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Mother Jones: WATCH: James O'Keefe III Crashes Netroots Nation With His Handicam
—By Adam Weinstein
June 9, 2012- Wandering the halls of Netroots Nation 2012 in Providence, Rhode Island, this week, I began to wonder why more conservative moles hadn't tried to crash this shindig. The annual progressive political convention for bloggers and organizers doesn't turn away paying guests, so it seems ripe for infiltration. Saturday afternoon, on the last day, it finally happened: James O'Keefe III, "ratfucker" extraordinaire, showed up to tape the festivities. And we taped him—see the video below.
O'Keefe, standing about six-foot-two and looking taller in a skin-tight black tee, held a handicam at the ready, but he and his consort—conservative blogger Jim Hoft, a.k.a. Gateway Pundit—seemed a little intimidated when I whipped out my own videocam.
O'Keefe, who says he attended last year's Netroots in Minneapolis, was in town to give a speech on investigative journalism and help give out some Breitbart Awards. So we've got that in common! I asked him how he felt about Mother Jones.
"You guys have been pretty critical of me," he smiled.
When I asked him what his "investigative" outfit, Project Veritas, was working on in Providence, he demurred. "It's classified."