James LaPorta
 

 

Latest Work

 
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PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY SARAH ROGERS/THE DAILY BEAST

PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY SARAH ROGERS/THE DAILY BEAST

Jack Posobiec, Pizzagate and Seth Rich Conspiracy Theorist, Has Top Secret Security Clearance

By James LaPorta | August 16, 2017

Jack Posobiec is one of the right’s leading agitators and conspiracy theorists. 

He implied there may be a child-sex ring under a D.C. pizza joint run by Democrats. He peddled rumors about the murder of former DNC staffer Seth Rich. He interrupted a supposedly anti-Trump Julius Caesar play, yelling “you are all Goebbels.” He popularized a WikiLeaks campaign against a French presidential candidate. He even tried to sabotage a D.C. protest by holding up a sign that said, “Rape Melania.”


The Simulator Training Marines for World War III With Russia

By Rory Laverty, James LaPorta | August 12, 2017

Don’t step on a bomb and don’t give your number to a prostitute. These are just some of the lessons being taught for a potential fight with Moscow’s men.

PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY LYNE LUCIEN/THE DAILY BEAST

PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY LYNE LUCIEN/THE DAILY BEAST


PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY ELIZABETH BROCKWAY/THE DAILY BEAST

PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY ELIZABETH BROCKWAY/THE DAILY BEAST

America Trusts This Trans Soldier With Top Secrets. Trump Wants Him Fired.

By James LaPorta | July 27, 2017

Jack Schuler doesn’t know what to expect when he reports for duty a day after the trans military ban.  

He's traveling to his appointed place of military duty, report time: 0730. Yet his future is unclear and the question remains: Will he be greeted as defender of democracy or ostracized from the only thing he wants to do in life — serve his country — by his very own commander, the president of the United States.

 

“I believe that quality journalism is just as important to the survival of a democracy as the armies guarding its borders.”

James LaPorta

 
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About me — short version 

James testifying in front of the Congressional Women's Caucus in April 2017 on his reporting in The Daily Beast. 

James testifying in front of the Congressional Women's Caucus in April 2017 on his reporting in The Daily Beast. 

I've been in the U.S. Marines, worked for peace in Afghanistan, taught recruits how to shoot, played poker inside a Top Secret facility, signed a Hard Rock Cafe poster only meant for rockstars while backstage at a 3 Doors Down/Nickelback concert, which now sits behind glass on the right side of the bar in the Hard Rock in Phoenix, Arizona — start at BB King's name and scroll down. Pretended to be a U.S. Navy SEAL on History channel television show between college classes and yelled quite loudly once, "Holy S—t, you're Bob Schieffer from Face the Nation!" during an interview at CBS News when he walked in to get coffee. I'm also a proud former employee of both Blockbuster and Taco Bell. 

I've written, contributed to or appeared on and in The New York TimesThe Washington PostThe Daily BeastChicago TribuneBoston GlobeThe Military TimesCBS NewsMSNBCCNN and Newsmax TV among others. Maybe I will get the opportunity to work for you? Here's my latest. 

 

 
 

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