tv James O Keefe American Muckraker CSPAN June 20, 2022 4:30pm-5:35pm EDT
to diminish me, he heard my pitch so many times so what i would do if i had got my shot, he said here it is, take your shot. >> "afterwards" is a weekly interview program of the guest hosts interviewing top nonfiction authors about their data's work. watch this program and others, visit booktv.org/"afterwards" or search the author's name, kellyanne conway. [cheering] >> you know who our guest speaker is so i'm not goingem to opine about his qualifications, credentials and achievements which are both impressive and far too numerous to mention. so i would likeew to say just a few things that might have escaped your notice. if you're anything like me when you saw this video, you realize there's probably aside to james o'keefe you never knew. [laughter] having seen it, you may now not be surprised to learn in 2002 he
was the lead in a stage production of george gershwin, crazy for you. in 2011 he starred in another music video titled land -- recee was cast in the lead role for an outdoor production of oklahoma. who knew? [cheering] who knew? what we do know is he's an outstanding incredibly effective investigative journalist like no other. he founded project veritas, he didn't just revise investigative journalismsm, he re- invented i. we are pleased to have him here with us today and are truly grateful for his existence. ladies and gentlemen, give the water must warmest welcome to
james o'keefe. [cheering and applauding] >> what an honor to be here in southern california. go brandon. just kidding. [laughter] can i sing that? i've never seen so much musical talent in this room. [laughter] randy as i've never seen singing your i mean by music, i mean, yes, i'm a very musical person. i am the founder of project veritas project truth. most of you familiar with project veritas we expose we expose powerful people and we do
it with such flare. i don't think i would have started project veritas if i wasn't a musical person an artistic person. i think it's kind of an artistic mission to expose them. we're not really a political organization and we don't really advocate for solutions or you know public policy. we just exposed them because there's only one truth. there's only one set of fact you're not entitled to multiple realities now our our mantra, our motto is be brave do something. and in the and it's you got to be courageous you got to have but before i get into all this the stories and some tell you some stories. i promised as you all know, i was the lead in oklahoma this past year. the musical i was curly the cowboy. i think i actually have a picture of myself. there. we are. that was me. now this was an outdoor production of oklahoma, which is great because it didn't really have to act that much. i just looked around so this is
me. this past summer. i took you may say how do you have time to do a musical? well, you know if we just i just took 19 days of rehearsals and then we did this performance. so in the interest of being that i'm in a crowd with i someone he's here was in ben-hur. right. there's some really theatrical people i am going to sing for you. oh what a beautiful morning here we go. and i don't remember the pitch. so i'm just going for it ready. this is me when i when i i got on the i sang this on a horse. on a horse and i'm a little allergic to horses. i pulled it off. there's a bright golden haze on the meadow. there's a bright golden haze on the meadow. the corn is as high as an elephant. song ready and it looks like
it's climbing clear up to the sky. oh what a beautiful morning or what a beautiful day i got a beautiful feeling everything's going my way and second verse. here we go. dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun. oh the catalog standing like statues. oh the cattle are standing like statues. they don't turn their head as they see me right by but a little brown maverick is winking her eye. oh what a beautiful morning or what a beautiful day i got a
beautiful feeling. everything's going my way. oh, what a beautiful day. all right, one more one, two, three, four. one two, three four. -- where the wind comes sweeping down the planes where the wave and wheat can show smell sweet when the wind comes right behind the rain? hawk lo -- every night my honey lemon i sit alone and talk and watch the hawk making lazy circles in the sky. we know we belong to the land yo-ho and the land we belong to his grand and when we say yeah, are you by your way?
yay, we're only saying you're doing fine, oklahoma, okay. i sang that on a horse. all right. now i'm very optimistic person. i'm a very hopeful person. and i travel around the country and i encounter a lot of cynicism. and a lot of hopelessness and i hope over the next 30 minutes i can i can inspire you. just a little bit. and i did sing oh what a beautiful morning and i think that it's kind of a metaphor for where we are right now in this country. in that we are in some dark times. people are very divided and they shouldn't be on most things. so we are on this book tour.
we've written this book. i've written this book called american muckraker all proceeds go to project veritas our nonprofit organization and it's called muckraker. what is a muckraker? what is that word mean? it means a journalist who exposes information that powerful people don't want exposed releasing unauthorized information this country. is is founded on very unique principles? one of which is the first amendment. we talk about the first time but what is the first amendment mean? it means informed consent. it means you can't elect your people unless you know, what's going on. so i've written this book and it took me five years to write this book and i really thought a lot about principles and and values that we cherish and i'm trying to define how to be a truth teller how to how to speak the truth. in clown world, we're living in clown world. so i'm gonna get to our mission by the way our mission at project veritas is to expose them to expose waste fraud abuse corruption.
