VICTORY: Court delivers huge win for Project Veritas against The New York Times

Yesterday, Justice Charles D. Wood of the Supreme Court of New York in Westchester County denied The New York Times’ Motion to Dismiss in the defamation lawsuit brought forward by Project Veritas.

Our lawsuit came to be due to The New York Times’ lies about Project Veritas’ investigation into illegal ballot harvesting taking place in Minnesota during the 2020 election cycle.

The New York Times defended calling Project Veritas’ Minnesota Ballot Harvesting videos “deceptive” by arguing this was simply an “unverifiable expression of opinion.”

Project Veritas pointed out this “opinion” was printed in the news section of The New York Times and the Court agreed: “if a writer interjects an opinion in a news article (and will seek to claim legal protections as opinion) it stands to reason that the writer should have an obligation to alert the reader … that it is opinion.”  The Times did not do so, and the Court found this troubling.

The Court found Project Veritas demonstrated “a substantial basis in law and fact that the Defendants [The New York Times] acted with actual malice, that is, with knowledge that the statements in the Articles were false or made with reckless disregard of whether they were false or not” and Project Veritas should be permitted to “conduct discovery.” 

That, right there, is the best part. PROJECT VERITAS CAN NOW CONDUCT DISCOVERY.

This means we will be putting New York Times reporter Maggie Astor and New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet UNDER OATH where they will be forced to answer why they lied about Project Veritas.

We will record these depositions and expose them for the world to see. This will change things in the media landscape, I am sure of it.

Baquet and Astor, I hope you’re ready to tell the truth. That moment is coming really soon.

My message to all corrupt media hacks out there is simple: GET READY TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE.

Yours truly,

James O’Keefe

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