This week, James O'Keefe established a fresh enterprise after his removal from Project Veritas, an organization that he had been the head of since 2010.
On Wednesday, O'Keefe established O'Keefe Media Group, vowing to be surrounded by "the finest journalists in the world."
The board of directors of Project Veritas expressed a desire to resolve matters regarding O’Keefe following an episode that occurred in February, but he refused to communicate with them. The board charged him with utilizing large amounts of donors' funds inappropriately and violating the organization's regulations through his actions.
O’Keefe remarked in the launch video of his new organization that the paradoxical nature of the ACORN story was that it only took a 25-year-old with a hidden camera a few days to uncover what billion-dollar networks and reporters were unable to discover in a decade. He added that he had spent 14 years forming the most successful non-profit newsroom in the United States.
He went on to say, “My attempts to create citizen journalism have led to my character being maligned, my arrest, my home being searched, and my being ousted from the organization that I had worked hard to build up. I knew that they would try to besmirch the reputations of those who revealed their secrets - big pharma, the government, and even those I thought I could rely on.”
In reaction to the event, O'Keefe declared that he would construct a legion of investigators and disclosers, and that a "slumbering giant" had been "roused."
He proclaimed, “I’m here again and with me is a select group of the best journalists in the world. Exposing misconduct necessitates facing authority as authority abhors illumination. We are the illumination. Welcome to the O’Keefe Media Group, which I possess and you also possess. Help us and back our team of reporters by becoming a founding member immediately.”