As a public figure, George Soros sometimes has to deal with annoying situations. Recently, Soros and his organization, the Open Society Foundations, had to deal with James O’Keefe. O’Keefe is a “guerrilla journalist” who has caused some headaches for people in the left-of-center political realm.
Per the Raw Story, O’Keefe’s attempted sting on the Open Society Foundations did not go as planned because he simply forgot to hang up the phone. O’Keefe made a very brief call to the organization and left a short voicemail. Since he did not disconnect his phone, a ten-minute conversation between O’Keefe and other party was recorded.
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Details of what the “actual plan” for infiltrating the Open Society Foundations were not revealed. Based on what was reported in Raw Story and the New Yorker, this was an attempt to infiltrate the group. O’Keefe used an alias during the call and pretended to be someone from Hungary. George Soros, the founder of the Open Society Foundations, was born in Hungary.
George Soros has made a name for himself in the financial world as an accomplished financial expert. When George Soros speaks publicly to the news or when he does something major in the world of finance, the media takes note. His commentary on the refugee crisis in Europe, his concerns over another great recession, and his decision to sell a lot of U.S. stock and invest significantly in gold are all things that raised eyebrows in the financial world.
George Soros earned his wealth and fame early on in his career when he launched a massively successful hedge fund. The fund ended up earning George Soros billions of dollars, and he continues to manage his hedge fund operations successfully to this day. In the late 1970’s, Soros stepped up his philanthropic and political endeavors. The modern incarnation of the Open Society Foundations organization has its roots in early activism many years ago.
The Open Society Foundations was first established in 1979. The earliest work the organization performed focused on scholarships to deserving students. The organization has grown immensely in recent years and champions the expansion of human rights across the globe. The organization and George Soros have been political active as well in many countries.
The situation with O’Keefe has not caused any harm to the organization. Since the initial phone call was botched, everything was nipped in the proverbial bud. Based on the incident, members of the Open Society Foundations are sure to be on the alert for pranks and mischief. Visit the site at http://www.nybooks.com/contributors/george-soros/