UPDATE: O’Keefe’s story has been published by the New York Post, although his own Project Veritas website went down before its release.
Conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe is about to release a bombshell story that has the journalist fearing for his life.
We have a story we’re going to release this coming week and I've never thought about this before but I am afraid for my life on this one.
— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) February 21, 2015
“We have a story we’re going to release this coming week and I’ve never thought about this before but I am afraid for my life on this one,” O’Keefe tweeted on Saturday.
Whatever its nature, the story promises to be a big one given the impact generated by O’Keefe’s previous work.
In 2007, O’Keefe posed as a donor wanting to give money to Planned Parenthood to pay for the abortion of black and other minority babies. Workers at numerous Planned Parenthood clinics agreed to accept the donation on these terms.
O’Keefe’s biggest scalp was undoubtedly his 2009 take down of ACORN, an advocacy organization for people on low income. Hidden camera footage published by O’Keefe showed ACORN employees giving advice on how to evade detection for tax evasion, human smuggling and child prostitution. Congress voted to eliminate federal funding for ACORN as a result of the exposé.
In August 2014, O’Keefe demonstrated the porous state of the U.S. border when he crossed an unguarded footbridge in the upper Rio Grande while dressed as Osama Bin Laden.
For O’Keefe’s sake, let’s hope that he doesn’t end up like Andrew Breitbart, the conservative journalist who weeks before his untimely death on March 1, 2012 promised to release devastating video footage of President Obama.
“Wait til they see what happens March 1st,” Breitbart told an audience in Washington DC on February 9th.
The footage was subsequently released, but “fell flat” according to some critics. The video showed Obama at a rally with Professor Derrick Bell, a radical described by Breitbart.com editor-in-chief Joel Pollak as the “Jeremiah Wright of academia.”
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