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Project Veritas’ YouTube sting was deeply misleading — and successful

Project Veritas’ YouTube sting was deeply misleading — and successful
James O’Keefe’s stunt playbook keeps giving conservative lawmakers ammunition, even if the evidence is all phony

By Casey Newton and Russell Brandom
https://www.theverge.com/interface/2019/6/27/18760463/project-veritas-youtube-sting-james-okeefe

My esteemed colleague Russell Brandom leads our policy team. He was struck by the disingenuous response from conservative lawmakers to the most recent video sting from Project Veritas, which presented YouTube employees in an unfair light. Russell asked if he could take over the column today, and I was happy to oblige. I’ll be back tomorrow with thoughts on Mark Zuckerberg’s appearance at the Aspen Ideas festival.

James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas has been on a tear against Google lately, with the most recent salvo coming this Monday. Like most of O’Keefe’s work, it’s deceptively edited and doesn’t add up to much, but he managed to catch one executive in a pretty poor choice of words. In a hidden camera conversation with Jen Gennai, Google’s Head of Responsible Innovation, the executive is caught saying the following:

Elizabeth Warren is saying we should break up Google. And like, I love her but she’s very misguided, like that will not make it better it will make it worse, because all these smaller companies who don’t have the same resources that we do will be charged with preventing the next Trump situation, it’s like a small company cannot do that.

If you substitute “Cambridge Analytica” for “Trump Situation,” it’s more or less the argument Facebook and Google have been using to fend off antitrust proposals all year. But if you’re inclined to think the whole media is biased against the president, it was exactly what you’d been waiting to hear. When the video was pulled off YouTube for “privacy violations” the next day, it only fueled the paranoia.

The whole situation would probably have stayed quiet if it weren’t for Ted Cruz, who called out the video in an uncomfortable moment at the Senate Commerce hearing the following day. Cruz was questioning Google UX Director Maggie Stanphill, who was nominally there to speak about dark patterns in interface design. Cruz took her to task for the quote in the video, and then again when he realized she hadn’t actually read the report.

“I would recommend people interested in political bias at Google watch the entire report and judge for yourself,” Cruz said. The clip was then circulated on the usual right wing outlets (Town Hall, Breitbart, PJ Media), and got a minor replay from the Homeland Security Committee the next day. After that last hearing, the scandal grew big enough that YouTube decided to issue an official denial, saying simply “we apply our policies fairly and without political bias.”

It’s embarrassing that Congress took this so seriously, and no one wants to give it any more attention than it deserves. But O’Keefe has played this trick over and over, so it’s worth breaking down exactly what’s happening here.

To start with, there’s a fairly straightforward reason why the Veritas video was banned. YouTube’s privacy guidelines ban videos that identify people who don’t want to be identified. There are exceptions for newsworthiness and public figures, but the Veritas video is clearly on the wrong side of the rule. The offending footage is the hidden-camera video of Gennai, who is no one’s idea of a public figure, and obviously didn’t consent to be in the video.

Even if you see Veritas as making a newsworthy point about platform bias, it’s hard to argue that including Gennai’s name and face was necessary to make that point. (Hidden camera footage used on broadcast news typically blurs out faces for exactly this reason.) Given the general temperament of Veritas subscribers, one can only imagine the kind of abuse that’s been pointed at Gennai in the days since the video went live.

This sort of takedown happens often enough that we can assume most YouTubers are aware of them, to say nothing of reporters covering YouTube moderation issues. It’s hard to believe O’Keefe was walking into this blind — just like it’s hard to believe he wasn’t aware that YouTube was scheduled for a run of congressional hearings in the days after the video posted. He was daring YouTube to ban him, knowing that it would elevate a mediocre scoop into two days of congressional berating.

The point wasn’t to force YouTube into better policies or more consistent enforcement. It was simply brute force, letting executives know that every time someone in the conservative clique has trouble with YouTube, there will be a lawmaker ready to sweat them over it. Each time it happens, Google gets a little more gun-shy dealing with high-profile policy violations, whether it’s Alex Jones or Steven Crowder. And as long as the trick keeps working, O’Keefe and Cruz will keep doing it.

Project Veritas seemingly caught feeding false Moore accusations to Washington Post

Project Veritas seemingly caught feeding false Moore accusations to Washington Post
By Cristiano Lima
https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/27/project-veritas-moore-washington-post-261023

Project Veritas, an organization run by conservative activist James O’Keefe, appears to have been get caught trying to pass false sexual misconduct allegations against Senate candidate Roy Moore to The Washington Post, extending its history of deploying deceptive tactics to try to ensnare news organizations in controversy.

The newspaper reported Monday that a woman who falsely told its reporters she had been impregnated by the embattled GOP candidate as a teenager was seen entering the offices of the organization in New York, seemingly tipping the group’s hand in its efforts to bait The Post into publishing uncorroborated accusations against Moore.

After a series of interviews with the woman, The Post report said, the newspaper opted not to publish the explosive yet unverified claims. It noted that during the meetings, the purported accuser repeatedly solicited the reporters for opinions on whether her claims would damage Moore in Alabama’s special election on Dec. 12.

Moore, a former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, is locked in a struggle for political survival after a spate of recent allegations of sexual misconduct with minors when he was in his 30s.

Project Veritas released a series of videos Monday depicting interactions between Post reporters and O’Keefe at the group’s headquarters. In several clips, Post reporters can be seen approaching members of Project Veritas. The members ignore the reporters’ questions, instead hinting at a string of damaging videos the organization promises to reveal.

Project Veritas later on Monday began posting unverified interactions between the organization and members of The Post. The videos refer to the newspaper as the “American Pravda,” a reference to the news arm of the former Soviet Union.

Led by O’Keefe, the organization is known for carrying out hidden-camera interviews in which it looks to lure members of established news outlets into making supposedly compromising ethical statements. It has been criticized for deceptively editing footage to misrepresent the subjects’ comments.

In 2010, O’Keefe was sued for his videos involving members of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) purportedly discussing illegal activities. O’Keefe later apologized for the series and paid $100,000 in a settlement.

O’Keefe was commissioned in 2009 by Andrew Breitbart, founder of the popular conservative news site currently led by former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon.

Bannon and Breitbart News are among Moore’s staunchest political allies and defenders.

Court green-lights Democrats’ suit against Project Veritas

Court green-lights Democrats’ suit against Project Veritas
A federal judge rejects the bid by James O’Keefe venture to dismiss a suit over an undercover operation during 2016 campaign.

By Josh Gerstein
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/04/project-veritas-lawsuit-democrats-324976

A federal judge has turned down a bid by the conservative undercover video producer Project Veritas to throw out a lawsuit filed by Democratic organizations and activists it had targeted during the 2016 presidential campaign.

The suit, filed in June and seeking more than $1 million in damages, alleges that Project Veritas and its founder, James O’Keefe, sent an intern using a false name to infiltrate the offices of the Democracy Partners consulting group about two months before the 2016 general election, in an effort to turn up dirt on the group’s operations countering some of Donald Trump’s rallies.

The intern, who called herself Angela Brandt, allegedly used a fake résumé to get the internship and brought video and audio devices into the activists’ offices, where planning was underway for events aimed at “bracketing” Trump appearances.

In October 2016, Project Veritas released some of the videos and various documents online, contending that the events were actually aimed at inciting violence at Trump rallies. One Democratic activist involved in the work, Bob Creamer, resigned, and another, Scott Foval, was fired.

In her ruling Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge Ellen Huvelle said the suit could proceed because Creamer, Democracy Partners and a related company called Strategic Consulting had plausibly asserted that Brandt — whose real name is said to be Allison Maass — trespassed by entering the group’s offices after making false representations about her background and intentions.

Project Veritas’ lawyers argued that making unauthorized recordings did not undercut the fact that Maass was granted permission to be in the Democratic consultants’ offices, but the judge disagreed.

“The complaint alleges that Maass obtained her job — and thus the consent to enter Democracy Partners’ office — through misrepresentation,” wrote Huvelle, an appointee of President Bill Clinton. “Under these circumstances, plaintiffs’ ‘consent’ does not bar a claim for trespass.”

The conservative outlet’s attorneys also contended that any damages Creamer and the firms incurred were not the result of trespassing or trickery, but because of the underlying conduct that the sting exposed. Huvelle, however, said it wasn’t for her to decide what led to any damages Creamer or the firms incurred.