you'll remember the time i went in as a pimp with my female companion dressed like that. that's that's how we were dressed. and we go undercover into these institutions. we use pretense we use disguise because if we just go up to people and identify ourselves as reporters, they'll never tell us the truth. so we have to do these things where we you know, the last 12 years. i've been exposing these institutions and they've hit back at me hard, but this week something extraordinary happened president sucker at cnn resigned. she's waving the flag back there the american flag. and he did resign and he did some bad things more more of these things are to come out. and because the news organization cnn apparently doesn't really have any core values or behave ethically all these people now chris cuomo and jake tapper are attacking each other if you saw that um, and i
don't know where it's gonna happen. maybe cnn will actually get back to its mission of reporting the news stranger things things have happened, but we went undercover into cnn recently. like to believe that but not for what we did zucker would not be leaving this man. charlie chester was a control room. he is a control room director at cnn. i want to show you some videotape of him. this video was one of the biggest things veritas ever did charlie chester at cnn talking about cnn's mission. and by the way, he doesn't say that the most trusted name in news. charlie chester, it's in says they're a propaganda network designed to hurt donald trump. listen to this. i think i think we got him through this term. we would always hear shots of him. jogging. him and aviator shades and like it's like you paid him as a young geriatric. we were creating story.
so that's that's i think that's right. i believe it that if it wasn't for cnn. i don't know that trump would have got voted out or focus was to get trump out of office right without it saying it that's what it was right there. he makes the admission our focus to get trump to help biden to put aviators shades on biden to make them look cool. and he says quote without saying that's what our focus is. so right there you you see what our mission is. we need more of these things cnn the most james earl jones the most trusted name of news. why isn't it cnn quote? our focus is to get trump out. so i don't have you know, listen, i don't if you want to be a propaganda network. that's your right. just call yourself a propaganda network. but they don't so we have to use hidden cameras. this guy did not know he was
being recorded in this clip. he talks about the covid pandemic being gangbusters for cnn's ratings because it's all about fear right? it's all about money. it's not about science, but don't take my word for it. let me quote cnn's control room director covid. yang busters covid yang busters, right and they put the numbers on the screen the death toll you can't turn on sam. i mean, i don't think anybody here watch. i don't think anybody watches cnn they have like 17 viewers most of them in airports. but their content there there. this stuff is shared on instagram and facebook and twitter and google news feeds the tech companies share it but here you have the death numbers with wolf blitzer and chester says we do this intentionally we put the death toll on the screen to make it higher. he says we need more people to die so that our ratings can go
up at organizations like cnn and many people in this room people come to you james. what's behind this? i'm showing you what's behind it. this is the the media machine trying to scare you so they can make money get ratings and do what they do, but don't take my word for it. let me quote the guy behind the curtain which is why let's make it higher like isn't it high enough, you know today like it would make our point better if it was hot guys literally wanting the deaths to be higher. why isn't it higher? we need more people to die? this is this is what this is our media. it's disgrace. it's a disgrace. you already know this but the more we can expose this the better. see information is accountability. it we need more information. you can elect all the people you want to elect it office, but unless you can change people's hearts and mind including in
your state of california where you failed to recall your governor. that means that people in your state voted vote disagree with you. so unless you can change their hearts and minds you're not going to be able to fix the issues that you're having. because many of those people believe what they see on cnn okay, so it's really an information war and that's not an easy thing to hear. we want easy solutions throw money at politicians fix it right away. but as long as you have people that believe what they read and what they see you're gonna have the same problems. so at veritas, we have a lot of fun one of the best things we ever did was this. i don't know if you saw this. we have whistleblowers everywhere. we have informants everywhere. that may be why the fbi came to my house. i don't know but another frequently asked question james. what's next my response? what is not next?
we have people everywhere and you'll see a story come out tomorrow by the way, big story coming tomorrow with some blower coming out now. in this video one of the most amazing moments ever. at project veritas one such insider gave me access to president. jeff zucker's 9 am conference calls. and i proceeded to record those 9 am conferences calls for two months non-stop. and one day see, it's all about transparency. we want to know how they make the sausage. we want to know how they manufacture the consent to quote noam chomsky. so on the 61st day. i said i decided to dial into the conference call. and say hello to jeff sucker. and tell him that i have been recording him for the last two months. and my colleague live streamed this you're about to watch it.
