Samantha Bee Expertly Trolls That Failed Sting On The Washington Post

Nov 30, 2017, 12:38
Samantha Bee Expertly Trolls That Failed Sting On The Washington Post

The Veritas Law Firm wants everyone to know they have nothing to do with Project Veritas-the conservative non-profit that was recently implicated with an attempt to embarrass The Washington Post with a fake story. The woman, Jaime T. Phillips, claimed in a series of interviews that she had a sexual relationship with the former judge when she was 15, that he impregnated her, and that he drove her to have an abortion.

"We always honor 'off-the-record" agreements when they're entered into in good faith, ' Martin Baron, The Post's executive editor, told his team of reporters that exposed the plot. "Because of our customary journalistic rigor, we weren't fooled, and we can't honour an "off-the-record" agreement that was solicited in maliciously bad faith". Then, a Post researcher discovered a GoFundMe page, started by a Jaime Phillips, seeking donations to move to NY for "a job to work in the conservative media movement to combat the lies and deceipt [sic] of the liberal MSM". The Post may be the preeminent news organization in the nation's capital, it may have more people covering events than nearly any organization not called The New York Times, but the essence of what they do - finding out what's going on of importance to their audience and giving honest, objective and fearless reports about it - still happens every hour of every day in this country from small towns to big cities. Project Veritas did not immediately respond to an AFP request for comment.

Interested in Roy Moore? "During the interviews, she repeatedly pressed Post reporters to give their opinions on the effects that her claims could have on Moore's candidacy if she went public". Once the realization that the president had donated to O'Keefe's operation started circulating, some began to consider whether or not he may have been in contact with the group about the Post operation to defend Moore. The woman said Moore sexually assaulted her when she was 15 and then drove her to MS for an abortion.

"I'm moving to NY!" the May 29 post stated, according to the newspaper. I'll be using my skills as a researcher and fact-checker to help our movement.

In a March posting on its Facebook page, New York-based Project Veritas said it was seeking 12 new "undercover reporters". The May 16, 2016 post on the Project Veritas website explained, "The video exposes the partisanship of the Bus Project and the leftist agenda of the Oregon Public School system". White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders cited the group's controversial video about CNN as proof that the media organization is exaggerating reports about Russian collusion back in June. But the company said a person named Jaime Phillips did not work there. Shortly after the woman was seen walking into their offices, founder James O'Keefe declined to answer questions about her connection to the organization.

Mr Moore has strenuously denied the allegations, saying in a statement that "I have never engaged in sexual misconduct". "And I really expected that was going to happen, and now it's not".

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