“This idiot has posted a half dozen tweets this morning touting his secret video of[Lisa Savage], saying… what she always says,” tweeted Sun Journal political reporter Steve Collins, referring to O’Keefe. “The man can call himself a journalist, but he’s not even a good propagandist.”
Project Veritas has a long history of running sting video operations that feature dishonest editing of their subjects. For example, a recent video by the group accusing Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar of voter fraud was found to be a “coordinated disinformation campaign,” according to researchers.
In recent years, however, Project Veritas had made a series of embarrassing blunders while trying to conduct sting operations, including a previous video released in Maine in partnership with the Maine Heritage Policy Center, which was deceptively edited and ultimately proven not to show the misconduct O’Keefe and the Center claimed.James O’Keefe’s attempted sting in Maine’s U.S. Senate race flops hard | Beacon