The New York Times on Wednesday was forced to answer to Project Veritas’s defamation lawsuit.
Project Veritas sued The New York Times for defamation in November 2020.
As previously reported, the points of contention involve several defamatory and untrue statements made by New York Times writers Maggie Astor and Tiffany Hsu in their stories about the Project Veritas videos out of Minnesota involving a ballot harvesting scandal.
Astor and Hsu falsely claimed that Project Veritas was part of a “coordinated disinformation effort” and referred to the videos as “misleading” and “deceptive” while also claiming that Project Veritas used “unidentifiable sources” and “without evidence” despite the fact that several sources are named in the video and hard evidence of the scheme was shown on video. Ironically, the New York Times themselves used unidentified sources to concoct their conspiracy theories about the videos.
The New York Times admitted in its response that they never contacted sources in O’Keefe’s videos for