In this week’s episode of “The Sunday Special,” Ben Shapiro and former Project Veritas CEO James O’Keefe talked about his ideas to decentralize journalism by outsourcing undercover agents with concealed cameras.
O’Keefe stated, “What I’m attempting to do is to get information into the hands of the people so they can make the greatest judgments and elect the appropriate representatives. I honestly think that people would be justifiably outraged if they knew what was really going on, in the three letter agencies as well as the schools.”
After a disagreement with the board of directors of Project Veritas, the investigative journalism organization he created more than ten years ago, O’Keefe announced his resignation last month. A few weeks after the corporation fired the guerilla journalist, he established O’Keefe Media Group, a brand-new organization that made the claim to employ “the most elite journalists in the world.”
Following the group’s publication of a story in which Pfizer’s Director of Research and Development acknowledged the pharmaceutical business was ostensibly doing “directed evolution” research on SARS-CoV-2, he was fired from the organization.
The board of directors of Project Veritas stated that they wanted to make amends with O’Keefe but that he would not speak with them following an event that occurred in February. The board of directors charged O’Keefe with misusing a sizable amount of donor funds and violating the organization’s bylaws.
“It’s crucial for me to carry out my task,” he added, adding “that he had never fully understood what had actually transpired.”
O’Keefe stated that the goal of the new media group is to “put tiny cameras in the hands of thousands of people and assist everyone to be a journalist.”
“He stated that the goal of the website,” which has not yet been made public, “is to educate individuals about journalism ethics, technologies, and recording regulations in various states.”
With sting operations and whistleblowers, Project Veritas, directed by O’Keefe, broke several significant stories; this type of journalism has been criticized as being dishonest.
On the other hand, O’Keefe slammed a lot of the criticism, which proponents of the blunt style of journalism claim is only seen as problematic when it doesn’t advance left-wing objectives.
“It isn’t about the techniques,” he insisted. “It’s all about politics and power; it’s about whose ox you’re considered to be goring.”
When the O’Keefe Media Group made its announcement, he stated, “I want to educate people how to do it themselves because then I do not have to curate it. And if that vision materializes, I believe it might shift the course of history.”