this was live stream moment unplanned unmuted dialing of the conference call. here we go. hey, jeff, sucker you there? hey, this is james o'keefe. we've been listening to your cnn calls for basically two months recording everything. just wanted to ask you some questions if you have a minute, you still feel you're the most trusted name and news because i have to say from what i've been hearing on these phone calls. i don't know about that and we got a lot of recordings that indicate. you're not really that independent of a journalist. okay. thank you for thank you for your comments. so everybody in light of that. i think what we'll do is we'll we'll set up a new system. i was kind of shocked that he that he actually talked to me for a minute. thank you for your comments. we'll set up a new system and i always say my step we'll just
get on the new system. jeff zucker. we're already on your new system. maybe instead of setting up the new system. don't be fraudulent. don't lie don't deceive because veritas will just find you. we're watching. we are waiting for everywhere. in fact the person the person's or person who got us access to this is still there. so i mean the person or persons inside abc news who got us access to the amy. robach jeff epstein moment that we recorded which is a big deal that person still there. so you're not going to intimidate project veritas? okay, so fast forward i'm in california here and we did a big story people always say, what's what's your favorite story over the last year or so, i would have to say the story we did on the teacher in california in sacramento. i don't remember this one. you guys have a lot of very interesting people in, california. particularly your public school
teachers now our model has changed in the beginning we would have to infiltrate now the people on the inside come to us and someone had sent us a picture of of a classroom and sacramento with the the teacher was hanging a picture of chairman mao. and antifa flag in the classroom i found that interesting. so we sent. one of our brave undercover journalists to meet with this guy. his name is gabriel guy. this is an august of 2021 and met with him. and recorded him talking about how he wants to turn his students. into revolutionaries. this is at a coffee shop in sacramento by underneath everybody was scared the f out of the students he says and send them to events where they'll get extra credit.
for protesting with antifa. i wonder if the parents know about this when they go they take pictures. they write up a reflection. that's there. like i have an antifa flag on my roof on my wall and as student complained about that and you said it made them feel uncomfortable. well, it's meant to make fastest feeling uncomfortable. so you feel uncomfortable. i don't really know what he's doing here. he wants to make your students feel uncomfortable. so we confronted this man in the street in his neighborhood and he told us that we were making him feel uncomfortable gabriel. hello. how are you? i am a journalist with project veritas nice to talk with you. don't don't mind my colleague reporting we are recording but i think you're going to be more interested in what i have to say here. there is saying isn't feel comfortable by the way. he's got it hammer and sickle shirt on. i mean this guy's at high school teacher. communist he was even he was
even stamping homework assignments with with a stalin's face. and this is this was actually happening and and it happened and they and they saw i mean, they knew that it was happening. they did nothing. it wasn't until veritas showed up with recordings of the man that everyone got outraged and that's the real scandal. why are the people at the school still there? so we released this video but something really amazing happened. there were school board meetings the next day. at intercom, sacramento, california hundreds of parents flooded the school board meetings and what when i had there when there's there was ever a moment in you know, the trajectory of project veritas that really defined what we're all about. it's it's causing that what ida tarbell originally termed an andrew breitbart the name of his book righteous indignation. you have to get people who don't agree with you everyone in this room agrees. i'm preaching to the choir and
that's okay. but you have to give people who don't agree with you to agree with you if you want to affect change. so what you're about to see is that these people are not like you not necessarily they're not necessarily republicans. they're not democrats. they're not necessarily activated at all in politics. they're just angry and they're angry mama bears. and they're seeing their kids their kids being affected by this this dangerous whether it's communism or fascism or whatever you want to call it abuse. a form of child abuse and and i'm gonna play this clip. i really like this woman and what she says and then a couple other parents again organic righteous passionate people that are just --. and in two weeks in 13 days, he was allowed to change my daughter's mind about some fascist -- that y'all have led in this school.
i'm tired. this is ridiculous. i'm from texas. this does not go on in, texas. there are two grades higher than california period so to think that my very sound-minded daughter would go against me and my wishes and our values in our home to be able to go and support this man and he is putting her in harm's way. what the hell are y'all doing? it goes on and on these parents were just so outraged and it got to such a it just it was really one of the most admit we live stream this board meeting on instagram and they flooded in for parents. need to flood this is right around the time the other board meetings happen in virginia. what's posed about gabriel guy by project veritas is exactly what i was concerned about happening at babcock elementary and let me tell you. why because there's another
teacher right down the road and leroy green academy who did the same thing to my son. there's a lot of teachers in california doing this. they just need to be exposed. now what was interesting about this is the the actually in california, which is a very difficult state to fire a 10 year teacher. they actually fired this teacher after we exposed it. and local news covered it look this is local cbs 13 the past month gabriel guy has been put on paid administrative leave tonight the school board making an official decision to fire him. so a lot of people say james, how do you get the information out there? that's another question. i was asked in the hallway here. where do you distribute your videos and i say cbs news distributes my videos. see, you're not thinking big enough. you guys do i see it on breitbart? sure. you'll see on bright or do i see it on fox? well, hopefully but i want i
want them to talk about it. okay. and and you say well that's impossible. no, it's not possible. i'm showing you that it is possible. but it requires getting information. that is so powerful that they can't ignore it. so that's really our mission, isn't it? it's to get information. that's visual and from not you know text. or speeches or white papers or articles but visual information. there's a chapter in this book american mockery called image. where i say image obviously images transfix and they are more powerful than the spoken word. so there are some things as a country. i still think we are united on very few, but you don't you don't abuse children you don't brag about it. and there are certain things. i think if we can focus on then we can get things like this to happen and you might say well that's just one teacher and i say well, you're not gonna change the world on a new york minute. it's gonna it's gonna take a little while. you have to expose all of them