“It is well established that under District of Columbia law that ‘proximate cause is generally a factual issue to be resolved by the jury,’” Huvelle wrote.

Huvelle also left open the possibility that the defendants’ conduct violated the D.C. Wiretap Act, despite the fact that Maass appears to have been present during the recordings and typically D.C. law requires consent from only one person involved in a conversation to record it.

A spokesman for Project Veritas, Stephen Gordon, downplayed the judge’s ruling.

“Our belief is that this is a carefully crafted lawsuit which may have survived the motion to dismiss but will fail in the end,” Gordon said. “As the case proceeds, our attorneys will show the entire case is nothing more than an attempt to retaliate against Veritas for exposing Democracy Partners’ dirty political operation.”

A lawyer for Creamer and the Democratic firms, Joseph Sandler, welcomed the decision.

“We are pleased that the court has decided to let this important case to proceed and to allow our clients, who were really injured by the tactics and actions of Project Veritas, to pursue all of their claims,” Sandler said. “We look forward to proving that Project Veritas’ tactics were not merely dishonest and underhanded but violated the legal rights of the people affected — people who were doing nothing more than participating in the political process by legitimately helping candidates and causes in which they believed.”

The judge’s decision Thursday does not resolve the case or guarantee that it will go to trial, but it does open the door to the discovery process, during which both sides will be able to demand records and take testimony from individuals with insight into the events in dispute.

The ruling comes following considerable public tumult for Project Veritas in recent months, including The Washington Post’s high-profile exposure in November of a concerted effort by the group to persuade the newspaper to report on a fabricated rape allegation against Roy Moore, the Alabama Republican who lost his bid for a U.S. Senate seat last month. The blow-up also revealed weeks of undercover recording by Project Veritas apparently aimed at trying to get Post reporters to display political bias or say unflattering things about Trump.

Isn’t it funny? Project Veritas and James O’Keefe apparently have a problem with any news reporter having any kind of political bias or saying unflattering things about Traitor Trump. But? They Project Veritas and James O’Keefe had no damn problem with all the political bias and unflattering things that Reich-Wing Repugnant news organizations said against President Barack Obama or President Bill Clinton. Talk about bias and hypocrisy on the part of James O’Keefe and his Project Veritas huh?

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Many of Project Veritas’ stings have led to litigation.

The organization did score a legal victory last month in Michigan, after a federal judge lifted a restraining order that had blocked the group from publishing videos and other information it gathered during an undercover infiltration of a local union chapter of the American Federation of Teachers.

‘Sting’ Video Maker James O’Keefe Project Veritas Hit with $1 Million Federal Lawsuit

‘Sting’ Video Maker James O’Keefe Hit with $1 Million Federal Lawsuit: The lawsuit, filed by Democracy Partners, accuses Project Veritas of fraudulently gaining access to their property and illegally recording conversations.
By Bethania Palma
https://www.snopes.com/news/2017/06/03/james-okeefe-federal-lawsuit/

James O’Keefe of Project Veritas

On 1 June 2017, James O’Keefe and (a well-known maker of “sting” videos) was named as a defendant in a federal lawsuit seeking $1 million in damages. The lawsuit accuses his Project Veritas activist organization of “trespass; fraudulent misrepresentation; and civil conspiracy” in the production of a series of videos he made leading up to the 2016 presidential election, for which one of his employees infiltrated a Democratic consulting firm posing as an intern.

The lawsuit, filed in Washington, D.C. on behalf of Democracy Partners, Strategic Consulting Group and Robert Creamer, accuses O’Keefe and his two nonprofit organizations Project Veritas and Project Veritas Action Fund —  along with his operatives Allison Maass and Daniel Sandini — of using false pretenses to gain access to Democracy Partners, a Washington, D.C.-based political consulting firm that was a subcontractor for the Democratic National Committee. As a result of their activities, the firm lost multiple contracts.

According to Stephen Gordon, a spokesman for Project Veritas, there was no wrongdoing. In an e-mailed statement, Gordon told us:

Our undercover journalists operated within the spirit, intent and letter of the law.  In this case, our undercover journalist was welcomed, as a volunteer, into the Democracy Partners’ offices, was handed a card access key for the entire office area and was voluntarily provided with a computer login, all without ever being asked by Democracy Partners to sign any form of a non-disclosure agreement.

The lawsuit alleges that Creamer was introduced in late June 2016 to a man using a pseudonym (later identified as Sandini) who presented himself as a potential donor to a non-profit Creamer had done work for. In mid-July 2016, Sandini told Creamer he had a niece named “Angela Brandt” who wanted to do volunteer work for Democratic candidates.

On 21 September 2016, Project Veritas employee Allison Maass (posing as “Angela Brandt”) began working for Democracy Partners as an intern after providing falsified biographical and work history information. Per the lawsuit, she carried:

…at most or all times a camera and audio recording devices which were concealed and not visible to anyone talking or meeting with her in the Democracy Partners’ offices.

According to court documents, Maass, posing as the intern Brandt, was given full access to Democracy Partners’ building, a computer sign-on and wireless password, and was privy to conversations and information deemed confidential and proprietary by the firm. Some of the documents she took from Democracy Partners were published by Project Veritas and audio she recorded wound up as part of a four-part video series called “Rigging the Election.”

The lawsuit says the videos were released just before the 2016 presidential election:

On her first day of work, Maass was also asked to provide a resume. She provided a fabricated resume on September 22, 2016 that used the fake name, “Angela Brandt” and omitted her employment with Project Veritas, her real work history, her work for other conservative news outlets that oppose the candidates and projects SCG and Democracy Partners work with, and her real educational background degree. Instead, it provided an entirely false and fabricated work history and education.

Democracy Partners relied on this fabricated resume, and the trust Maass steadily gained through her volunteer work related to the Republican National Convention and the ongoing interest she expressed in gaining further advocacy and campaign-related experience, to continue Maass’s internship and give her assignments. Had Maass provided her real employment history and educational background, she would never have been hired and her internship would have been immediately terminated. …

During the course of her internship, Maass was included among the recipients of highly confidential emails, and in confidential discussions in in-person meetings and on conference calls; and she was sent confidential documents. She was given the phone number and private access code for client conference calls. She was also brought to confidential client meetings. These calls, emails and documents all contained confidential business information which Creamer told her was confidential and not to be shared with anyone with whom she had not been instructed to share it.

Maass provided a number of these confidential documents and emails to PV and PVAF. PVAF then published them on its website under the heading “VeritasLeaks” on or around October 26, 2016. The website states “Here are some supporting documents for the Democracy Partners videos we have been releasing.”

The lawsuit also accuses O’Keefe of “selectively editing” the videos, and then drawing misleading conclusions from the footage included in his series:

The video was heavily edited and contained commentary by O’Keefe that drew false conclusions from the selectively edited videos, to charge that Plaintiffs were involved in a conspiracy to incite violence at rallies for then-candidate Donald Trump, and falsely implied that the ongoing work in planning and implementing the bracketing events was part of that conspiracy. The purpose of this video, and all of the videos, was falsely to portray the Democratic Party and progressive organizations as being engaged in unethical and illegal activity.

Democracy Partners’ attorney Joseph Sandler accused O’Keefe and company of being “modern day Watergate burglars.” Sandler told us:

To misrepresent yourself, and lie and submit fake resumes to get access on false premise to confidential information and tape surreptitiously on top of it — real journalists don’t do that. This illegal conduct has done real damage and we’re trying to hold them accountable for the damages they caused.

In a statement sent to reporters, O’Keefe said:

We are on the right side of the law and will not stop exposing the truth. Right now, the Attorney General of Wisconsin is still investigating possible criminal charges against [operative] Scott Foval. This lawsuit further justifies the need to drain the swamp. Our army of guerrilla journalists, which grows daily, will continue to expose the malfeasance and corruption committed by these organizations. …

We will not be intimidated. We will not be silenced. We will find out who is funding this lawsuit. We will never stop exposing the truth. We will not back down.

The videos purport to show Democracy Partner employees, including Foval, a Madison activist, talking about potentially illegal activities, such as voter fraud and causing chaos at campaign rallies for then-candidate Donald Trump. When they were initially released, Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel said they showed “apparent violations of the law”.

