It would appear that James O’Keefe has struck a nerve, based on The New York Times’ response.
…a response that prompted a killer reply from O’Keefe’s Project Veritas.
The organization released an undercover video exposing malpractice by Nick Dudich, a Times audience strategy editor whose purpose, according to his job description, is to “build an overall video social strategy across a number of social platforms.”
The campaign prompted a stinging rebuke by Times executive editor Dean Baquet, who not only belittled his own employee, who Baquet points out that he “never met,” but ripped the O’Keefe effort to expose bias at the newspaper as “despicable” and a “mortal sin.”
— Jeremy Barr (@jeremymbarr) October 13, 2017
Naturally, the offering prompted a reply from Project Veritas, who shoved The Times hypocrisy up their wazoo by linking to an article from the newspaper about a Swedish graduate student who went undercover “in the world of the extreme right.”.
The post asked: “So why is undercover video journalism a ‘mortal sin’ when managed by @JamesOKeefeIII but not when it’s Soros funded?”
— Project Veritas (@Project_Veritas) October 14, 2017
“We deceive our targets, they deceive their audience,” O’Keefe said of the response from Baquet.
— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) October 13, 2017
As expected, the liberal world of journalism sided with The Times, but social media users were squarely in O’Keefe’s corner.
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
It’s despicable that O’Keefe exposed the NYT! He has “venial sin” for exposing the NYT! https://t.co/KLVdvThPSx
— Derek | Xenoblade play (@DerekSikkink) October 14, 2017
1st they ignore you. ✔ Then they laugh ✔ Then they fight you ✔
— Steven Delira (@Steve_from_SD) October 13, 2017
Telling the truth is despicable? If you didn't already question the integrity of NYT that comment should make you do so https://t.co/XfAIPrttyY
— Krushim (@KrushimTV) October 13, 2017
Wow. So James is "despicable" for proving how despicable @nytimes is? And now he is gonna "deal with" this worker who spoke the truth..
— Jacob American Bot (@Herox_Aramu) October 13, 2017
So this guys is the judge of who has committed “the greater sin.” He has failed in his attempt to deflect blame.
— Marilyn (@underdogette) October 13, 2017
You got busted-it’s that simple! Novel concept–OWN your bad behavior!
— Tammie Galloy (@galloy_tammie) October 14, 2017
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