American Pravda: My Fight for Truth in the Era of Fake News

American Pravda: My Fight for Truth in the Era of Fake News

by James O'Keefe

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Overview

The one real difference between the American press and the Soviet state newspaper Pravda was that the Russian people knew they were being lied to. To expose the lies our media tell us today, controversial journalist James O'Keefe created Project Veritas, an independent news organization whose reporters go where traditional journalists dare not. Their investigative work—equal parts James Bond, Mike Wallace, and Saul Alinsky—has had a consistent and powerful impact on its targets.

In American Pravda, the reader is invited to go undercover with these intrepid journalists as they infiltrate political campaigns, unmask dishonest officials and expose voter fraud. A rollicking adventure story on one level, the book also serves as a treatise on modern media, arguing that establishment journalists have a vested interest in keeping the powerful comfortable and the people misinformed.

The book not only contests the false narratives frequently put forth by corporate media, it documents the consequences of telling the truth in a world that does not necessarily want to hear it. O'Keefe's enemies attack with lawsuits, smear campaigns, political prosecutions, and false charges in an effort to shut down Project Veritas. For O'Keefe, every one of these attacks is a sign of success.

American Pravda puts the myths and misconceptions surrounding O'Keefe's activities to rest and will make you rethink every word you hear and read in the so-called mainstream press.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250154651
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 01/16/2018
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 547,717
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

James O'Keefe is an award-winning journalist and writer. He is the founder and President of Project Veritas and Project Veritas Action, non-profit organizations dedicated to investigating corruption, dishonesty, waste and fraud in both public and private institutions. O'Keefe's investigations have led directly to the passage of new legislation, federal and state investigations, congressional inquiries, the defunding of taxpayer-funded groups, resignations, firings, restrainings and arrests.

Table of Contents

Meeting Citizen Trump 1

Defining the Veritas Journalist 9

Crossing Borders 31

Honoring a Tradition-The History of Journalism and Its Demise 46

Swilling Chardonnay 54

Practicing Magic 59

Meeting Candidate Trump 76

Recognizing Propaganda 81

Meeting Alan Schulkin 88

Channeling Chicago 92

Working Our Way In 104

Going Deep 108

Pulling Back the Curtain 120

Counting Down 124

Always Be Closing 129

Banned from Twitter 137

Closing Up Shop 144

Spiking the News 150

Breaking Through 153

Weaponized Autism 169

Going Viral in Vegas 178

Anticipating Hillary 188

Fleeing Philly 193

Making History 201

Targeting the Media 208

Manufacturing Consent 214

Freezing the "Anti-Fascist" Fascists 224

Disrupting the Disruption 230

Backtracking in Wisconsin 237

Editing the News 242

Attacking Fox 249

American Pravda 255

Acknowledgments 279

Notes 284

Index 308

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American Pravda: My Fight for Truth in the Era of Fake News 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable, insightful, and suspenseful. A unique perspective on the story that has obsessed journalists since the 2016 victory of President Trump. All too brief, though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. Information everyone should be aware of.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fabulous book by a fearless journalist. Don't believe the bad reviews, they are written by the people who are fighting James O'Keefe and trying to keep you from the truth! Buy this book - it is eye opening! Watch his undercover videos and see for yourself. You would never know half of what is going on in these big corporations if it wasn't for his undercover reporting. Not only is he reporting, he is getting results. He is shedding light on the biggest corporations and what they are really doing behind closed doors. If you value your freedom of speech and your rights as an American you owe it to yourself to read this book.