As of late April 2017, local news media in Wisconsin reported that Schimel’s office had released contradictory statements about whether or not the investigation was ongoing. We were unable to reach the office on the afternoon of 2 June 2017 to inquire about the current status of the probe. Foval gave an interview to a local publication on 18 May 2017, in which he said the things he discussed in the video were “hypothetical” and not real scenarios — an explanation panned by Project Veritas’ executive director in the same article.

Project Veritas maintains that these videos were not misleading. Gordon pointed to a passage in the first video in which an Scott Foval tells O’Keefe’s employee that he had planted people in the crowd at a rally for Republican Wisconsin Governor (and former presidential candidate) Scott Walker to cause a commotion. At the 12-minute mark of the video, Foval says:

Remember the Iowa state fair thing where Scott Walker grabbed the sign out of the dude’s hand and then the dude gets kind of roughed up right in front of the stage right there on camera? That was all us.

Foval was fired shortly after the videos were released; Creamer had released the following statement at the time:

We regret the unprofessional and careless hypothetical conversations that were captured on hidden cameras of a temporary regional contractor for our firm, and he is no longer working with us. While, none of the schemes described in the conversations ever took place, these conversations do not at all reflect the values of Democracy Partners.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C., three men, Paul Kuhn, Colin Dunn, and Scott Charney, each pleaded guilty to one count of  misdemeanor conspiracy to commit assault after they were caught in a separate sting video produced by Project Veritas in which they discussed plans to disrupt an event leading up to President Trump’s 20 January 2017 inauguration. All three signed what is referred to as a deferred sentencing agreement — if they perform 48 hours of community service and abide by the law the guilty plea will be withdrawn and the case will be dismissed at the time of sentencing.

Here is a link to Democracy Partners lawsuit against Project Veritas.

https://theintercept.com/document/2017/06/01/democracy-partners-lawsuit-james-okeefe-project-veritas/

Trump’s Own Prince Of Darkness — THE SHINBONE STAR

Erik Prince is the Comte de Rochefort of Trumplandia, one of the secretive evil geniuses behind the gilded throne of Donald the First. Like the ignoble character in French author Alexandre Dumas’ brilliant “The Three Musketeers,” Prince reappears in Trumplandia from time to time, committing acts of skullduggery that benefit his unbalanced benefactor. Of late, […]

Trump’s Own Prince Of Darkness — THE SHINBONE STAR
Erik Prince acting like he is a James Bond lmfao.
James O’Keefe of Project Veritas, who say they love to expose the bias and hypocrisy of the Left Wing news, while ignoring all the bias and hypocrisy of the Reich-Wing News.

Veritas Scumbags Strike Again: Partial Arts and Hate Bait — The Domain for Truth

Earlier during the month I wrote a post “Anti-Christian latest intolerance: Swiss Christian Chocolate Company.” I had an interesting troll in the comments who claimed to be a Christian fighting against other Christians for “intolerance.” I responded in a post here: Calling out a Drive-By Virtue-Signaling Troll. Seems like the story with this troll has a […]

Partial Arts and Hate Bait — The Domain for Truth

Funny how these scumbag intolerant Christians can spew all kinds of lies, hate and bullshit at us atheists and they all think? We atheists are just going to continue to lay down and take it.

These ChristoTalibans? Are no different than the MuslimTalibans. Perverted, degenerates, disgustingly demonic scumbags, true shitstains on the underwear of humanity.

They think because they are Christians they have a fucking right to shove their brutal, shitty, vile and evil, blood covered, butchering and slaughtering, persecuting religion upon the rest of us and think we are just going to shut our mouths and let these Fascist shitstains on the underwear of humanity keep walking all over us.

I got news for these ChristoTaliban shitstains on the underwear of humanity. They haven’t met too many atheists like myself yet, but we are a rising breed of atheists, who have fucking had it with all these Theist Fascist pig fuckers who think they can tell everyone else what to do and we should just shut up and take it. The Dark Ages are over you dumb asses. Try burning us now.

Well fuck that. Any fucking Christian gets into my face and tries to do me, or my loved ones harm? Better have their wills written out and be prepared to meet their invisible sky daddy. See if he will save your ass as I rip your fucking heads off, shit down your necks, put your heads back on, poke your fucking eyeballs out and skull fuck you for your Jeebus the Dead Jewish Zombie Still Rotting on a Fucking Stick.

How do you like that ChristoTwats? If you ChristoFascists can scream how you all should have the right to put us atheists, or anyone else to fucking death, according to your Bronze Age bullshit terrorist theology of Christianity? I got new for ya. And if you think we atheists are going to continue to lay down for you punks hiding behind a religion called Christianity and using the title of Christian to spew your hate and death against atheists, lgbts and others and think you are not going to get called out on it by this atheist? I got fucking news for you there too Sunshines. I will stand up to your vile and evil bullshit. I will expose it and I will never fear punk assed bully bitches like yourselves. So suck it up and deal with it you fascist pig fucking ChristoTalibans.

Bunch of Project Veritas Jimmy Blowboi O’Keefe and Erik Twatwaffle Prince clown car of Reich-Wing ChristoFascist Traitor Trump blowbois. Listen well bitches. If I have the unmitigated balls to stand up and get in the faces of the Popes, Cardinals, Bishops and Archbishops of the Roman Catholic Cult of Pedophiles without one ounce of fear what the fuck makes you punks think I would be afraid of you mental midget morons?

Christians, Muslims and Jews Hate of Atheists https://atheistmilitantsrising.home.blog/2020/03/04/christians-muslims-and-jews-hate-of-atheists-and-lgbts/

As These ChristoTalibans Sow? So Should They Reap
https://atheistmilitantsrising.home.blog/2020/03/01/as-these-christotalibans-sow-so-should-they-reap/

ABUSE OF FAITH: SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION DATABASE OF PEDOPHILE PASTORS, YOUTH PASTORS, DEACONS AND OTHER PEDO PERVERTS OF THE SBC PART 1
https://atheistmilitantsrising.home.blog/2020/02/29/abuse-of-faith-southern-baptist-convention-database-of-pedophile-pastors-youth-pastors-deacons-and-other-pedo-perverts-of-the-sbc-part-1/

ABUSE OF FAITH: SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION DATABASE OF PEDOPHILE PASTORS, YOUTH PASTORS, DEACONS AND OTHER PEDO PERVERTS OF THE SBC PART 2
https://atheistmilitantsrising.home.blog/2020/03/01/abuse-of-faith-southern-baptist-convention-database-of-pedophile-pastors-youth-pastors-deacons-and-other-pedo-perverts-of-the-sbc-part-2/

ABUSE OF FAITH: SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION DATABASE OF PEDOPHILE PASTORS, YOUTH PASTORS, DEACONS AND OTHER PEDO PERVERTS OF THE SBC PART 3
https://atheistmilitantsrising.home.blog/2020/03/08/abuse-of-faith-southern-baptist-convention-database-of-pedophile-pastors-youth-pastors-deacons-and-other-pedo-perverts-of-the-sbc-part-3/

Abuse of Faith 20 years, 700 victims: Southern Baptist sexual abuse spreads as leaders resist reforms
https://atheistmilitantsrising.home.blog/2020/02/29/abuse-of-faith-20-years-700-victims-southern-baptist-sexual-abuse-spreads-as-leaders-resist-reforms/

Study identifies 16 child sex abuse rings in Victorian Catholic Church
https://atheistmilitantsrising.home.blog/2020/02/29/study-identifies-16-child-sex-abuse-rings-in-victorian-catholic-church/

Survivors stunned after Bishop Scharfenberger celebrates Mass with abusive priests
https://atheistmilitantsrising.home.blog/2020/02/29/survivors-stunned-after-bishop-scharfenberger-celebrates-mass-with-abusive-priests/

Pedophilia is rampant in the christian religion
https://atheistmilitantsrising.home.blog/2020/02/22/pedophilia-is-rampant-in-the-christian-religion/

Database of Publicly Accused Roman Catholic Priests, Nuns, Brothers, Deacons, and Seminarians in the United States
This is just the database for priests in the United States, filled with over 10,000 named Catholic priests, brothers, nuns and sisters busted for raping and abusing children.
http://www.bishop-accountability.org/member/index.jsp

