In a clumsy attempt to clandestinely gain entry into liberal democratic billionaire George Soros’ Open Society Foundations (OSF), conservative pundit James O’Keefe failed in a spectacular way. He made a phone call to the organization pretending to be a fictitious character, “Victor Kesh”, and left a message for Dana Geraghty. She is the Senior Program Operations Specialist who reports to the Director of the Open Society Eurasia Program on http://www.georgesoros.com/the-life-of-george-soros/. His voice was recorded on her voicemail, claiming that he was a Hungarian American, and asking to get connected with them to help fight for “European values.”
This attempt to infiltrate the Soros-founded organization might have been successful, theoretically. However, he made the simple mistake of not hanging up the phone completely. After O’Keefe evidently believed he had hung up, but actually was still recording from his phone to Geraghty’s voicemail, his actual plan is revealed by his comments to a colleague. He spent a full 10 minutes in a discussion where he revealed he was hoping to get 100 other people to make similar calls to top OSF people.
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O’Keefe then compounded the lie by opening her LinkedIn page, evidently not realizing that LinkedIn page owners get a notification of who has viewed their page. In the accidentally recorded conversation, he explained that he planed to use Geraghty as a “point of entry” into the OSF. Understandably, Geraghty was perturbed by the intrusion and forwarded the voicemail to OSF President Chris Stone. He openly exposed the badly bungled attempt to gain clandestine access to the OSF and made the comment that the silly Watergate burglars of President Nixon’s administration were better at their game than O’Keefe’s. He commented how out of touch and un-tech savvy the attempt to launch an undercover operation had been, even calling it laughable. However, he was not amused with such a ‘dirty-tricks operation’ pitted against the OSF. Read the details of this failed espionage attempt against the OSF.
George Soros founded the OSF years ago to promote economic and political education, expose issues with healthcare in America, and free democracy for all the peoples of the world. Although George Soros is technically retired, he remains quite active in his work for increasing access to the freedoms of true democracy, especially in countries with oppressive regimes. Find out more about the Open Society Foundations.
He was born in 1930 in the Eastern European country of Hungary. He survived the atrocious occupation of his native country by Hitler’s Nazi German army as part of the conflict in World War II. After the start of the Cold War, George Soros barely managed to escape to England, where he attended and then graduated from the London School of Economics. He then became a U.S. Citizen and built a massive fortune as a very successful investment banker. He is worth an estimated $350 billion dollars and has always been an outspoken critic of U.S. foreign policy in Eastern Europe.