Last week, James O’Keefe, the founder and leader of Project Veritas since its inception in 2010, unveiled a new firm.
Wednesday, O’Keefe announced the creation of O’Keefe Media Group, promising to surround himself with “the most elite journalists in the world.”
In February, the board of directors of Project Veritas announced that they intended to make amends with James O’Keefe, but that he would not hear from them following the event. The board of directors accused O’Keefe of squandering substantial sums of donor money and breaking the organization’s bylaws.
The Ides of March have come.
We launch today. #OMG
— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) March 15, 2023
“The irony of the ACORN story is that it took a 25-year-old with a hidden camera a few days to do what billion-dollar networks and journalists could not do in a decade,” he explained in his organization’s launch video. “I spent 14 years creating the most effective non-profit newsroom this country has ever seen.”
“And in paving the way to establish citizen journalism, I have been defamed, arrested, raided, and ultimately removed from the organization I spent so much time developing credibility of,” he added. “I always knew they would try to ruin the reputations of those who expose them, the pharma giants, the three-letter government agencies, and those who I thought I could trust.”
BREAKING: James O’Keefe’s farewell video to Project Veritas pic.twitter.com/H0dfKxm7vN
— No Bailouts Poso 🚫💰 (@JackPosobiec) February 20, 2023
“Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe confirmed Monday his title as the CEO of guerilla journalism group has been “stripped” and that he had been “removed” from its board of directors following weeks of internal strife,” Fox News reported at the time of O’Keefe’s ouster.
“I don’t know why this has happened now or why this is happening suddenly right now,” O’Keefe told staff on Monday in a video shared publicly by Project Veritas.
O’Keefe, who founded Project Veritas in 2010, acknowledged to staff that he had not “always been a compassionate leader,” which he admits is a “fault” of his, but boasted his work ethic and how he was never “slowing down.”
“So what has changed in the last three weeks?” O’Keefe asked. “The only thing that has changed is that we broke the biggest story in our organization’s history… with 50 million views.”
O’Keefe was referring to the explosive expose from January of a man described as Pfizer director of research and development Jordon Trishton Walker telling an undercover Project Veritas journalist that the company was exploring plans to “mutate” the COVID virus themselves through “directed evolution.”
“And suddenly, just a few days after that… an unusual emergency happened,” O’Keefe said. “On Thursday, February 2nd, that’s a few days after the Pfizer story, I was informed by an officer of Project Veritas on the phone while en route to the airport that he would resign unless I stepped down as CEO. We’ve been having a conflict of visions, him and I, over fundraising… They were tactical disagreements about the boldness of approaches soliciting donations.”
As a result of what occurred, O’Keefe said he was “going to build an army of investigators and exposers,” adding that a “sleeping giant” was “awakened.”
“I’m back. Remaining by my side are a small, tight-knit group of the most elite journalists in the world,” he announced. “Exposing corruption requires standing up to power because power hates sunlight. We are sunlight. Welcome to the O’Keefe Media Group, where we will never be shut down because not only do I own it, but you own it, too. Support us and sponsor our army of journalists by becoming a founding member today.”
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As we reported, “Steve Bannon, the host of the War Room, played O’Keefe’s farewell and then declared ‘War’ on the people behind outing O’Keefe.” CONTINUE READING…