased, 
 It's Honest 

NPR Isn't Biased, It's Honest

Audience mostly middle-of-road, conservative, Morning Edition host says

(Newser) - James O’Keefe’s sting video purports to expose NPR’s liberal bias, but anyone who actually listens will realize it has “nothing to do with what NPR puts on the air,” argues Morning Edition co-host Steve Inskeep in a Wall Street Journal op-ed. “I congratulate Mr....

O'Keefe Asks Fans to Pay His Credit Card Bill

ACORN 'pimp' says he spent $50K filming NPR video

(Newser) - Fake pimping just doesn’t pay like it used to. Just ask James O’Keefe, who says he and his friends spent $50,000 on their NPR “sting” video , racking up “major credit card debt” in the process. Now, he’s sent an email to his supporters asking...

GOP Calls Emergency Session to Defund NPR

Bill would ban all federal funding of network

(Newser) - House Republicans may have taken note of Juan Williams' op-ed on NPR yesterday, because they've called an emergency meeting—to try to block NPR's funding. The Rules Committee session today will take up legislation to permanently ban federal funding for NPR and its affiliate stations in the wake of conservative...

Surprise! NPR Sting Video Deceptively Edited

But organization says some statements still 'egregious'

(Newser) - James O’Keefe’s NPR “ sting video ” has caused some major problems for the organization, but it turns out that it doesn’t quite present the entire truth. O’Keefe recently posted two hours of raw video from the exchange, and experts tell NPR that the 11-minute version...

Just How Close Was NPR to Taking That $5M?

Close, says Daily Caller; not so close, says Talking Points Memo

(Newser) - NPR may have been embarrassed by its ex-fundraiser’s comments on the Tea Party —but at least it refused to accept the $5 million offered by phony donors, right? That original claim had been poked at by the Daily Caller , which yesterday said that emails showed NPR execs were...

NPR Exec Caught in O'Keefe Sting Loses His Next Job

Ron Schiller will no longer be joining the Aspen Institute

(Newser) - The fallout from the conservative sting of NPR continues: The departing exec caught on tape calling Tea Party supporters racist is out of the job he was about to take, reports David Weigel at Slate . "Ron Schiller has informed us that, in light of the controversy surrounding his recent...

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