James O’Keefe and Project Veritas released another video on Monday claiming to show the underhanded dealings of the Hillary Clinton campaign, but as the controversial group continues to release a stream of undercover videos, there are accusations that some major media companies may be conspiring to suppress the message.
Monday saw the latest release from O’Keefe, a video that claims to show illegal cooperation between Clinton and an affiliated Super PAC. In a follow-up from a separate video released last week, Monday’s release appeared to show Democratic Party operative Robert Creamer, co-founder of the consulting group Democracy Partners, discussing a plan coordinated directly with Clinton.
Breitbart News, one of the few outlets giving regular coverage to O’Keefe and his series of sting operations, noted that the video appeared to contradict earlier reports from Clinton’s campaign that there was no improper coordination.
“When Breitbart News’ Washington political editor, Matthew Boyle, confronted Mook about Creamer and his firm in the spin room after the third presidential debate, [Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook] claimed: ‘They’ve never worked for our campaign.’ When asked if Clinton had ever discussed the controversial political operations with Creamer directly, Mook replied: ‘I don’t think so.'”
“Now, however, O’Keefe and Project Veritas have released video of Creamer claiming that Clinton directly approved one of his more bizarre plans — an effort to attract media attention and incite violence by dressing an activist in a Donald Duck costume and sending that activist into Trump events, emphasizing the argument that Trump was ‘ducking’ releasing his tax returns.”
Though Monday’s release was described by James O’Keefe as something of a bombshell, it was met with a tepid response from wider mainstream media. The release was covered only by a handful of right-leaning media outlets, even though the video itself went viral online and spread like wildfire among Trump supporters and others simply opposed to Hillary Clinton.
Even before the video’s release, O’Keeffe was hinting that some major sites may be trying to block his video, noting that it would not upload on YouTube.
James O’Keefe had already hinted that his work is being blocked on social media, including a statement close to two weeks ago that Twitter is censoring his work. After the release of his first video, O’Keefe found himself locked out of Twitter for close to a day.
“Releasing hidden camera videos on a US Senator tomorrow inside a fundraiser. Twitter is trying to block our journalism,” he told Gateway Pundit. “We’re too effective– and there are bombshells coming out all week.”
Ever since James O’Keefe and Project Veritas have started releasing their videos at the start of October, they have alleged a media conspiracy to keep them silent and hide the work. O’Keefe noted that CNN and other major cable networks have been ignoring the work, and even noted that Fox News pulled the rug out of a planned interview with Sean Hannity.
James O’Keefe has also helped fuel some even darker conspiracy theories, including a tweet that made it seem as if his life were in danger for releasing the videos.
“Anything happens to me, there’s a deadman’s switch on Part III, which will be released Monday. @HillaryClinton and @donnabrazile implicated.”
But James O’Keefe’s reputation is likely the biggest factor in the media largely ignoring the work of Project Veritas. He made political waves for the 2009 video appearing to show workers at the non-profit group ACORN helping a pimp to conceal his sex trafficking, but the release of the full and unedited video showed that O’Keefe had used deceptive editing to make the videos appear worse. He would ultimately pay a $100,000 settlement to an employee who had been fired as a result.
The ACORN videos enjoyed widespread media coverage at the time, but the subsequent release of the full video has likely resulted in O’Keefe being blacklisted from these outlets.
'Democratic operative caught on camera: Hillary PERSONALLY ordered 'Donald Duck' troll campaign that broke the law'https://t.co/sTreHAfYUH— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 24, 2016
Whatever factors are involved in the lack of coverage, James O’Keefe and Project Veritas appear to have found a way around it. Using the series of right-leaning blogs and news sites as well as conservative media figures — including Donald Trump himself — the videos have still been able to find a wide audience and the videos have amassed hundreds of thousands of views despite what seems to be a media blackout.
[Featured Image by James O’Keefe/YouTube]