The Washington Post says that it caught a "Project Veritas" undercover video sting operation that was meant to discredit the newspaper's reports on Roy Moore by feeding them a false story about the GOP candidate for Alabama's U.S. Senate seat.
What is the Washington Post reporting?
A woman approached The Post with dramatic — and false — tale about Roy Moore. She appears to be part of undercover… https://t.co/xD37EjHRwP— The Washington Post (@The Washington Post) 1511818742.0
The Post reports that a woman came to their offices and said that Roy Moore impregnated her when she was a teenager.
"In a series of interviews over two weeks, the woman shared a dramatic story about an alleged sexual relationship with Moore in 1992 that led to an abortion when she was 15," they reported. "During the interviews, she repeatedly pressed Post reporters to give their opinions on the effects that her claims could have on Moore’s candidacy if she went public."
They confronted her about inconsistencies in her story, and did not publish the story that would have almost certainly damaged Moore. When they saw that she was entering the New York offices of "Project Veritas," they concluded that she was a part of a sting operation in a "scheme to deceive and embarrass" the news outlet.
What was James O'Keefe's response?
James O'Keefe countered by dropping different undercover footage he had captured of the Washington Post's National Security Correspondent, Dan Lamothe.
The entire media establishment is against Project Veritas. Number one trending on Twitter. For good reason. There i… https://t.co/sS2GfHGK51— James O'Keefe (@James O'Keefe) 1511822111.0
The video shows Lamothe speaking candidly about the anti-Trump bias of some at the Washington Post.
BREAKING: @washingtonpost National Security Correspondent on WaPo company culture: "They definitely don't like Trum… https://t.co/Y1OSUyg6JF— James O'Keefe (@James O'Keefe) 1511825267.0
The Post noted other attempts to discredit reporting on accusations of sexual harassment against Moore. O'Keefe claimed that he had other videos to publish and expose the media's bias.