On Monday, fake news Will Sommer of The Daily Beast published a completely false headline about Project Veritas’ latest court ruling.
Bob Creamer and Democracy Partners are trying to sue Project Veritas because they were caught admitting to paying people, sometimes mentally ill people to attend Trump campaign rallies and incite violence.
Will Sommer headlined his article, “Judge Rules James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas Is ‘Political Spying'”, which, of course, is not true.
Project Veritas asked a federal judge to prevent the plaintiffs from describing Project Veritas’s journalism as “political spying” during the trial phase of the lawsuit, but the judge declined. This does not actually represent the judge’s opinion, but the first amendment right of the plaintiff.
Will Sommer calls this a “legal blow”, but that’s far from the truth.
The Daily Beast has never reported on a legal victory for Project Veritas.
Media strategist RC Maxwell says that this was the fastest retraction in Project Veritas history.
Project Veritas posted the story to their telegram page.
Will Sommer really messed up this headline. The Judge did not rule that we are a political spying agency. The Judge ruled that plaintiff can make the argument to the jury. Also, Will Sommer and The Daily Beast never reported any of our legal victories. We have won seven straight times in court and NEVER lost a lawsuit in our history. They didn’t report our victory on summary judgment defeating counts on “Trespass” and “Breach of Fiduciary Duty.” The First Amendment is on trial in this case, and that’s why we can’t and won’t lose. These are principles so fundamental — the right to report what others openly tell us. Positioned in this way indeed we CAN NOT LOSE.