James O’Keefe and Project Veritas took on The Washington Post and they fumbled the attempt and the result looks bad for the conservative movement on the whole.
Now Brent Bozell, conservative pundit, is speaking out against the potential hit job, condemning the actions taken by Project Veritas.
And we’re not downplaying this… they really fumbled it. The “actor” they hired left huge trails in her wake as she attempted to help O’Keefe and this sting against the Washington Post.
O’Keefe’s outfit employed a woman to reach out to Washington Post reporters, claiming she’d carried on an illicit affair with Roy Moore at the age of 15, was impregnated, then convinced to have an abortion by Moore.
Throughout the brief efforts, this “spy” acted strangely, and left easily discovered trails (like a GoFundMe page describing her efforts to expose the “liberal MSM” and containing her daughter’s name).
When confronted by a WaPo reporter, she led them right back to the Project Veritas office.
Regarding WaPo/O'Keefe incident, this was entrapment, & the kind of "gotcha" stunt that should be condemned. If a liberal did this to a conservative outlet, we'd be outraged. Once again, O'Keefe is grandstanding & hurting the conservative movement. I'm glad the Post outed him.
— Brent Bozell (@BrentBozell) November 28, 2017
O’Keefe released a respond but it wasn’t exactly stellar:
As reported by The Hill:
The attempt came after the Post had published allegations that Moore had a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl when he was 32, and that he pursued at least three other women between the ages of 16 and 18.
O’Keefe is known for orchestrating undercover operations to target media outlets and left-wing organizations.
After the Post revealed Project Veritas’s attempt, O’Keefe’s group sent a fundraising email with the subject line “Our cover is blown!”
“Following months of undercover work within The Washington Post, our investigative journalist within the publication had their cover blown,” O’Keefe wrote in the email.
“This is how undercover work goes. This isn’t the first time that has happened, and it won’t be the last time.”