Raw Video Interviews at #OregonStandoff

A friend and I drove up to the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in southeastern Oregon to investigate the standoff currently taking place between local and federal law enforcement agencies and a group of American patriots who are protesting the unjust and tyrannical policies of the BLM and other federal entities. Here I interview Jon Ritzheimer, a former U.S. Marine who is providing security at the Refuge. In this video, Jon answers some basic questions about what’s taking place in Oregon and some of the problems local ranchers and land-owners have had with the BLM and federal government generally.

In this video, Jon describes how the Hammonds were intimidated by the federal government after it was discovered they were consulting with Clyde and Ammon Bundy and other American patriots.

In this video, Jon responds to many of the critiques and allegations being made about the protesters, debunking the notion that the American patriots taking a stand at the Refuge are in any way violent, anti-government extremists or terrorists looking for a fight with the federal government.

In this video, Jon responds to allegations being leveled against him that he is some sort of government agent or provocateur. In my opinion, Jon Ritzheimer is a genuine American patriot (although he may be a bit misinformed on some issues).

Here I interview Pete Santilli, an alternative media personalities who has been covering the standoff in Oregon from the very beginning. Pete answers some basic questions about the standoff and the background behind it.

Here I interview LaVoy Finicum, an Arizona rancher and American patriot who is good friends with the Bundys. LaVoy has been a major player at the Oregon standoff. Following my chat with LaVoy, a press conference took place in which Ammon Bundy described his brief meeting with Harney County Sheriff Dave Ward earlier in the afternoon.

All of these videos were recorded on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. All of the photos I took of our trip are posted on my Facebook page in an album I created called #OregonStandoff.

On Friday, January 8, 2016, my good friend Sean and I discussed our trip to Oregon on The Realist Report. We described the background of the Hammonds’ case, detailing the tyrannical and un-Constitutional measures the mafia-style federal government is using against ranchers all across the United States. We also reviewed our trip and made some general observations about our experience. It is one radio program you don’t want to miss!

I am currently working on a detailed report for American Free Press – America’s last real newspaper – which will likely be appearing in this coming week’s edition of the print paper. Consider subscribing to AFP today if you are not already!

Also, I want to thank everyone who donated to help us finance this trip to Oregon. Your support is greatly appreciated! I’d encourage everyone out there to consider subscribing to The Realist Report to help us continue this sort of citizen journalism. Additionally, you can donate to The Realist Report to help finance trips such as this one in the future.

I’ve been following the #OregonStandoff very closely for the past week. There is so much disinformation and misinformation about the standoff emanating from both the mainstream and alternative media. This is why honest, objective, independent journalism is so vital – and rest assured, you are getting honest, objective, independent journalism from The Realist Report and American Free Press. Help us grow and expand today!


  • Thank you, Friend, for supporting the Hammonds. Thank you for what you do, overall.

  • Another great article John!

  • The timing/location indicates a Psy-Op; I thought I saw Billy Jack behind a lump of sagebrush. Why now? The BLM has been busy for 40 years…

  • Wow! It was worth the trip.

    Those were all great interviews and it was very helpful posting the videos in smaller clips, not to mention letting them speak without being interrupted. Very professional. More professional than that race-baiting fairy from MSNBC.

    More importantly, the series of interviews with former Marine, Jon Ritzheimer was very informative and answered all the questions I had after listening to people calling into Internet radio programs calling him a crisis actor, an infiltrator, etc. The reality is Jon is far more intelligent and articulate than the local sell-out Sheriff, David Ward.

    Also, I noticed that Kelly House from the Oregonian was at the press conference. She is the reporter Pete Santilli questioned about her showing extreme fear just seeing a gun, as well as the Oregonian publishing a number of misleading articles about what was going on at the Malheur Refuge.

    Whether it is that cat-lady Federal Prosecutor, Amanda Marshal or Oregonian reporter, Kelly House, these multi-tasking “You Go Girls” are all the same- they hate freedom and men that wear pants- well, unless they’re elf pants like the reporters from the BBC / MSNBC were wearing. They’re all just creepy as hell.

    Job well done. Thank you.

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    • Hey Joe, nice speech.

      However, Scamtilli isn’t the man you think he is – he’s an opportunist, undercover agent and a kike shill. Some even have him tagged as a crypto-jew.

      He’s a shit stirrer who gets paid to – shit stir.

      There are dozens of videos exposing his treachery.


  • Really good reportage John. I hear a lot of people online saying the Hammond’s are in prison for poaching and setting forest fires, etc, its all BS. What I don’t understand is the government response to the takeover- one would think that they would surround the place and not let anyone in or out, but this does not seem to be the case. Any thoughts on the govt. tactics here? Are the occupiers really able to travel around the area a bit as it seems ?
    I’m thinking eventually one day the Feds will flyover and drop incendiaries, like in the Philadelphia MOVE case…

    Even though it would be largely symbolic, a petition should circulate to have the Hammond’s (and the Bundy people) pardoned.