and we needed an army of these of these exposures these grassroots people veritas veritas is a lot of incredible people coming to us and one recent one involved in documents from the defense department. this is i don't know if you saw the story now. we have whistleblowers everywhere. we have sources everywhere and people give us documents inside the department of defense. literally the pentagon papers his interesting i said yesterday. i don't even know the so called pentagon papers from the 1970s with the new york times even published those these days if it made the administration look bad. i don't know. but a lot of these sources have nowhere else to go. they really don't have anywhere to go to so they come to us and in these documents you had revelations about gain of function research that was approached to darpa was approached by equal health alliance to do research on
bat-born coronaviruses, and it was rejected. because it was too dangerous according to the department of defense documents also say that anthony fauci was approached and approved it under his leadership at ni aid these documents are accurate. that would mean that anthony fauci lied under oath. and this was authored by a marine corps major named joseph murphy at the department of defense. he was not the source of the documents to us, but he did author them and he actually issued a statement to me when i when i when we approached him for comment and listened to what this marine corps major who wrote these documents again, not the source of the information listen to what he said to us james o'keefe asked this person, you know, would you like to make a comment about this video and here is what this marine said. i offer no comments on the investigation or internal marine corps deliberations. i offer a brief comment to those that desire answers and to those
that withhold them. to those seeking answers i offer encouragement. there are good people striving for the truth working together in and out of government and they succeed. to those that withhold i pray for you. find the moral courage to come forward. don't let a lie be our legacy to posterity people will forgive a commitment to truth is in the heart of this nation semper fi. really powerful and what's interesting about his statement? i found was that there are good people strive. this is his words. there are good people striving for the truth working in government. so in other words and i've seen this that there are good people at these places. they're not necessarily all good institutions, but i would even say the vast majority of them are good people that are just following orders. and what we must do is appeal to their their consciences so that they can do the right thing. if we don't do that, there's no hope for the country.
it's the only option which is the mission. so i think you're going to see more hint more people in the government coming forward with this information. and we have to have those people's backs. we have to defend them when they come forward. okay. so now you know, it's an i know that mr. rogan is having some issues these days. i gave this advice yesterday and say rogan double down double down. stop apologizing. don't apologize. there's nothing to apologize for. i saw this morning rumble offered rogue in a hundred million dollars to go to rumble from spotify. i think mr. rogan should have me on his podcast. they could be a great podcast. but anyways, here's what he had to say about this anthony fauci darpa stuff, and it really is interesting.
they ask you to reject the evidence of your own eyes and ears. don't they? they ask you to trust them by virtue of the decree that they are credible by virtue of their own decree. so it's really a self-anointed racket. so i'm not going to trust that video because it's that veritas guy. okay. well, it's not me. it's the document. are you saying the documents are fake? but this is what they do. see, that's the propaganda. they ask you to trust the new york times in the washington post by virtue of the decree that they are credible because they say so and they never show you any evidence. that trump tax return story which was the new york times bombshell which coincided with our minnesota story a year ago. they didn't show you any on the record sources. they didn't show you any video. they didn't they didn't even show you any documents. but they ask you to trust them. and we have no reason to trust them. we have no reason to trust the media says joe rogan. he had o'keefe from project veritas on the other day and that's like that that guys the
boogeyman toe left. he's exposing threats to democracy. he's exposing real live corruption. he's exposing real live conspiracies. yeah, and they're like, you know, but it's veritas even if what he's saying is a -- threat somehow or another decided that an individual can be like you could it's almost like a cure to the reality of whatever he's exposing like you could say. oh, it doesn't matter because it's james o'keefe and he put that on top of the thing and it all goes away. yeah, exactly. wild. it's i think they're gonna continue to attack us until they stop attacking us but or continue to question. our credibility but the results speak for themselves the results speak for themselves. even dr. fauci even this man was in.
this guy was in the senate after those documents came out and confirmed the authenticity of the documents and even mentioned us by name project veritas. what came out last night on project veritas was a grant that was submitted to doctors. so we got to keep exposing what's going on inside and you're gonna ask me. how do we do that? i'm giving you a roadmap the book talks about it. it's about getting people inside to come public which is a really hard thing to do requires sacrifice requires pain. requires perseverance and you know and also the first chapter of my book is called suffering. you might say why did you write a chapter about that? well, i'm glad you asked. three months ago the fbi came to
my house. this is the second time in my life that the fbi has put me in handcuffs. and i'm a journalist. i may be the only man you'll ever know who's not a gangster or a mobster or a terrorist. who has had this happen to him on multiple occasions? it happened in 2010 in new orleans. i wrote a whole other book about that. um, and i was innocent. but i was falsely accused. incarcerated put on probation eventually. i got a misdemeanor for that incident in new orleans where i was showing up asking questions and then last year or a year before a year about a year and a ago or so? we were approached by a source with joe biden's daughter's diary. woman named ashley bid many people don't realize joe biden has a daughter named actually biden and someone approached us with her diary. and we looked into it. we saw the diary we decided not to publish a diary.
