Posted by on September 23, 2022 7:42 pm
Tags:
Categories: Breaking News News WND

Jury verdict for Dem activists to be appealed

Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe in a Fox News interview with Sean Hannity on April 15, 2021

WND is now on Trump’s Truth Social! Follow us @WNDNews

A jury verdict awarding damages to an organization of Democrat activists against the investigative reporting organization Project Veritas will be appealed.

A report at Just the News explains a jury this week awarded $120,000 in damages to Democracy Partners, claiming the undercover reporting by Project Veritas was fraudulent misrepresentation.

Project Veritas officials said the decision will be appealed.

The organization, like many journalistic enterprises, sometimes uses plants embedded in organizations to obtain its exclusives.

In this case, an associate used an alias to obtain an internship with the activists.

But the jury said those actions “breached a fiduciary duty to the consulting firm, Democracy Partnerships.

Recordings that were made by the operative depicted what were described as efforts to incite violence at rallies for then-President Trump.

The Democrat activists said they lost contracts after the videos were released.

“The jury effectively ruled investigative journalists owe a fiduciary duty to the subjects they are investigating and that investigative journalists may not deceive the subjects they are investigating,” said Project Veritas founder and CEO James O’Keefe.

“Journalism is on trial, and Project Veritas will continue to fight for every journalist’s right to news gather, investigate, and expose wrongdoing – regardless of how powerful the investigated party may be.”

WND reported last year when the judge gave clear direction in the case, determining that the plaintiffs could call Project Veritas’ work “spying.”

The case is over a project in 2016 in which Allison Maass, who worked for Project Veritas, took an internship at Democracy Partners under another identity. She was secretly recording staff members there and relaying their comments to Project Veritas.

Eventually, the undercover journalists released a series of videos and that prompted Democracy Partners founder Robert Creamer to step down from the Hillary Clinton campaign.

WND reported at the time the video revealed Creamer being credited with ideas for affecting voters’ opinions.

The Federal Elections Commission was asked to investigate the evidence in the videos, which showed Democratic operatives not only explaining how they were trying to influence the presidential election by manipulating the vote but boasting about it.

The complaint was filed by the Public Interest Legal Foundation, a nonprofit organization “dedicated to protect the right to vote, preserve the constitutional framework of American elections, and educate the public on the issue of election integrity.”

Creamer and Democracy Partners then sued Project Veritas in 2017.

EDITOR’S NOTE: With what has been called the “Sovietization” of the Biden administration – including the shocking criminalization of dissent and massive weaponization of the FBI against political opponents – America is being increasingly compared to a third-world or communist dictatorship. Yet America still has one sacred institution that dictatorships from Zimbabwe to communist China don’t have: ELECTIONS. And in reality, there is no reason, despite the regime’s all-out efforts at election rigging, that the tens of millions of decent, right-thinking American voters cannot stop the Biden administration’s ever-expanding madness this November. For that reason, the September issue of WND’s critically acclaimed monthly Whistleblower magazine insightfully covers the most electrifying and important races, illuminates the biggest issues, reveals how the latest federal takeover of elections actually violates the law, and much more. Looking forward to 2024, the issue also highlights why, to quote the chairman of a major think tank, Donald Trump “is the most towering political figure in living memory” and the person “most fit to lead” today’s America. It’s all in “STOPPING THE MADNESS: A MIDTERM ELECTION GUIDE FOR VOTERS WHO LOVE AMERICA.”

For 25 years, WND has boldly brought you the news that really matters. If you appreciate our Christian journalists and their uniquely truthful reporting and analysis, please help us by becoming a WND Insider!

Content created by the WND News Center is available for re-publication without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact licensing@wndnewscenter.org.

SUPPORT TRUTHFUL JOURNALISM. MAKE A DONATION TO THE NONPROFIT WND NEWS CENTER. THANK YOU!

 

The post Jury verdict for Dem activists to be appealed appeared first on WND.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.