Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe promised in January that he would take on the mainstream media and he kicked off his effort on Thursday with a video that features undercover audio recordings of employees at CNN, and a $10,000 reward for additional content “that exposes media malfeasance.”
“Project Veritas released 119 hours of raw audio in a WikiLeaks style dump, with over 100 more hours still yet to be released,” a statement on O’Keefe’s website.
“The audio was secretly recorded in 2009 by an anonymous source inside CNN’s Atlanta headquarters who we are identifying as Miss X. The tapes contain soundbites from current and previous CNN employees Joe Sterling, Arthur Brice, and Nicky Robertson, as well as numerous others.”
O’Keefe took to Twitter on Thursday to effectively taunt the network’s top stars:
O’Keefe also tweeted that his website is crashing due to overwhelming traffic since he made his announcement.
Included in the video is audio of CNN’s Richard Griffiths, now a vice president and senior editorial director, explaining that the role of a journalist is to “aid the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.”
And he appealed to industry insiders for more content.
“If you have hidden audio recordings, videotapes or documents inside of a newsroom or media institution, and the material is good enough, I will pay you $10,000,” O’Keefe says in the video
O’Keefe could not have been more clear about how serious he is, saying: “This is the beginning of the end for the MSM. And it starts today.”
To be sure potential tipsters who want to remain anonymous know their identity is safe with him, the conservative activist said he would go to jail, if necessary.
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