Charities Wonder Who’s Next After Secret-Video Episode

The Chronicle of Philanthropy has a new article on the fallout from James O’Keefe’s skillfully engineered undercover video takedown of NPR.

Here’s the passage that quotes me:

But some conservatives see Mr. O’Keefe and his associates as “folk heroes” for helping to put Acorn out of business, says Matthew Vadum, senior editor at Capital Research Center, a right-leaning philanthropy watchdog. While Acorn helped some people over the years, he says, its leaders followed a leftist philosophy of “attack the system by any means necessary,” he says. (The group often staged confrontational protests against banks and other businesses.)

Mr. O’Keefe’s video stings are “politically motivated,” he adds, “but I would still consider them to be journalism.”

Matthew Vadum

The author of Subversion Inc.: How Obama’s ACORN Red Shirts are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers (WND Books, 2011), Vadum, former senior vice president at CRC, writes and speaks widely…
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