James O’Keefe Finally Launches New Venture: ‘O’Keefe Media Group’

James O’Keefe — who was controversially ousted from his position as CEO of the nonprofit he founded, Project Veritas — has finally announced his new venture, “O’Keefe Media Group,” or OMG.

On Wednesday, the legendary undercover journalist launched O’Keefe Media Group, promising to be surrounded by “the most elite journalists in the world.”

O’Keefe provided details on the new venture in a video posted to the group’s official Twitter account.

“The irony of the ACORN story is that it took a 25-year-old with a hidden camera a few days to do what billion-dollar networks and journalists could not do in a decade,” he said in the launch video. “I spent 14 years creating the most effective non-profit newsroom this country has ever seen.”

The story O’Keefe referenced in his video is his exposé of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN). In September 2009, O’Keefe and Hannah Giles released an explosive video exposing the community-organizing group. ACORN was well-known for embezzlement controversies and scandals about voter registration fraud, but the exposé revealed that they were doing much worse.

According to a report about the incident, “During the summer of 2009, O’Keefe and Giles visited eight ACORN offices as a pimp and prostitute, seeking advice on getting a home loan to run a brothel. What the pair found next was shocking, ACORN employees repeatedly gave the couple guidance on tax evasion, child prostitution and human smuggling.”

That was just one of many stories that O’Keefe broke over the years, and he suffered serious consequences from his undercover journalism, which he detailed in part during the launch video for O’Keefe Media Group.

“And in paving the way to establish citizen journalism, I have been defamed, arrested, raided, and ultimately removed from the organization I spent so much time developing credibility of,” O’Keefe said. “I always knew they would try to ruin the reputations of those who expose them, the pharma giants, the three-letter government agencies, and those who I thought I could trust.”

Now, in response to his ouster from Project Veritas, O’Keefe says he is “going to build an army of investigators and exposers,” adding that a “sleeping giant” had been “awakened.”

While the board of directors at Project Veritas pushed O’Keefe out — which resulted in the organization losing major donors and generally losing the support of a significant number of conservatives — he has since learned from his mistake, and will not be appointing a board of directors for his new venture.

“I’m back. Remaining by my side are a small, tight-knit group of the most elite journalists in the world,” he continued. “Exposing corruption requires standing up to power because power hates sunlight. We are sunlight. Welcome to the O’Keefe Media Group, where we will never be shut down because not only do I own it, but you own it, too. Support us and sponsor our army of journalists by becoming a founding member today.”