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ABC suspends reporter caught in Project Veritas 'sting'

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Project Veritas is a group of conservatives that publish misleading reports, which is par for the course for conservatives.

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There’s a reason liberals don’t like Project Veritas, and that’s because they keep catching the mainstream media and Democrats revealing dishonest agendas. Keep it up, James!

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There’s a reason liberals don’t like Project Veritas, and that’s because they keep catching the mainstream media and Democrats revealing dishonest agendas. Keep it up, James!

This is hilarious, untethered from reality, but hilarious. You write your own material?

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not using a report that she had done on Jeffrey Epstein

Worrying that a dirtbag like Epstein was being protected. Worrying that media moguls would restrict information on him and the global ruling class dirtbags associated with him.

Project Veritas sounds like it's well intended, a group purported to keep media honest. Unfortunately it's been just the opposite, a group pushing rightwing propaganda while constantly attacking the free, for-profit press, especially outlets that reports issues from perspectives different from theirs and their wealthy backers.

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Project Veritas is a group of conservatives that publish misleading reports, which is par for the course for conservatives

So you're asking us to not believe our eyes and ears when we see and hear the videos? We should just believe your narrative? And you always espouse logic. Sheesh!

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It was videos of biased reporters in their own words telling us what they did. But please do continue to try to tell us this is a misleading report, not a video.

Project Veritas is a group of conservatives that publish misleading reports, which is par for the course for conservatives.

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Wright’s scathing depiction of ABC as a corporate “promotion center,” however, may have incensed higher-ups at the network. ABC is owned by Disney, and the reporter slammed the network for prioritizing profits for its owners over hard journalism.

“[ABC is] a profit center, a promotion center,” he said. “You can’t watch ‘Good Morning America’ without there being a Disney princess or Marvel Avenger appearing. It’s all self-promotion and promotion of the company. The commercial imperative is incompatible with news.”

“We’ve lost, at least in television, we’ve lost any sense of context and perspective and it’s just, the urgent moment, the horse race and the outrage from Trump,” Wright said. “We often talk about how it used to be better.”

https://www.rt.com/usa/481751-project-veritas-abc-news-trump/

Mickey Mouse media, Donald in the White House, fraudulent elections, banana republic...

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Veritas are a bunch of losers.

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Illegal recordings and attack on the truth and freedom of speech. Journalists report the truth based on facts.

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Full David Wright quote

“As a result, we’re easily distracted and that means that we don’t bring focused attention to something that could make a difference,” he said. “I think, some of that at least in the place that I work [ABC News], and places like it, is that we’ve, with Trump we’re interested in three things: the outrage of the day, the investigation, and of the palace intrigue of who’s backstabbing whom. Beyond that, we don’t really cover the guy [Trump]. -Project Veritas*

“So you're asking us to not believe our eyes and ears when we see and hear the videos? We should just believe your narrative?”

That about sums it up. The down votes prove it.

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Funny, that’s not what the guy in the video said. He kinda said the exact opposite. But what would he know, being an ”award winning” journalist and all?

Journalists report the truth based on facts.

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Project Veritas is a group of conservatives that publish misleading reports, which is par for the course for conservatives.

Ahhh, now they’re misleading because they were caught saying things with their own mouths? Lol

Project Veritas has been instrumental in getting down to the nitty gritty of the nastiness and the sneakiness of what liberals are doing to undermine the President as well as conservatives.

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Project Veritas has been instrumental in getting down to the nitty gritty of the nastiness and the sneakiness of what liberals are doing to undermine the President as well as conservatives.

How?

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Project Veritas has been instrumental in getting down to the nitty gritty of the nastiness and the sneakiness of what liberals are doing to undermine the President as well as conservatives.

Did they report Trump's father was born in Germany? Say no Americans were 'harmed' in Iraq by Iran's shelling? Re nasty, are they calling Trump's opponents schoolyard names? Making up stories about his opponent's fathers and wives? Are they pushing stories like pizzagate? Saying Russian 'meddling' was a hoax?

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uses hidden cameras and undercover reporters to ensnare journalists in embarrassing conversations.

Depending on the state, recording someone else without their knowledge may be perfectly illegal. There are many single-party recording states. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telephone_call_recording_laws#One-party_consent_states Only 12 states require 2-party consent. NH is one of those, so this appears to be illegal. However, D.C. is a single-party jurisdiction.

Everyone has a bias. Get over it.

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Everyone has a bias. Get over it.

Right. The issue is when that bias crosses a line and gets in the way of professional conduct. For that, you need evidence. Just having an opinion doesn't mean you're corrupt or else everyone on both sides is corrupt.

Which is silly.

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So you're asking us to not believe our eyes and ears when we see and hear the videos?

Given conservatives inability to be accurate and this cool thing called editing; yes, that is what I’m asking when a video comes from a group of known scammers. Oh, wait, you support Donny, who has been a documented scammer since at least the 70’s.

We should just believe your narrative?

Your choice.

And you always espouse logic.

Correct.

Sheesh!

Times infinity.

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Ahhh, now they’re misleading because they were caught saying things with their own mouths? Lol

See my post immediately above. ROFL!

Project Veritas has been instrumental in getting down to the nitty gritty of the nastiness and the sneakiness of what liberals are doing to undermine the President as well as conservatives.

Hahaha! Of course, it’s no surprise Trump sycophants believe Project Veritas despite its horrible track record for accuracy. Smh.

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Project Veritas is a "right-wing disinformation outfit founded in 2010 by James O'Keefe.

Much of the funding for Project Veritas comes from anonymous donations through Donors Trust, a conservative, American nonprofit donor-advised fund backed by the Koch brothers, which according to its promotional materials, says that it will "keep your charitable giving private, especially gifts funding sensitive or controversial issues". Prominent donors have included the Trump Foundation, which donated $10,000 in May 2015.

The group is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. The group's affiliate is the Project Veritas Action Fund.

This group can be summed up in a single word,

Crap!

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Heck, people are free to secretly record Trump's campaign too (remember those leaked recordings)

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