Stop Baptist Predators Organization database exposing Baptist Pedophile Pastors.
http://www.stopbaptistpredators.org/index.htm

Ministers who have brought scandal to the Southern Baptist Convention: A-K
http://www.stopbaptistpredators.org/scandals/sbc_ministers.html

Ministers who brought scandal to the Southern Baptist Convention: L-Z
http://www.stopbaptistpredators.org/scandals/sbc_ministers_2.html

Christian Atrocities: Three Centuries Of Pagan Persecution
https://atheistmilitantsrising.home.blog/2019/09/08/christian-atrocities-three-centuries-of-pagan-persecution/

Project Veritas Strikes Again: Erik Prince Recruits Ex-Spies to Help Infiltrate Liberal Groups

Erik Prince Recruits Ex-Spies to Help Infiltrate Liberal Groups
By Mark Mazzetti and Adam Goldman on March 7, 2020
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/erik-prince-recruits-ex-spies-to-help-infiltrate-liberal-groups/ar-BB10SCGr

© Jeenah Moon/Reuters Erik Prince, the former head of Blackwater Worldwide and the brother of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, has at times served as an informal adviser to Trump administration officials.
© Jeenah Moon/Reuters Erik Prince, the former head of Blackwater Worldwide and the brother of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, has at times served as an informal adviser to Trump administration officials.

Erik Prince, the security contractor with close ties to the Trump administration, has in recent years helped recruit former American and British spies for secretive intelligence-gathering operations that included infiltrating Democratic congressional campaigns, labor organizations and other groups considered hostile to the Trump agenda, according to interviews and documents.

One of the former spies, an ex-MI6 officer named Richard Seddon, helped run a 2017 operation to copy files and record conversations in a Michigan office of the American Federation of Teachers, one of the largest teachers’ unions in the nation. Mr. Seddon directed an undercover operative to secretly tape the union’s local leaders and try to gather information that could be made public to damage the organization, documents show.

Using a different alias the next year, the same undercover operative infiltrated the congressional campaign of Abigail Spanberger, then a former C.I.A. officer who went on to win an important House seat in Virginia as a Democrat. The campaign discovered the operative and fired her.

Both operations were run by Project Veritas, a conservative group that has gained attention using hidden cameras and microphones for sting operations on news organizations, Democratic politicians and liberal advocacy groups. Mr. Seddon’s role in the teachers’ union operation — detailed in internal Project Veritas emails that have emerged from the discovery process of a court battle between the group and the union — has not previously been reported, nor has Mr. Prince’s role in recruiting Mr. Seddon for the group’s activities.

Both Project Veritas and Mr. Prince have ties to President Trump’s aides and family. Whether any Trump administration officials or advisers to the president were involved in the operations, even tacitly, is unclear. But the effort is a glimpse of a vigorous private campaign to try to undermine political groups or individuals perceived to be in opposition to Mr. Trump’s agenda.

Mr. Prince, the former head of Blackwater Worldwide and the brother of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, has at times served as an informal adviser to Trump administration officials. He worked with the former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn during the presidential transition. In 2017, he met with White House and Pentagon officials to pitch a plan to privatize the Afghan war using contractors in lieu of American troops. Jim Mattis, then the defense secretary, rejected the idea.

Mr. Prince appears to have become interested in using former spies to train Project Veritas operatives in espionage tactics sometime during the 2016 presidential campaign. Reaching out to several intelligence veterans — and occasionally using Mr. Seddon to make the pitch — Mr. Prince said he wanted the Project Veritas employees to learn skills like how to recruit sources and how to conduct clandestine recordings, among other surveillance techniques.

James O’Keefe, the head of Project Veritas, declined to answer detailed questions about Mr. Prince, Mr. Seddon and other topics, but he called his group a “proud independent news organization” that is involved in dozens of investigations. He said that numerous sources were coming to the group “providing confidential documents, insights into internal processes and wearing hidden cameras to expose corruption and misconduct.”

“No one tells Project Veritas who or what to investigate,” he said.

A spokesman for Mr. Prince declined to comment. Emails sent to Mr. Seddon went unanswered.

Mr. Prince is under investigation by the Justice Department over whether he lied to a congressional committee examining Russian interference in the 2016 election, and for possible violations of American export laws. Last year, the House Intelligence Committee made a criminal referral to the Justice Department about Mr. Prince, saying he lied about the circumstances of his meeting with a Russian banker in the Seychelles in January 2017.

Once a small operation running on a shoestring budget, Project Veritas in recent years has had a surge in donations from both private donors and conservative foundations. According to its latest publicly available tax filing, Project Veritas received $8.6 million in contributions and grants in 2018. Mr. O’Keefe earned about $387,000.

© Carlos Barria/Reuters James O’Keefe, the head of Project Veritas, last year at a White House social media summit
© Carlos Barria/Reuters James O’Keefe, the head of Project Veritas, last year at a White House social media summit

Last year, the group received a $1 million contribution made through the law firm Alston & Bird, a financial document obtained by The New York Times showed. A spokesman for the firm said that Alston & Bird “has never contributed to Project Veritas on its own behalf, nor is it a client of ours.” The spokesman declined to say on whose behalf the contribution was made.

The financial document also listed the names of others who gave much smaller amounts to Project Veritas last year. Several of them confirmed their donations.

The group has also become intertwined with the political activities of Mr. Trump and his family. The Trump Foundation gave $20,000 to Project Veritas in 2015, the year that Mr. Trump began his bid for the presidency. The next year, during a presidential debate with Hillary Clinton, Mr. Trump claimed without substantiation that videos released by Mr. O’Keefe showed that Mrs. Clinton and President Barack Obama had paid people to incite violence at rallies for Mr. Trump.

In a book published in 2018, Mr. O’Keefe wrote that Mr. Trump years earlier had encouraged him to infiltrate Columbia University and obtain Mr. Obama’s records.

Last month, Project Veritas made public secretly recorded video of a longtime ABC News correspondent who was critical of the network’s political coverage and its emphasis on business considerations over journalism. Many conservatives have gleefully pounced on Project Veritas’s disclosures, including one particularly influential voice: Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son.

The website for Mr. O’Keefe’s coming wedding listed Donald Trump Jr. as an invited guest.

Mr. Prince invited Project Veritas operatives — including Mr. O’Keefe — to his family’s Wyoming ranch for training in 2017, The Intercept reported last year. Mr. O’Keefe and others shared social media photos of taking target practice with guns at the ranch, including one post from Mr. O’Keefe saying that with the training, Project Veritas will be “the next great intelligence agency.” Mr. Prince had hired a former MI6 officer to help train the Project Veritas operatives, The Intercept wrote, but it did not identify the officer.

Mr. Seddon regularly updated Mr. O’Keefe about the operation against the Michigan teachers’ union, according to internal Project Veritas emails, where the language of the group’s leaders is marbled with spy jargon.

They used a code name — LibertyU — for their operative inside the organization, Marisa Jorge, who graduated from Liberty University in Virginia, one of the nation’s largest Christian colleges. Mr. Seddon wrote that Ms. Jorge “copied a great many documents from the file room,” and Mr. O’Keefe bragged that the group would be able to get “a ton more access agents inside the educational establishment.”

The emails refer to other operations, including weekly case updates, along with training activities that involved “operational targeting.” Project Veritas redacted specifics about those operations from the messages.

In August 2017, Ms. Jorge wrote to Mr. Seddon that she had managed to record a local union leader talking about Ms. DeVos and other topics.

“Good stuff,” Mr. Seddon wrote back. “Did you receive the spare camera yet?”

As education secretary, Ms. DeVos has been a vocal critic of teachers’ unions, saying in 2018 that they have a “stranglehold” over politicians at the federal and state levels. She and Mr. Prince grew up in Michigan, where their father made a fortune in the auto parts business.

AFT Michigan sued Project Veritas in federal court, alleging trespassing, eavesdropping and other offenses. The teachers’ union is asking for more than $3 million in damages, accusing the group of being a “vigilante organization which claims to be dedicated to exposing corruption. It is, instead, an entity dedicated to a specific political agenda.”

Project Veritas has said its activities are legal and protected by the First Amendment, and the case is scheduled to go to trial in the fall.

