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Publisher's Summary

This seminal work of nonfiction recounts the new, journalistic mass movement of today. Compiled from more than a decade of investigative reporting, coupled with a vast reference of philosophical research, American Muckraker is the definitive guide of truth-telling in the video age.

On power

They do have tremendous power. But in part, it is because we give it to them. We are nothing, but we are not alone. Awe cannot live in fear. The moment you stop caring about what the media establishment thinks of you is the moment you become truly free. 

On insiders

The USPS whistleblower, a Marine Corps combat veteran, said, “I would rather be back in Afghanistan, getting shot at by Afghans, honest to God, than be interrogated by federal agent Russell Strasser," who coerced him by saying, “I am trying to twist you a little bit, because your mind will kick in.... I am not scaring you, but I am scaring you.” 

On privacy

The right to record is closely tied to the right to speak, or even to take contemporaneous notes about what one sees and hears. As 60 Minutes producer Don Hewitt quipped, “People committing malfeasance don’t have any right to privacy.... What are we saying - that Upton Sinclair shouldn’t have smuggled his pencil in?” 

On means and ends

Whereas the novelist Ernest Hemingway said, “What is moral is what you feel good after, and what is immoral is what you feel bad after,” Thomas B. Morgan of the 1960s New Journalism contends, “Morally defensible journalism is rarely what you feel good about afterward; it is only that which makes you feel better than you would otherwise.” 

On litigation

“Polling does not decide the truth nor speak to evidence.... The New York Times have not met their burden to prove that Veritas is deceptive....claiming protections from an upstart competitor armed with a cell phone and a website. There is a substantial basis in law to proceed, to permit Project Veritas, to conduct discovery into The New York Times.” (Project Veritas v. New York Times Company; New York Supreme Court, March 18, 2021)

©2022 James O'Keefe (P)2022 Post Hill Press

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Inspiring us to speak truth to power!

The book teaches how to stand up for the truth, and ignore the one's who try to silence us.

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WOW

This was inspired, inspiring, and instructive. I’m an American Muckraker & not alone. Thank you, James.

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The truth will set us free. God Bless James❤

A Great Awakening is happening in this country due to patriots like James OKeefe.
The tyrannical take over of the deep state is crumbling.
People are waking from thier slumber in masses. JUST in time to prevent the total destruction of our beautiful country.
The world's LAST hope and bastion of FREEDOM!

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Fantastic, and something you should really hear

James is quite specific in the book detailing the endeavors of the book and challenges one may face.

Eye Opening!

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I wish everyone knew about James O'Keefe.



Its great to listen to a book from one of the most influential people of our time. Keep up the good work.

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Journalists; How To Do Your Job.

Great book. Journalists need to read this. The whole industry needs a factory reset, and reading this can help.

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non partisan book on journalism...

...and the importance of the muckraking itself. Personally, I do not care what president roosevelt felt...every rotten leaf gets the rake no matter how many have consolidated.
James, really what a splendid book. I really don't know which I prefer more this one or American Pravda. nice book read by Mr. O'Keefe himself. very informative and persuasive to this style of journalism.

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James has started a leadership revolution

James has started a leadership revolution in showing people How to take our country back through our own journalism. The mainstream media has been lost.

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  • 01-27-22

The truth

Excellent book. Only O’Keefe is trustworthy.

Audible continually skipped the audio. I would like my money back.

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Very good read

The author is well read and the story or narrative is quite interesting. Real investigative joirnalism

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  • 01-28-22

one of the few real journalists left must listen

must listen anyone wanting to know the truth. please listen to this audio book. 5 stars

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  • Jonathan Widell
  • 02-06-22

Not as easy as it sounds but rich!

Namedropping and ample quotes make it a bit hard to follow at times but the quotes are so good!

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  • 02-27-22

super explanation!

This book explains the motives and aspirations of one of the trickiest aspects of journalism, namely that of 'discovery'.
In an era where truth is a rare commodity, 'the muckraker' sets out his stage with excellent acuity. Great book!

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  • Shaun Bliss
  • 02-16-22

Read it ,it'll assure u"You're not going crazy!"🤣

I DON'T agree with the man's poltics per say!!!
BUT he is on F-G point with his assessment of the state of the worlds corporate and social media 🤨
It's differently worth a listen to sure up what you already have a strong gut feeling about 😉 Just to reassure you "You're not going crazy!" 🤣
Again I don't agree with his poltics, but the enemy of my enemy is my friend 🤔

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  • 05-06-22

Should be taught in schools

This should be mandatory reading for all aspiring journalists and indeed all high school students. This book is critical to understanding the world we live in and the deception going on all around us by Governments, elites and big business.

James is perhaps one of the most articulate young people alive today, driven by an absolute cause to improve the world. History will remember him like Churchill and Plato

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  • Shaz Ginns
  • 02-18-22

How to book on bringing integrity back to Journalism

Interesting, honest, distressing and finally hopeful. James O’Keefe has definitely been forged through fire. This is the reason he and others like him will rise to the top as the journalists society needs going forward.

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  • 02-03-22

Great listening to James

Excellent, well worth listening to James and how he explains things and puts it into perspective. Keep telling the way it is Truth .