James O’Keefe’s Words of Wisdom: ‘Don’t Get Caught’
No question about it, getting arrested and charged with a felony has been a sobering experience for video provocateur James O’Keefe, the 27-year-old ‘citizen journalist’ best known for exposing abominable advice dispensed by staffers at a handful of outposts of the community organizing group ACORN.
Over the weekend, O’Keefe discussed his work and gave pointers to a gathering of conservative bloggers. At Americans for Prosperity’s Right Online, he showed videos of some of his past and current projects and when asked by one blogger for his best advice, he offered, ‘Don’t get caught.’
O’Keefe does not suffer from a lack of confidence, but in a brief interview after his Saturday afternoon session, he seemed slightly humbled by his serious brush with the law in 2010. Still, he remains indignant at his treatment by federal officials and the media.