we couldn't verify with certainty. it was actually hers and i didn't want to publish something. and then blow up project veritas by publishing something. that wasn't real. so and there's another other reasons for not publishing it we did we did approach joe biden for comment. we even tried to give the diary to actually biden her lawyer. they wouldn't receive it. so he gave it to law enforcement in florida where it was found. a year later two f or fbi agents show up the house of two of my colleagues. on november 3rd i make a statement about this. this is a ridiculous this i'm we're not going to be intimidated by this. we're going to keep doing our jobs the southern district of new york. this is the federal federal court in southern new york state where i live. was behind this and i said, i'm not going to be intimidated by this. maybe their goal is to intimidate us. maybe their goal is to scare us. maybe their goal is to get access to our phones. and then on saturday.
november 5th, november 6th, i hear a knocking on my door at 6 am. by the fbi and you know, they're they're banging on my door, you know open up fbi, right and and i i run to the door open the door and there's there's 10 to 12 agents with flashlights in my faces. and and when when that happened i was immediately taken back to my last encounter with the feds 10 years ago, and i said, oh we go again. and they put me in handcuffs. this is three four months ago november november 6th, and they threw me against the hallway wall in my apartment building my two bedroom apartment in about an hour north of new york city. and they put me in handcuffs and put me on my couch. and proceeded to show me a search warrant signed by a magistrate judge federal lower federal judge in new york city. and i and i could not understand why this was happening. you know as a reporter, i have a right to receive documents from
anybody. so long as i didn't participate in the obtaining of them. that's as american as apple pie. the supreme court has protected the right of journalists to receive such documents. some have claimed this diary was stolen. i didn't know if it was. but even if it was i had nothing to do with that and i didn't publish it. so this is running through my head as i'm sitting there these fbi agents running through my home with this warrant that was signed by a judge. why did the judge sign that warrant? i don't know. and they left the home and this is a pretty i'll be honest with you. it was certainly scary. maybe even this is why people don't do what i do because you all fear this happening to you if you do what i do and isn't that the point isn't that their goal? so really this is about fear, isn't it? that you can't solve the problems that you want to solve unless you eliminate the
underlying problem, which is your fear. not my fear. i'm i've been born again. i'm very i'm afraid of very little but i see my countrymen are so afraid. okay, we're all going to die one day. i was asked two days ago i get asked these questions that are so hard like aren't you gonna end up like julian assange? i mean, i don't even know know how to answer that. i mean am i gonna end up in solitary solitary confinement? i don't know. but we're all gonna die. it's the only certainty death and taxes. so i'm gonna follow my conscience and do the right thing. that's thing. that's what i'm gonna do. that's how that's that. people. say how to use. how do you get any rest? well, that's how i sleep at night because i do follow my conscience. so on that day in my apartment building. yes, i was in danger you could say i was in danger when you're whenever you're like incarcerated or in handcuffs or you have federal agents a
pounding on your door with a battering ram. it's safe to say that you're in danger. so this happens and it was a gross violation. of my constitutional rights your constitutional rights because the first amendment is the right in the bill of rights that make all of her other rights possible if you don't have an informed population you have nothing if they are doing this to journalists in this country you're screwed. so in your next and i just want to play a few clips of some commentators talking about why that is two properties linked to project veritas have been rated by federal agents project veritas. they are a news organization. are they not? yeah, they are a news organization. they should be treated as such project veritas did the right thing they didn't publish this because they couldn't verify the authenticity of the documents. what is so bewildering about this is why the world are the feds even involved in this. let's assume it's a theft or a burglary. that's a federal crime.
also tucker had some comments about it, but most amazingly in the point that o'keefe makes is the one that stands since when does the fbi respond to domestic burglaries? can you call the doj the next time you're car gets broken into? oh, you're not the president's drug addicting kid. okay. got it. this is totally third world and it's an attack on press freedom. so this happens, of course, i'm sitting there in my apartment, you know holding search warrant and then minutes later. guess who i get a text message from the new york times. which somehow knows all the details we say with the neighbors. well, the neighbors wouldn't know that the subjects of a grand jury subpoena. the neighbors wouldn't know the things listed on the search warrant, but somehow mike schmidt national security report with the new york times knows about some of these things and i'm still sitting there. in a state of shock and that's the problem our our media is working in concert with our fbi.
how is that left wing what is liberal about it's illiberal? there's nothing liberal about that. people say you're right wing. okay, so in a world where pharmaceutical companies the fbi and the new york times are working in harmony. i don't even know what that is. it's it's certainly not liberal, but i'm sitting there, you know dealing with this going through my head but something extraordinary happened on november 9th. just just three days after the raid. a brave reporter at the new york times of all places the same institution trying i guess to destroy us a projector by the way the new york times doesn't i don't know what they're doing. they've written like 12 front page hit pieces about me. they're not they should be investigating the government. but one of their reporters a different reporter ben smith who works in the media columnist. a brave reporter. actually, i give him credit he tweeted out. i don't think journalists should be cheerleading the raid on james o'keefe.