Other Project Veritas employees on the emails include Joe Halderman, an award-winning former television producer who in 2010 pleaded guilty to trying to extort $2 million from the comedian David Letterman. Mr. Halderman was copied on several messages providing updates about the Michigan operation, and in one message, he gave instructions to Ms. Jorge. Project Veritas tax filings list Mr. Halderman as a “project manager.”

Two other employees, Gaz Thomas and Samuel Chamberlain, were also identified in emails and appeared to play important roles in the Michigan operation. Efforts to locate Mr. Thomas were unsuccessful. A man named Samuel Chamberlain who matched the description of the one employed by Mr. O’Keefe denied he worked for Project Veritas. He did not respond to follow-up phone messages or an email.

Last year, Project Veritas submitted a proposed list of witnesses for the trial over the lawsuit. Mr. Chamberlain and Mr. Thomas were on the list. Mr. Seddon was not.

Ms. Jorge, 23, did not respond to email addresses associated with her Liberty University account. In an archived version of her LinkedIn page, Ms. Jorge wrote she had a deep interest in the conservative movement and hoped one day to serve on the Supreme Court after attending law school.

In a YouTube video, Mr. O’Keefe described the lawsuit as “frivolous” and pointed to a portion of the deposition in which David Hecker, the president of AFT Michigan, said that one of the goals of the lawsuit was to “stop Project Veritas from doing the kind of work that it does.”

Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers, said in a statement: “Let’s be clear who the wrongdoer is here: Project Veritas used a fake intern to lie her way into our Michigan office, to steal documents and to spy — and they got caught. We’re just trying to hold them accountable for this industrial espionage.”

In 2018, Ms. Jorge infiltrated the congressional campaign of Ms. Spanberger, posing as a campaign volunteer. At the time, Ms. Spanberger was running to unseat a sitting Republican congressman in a race both parties considered important for control of the House. Ms. Jorge was eventually exposed and kicked out of the campaign office.

It was unclear whether Mr. Seddon was involved in planning that operation.

Mr. Seddon was a longtime British intelligence officer who served around the world, including in Washington in the years after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. He is married to an American diplomat, Alice Seddon, who is serving in the American consulate in Lagos, Nigeria.

Mr. O’Keefe and his group have taken aim at targets over the years including Planned Parenthood, The New York Times, The Washington Post and Democracy Partners, a group that consults with liberal and progressive electoral causes. In 2016, a Project Veritas operative infiltrated Democracy Partners using a fake name and fabricated résumé and made secret recordings of the staff. The year after the sting, Democracy Partners sued Project Veritas, and its lawyers have since deposed Mr. O’Keefe.

In that deposition, Mr. O’Keefe defended the group’s undercover tactics, saying they were part of a long tradition of investigative journalism going back to muckraking reporters like Upton Sinclair. “I’m not ashamed of the methods that we use or the recordings that we use,” he said.

He was asked whether he had provided any of the group’s secret recordings of Democracy Partners to the Republican National Committee or any member of the Trump family. He said that he did not think so.

In 2010, Mr. O’ Keefe and three others pleaded guilty to a federal misdemeanor after admitting they entered a government building in New Orleans under false pretenses as part of a sting.

Kitty Bennett contributed research.

I Guess Project Veritas Hates reaping what they sow huh?Partial Arts and Hate Bait

This comes from the following blog https://veritasdomain.wordpress.com/2020/02/27/partial-arts-and-a-hate-bait/

Pretty funny it is from Veritas huh? The same scum group of ass clowns I called out for their hypocrisy? Good for you Project Veritas. Let’s see though what a bunch of complete and utter hypocrites you truly are shall we?

Fox News Pundits, Breibart News Pundits, Reich-Wing Pundits like Limbaugh and Alex Jones and the Project Veritas hypocrisy

https://atheistmilitantsrising.home.blog/2020/02/26/fox-news-pundits-breibart-news-pundits-reich-wing-pundits-like-limbaugh-and-alex-jones-and-the-project-veritas-hypocrisy/

Maybe Michael or Jim or what ever he calls himself? Hates that I am calling out his Project Veritas bullshit hypocrisy? I mean that is the usual MO of assclowns like Michael and Jim, They got no problem spreading lies and hate against lgbts, or atheists, or others, all in the name of their psychotic ChristoFascist bullshit. They got no problem with other ChristoFascists spreading hate and bigotry against others.

Now what is real funny and hypocritical? Jim plays an atheist in his comments while Michael plays a Christian in his comments. So I guess it is ok for Michael/Jim to play Poes, and start shit with atheists, spreading hate against atheists, but no atheist? Can call them out on their bullshit huh?

They got no problem with anyone who trashes or shows bias against a Democrat or a liberal, but if you do not love their Head Pedophile Pervert and Rapist in Chief, Donald J Trump, that proven pathological liar, that scumbag piece of shit who rapes 14 year old girls or women, who sexually assaulted women? Who more than likely raped his daughter Ivanka? Who is a proven racist and bigot and misogynist pig? Who is a proven thief and con artist? Then that makes you oh so evil And you should never speak anything wrong about this scumbag piece of shit Donald J Trump.

But again? It is perfectly ok for the scumbag shitstains of Project Veritas for Repugnants pundits and shitstains to demand that President Barack Obama was a Muslim, etc. Or even demand he be murdered, or even joke about him being murdered, or to walk around with signs of Obama as Hitler, or a Muslim, or his and his family faces replaced with apes and monkeys? Why that is ok. And it is ok to spread false lies about Hillary Clinton like Pizzagate that gets innocent business owners harmed and held hostage and shot at, and his business burned by psycho Trumpsters.

So fuck you Project Veritas, fuck you Michael or Jim or what ever you call yourself.

And yes, Fake Christians who do spread hate, bigotry and death from their well used outhouse pieholes? Should in fact? have done unto them as they want to do unto others. So suck it up and deal with it you bitches.

Michael and Jim are complete and utter hypocrites in the same body.

They will post outrageous bullshit lies about atheists on their blogs and in their comments, and then? Stand up and defend psychotic ChristoTaliban preachers of hate while trashing any atheist who dares speak about their ChristoTaliban pastors of hate. Or they will proclaim us atheists the defenders and supporters of pedophiles while? They deny the truths in the links I post to expose their bullshit. Just like these huh Michael and Jimbo?

As These ChristoTalibans Sow? So Should They Reap

A blog posting with dozens and dozens of videos and links of ChristoTalibans spewing hate and death from their well used outhouse pieholes against atheists, lgbts and others.

https://atheistmilitantsrising.home.blog/2020/03/01/as-these-christotalibans-sow-so-should-they-reap/

Then dear old Michael, or Jim, I forget which character he was playing when he did his blogs on atheists who supposedly supports pedophilia? He sure did not like my blog posting that proved who the real pedophiles are and the supporters of pedophiles, now did ya Michael or Jim?

Pedophilia is rampant in the Christian religion

https://atheistmilitantsrising.home.blog/2020/02/22/pedophilia-is-rampant-in-the-christian-religion/

So? This proves the hypocrisy of Michael/Jim as they seem to have no problem spewing lies about atheists and others, and spreading their hate and bigotry against atheists and lgbts on their blogs, but hate when an atheist like myself? Doesn’t take their shit and throws it all back into their faces.

My response to this mental midget moron Poe who actually uses two names himself, Jim and Michael and runs two different blogs here, this one of veritas and his Shadow to Light blog. So this hypocrite in his blog posting here? Is the usual hypocrite of Project Veritas.

Hate bait huh? Funny how when an atheist, or another person who calls themselves Christians speak of all the hate and bigotry, and misogyny and all the death and wars and persecutions of others by Christians? That is hate bait.

No, we are only supposed to speak of Muslims hating others. Or Jews hating others. No one is supposed to speak of anything that Christians have done in hate. Oh no, then? That is persecuting and hating on Christians lmfao.

Funny how it appears ok for Christian pastors to spew hate and death against us atheists, or against lgbts, or even Presidents like Barack Obama, or how Christian pastors can call for a Civil War should President Donald J Trump be removed from office.

Or how Christians can apply for laws to have lgbts put to death on the streets of California, or go to other countries and get their people riled up and have them start passing laws that again? Put lgbts to death.

Or Christians demanding that atheists be registered like sex offenders, or have all our rights taken from us or even? Put to death.

