James O'Keefe with Project Veritas confronts the Principal Counsel for PBS (Public Broadcasting Service), Michael Beller, at a local restaurant.
While the mainstream news media (MSM) howels in unison the debunked lie that Donald Trump "incited" violence during the Jan. 6 protests at the United States Capitol, we can watch James O'Keefe do some real investigative journalism.
(See Jeffrey Scott Shapiro's sobering piece for the Wall Street Journal, "No, Trump Isn’t Guilty of Incitement," which shows that the President didn't even "mention violence, much less provoke it").
James O'Keefe is bringing real journalism back into style.
O'Keefe founded Project Veritas, where he serves as CEO and Board Chairman, in 2011. "Today, Project Veritas investigates and exposes corruption, dishonesty, self-dealing, waste, fraud, and other misconduct in both public and private institutions to achieve a more ethical and transparent society," according to the organization's website.
Today, the Project Veritas YouTube channel published a video showing O'Keefe confront PBS lawyer Michael Beller "for his statements defending violent attacks on the White House, re-education for the children of Trump supporters and praising the deaths of red state voters as a result of COVID-19."
A sting operation discovered the PBS lawyer making the following claims about Americans:
"We go for all the Republican voters and Homeland Security will take their children away…we’ll put them into the re-education camps."
"Enlightenment camps. They’re nice, they have Sesame Street characters in the classrooms, and they watch PBS all day."
"Americans are so f*cking dumb. You know, most people are dumb. It’s good to live in a place [Washington, D.C.] where people are educated and know stuff. Could you imagine if you lived in one of these other towns or cities where everybody's just stupid?"
"What’s great is that COVID is spiking in all the red states right now. So that’s great…a lot of them [red state voters] are sick and dying."
Veritas journalists revealed that Beller called President Trump "close to Hitler" before admitting he would "Go to the White House and throw Molotov cocktails" if the Democrats "don't win."
Beller also said that it is "great" that "COVID is spiking in all the red states" because "either those people won’t come out to vote for Trump–you know the red states–or a lot of them are sick and dying."
Beller was fired by PBS after being caught by the undercover sting. "This employee no longer works for PBS," the PBS press room said on Twitter. "As a mid-level staff attorney, he did not speak on behalf of our organization, nor did he make any editorial decisions. There is no place for hateful rhetoric at PBS, and this individual’s views in no way reflect our values or opinions."
Project Veritas notes that PBS is a non-profit institution receiving millions of dollars per year from the federal government, giving American taxpayers reason to question the service's funding.
Watch the full YouTube video:
These revelations from Project Veritas come days after Twitter banned President Trump from its platform for violating Twitter's "Integrity or Violent Threats policies," even though Trump had repeatedly called on his supporters to respect law enforcement and peacefully disperse from the Capitol.
Twitter deleted the video President Trump posted on his account after the violence began. In it he said the following:
"I know your pain. I know your hurt. We had an election that was stolen from us. It was a landslide election and everyone knows it, especially the other side. But you have to go home now," said the President.
"We have to have peace. We have to have law and order. We have to respect our great people in law and order. We don’t want anybody hurt."
"It’s a very tough period of time. There’s never been a time like this, where such a thing happened, where they could take it away from all of us; from me, from you, from our country. This was a fraudulent election."
"But we can’t play into the hands of these people. We have to have peace. So go home. We love you, you’re very special, you’ve seen what happens, you see the way others are treated who are so bad and so evil. I know how you feel. But go home, and go home in peace."
Which party is the party of peace and "unity" again? Trump didn't say anything about Molotov cocktails.