New York Times Forced to Answer Project Veritas’s Defamation Lawsuit – Pleads Ignorance – O’Keefe Responds (VIDEO)
Project Veritas sued The New York Times for defamation in November 2020.
As previously reported, the points of contention involve several defamatory and untrue statements made by New York Times writers Maggie Astor and Tiffany Hsu in their stories about the Project Veritas videos out of Minnesota involving a ballot harvesting scandal.
Astor and Hsu falsely claimed that Project Veritas was part of a “coordinated disinformation effort” and referred to the videos as “misleading” and “deceptive” while also claiming that Project Veritas used “unidentifiable sources” and “without evidence” despite the fact that several sources are named in the video and hard evidence of the scheme was shown on video. Ironically, the New York Times themselves used unidentified sources to concoct their conspiracy theories about the videos.
The New York Times admitted in its response that they never contacted sources in O’Keefe’s videos for comment.
“The Times didn’t reach out for comment. And maybe you didn’t do it because if you did do it, you’d have to publish that this was real,” said Veritas’ founder James O’Keefe.
“You didn’t even pick up the damn phone to make a phone call. And you call yourself journalists!”
Watch James O’Keefe mock the New York Times for claiming their articles about his Ilhan Omar ballots-for-cash bust are “just opinion.”
UPDATE: @nytimes FORCED to Answer Veritas’s Defamation Lawsuit – NYT Admits They Did Not Contact Veritas’s Named Sources for Comment; Admits Astor Article WRONG About MN Law; Claims Articles Are Opinion While Admitting Reporters Not Opinion Writers pic.twitter.com/8eAyp8PSRB
— Matthew Tyrmand (@MatthewTyrmand) April 28, 2021
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