James O’Keefe: Hidden Camera Video Is Going to Change the World (Video)
James O’Keefe III spoke out this week after the shooting deaths of Alton Sterling and and Philando Castile and the tragic murder of five Dallas police officers by a deranged black racist.
O’Keefe, the legendary investigative journalist, discusses how hidden camera journalism will change the world. If you’ve followed James for any amount of time you know it already has.
Via Project Veritas:
Today is a dark day in American history. An unbelievable series of reactionary events has just happened. We’ll have to wrestle with the consequences of these events for a long time while deciding what sort of world we want to live in. There is a toxic culture of fear and we are witnessing unbelievable back-to-back violence. We are often driven by narratives, rather than facts, by pathetic people at the national level who lack leadership.
Times are now turning because of the way news content is being produced and the mediums in which it is being shared. One thing to draw from all this is that there might be a glimmer of real hope for our society.
The Facebook Live video of the shooting of Philando Castile in Minnesota and the live streaming of images of bullets ricocheting off building columns in Dallas were all caught on camera by ordinary citizens with cameras. We are witnessing new technologies which are transforming the way we perceive the reality around us. Journalism is changing more than ever now.
Of course, legacy media reacting to social media is nothing new. But what makes us pause is how devastatingly effective the video can be; video that was taken by a courageous woman in Minnesota (you can see my commentary about her in the video below).
James tells his listeners,
“Anybody today is a citizen journalist. Technology is revealing to us the impossible. Technology is putting cracks into what was previously impenetrable.”
This was excellent.