Yesterday, James O' Keefe filed a lawsuit against the NJ Star Ledger for defamation. MRCTV asked James a couple of questions regarding what motivated him to file the lawsuit, if this was a 'warning shot' at other outlets, if he plans on filing more, how he thinks the media would treat him and his work if he were a liberal and truth in the media.
Here's the interview which was conducted via e-mail:
MRCTV: Could this be considered a 'warning shot' at other media outlets?
MRCTV: Do you plan on filing any more lawsuits against other outlets?
If they have willfully disregarded the truth, yes.
MRCTV: How do you think the media would treat you and your work if you were a liberal?
O' Keefe: We would have a Peabody, a Pulitzer and the screenplay about our journey over the last few years would be nominated for an Academy award.
MRCTV: Final thoughts on truth in the media.
O' Keefe: Journalism has become so politicized that reporters can't accept the facts we find to be true. They jump to policy ramifications that come about in state legislatures after our fact-finding, so they take an intellectually dishonest tact; they refuse to accept the facts that we discovered to be true. The reason why we are so effective -- and dangerous to the establishment -- is we ask people to believe their own eyes and ears. We don't editorialize in our videos. We don't advance policy agendas in our videos. We expose things for what they are using raw visuals of events that have happened. The venerable Pulitzer Prize winners are forced to resort to defamation and the politics of personal destruction in order to obfuscate our findings. The game is over, starting with this lawsuit.