And? Atheists and lgbts and all others Christians spew this hate and death against? Have no rights, according to Christians, to stand up to this shit or throw this shit back into Christians faces, because then? That is persecuting you Christians and hating on you Christians.

Funny isn’t it? Christians can hate us atheists, or lgbts, or Pagans or others and that is perfectly fucking alright. But don’t you DARE speak out against this hate, or stand up against this hate, or throw this hate back at you, because then? You as a Christian get your damn pampers in a big old bunch and cry about us mean old atheists persecuting you, or lgbts persecuting you.

Well? Maybe that part of your bible is actually true? And as you Christians sow unto us? You will reap back and as you Christians do unto others? The same is going to be done unto you?

But of course then? You Christians hate it when as you sow, you reap and as you do unto others? It is done back unto you and your comments here? And your blog postings? Prove it beyond any shadow of a doubt.

Partial Arts and Hate Bait

Psychotic ChristoTaliban Cocksuckers for Christ from Project Veritas thinks their bully tactics will work with me. They don’t know me. If I have the balls to stand up to the Unholy Roman Catholic Cult of Pedophiles without one ounce of fear? Then what would make them think I would be afraid of them?

https://veritasdomain.wordpress.com/2020/02/27/partial-arts-and-a-hate-bait/

Ahhhh yes, poor wittle ChristoTaliban losers. They sure can dish it out but they cannot take it. Christians call it hate speech against them when you expose all their hate speech against others and stand up to their shit.

This blog by Veritas proves this beyond any shadow of a doubt. But too bad, oh so sad. They need to learn to suck it up and deal with it. Because this Atheist? Is sick and tired of these Cocksuckers for Christ who act like punk assed bullies. Who cry when they reap all they sow and have done unto them as they do unto us atheists.

Well fuck him, fuck them and fuck you.

Hate bait huh? Funny how when an atheist, or another person who calls themselves Christians speak of all the hate and bigotry, and misogyny and all the death and wars and persecutions of others by Christians? That is hate bait.

No, we are only supposed to speak of Muslims hating others. Or Jews hating others. No one is supposed to speak of anything that Christians have done in hate. Oh no, then? That is persecuting and hating on Christians lmfao.

Funny how it appears ok for Christian pastors to spew hate and death against us atheists, or against lgbts, or even Presidents like Barack Obama, or how Christian pastors can call for a Civil War should President Donald J Trump be removed from office.

Or how Christians can apply for laws to have lgbts put to death on the streets of California, or go to other countries and get their people riled up and have them start passing laws that again? Put lgbts to death.

Or Christians demanding that atheists be registered like sex offenders, or have all our rights taken from us or even? Put to death.

And? Atheists and lgbts and all others Christians spew this hate and death against? Have no rights, according to Christians, to stand up to this shit or throw this shit back into Christians faces, because then? That is persecuting you Christians and hating on you Christians.

Funny isn’t it? Christians can hate us atheists, or lgbts, or Pagans or others and that is perfectly fucking alright. But don’t you DARE speak out against this hate, or stand up against this hate, or throw this hate back at you, because then? You as a Christian get your damn pampers in a big old bunch and cry about us mean old atheists persecuting you, or lgbts persecuting you.

Well? Maybe that part of your bible is actually true? And as you Christians sow unto us? You will reap back and as you Christians do unto others? The same is going to be done unto you?

But of course then? You Christians hate it when as you sow, you reap and as you do unto others? It is done back unto you and your comments here? And your blog postings? Prove it beyond any shadow of a doubt.

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Earlier during the month I wrote a post “Anti-Christian latest intolerance: Swiss Christian Chocolate Company.”   I had an interesting troll in the comments who claimed to be a Christian fighting against other Christians for “intolerance.”  I responded in a post here: Calling out a Drive-By Virtue-Signaling Troll.

Seems like the story with this troll has a more bizzare turn that I’m going to expose.

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Fox News Pundits, Breibart News Pundits, Reich-Wing Pundits like Limbaugh and Alex Jones and the Project Veritas hypocrisy

Paranoia is listening to Steve Doocy, Gretchen Carlson and Brian Kilmeade of Fox News tell you that President Barack Obama is a tyrant without realizing? A tyrant would have dragged them out back and shot them in the face by now.

This posting is in response to the news that broke entitled ABC News suspends correspondent David Wright after comments about Trump coverage, socialism, in Project Veritas sting.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/abc-news-suspends-correspondent-david-wright-after-comments-about-trump-coverage-socialism-in-project-veritas-sting/ar-BB10oED7?li=BBnb7Kz

ABC News suspended one of its veteran correspondents late Tuesday for unguarded remarks he made in a video by operatives of Project Veritas, the conservative group that records “undercover” footage of mainstream journalists to bolster its accusations of media bias.

The network disciplined David Wright, who reports for ABC’s signature news programs, including “World News Tonight,” “Good Morning America” and “Nightline,” several people confirmed late Tuesday.

The choppy, poorly shot video, released Wednesday morning by Project Veritas, captured Wright on what appeared to be a hidden camera, seeming to complain in general terms about political coverage.

“I don’t think we’re terribly interested in voters,” he said, echoing gripes about the superficiality of some aspects of White House and campaign coverage that have been raised by journalists for decades. Also: “Commercial imperative is incompatible with news.”

At one point he says, “We don’t hold him him to account. We also don’t give him credit for what things he does do.” In subtitles, Project Veritas indicated that “him” stood for President Trump. He refers to Trump at another point as “the f—— president.”

David Wright

But ABC likely was also alarmed at Wright’s criticism of ABC News, which is owned by the Disney Co. At another point, he raises another longstanding critique of ABC News — that it blends news with promotion of Disney-owned movies and TV programs.

“Like now you can’t watch Good Morning America without there being a Disney princess or a Marvel Avenger appearing,” he says. “It’s all self-promotional.”

In a statement Wednesday, ABC News said, “Any action that damages our reputation for fairness and impartiality or gives the appearance of compromising it harms ABC News and the individuals involved. David Wright has been suspended, and to avoid any possible appearance of bias, he will be reassigned away from political coverage when he returns.”

In the video, which the group said was taken while Wright covered the New Hampshire primary, a voice asks the reporter if he considers himself “a Democratic socialist,” and Wright seems to reply, “more than that, I consider myself a socialist.”

Wright, 56, is one of ABC’s most seasoned and versatile correspondents, having joined the network nearly 20 years ago. He has covered the White House and was “Nightline’s” lead political reporter during the 2016 presidential campaign. He has also periodically reported from the Middle East and Europe, including covering the Notre Dame cathedral fire in Paris last year. He shared a 2004 Emmy Award for his reporting from Iraq and shared a Peabody Award for reporting in Afghanistan after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Project Veritas

Project Veritas conducts undercover “stings” of journalists and others it considers allied with liberal causes or organizations. Its operatives often befriend the organization’s targets using aliases and lull them into casual conversations in bars or restaurants that are then surreptitiously recorded. The videos are edited and released publicly in an effort to show what O’Keefe calls liberal bias or allegedly corrupt practices.

Although O’Keefe has defended the organization’s methods as journalistically sound, mainstream news organizations have largely abandoned the practice of infiltrating businesses or organizations to record video without a subject’s knowledge or consent. News organizations generally consider the practice deceptive, and doing so can subject them to criminal trespass penalties.

O’Keefe’s group has targeted media organizations such as CNN, NPR and the New York Times, as well as Democratic political operatives.

The hypocrisy of Reich-Wing Media such as Fox News, Breibart, Reich Wing pundits like Limbaugh and Jones and of course? Project Veritas

Here is just a sample of the Fox News Pundits attacks against President Barack Obama

FOX Pundit Wishes for Obama Assassination, Laughs

During a live interview, FOX Contributor Liz Trotta jokingly wished for the assassination of Sen. Barack Obama.

This latest incident from FOX News continues the trend in violent rhetoric about Sen. Obama from pundits, politicians, and entertainers.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/fox-pundit-wishes-for-oba_b_103500

Grinning While Joking About Killing A Candidate Senator Barack Obama

The incident happen in an exchange with the FOX News anchor. When asked her opinion of the recent scandal surrounding some comments made by Sen. Hillary Clinton, which Trotta described by saying that, “some are reading [it] as a suggestion that somebody knock off Osama.” Hemmer quickly corrected Trotta, having noticed that she had said “Osama” when she meant “Obama.” At this point, Trotta said, “Obama. Well…both if we could!” Trotta then laughed gleefully.

