James O’Keefe’s American Pravda series has thus far exposed CNN’s skewed reporting on the 2016 election and their endless coverage of the Russia hysteria. In the series’ first installment, he captured a CNN producer admitting that the Russia narrative was “bulls**t” to boost ratings and referring to American voters as “stupid as s***.” He also captured Van Jones referring to the Russia investigation as a “big nothing-burger” on video.
Now the latest installment targets another news organization — one inappropriately nicknamed “America’s paper of record”: The New York Times.
The first video in his expose featured video gatekeeper Nicholas Dudich, who was caught on hidden-camera boasting of his lack of journalistic ethics.
While talking about being objective at the Times, Dudich replies candidly, “No I’m not, that’s why I’m here.”
Dudich considers himself an important player at the Times, telling the Project Veritas journalist that “my voice is on … my imprint is on every video we do.” He also explained what he might do to target President Trump: “I’d target his businesses, his dumb f*** of a son, Donald Jr., and Eric …”
That was part one. Hilariously, the Times knew something was up, and warned their journalists (and others) on August 1st. O’Keefe replied to that tweet today — right before releasing the second installment of his expose on the Times.
Newsrooms beware:Someone claiming to be a college student is trying to interview NYT journalists.
We're concerned that it’s a ruse. pic.twitter.com/ypdYbzA3d8
— Clifford Levy (@cliffordlevy) August 1, 2017
Too late. More videos coming. https://t.co/vhyjTpACR8
— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) October 11, 2017
O’Keefe’s second Project Veritas NYT video features Dudich admitting to using his position at the Times to influence what succeeds on social media.
“I can choose what goes out and what doesn’t go out” on sites such as YouTube, explaining that his friends “curate the front page.”
His friend, Earnest Pettie of YouTube, helps make sure NYT’s content does well on that platform, Dudich says.
Meanwhile, YouTube’s Pettie acknowledges that “algorithms do control everything, but sometimes you need humans to provide a check.” Pressed for details, the YouTube gatekeeper explains that “legitimate news” can be given preferential treatment over content from less desirable sources.