he defended us. and he got attacked for it, but after that happened we had other people defend us edward snowden trevor tim freedom of the press perspective. i'm sorry. i'm read the tweet to you. i'm sorry, but this is worrying from a press freedom perspective unless and until the department of justice releases evidence that veritas was involved in the theft which we weren't. because if there's none then these fbi raids are a violation of the privacy protection act. he followed up. i know i'm gonna get two doesn't replies ratioing my tweet, but it keeps not a journalist and he says read the statue doesn't matter. i don't personally like o'keefe for veritas, but imagine if this was a liberal organization under donald trump by the way, trump never rated a journalist home before like the biden's department of justice did also, we had other organizations come to our defense. we had politico fbi raid on veritas home sparks questions about press freedom. we had the washington post with
the unintentionally ironic batman slogan democracy dies in darkness. democracy dies in darkness jeff bezos's woke clickbait rag the washington post but they even they defended project did the justice department overreach in raiding our home and we had the committee to protect journalists and the reporters committee in court writing letters to the judge that signed the warrant. why did you do this? so there was a little hope because it seemed to me at least for the briefest moments of time the left and the right had come together. and there was some agreement some consensus you just don't do this in the united states of america, but the politics of fear will not prevail in the united states of america that there is an overlap here and there's principles that are so fundamental the public's right to know which is really what we do at project here. it does. i don't know what they're doing at the new york times except
stalking project veritas. they literally were trying to docks our sources. we had national security reporters adam goldman. i'm going to name them adam goldman you know who you are sitting outside of people's homes trying to docks my sources. these are your media. your cnn your new york times. but here some of the other employees i mean andrea mitchell at nbc news is on this reporter's committee. we're writing to this judge saying you shouldn't do this to project veritas pretty extraordinary and we had people on the floor of the house railing on against these raids madam speaker the halls of this hallowed republic have become darkened with the smut and filth of corrupted justice. imagine a pre-dawn raid waking from a dead sleep and sheer terror to men with guns screaming searching furiously for -- evidence against their authoritarian master. this horrifying vision is not pulled from the pages of some graphic novel. this was last week's headline. so is it scary?
yeah, it's scary you bet. it's scary. but oh another thing that happened after this is we had senators write letters to the department of justice asking about this talking about these cases that protect the rights of journalists, and i'm proud to say that just in a few days from now that veritas myself and our attorneys will be meeting with 50 chiefs of staffs for united states senators on how to hold the department of justice accountable that's this week. so so we're gonna be meeting in washington with with a number of these senators and and they're they're trying to figure figure out who authorized this raid. was that the attorney general? was it the president? it was an unconstitutional violation of the law and furthermore the attorney general of the united states expressly forbids the execution of search warrants against journalists for obvious reasons. um, so so also kind of kind of i'm gonna kind of getting towards my conclusion here of
the speech speaking of of the new york times. we have sued them for defamation and we scored a huge victory defamation lawsuit against the new york times. so again your question is how do we hold them accountable? that's what you're nothing ever happens to these people you're looking at an organization that does hold them accountable we do things but then they fight they hit hard. championship prize fight right they knocked me down. what's important is that we get back up. and we don't stop so this new york times lawsuit involved an article written about us. this article was in september of 2020. and the headline was project veritas releases misleading video part of what experts call a coordinated disinformation campaign. i don't know who these experts are.