What prompted Trotta to joke about the assassination of Sen. Obama was her apparent inability to differentiate between Sen. Obama and the terrorist leader responsible for the terrorist attacks on the United States of September 11, 2001.

Since Sen. Obama first declared his intention to seek the Democratic nomination for president, right-wing pundits on FOX News and a variety of other broadcast outlets have regularly called the Sen. Obama by the name “Osama” in a systematic propaganda campaign to convince the American public that a sitting member of their government has secret ties to terrorists.

As if she were providing a punchline to that long-running propaganda campaign, Trotta made known that the conclusions the public should draw were (1) that Sen. Obama and Osama bin Laden are equivalent, and (2) they both deserve to be assassinated.

FoxNews Jokes About Obama Being Assassinated (w/ video) [Updated w/ Full Segment & Contact Info]

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2008/5/25/522617/-

Fox News contributor Liz Trotta jokes about killing Candidate Senator Barack Obama

SEAN HANNITY OF FOX NEWS

Fox’s Sean Hannity: Obama’s “Not My President”
Sean Hannity TRASHES President Barack Obama and tells him to show a little class upon President Barack Obama leaving office.

Sean Hannity trashes Obama portraits, calls them sexually perverted. UPDATE: Fox News host forced to remove post making explosive claims about artist Kehinde Wiley

https://thegrio.com/2018/02/13/sean-hannity-obama-portrait/

Sean Hannity and other right-wing conservatives are calling out President Barack Obama‘s presidential portrait, accusing the painting of having hidden perversion.

In a blog post published on Tuesday and subsequently deleted on Tuesday, the Fox News anchor’s staff reports that “industry insiders” believe Kehinde Wiley secretly placed concealed images of sperm throughout his painting.

“Controversy surrounding Kehinde Wiley’s wildly non-traditional portrait of the Commander-in-Chief broke out within minutes of its unveiling; with industry insiders claiming the artist secretly inserted his trademark technique -concealing images of sperm within his paintings,” the post reads.

Hannity’s blog post also brings up comments Wiley made in 2012 about a provocative art piece he painted of a Black woman beheading a white woman. “It’s sort of a play on the ‘kill whitey’ thing,” he told New York Magazine.

Obama portraits target of racism

The attacks on Obama’s portrait have been ongoing since going public. While most of America was captivated by former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama‘s recently unveiled presidential portraits at the National Gallery, some right-wing and racist online users have used it as an opportunity to spread hate.

You don’t have to search far before coming across racist and misogynistic attacks aimed at the Obamas on Twitter, with some comparing the political couple to monkey (no surprise there), among other racist undertones.

In one photoshopped version of Barack Obama’s portrait, a user claims to have “fixed” it by portraying the former president behind bars. Another manipulated Michelle Obama’s face in not so flattering ways. Others are so grotesque it’s almost disbelieving.

Say Sean Hannity said in 2008 that Obama’s willingness to meet with North Korea was “disturbing” while Trump’s “willingness to meet with North Korea is a huge foreign policy win.”

https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2018/mar/14/blog-posting/hannitys-double-standard-north-korea-trump-and-oba/

Imagine a reporter from MSNBC, CNN or other news organizations saying what this scumbag Sean Handjob Hannity of Fox News has said about President Barack Obama, about Donald J Trump? Why Sean would be crying, melting down, demanding they be fired. But it is perfectly ok for old Sean here to spew the bigotry, hate and lies about President Barack Obama all he wants and if someone demands he gets fired for it? Why he screams how the liberal Fake Media is trying to silence him.

LAURA INGRAHAM OF FOX NEWS

Laura Ingraham rips President Obama’s farewell address
Laura Ingraham Equates Obama’s Obedient Media With Domestic Abuse Victims, Prostitutes:

During Tuesday morning’s Fox & Friends, Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham compared the political press covering President Barack Obama to prostitutes and victims of domestic abuse. When discussing a recent meeting in which the press was politely told to leave the room so Obama could take questions from the nation’s governors and they obliged, Ingraham said that this behavior from the media is a symptom of “battered press syndrome.” After playing a clip of the president requesting the press evacuate the room ahead of a question and answer session, Ingraham laughed at the comical lack of transparency the president has adopted.

“It’s like the battered press syndrome,” Ingraham said. “You have to shake them from this and say, ‘you guys have been used, and played, and manipulated,’ and are you not now going to stand up for yourselves and say, ‘you know what Mr. President, we’re just not going to cover you anymore.'”

“Until you treat us like real professionals and reporters, that’s what we’re supposed to be, we’re just not going to play this little game,” Ingraham suggested. “This has been happening for years.”

“It’s embarrassing,” Ingraham added. “He’s used them. It’s like the one-night stand that lasted for four years.”

“He got reelected, he got what he wanted, so, ‘sweetheart, I’ll leave your payment on the table and I’m gone,” she concluded.
As seen on The Ingraham Angle Laura Ingraham criticized former President Barack Obama for attempting to “breathe life into his sad legacy” with his address in South Africa.

If any news organization such as MSNBC, CNN or others were to have a reporter say these things about Donald J Trump? Fox News and Project Veritas would DEMAND they be fired. But hey, Laura Ingraham can spew any racist, bigoted bullshit she wants from her outhouse piehole against President Barack Obama cause that? Is her First Amendment right to free speech of bigotry.

MORE FOX NEWS PUNDITS ATTACKING PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA IN DISGUSTING WAYS

Video shows double standards of Fox News coverage of Obama

CNN’s Brian Stelter takes a look at a viral video from NowThis showing Fox News hosts bashing former President Obama for the same things President Trump does.

Ahhh yes, the good old Double Standard Fox News pundits apply between President Barack Obama and Donald J Trump.

President Obama goes golfing? That is bad. Trump goes golfing? Why that is ok.

President Obama talks to North Korea, why how dare he!! Trump does the same? Oh that is great statesmanship.

Fox contributors suspended for on-air profanity against Obama

Fox News suspended two contributors after they used profane language in reacting to President Obama’s Oval Office speech.
Video provided by Newsy

https://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/nation/2015/12/08/76945036

HOW DARE THEY SUSPEND THESE FINE FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTERS FOR SPEAKING THEIR MIND AND THE TRUTH ABOUT PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, SO WHAT IF THEY SWORE.

BUT!!! DON’T YOU DARE SWEAR ABOUT DONALD J TRUMP DAMMIT!!! AND DON’T YOU DARE CALL OUT DONALD J TRUMP WHEN HE SPEWS HIS RACISM, BIGOTRY, MISOGYNY AND HIS SWEARS!!!

Fox Pundits Blame Obama For Shooting Of Two Cops In Ferguson

Now? Have these same Fox News pundits blamed Donald J Trump for ALL the recent shootings of police officers? Or are they continuing to blame President Barack Obama for them?

Fox News: Obama Angry, Thin Skinned

Interesting isn’t it? Fox News pundits can spew how President Barack Obama is always angry and has thin skin. But don’t you dare say anything about that Orange Menace in the White House, Donald J Trump and his psychotic Twitter meltdowns, or his rages at his White KKKLan Rallies, or any of the hate and anger he has spewed out of his well used outhouse piehole, or all his thin skin reactions to anyone who says he is wrong or did something illegal

Eric Bolling: How Dare Obama Criticize the Crusades!!!

By now it takes big time stupidity for a Fox News host or pundit to take us by surprise. Congrats Eric Bolling for his views on the crusades and Obama’s mention of them…

President Barack Obama made a passing remark about the Crusades and Fox News pundit Eric Bolling has a meltdown over it. Of course.

BREAKING NEWS: Charles Krauthammer Calls For The Arrest Of Barack Obama !!!

But? If a Democrat called for the arrest of Donald J Trump? Why Charles Krauthammer would have a complete and total meltdown now wouldn’t he? But it is ok for him to call for the arrest of President Barack Obama though.

A Sample of Fox News Pundit Attacks against Democrats

Fox News Hypocrites Attack Democrats For Questioning Trump’s Legitimacy

These Fox News sore winners forgot all about how Fox worked to de-legitimize Barack Obama’s presidency.


