Cenk Uygur Exposes James O'Keefe: 'He's a Walking, Living Troll'
James O'Keefe has made a name for himself producing right-wing propaganda about organizations like Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) and Planned Parenthood. But recently he got a taste of his own medicine when liberal activist Ryan Clayton went undercover to expose his agenda.
The news was not lost on "The Young Turks" host Cenk Uygur.
"How sad that the president of the United States of America is calling these low-level trolls," Uygur remarked. "But that's because they are part of the Republican machine... they killed ACORN... a group that helped poor people with legal issues, health issues, and yes, voting issues, and that's why they were politically targeted—to make sure that they didn't get poor people to vote because Republicans think [the poor] vote more for Democrats. And the media went along with it, gave it tremendous coverage. Some Democrats [even] went along with it, and [Project Veritas] actually had a real political effect. Now they've got the ear of the president!"
Footage captured by TYT shows O'Keefe announcing his plans to "humiliate" the media, with hundreds of hours of newsroom audio allegedly in his possession.
"Now, I understand that it's ironic here, that we're giving you coverage of Project Veritas," Uygur acknowledged. "But that's because we have these exclusive tapes to show you their intention."
"Whatever you do, do not take these guys seriously," he pressed. "They're walking, living trolls... they never break real news, they always have a political agenda, and it doesn't have anything to do with actual facts."