By Ron Lee
Project Veritas Founder and President
(US~Observer) - James O'Keefe, Leader of Project Veritas, an investigative journalism organization whose goal is to, "investigate and expose corruption, dishonesty, self-dealing, waste, fraud, and other misconduct in both public and private institutions in order to achieve a more ethical and transparent society," made a bold promise on January 19th at the National Press Club to "investigate and expose the media," and it seems he is keeping to his word. On February 23rd, O'Keefe previewed his release of over 100 hours of audio from inside CNN newsrooms. He also requested that private parties aid in sifting through the hours of audio in order to find juicy clips.
While the audio is from 2009, O'Keefe claims, "...as they say, past is prologue." With several audio segments already isolated allegedly showing CNN's obvious slant and propensity for reporting news and polls which may no longer be accurate, the audio release could prove to be a treasure trove for those seeking to discredit CNN further - showing they have in fact reported fake news.
O'Keefe even went a step further and offered an award for anyone bringing him evidence of “corruption, malfeasance and wrongdoing” in the mainstream press. O'Keefe saying, "“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.”
Mainstream media apparently believes they are responsible for "what people think," as was boldly stated on MSNBC's Morning Joe by Mika Brzezinski in a broadcast discussing President Trump's "attempt to undermine the media" when she said, "he could have undermined the messaging so much that he can actually control exactly what people think. And that, that is our job."
With this kind of a mindset O'keefe's efforts and those of other citizen reporters, who will undoubtedly be embedding themselves in newsrooms around the country, are perhaps needed more now than any other time in our history.
It really is a war for your minds.