Breakthrough by James O'Keefe
Our Guerilla War to Expose Fraud and Save Democracy

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“Breakthrough” ought to be read by every aspiring journalist. Some might not like Mr. O'Keefe’s ends, but it is hard not to be impressed with his sheer courage. He has paid a huge price for his craft. If you are concerned with media freedom, this “Breakthrough” will shock and inspire you.
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In this New York Times bestseller, controversial ambush journalist James O’Keefe takes a hard-hitting look at how the media and government conspire to protect the status quo: “A spine-tingling, true crime thriller about the quest for truth in the age of media obfuscation” (Gavin McInnes, FOX News contributor).

Hailed by David Weigel in Slate as having “had more of an impact on the 2012 election than any journalist,” James O’Keefe is young, brash, and provocative: a new breed of guerrilla reporter for the twenty-first century. He and his associates have famously infiltrated some of America’s most protected organizations and institutions. Now, in Breakthrough, O’Keefe chronicles the harrowing undercover investigation that opened America’s eyes to the chicanery of its state houses and the duplicity of the White House during one of the most compromised election campaigns in our nation’s history: the 2012 presidential race.

Of all his controversial sting operations, this was the one that his late mentor, Andrew Breitbart, called “his most consequential.” While still on federal probation, O’Keefe organized an army of citizen journalists, planned a series of video stings to reveal the American system’s vulnerability to voter fraud, and went nose to nose with the most powerful political machine in the world. Along the way, O’Keefe found disheartening evidence that Americans are not nearly as free as we may believe, but also showed just how much real change ordinary citizens can bring about when they are willing to risk the wrath of the powerful.

Free of ideology, Breakthrough is at its core a clarion call for a more ethical society. Despite being vilified and libeled by an establishment media dedicated to suppressing the truth, James O’Keefe has dared to break through the firewall and reshape public opinion by showing things as they really are.
 

About James O'Keefe

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James E. O’Keefe III gained major national attention for his release of video recordings of workers at ACORN offices in 2009, his arrest in early 2010 at the office of Senator Mary Landrieu, and his release of videos of NPR executives in 2011. In June 2010, O'Keefe formed Project Veritas, an organization with the stated mission to “investigate and expose corruption, dishonesty, self-dealing, waste, fraud, and other misconduct.”
 
Published June 18, 2013 by Threshold Editions. 353 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by David DesRosiers on Jul 22 2013

“Breakthrough” ought to be read by every aspiring journalist. Some might not like Mr. O'Keefe’s ends, but it is hard not to be impressed with his sheer courage. He has paid a huge price for his craft. If you are concerned with media freedom, this “Breakthrough” will shock and inspire you.

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