so this is what they do. rather than address the evidence. they just call up some professor at stanford or wherever and the professor says yeah, he's a dissonant. what is what even mean? is that mean that the evidence is not true? it's hard to know the in this tape number is don't like numbers don't like what would you like? what what up some ballots? it's certainly looks like evidence of voter fraud to me. i mean this guy there's even one tape when people say where's the voter fraud you're looking at voter fraud. i mean it's an anecdotal piece of voter fraud, but it is in fact a criminal act that you are looking at in minneapolis where this is recorded in this recording you actually see it in the act you see a voter or a ballot harvester rather give money to a voter in exchange for about it. that's a federal felony. okay, so there there is indeed
fraud. obviously. there's going to be frauds in various places and we release this and the new york times attacks me as a disinformation expert. i am so it is it is it's definitely hard to digest and one of the things they wrote in this article was quote. project curtas making claims without evidence i haven't made any claims i have making no claims. i'm showing you a video recording of an interaction between two people. so but this is what they do. they they write these and you say why is this the way it is this is what they do. and as a result of this new york times article the audit as a result of this new york times article facebook banned the video. i just showed you because facebook uses the new york times as their fact checkers. okay, and that and and the
circle of propaganda is complete. so what do you do about it? we sue the new york times and we scored a victory against them. and the gen this is a recording the words. this is the well, there's these are the words from the judge in the supreme court of the state of new york saying that it was the new york times that engaged in disinformation and deception. listen to this. the articles that are the subject of this action called the video quote deceptive, but the dictionary definitions of quote disinformation and deceptive provided by defendant's council certainly apply to asters and shoes failure to note that they injected their opinions and news articles as they now claim they injected their opinion in a news article and that opinion was used by what's they claim? it's an opinion. we sue them for defamation, but
facebook is banning the video. based on an opinion well, think about that's that's precisely the very disinformation and misinformation. they're projecting on to me. so we have to do something now. here's another clip from this is on christmas eve. the judge ruled against the new york times. somehow the new york times got access to my attorney client privilege documents after the fbi raid. they published those documents. i mean, these are the documents written by the attorney representing me in the lawsuit against the new york times. this is dystopian. this is orwellian. this is science fiction, but it's not science fiction. it's real life. and the judge saying that the new york times vile that they are sanctioned. they should not be publishing these attorney-client privilege documents for the record. this is index number six three nine two one of 2020 project veritas versus new york times company. i'm cognizant of the fact that there is there are basically two
bedrock principles of our republican issue here. certainly freedom of speech and freedom of the press and the attorney client privilege a two significant bedrocks that nobody in this country would want to live without your honor very correctly pointed out and we acknowledge right up front that there are two fundamental bedrock principles of our republic. i believe was the language that your honor used that are clashing here. that would be the first time that you've quoted me, right? thank you. it was pretty cool to see the judge go after the new york times by the way, the new york times has never been held accountable in their lives. they think they're above the law. they think they're god. i think it was dean bucket the head of the new york times said we don't get religion. they think they're more powerful than the government. nothing holds. accountable but we are. this is the judge. in the case. both sides here are media organizations. the times is claiming that it has a different status as a news organization doesn't the law
applies equally to all people involved. so project veritas will be deposing new york times reporters under oath on video asking them questions and releasing those deposition videos for the world to see speaking of deposition videos you might i've been deposed many times by the way, i like being deposed. you know why because i've got nothing to hide. i don't really see the names of our sources that's protected. i don't release the names of our donors. that's a first amendment, right? but everything else is pretty much fair game in a lawsuit. and by the way project veritas has never lost a lawsuit. not once that's because we're that's because we're ethical. they're not ethical and by the way, they don't like being deposed. they hate being deposed. i think when they started suing me and they've sued me a lot ten
years ago. they were they were betting on the fact that i would settle the lawsuits and give up. but they quickly realized in the discovery in the discovery part of a lawsuit you get to depose them. that's a under oath deposition for 10 12 hours. sometimes well, you're at where you're cross-examined. and when their cross-examined this woman was a worked with in the 2016 election on behalf of hillary clinton and we did a story about what they were doing. they sued us thinking that i would back down. well, we eventually won that lawsuit, but in the discovery part was really fasting to see how they care how they conduct themselves and now you will see in a way that words cannot explain just how devastating a videotaped deposition can be against our adversaries. did you hear the statement?
have you been to the rape bar? i did who said that that was me, okay. did you eventually? publish a video of these events. i published a video of events that occurred earlier that evening so you edited out these parts where these these first two parts where you ryan clayton were confronting this moss you didn't i? your characterization of my actions. okay. well, you're not a lawyer. so your lawyers here and he'll object for you. so what i'm asking you is well, i disagree with your characterization of my action which part that i edited anything out. oh, okay. so, what did you do that? these didn't make the video? so it's called editing.
yeah. now, do you understand the importance of a videotape deposition you start to see the sociopathy you start to see the doublethink right the with george orwell described as doublethink, which is to which is to change your mind in a moment. this is how these people this is. these are your journalists. this is your new york times. this is your hillary clinton operative. it's all the same. it's literally i'm not a psychologist. so i'm not qualified to say this, but some have described it as psycho psychopaths. and i don't have i'm not even i'm just showing you the way so we intend to depose more people and and really our mission is illumination. it's about you know, i love this picture because it describes our vision for the future. you're all people always everyone wants to know what's
next and this is what's next you're looking at. what's next? brave people regular honest people working in societies institutions that expose what's going on and it's going to require sacrifice. that's the problem. you're all going to have with this. you know, there are dennis prager says it better than i can there are three things that three things you can do. number one you can do something. number two you can donate to people who do something. we're a registered 501c3 tax deductible tax exempt nonprofit charitable organization. or number three you can do nothing. now that's not a condemnation of you if you do nothing. maybe just want to raise your kids and pay your mortgage and live your life. that's fine. but you know what to do. the question is do you have the will to do it? do are you willing to face? the sacrifices the uncomfortability are you willing to be uncomfortable?
are you going to have federal agents harass you? that's probably gonna happen again. but if you keep going if you don't if you get back up. if you do what my mentor andrew breitbart described as run towards the fire, you will send a message to other people who are watching you rooting for you. that they can do it, too. and that's how we can solve the problems in our society. that's how we can bring consensus. that's how we can do it. it comes through information. it comes through revelation. it comes through veritas. thank you.