READ MORE
https://www.npr.org/2016/09/16/494231757/without-apology-trump-now-says-obama-was-born-in-the-u-s

But? It was perfectly ok for Fox News pundits, Reich-Wing News and the Repugnants to work for 8 years to de-legitimize the Presidency of Barack Obama.

Judge Jeanine: Thank you Democrats for guaranteeing Trump’s reelection

Democrats’ nonstop hate, hypocrisy and hysteria has exhausted and angered the American people.

But, but, but Judge Jeanine, what about the nonstop hate, bigotry, hypocrisy and hysteria spewed by you and your fellow Fox News pundits as well as Trump, his Trumpanzees and the Repugnants? Oh, that’s different huh? That is perfectly ok with you because YOU help with the spreading of Donald J Trump’s hate-fest.

Gaetz compares Pelosi to ‘demented non-Santa Claus’

Media pundits, Democrats praise Nancy Pelosi’s ‘masterful’ decision to delay a Senate trial by withholding the articles of impeachment; reaction from Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz, Republican member of the House Judiciary Committee.

But Gaetz and the rest of the Trump Crew had a meltdown over Donald J Trump being called insane.

Here is an example of how the Conservatives and Republicans and Fox News will defend any Trump attack against any news organization exposing Trump for his shit. From just one of the MANY Trump supporting news site called Mad World News

CNN Slams Trump, Feels His Wrath When He Unleashes Nasty Counterattack

https://madworldnews.com/cnn-slams-trump-attack/

It’s clear the story was crafted to undermine the President. CNN, since the election, has poised itself as an anti-Trump network. Their hope is to prevent the President from having success, perhaps even ruin his chances at reelection.

The story made Trump appear to be lying about a meeting his son had with a Russian lawyer. The meeting itself was pointless but is used by the left as “proof” the Trump campaign was colluding with Russia. CNN’s story was trying to throw weight behind that tired lie. It’s obvious what they were trying to do. They failed, yet they still push the lie.

Now, they are calling out the president, directly calling him a liar. Does anyone need more proof that CNN is a corrupt, biased, and pathetic network?

Trump quickly dropped a bomb on them.

The hatred and extreme bias of me by @CNN has clouded their thinking and made them unable to function. But actually, as I have always said, this has been going on for a long time. Little Jeff Z has done a terrible job, his ratings suck, & AT&T should fire him to save credibility!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 30, 2018

What’s going on at @CNN is happening, to different degrees, at other networks – with @NBCNews being the worst. The good news is that Andy Lack(y) is about to be fired(?) for incompetence, and much worse. When Lester Holt got caught fudging my tape on Russia, they were hurt badly!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 30, 2018

I just cannot state strongly enough how totally dishonest much of the Media is. Truth doesn’t matter to them, they only have their hatred & agenda. This includes fake books, which come out about me all the time, always anonymous sources, and are pure fiction. Enemy of the People!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 30, 2018

CNN is woefully unprepared for a war of words with Donald Trump. He is a master at confrontation, negotiation, and positioning. He rose to the top of one of the most cut-throat industries on the planet. He also went on to defeat a political rival who had over $2 billion and most of the media behind her. That’s not to mention the many millions who back the president with all their hearts.

Does CNN think they can win against a man like this? They can’t even get a handful of people to watch their programming!

This story is far from over. Make no mistake: CNN will continue to push their false story. They will double down on the lies, even as it ruins their reputation. They will then find new lies to push, thinking it will be enough to take the president down. But something tells me it’s going to blow up in their faces.

Isn’t it amazing? That Fox News and many others could say outright that President Barack Obama was a liar, and he was not lying, or they can insult, denigrate and defame him, they can spew racist, bigoted, shit at him, but oh hell no you never should call Donald J Trump a liar because that would be insulting the man. Even when he is bagged, cold out dead to stop telling these lies? Oh you are not to call him out on them because they are not lies. Nor should you EVER call out Donald J Trump’s bigotry, racism, misogyny, his failed marriages and adulteries, or his pedophile perversions, or his sexual assaults of women, or his nasty, disgusting shit he has said about his daughters, or his frauds and crimes he has been busted for. Oh no, you should never, EVER speak about anything like this.

You also should not mind how Fox News and the Racist Pigs of Trump? Trashed First Lady Michelle Obama and not speak about that, because that makes you the racist and bigot, but you also should NEVER speak of the First Skank currently in the White House who posed nude in lesbian layouts and got to this country under a fake Genius Visa. Or how she dressed up like a five dollar street whore in a see through top, leather mini skirt and come fuck me heels, oh no, we should only talk about the time that Michelle Obama went to church in a sleeveless dress and how that brought real shame to the title of First Lady huh Fox News and Reich Wingers?

Project Veritas I am calling you out

So the Conservative Fascists of Project Veritas believes that NO Democrat, or NO reporter should EVER speak ill of Traitor Trump, the Repugnants or anything against the Conservative Agenda of ChristoFascism and the Rich over the Poor huh? And if you do? Then you should be fired from your job.

BUT Project Veritas does not give a flying fuck about Fox News, Briebart or other Reich-Wing Conservative Hypocrite scumbags who do the very things that Project Veritas decries the Democrat or Liberal or “Fake News” are doing.

So? I guess it will now be my duty to expose Project Veritas for their bias and discrimination and their support and defense of these Faux Nitwit Newsless, Breibart Reich-Wing Conservative ChristoFascist scumbag shitstains on the underwear of humanity.

Get it fucking right Project Veritas…I hate Donald J Trump and EVERYTHING he stands for. I hate the Russian Repugnants like Moscow Mitch McConnell, Lenningrad Lindsey Graham, Devin the Cow Nunes and the rest of the Repugnants who sold their souls to Putin’s Puppet, Dotard Donnie Drumplestillskin. They are ALL Traitors in my book and they all deserve to be dragged to Gitmo, thrown up against the wall and executed for High Treason Against the United States.

So expose me assholes, cause I admit? The best thing Donald J Trump could do for this country?

IS FUCKING SHOOT HIMSELF.

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Outright Barbarous: How the Violent Language of the Right Poisons American Democracy by Jeffrey Feldman

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Outright Barbarous turns the spotlight on the rhetorical thuggery of the Right, exposing how the verbal excesses are being perpetrated not just by media blowhards like Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh but by conservative thought leaders. But Feldman does more than point fingers; he offers practical steps for cleaning up our too-often-toxic political discourse.”—Arianna Huffington

“Since 9/11, America has been contaminated by the violence of right-wing language, in the speeches of Republican politicians and the rantings of the talking heads on Fox News and on conservative talk radio. Jeffrey Feldman’s insightful and important book cuts through the violence, and shows how we can restore the democratic ideals that America was founded upon.”—Thom Hartmann

“Jeffrey Feldman warns us to ignore the right wing noise machine at our own peril. Backed by right-wing think tanks, foundations and millionaire families, conservative standard bearers will continue to enrich themselves at the cost of a more civil, equitable society. Read Outright Barbarous to find out what they’re really saying, and how we can stop it!”—Sam Seder

Since September 11, 2001, most attempts at reasoned political debate in America have been severely limited by the violent language of the Right. In books and on television, it has become a regular ritual for conservative pundits and intellectuals to infuse violence—particularly against Democrats or liberals—into discussions of the major issues of the day, such as terrorism, immigration and gun violence. The result is the creation of a shrill discourse that silences opposition and destroys any chance for serious, civil debate.

In Outright Barbarous: How the Violent Language of the Right Poisons American Democracy, political language expert Jeffrey Feldman analyzes the words of leading conservative figures Ann Coulter, Dinesh D’Souza, James Dobson, Wayne LaPierre, Pat Buchanan and Bill O’Reilly to show how the Right’s language of violence is polluting our public discourse and limiting the free exchange of ideas. In addition to exposing the conservative obsession with violence, Feldman also shows how the civic discussion in America can be reshaped without the use of violent language, creating a healthier political climate.

An expert on language and political messaging, Jeffrey Feldman is the author of Framing the Debate: Famous Presidential Speeches and How Progressives Can Use Them to Change the Conversation (and Win Elections.) He is also editor of the influential blog, Frameshop
http://frameshopisopen.com
and teaches at New York University.