James E. O'Keefe III gained major national attention for his release of video recordings of workers at ACORN offices in 2009, his arrest in early 2010 at the office of Senator Mary Landrieu, and his release of videos of NPR executives in 2011. In June 2010, O'Keefe formed Project Veritas, an organization with the stated mission to "investigate and expose corruption, dishonesty, self-dealing, waste, fraud, and other misconduct."
"O'Keefe's new book Breakthrough is a spine-tingling, true crime thriller about the quest for truth in the age of media obfuscation... his book reads more like Gulliver's Travels than a story about political journalism." -- Gavin McInnes, Fox News Red Eye Contributor
"The new book by James O'Keefe, makes clear this problem to armchair patriots who think someone else is better qualified to engage in direct action. It is a how-to guide for a modern activist craving a blueprint for action." -- J. Christian Adams, publisher of PJ Media
"Code Veritas: James O'Keefe is back...This intellectual heir to Andrew Breitbart has produced a devastating attack on the smeary leftist establishment." -- Roger Kimball, editor-in-chief of The New Criterion and publisher of Encounter Books
"In 320 gripping pages, 28-year-old O'Keefe describes being thrust under the national microscope...O'Keefe's book-which serves simultaneously as a memoir, a manifesto, a tell-all and an activist handbook-the reader watches a young man grow up, wise up and toughen up." -- Chris Moody, Yahoo News
"Fast-paced enough to be a summer beach read, yet substantial enough to stand as a serious criticism of government and media, O'Keefe's tale of his whirlwind past four years will have your stomach churning and your blood boiling, but in the end will make you want to stand up and cheer. A splendid change of pace from the standard format political books follow. [His] raw, genuine, and tightly focused rage is the beating heart of Breakthrough, and sets it apart within its genre...Breakthrough is a call-to-action and a playbook for aspiring citizen journalists." -- Watchdog Wire
"Upstart James O'Keefe has dealt a major blow to the establishment." (George Stephanopoulos) . . . "Go watch this video. It's enlightening, it's enraging." (Governor Chris Christie, on the NJEA video) . . . "What I know is that what I saw on those videos was certainly inappropriate."--(President Obama on the ACORN videos) . . ."I'd say this is a grand slam home run." (Rush Limbaugh, on the NPR investigation) . . . "James O'Keefe is dismissed as a `conservative activist,' but he's doing something much worse-journalism." (The New York Post) . . . "O'Keefe aims to discredit us." (Bill Keller, executive editor of The New York Times) . . . "O'Keefe is courageous." (Glenn Beck) . . . "A latter-day Mike Wallace." (Dennis Miller) . . . "The Ashton Kutcher of the Conservative Movement." (Jon Stewart) . . . "He is already well on his way to being one of the great journalists and deserves a Pulitzer." (Andrew Breitbart) -- What the Right and the Left are saying about James O'Keefe