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suffragette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 01:38 PM
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130. More on James O'Keefe
Also affiliated with the Leadership Institute:

The Rutgers Centurion is a conservative monthly that got off the ground this fall with institute help. Rutgers student James O'Keefe founded the magazine after coming across a conservative publication at Tufts. "I said, why don't we have this?" O'Keefe remembers. He taught himself a page-layout program and got in touch with the Leadership Institute, which dispatched a staffer to take him and his coeditors to dinner at an upscale local brewery. The institute gave O'Keefe books on starting a publication, awarded him a $500 "Balance in Media Grant," and suggested never-fail places on campus to ferret out liberal excess. "They were really excited," O'Keefe recalls.

The Rutgers Centurion has since analyzed faculty campaign contributions that favored John Kerry over George W. Bush 104 times over, and it accused one of Rutgers' most esteemed alumni, African-American author and actor Paul Robeson, of being a Stalinist. The magazine has published poetry about abortion from a fetus's point of view and run allegations of prejudice against Condoleezza Rice, "The Black Woman Liberals Love to Hate."

On looking a bit more, found this:
Conservative Victories with New Media
Empire Ballroom
John Ziegler, KFI
Matt Sheffield, Research Center
Erick Erickson,
James O'Keefe, The Leadership Institute
David All, David All Group
Moderator: Rob Bluey, The Heritage Foundation

So, that would be the panel he was on. I'd venture since he was there the day, he went to some of the other sessions, hosted by quite the gallery of RW'ers, including:
Malkin, Cornyn, Coulter, Oliver North, Liddy and on and on.

Found another item from that day at

Guess who was in the audience for the panel O'Keefe was on: None other than Jeff Gannon.

Pushed back to half and hour due to the crush to see Rudy Giulianis speech in the main convention hall, Townhall VP Chuck DeFeo kicked off CPACs Conservative Victories with New Media panel by introducing the Heritage Foundations Rob Bluey who asked each panel member to share their new media conservative victories.


James OKeefe promoted the Leadership Institutes mission of helping students start their own conservative newspapers nationwide. For his new media angle, OKeefe told how we captured his satirical yet successful effort to ban Lucky Charms at Rutgers dining halls on YouTube. Matthew Sheffield recounted his role in starting the RatherBiased blog that eventually helped dethrone CBS anchor Dan Rather by exposing flaws in 60 Minutes National Guard/Pres. Bush story.


Jeff Gannon was the next audience member to address the panel, and he wanted to know if the panel was concerned about liberal control of new media hubs like YouTube and Google, specifically citing YouTubes pulling of a Michelle Malkin video criticizing Islam.

This guy has been training for years with smear campaigners.

I wonder who's funding him now?
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