Project Veritas and its founder James O’Keefe won a major victory for free speech and American journalism this week; beating a lawsuit surrounding the organization’s efforts to secretly record top officials exposing widespread corruption at teachers unions across the country.
“Love him or hate him, James O’Keefe has been establishing legal precedence throughout the nation. A conservative activist, O’Keefe’s Project Veritas pushes the boundaries of documentary filmmaking and investigative journalism through the use of undercover video and audio, and sometimes, fooling subjects — government officials, members of academia, community-based social organizations, etc. — into saying things they perhaps shouldn’t,” reports the Hollywood Reporter.
“Today’s lesson in the art of ambush journalism comes from a Florida federal court, which has granted summary judgment to Project Veritas in a lawsuit. The lesson? If you’re going to secretly record someone, maybe best to do it in a crowded environment,” adds the author.
Read the full report here.