On Tuesday, Project Veritas released the latest in its “American Pravda” series, this time focusing on the New York Times, (NYT).
This video features New York Times Audience Strategy Editor Nicholas Dudich, who, Project Veritas said, “was caught on hidden-camera boasting of his lack of journalistic ethics. Dudich, who serves as Audience Strategy Editor, displays a lack of integrity throughout the video, manages videos which go ‘on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram’ for the Times.”
In the video, Dudich said that fired FBI director James Comey was his godfather and that he spent time with Antifa at Comey’s request. But Dudich’s father denied knowing Comey. Dudich later admitted he embellished the truth about his relationship with Comey.
Oddly enough, Section 107 of the NYT Ethical Handbook reads:
“Staff members may not write about people to whom they are related by blood or marriage or with whom they have close personal relationships, or edit material about such people or make news judgements about them.”
There’s more, according to Project Veritas:
While talking about being objective at the Times, Dudich replies candidly, “No I’m not, that’s why I’m here.“
Dudich considers himself an important player at the New York Times, telling the Project Veritas Journalist “my voice is on… my imprint is on every video we do.”
Dudich goes on to explain what he might do to target President Trump:
“I’d target his businesses, his dumb fuck of a son, Donald Jr., and Eric…
“Target that. Get people to boycott going to his hotels. Boycott… So a lot of the Trump brands, if you can ruin the Trump brand and you put pressure on his business and you start investigating his business and you start shutting it down, or they’re hacking or other things. He cares about his business more than he cares about being President. He would resign. Or he’d lash out and do something incredibly illegal, which he would have to.”
When the undercover journalist asks Dudich if he could make sure that the anti-Trump stories make it to the front, he replied, “Oh, we always do.”
But the NYT Ethical Handbook says the goal of the paper is to “cover the news as impartially as possible.” Section 62 continues:
“Journalists have no place on the playing field of politics. Staff members are entitled to vote, but they must do nothing that might raise questions about their professional neutrality or that of The Times.”
Dudich, Project Veritas further said, “worked on the political campaigns of both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton”
Here’s the video:
“The fact remains that Nick Dudich lies and he’s a gatekeeper at the New York Times,” said Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe, “And that fact should be worrisome to the bosses at the paper of record. Who else are they letting spread misinformation in their name?”
President Trump has long been critical of the Times, especially on Twitter:
The Failing @nytimes set Liddle' Bob Corker up by recording his conversation. Was made to sound a fool, and that's what I am dealing with!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 10, 2017
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 27, 2017
He also retweeted this:
— David Martosko (@dmartosko) September 17, 2017
Which was in response to this:
Not sending a great signal on child labor, minimum wage & occupational safety >> Trump White House lets a 10-year-old volunteer mow its lawn https://t.co/uj7N9Mr8Yi
— Steven Greenhouse (@greenhousenyt) September 15, 2017
There’s quite a few more. Newsbusters, a site that documents liberal mainstream media bias, has quite a bit on the New York Times, which you can see here.
- NYT writer: Walking white women racist for not getting out of his way on sidewalk
- New York Times ‘Conservative Writer’: Repeal the Second Amendment
- Trump campaign: New York Times illegally obtained state tax records
- NYT contributor: ‘There is not a single good person who voted for Trump’
- NYT columnist to IRS: Break the law, leak Trump’s tax info