i i think they wanted to do a couple is that correct? okay, you pick on the we want to ask the question. romantic so many questions i hope answered all the questions. they can pray. they can pray. faith without works is dead. yes. but thank you we do need we do need and we appreciate very much your prayers james have they released the documents? biden directly else published it some other organization got access to this document and did publish it online and it really didn't it didn't really cause an impact. one more okay.
do i have bodyguards? i'm not going to disclose my security protocol because that would defeat the purpose. james when did you realize that these people weren't just democrats with the media when they're actually you realize they're evil like they would kill you when you said you'd never commit suicide. i mean how many years has it been because it took me a while to realize that it's not political. they're bad. when did i realize it was about bad people, you know a very young i was very i mean it's an evolution obviously. you know you're raised to pledge allegiance to the flag and you believe in these principles and you you do but we all do believe in these prints. i mean everyone except for 2% about 2% is really extreme, but we all everyone grows up and you e pluribus unum and equality before the law. these are great and radical and very american things. i was probably a teenager and i was i was very i was a big consumer of newspapers as a
teenager. especially when android college i would read the newspaper every day and i would read the new york times every day, and i'd read the star ledger. i'm from new jersey and i read the usa today. some of these papers almost no longer exist, by the way, they've become shallow themselves, but i really read all that and i and i wanted to do something. i wanted to expose what was going on because i could i could see but just by consuming the news as a young person that things were not as they seemed and rarely as they should be i didn't know what to do about it, but in the beginning i started i started a newspaper on my college and i tried to confront professors and the first video ever did was a band lucky charms because the racist against irish people it was like a form of satire, but that was the first hidden camera thing i did so i was trying to expose them expose their mentality. that was the first video.
another question yes. that you had something popped up on my email that you had exposed vaccination the wrong vaccination being given the children. is is that something that you're going to cover down the road or yeah, it's it's with all these stories. it's just the price of liberty is eternal vigilance. it's it's you just keep going we broke that story in staten island, new york a nurse had recordings of her colleagues saying that they were injecting children. this is a new york city homeless and you know impoverished children. they were injecting the children with the wrong vaccine. so there are mixing the covid vaccine with bacteria static water, which you're not supposed to do, but it was it was incompetence. it was you know, new york city has been given billions of dollars to administer the vaccine to all these kids and it was just these people are not qualified to give the vaccine.
so these recordings showed statements that they were doing this and she went public and she's a brave person i speak about and and she will inspire other people to go public as well. yes. i'm coming. so you're great great. speak speech you're speaking about people coming forward and being brave and so my son is a political commentary. he's 22 gen z and he's been on blaze tv gavin mckinnis wants to give him a program all that so last week he's been exposed and reported to the fbi. he was defamed as a russian operative and we're waiting upon our immigration. so 54,000 people have attacked him.
he's on every political plot. i mean on every social plot or and so we're i'm a single moms. we're doing everything we can to protect them and like elijah shafer. and they're all coming to his side. right? but this is a thing is as soon as they see these up and coming kind of young conservative talker speakers. they're out for them and they come with everything now and so as far as we can see they they reported him to the fbi hotline for something and so they're on his radar. and so i mean i want to launch a deformation suit, so i'm in the process. we can't find this guy. he's a ghost. so we get it but there's this like john doyle nick ferentus. look what they did to him. no fly lists rated his bank accounts. so how do we approach this? how do we get these young people? to continue on like this is his life, right? he has a degree in political science going into law.
how do we deal with the intimidation and the attacks? how do we well, i think you just keep going. so, how do we deal it's a you're asking me a psychological question. how do you keep going you? i mean you're talking to a person who's just speaking personally. i can't i don't know some of the names you mentioned. but i mean i was i was incarcerated i mean and i had every reason to give up. i have been i've worked i wrote three books the the latest one which i encourage you to read. read the first chapter of the book and then we'll talk because i i mean david allied in a colleague of mine was rated by kamala harris's office in california. it took us hard drives david de line the guy who exposed the planned parenthood baby parts videos. remember those they took his the government of calip state government. took his hard drives. that did not stop david delight he sue and well, he's he just you keep going. i mean, i know it's i know that
sounds like a simple answer, but it's true. the only one that can actually stop you is you stopping. it's 22. well then but it probably but less less cynical than the boomers as as i'm concerned. so sometimes it takes i was 24. 25 when? when i what happened in new orleans, and and i think it's you know. good parenting good good motivation, but it's not easy, but tell them to get back up and keep going keep reporting if he has a truth to tell and if someone's willing to listen. litigation is not easy. it's expensive. that's another issue. but you know would they like i've been saying this on on my my talks? that they do have a lot of power. and we are nothing. but we are not alone. so keep going. in the otherwise, there's one more two. one more good.
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