James O’Keefe and the team at Project Veritas have done it again: exposed a mainstream media outlet as part of its American Pravda series.
The latest video – “NYT Part I: Slanting the News & A Bizarre Comey Connection” – puts the spotlight on Nicholas Dudich, an audience strategy editor at The New York Times who gets the newspaper’s video content onto social media platforms. He is also a former Democratic operative who worked on the campaigns of former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Project Veritas released footage of Dudich on Tuesday disparaging President Donald Trump and his family, admitting to not being objective, and claiming that he is the godson of former FBI director James Comey. Objectivism in journalism has regularly been questioned over the years, and this is further evidence as to why the public cannot trust journalists.
The CNNs and The New York Times of the world attempt to mask themselves as objective entities. As we have witnessed nine months into the Trump administration, many of the media outlets are biased, as if allergic to the truth, and feel the need to opine rather than report.
Who is Nicholas Dudich?
Dudich is ostensibly the gatekeeper of the newspaper’s vast video content library. It is his job to see that the company’s videos make it to YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook.
Working on the 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns of former President Obama and the failed 2016 presidential campaign of Clinton, he focused primarily on social media. His job in the Clinton campaign was to make her videos seem more “heartfelt.”
When asked by a PV reporter if he can make sure to get his message heard on every video, Dudich conceded that “my imprint is on every video we do.” He goes as far as admitting that he works at the Times to put forward his political positions.
He told the undercover journalist:
“I will be ‘objective.’ No I’m not. That’s why I’m there.
Like, after the Clinton campaign, I’m like, no I need to get back into news and keep doing s—t because, like, this isn’t going to change.”
Simply put: his candidate didn’t win so now he will use the resources and reach of a national newspaper to ensure he can publish propaganda.
How will he do so? Let Dudich explain:
“I’d target his businesses, his dumb f—k of a son, Donald Jr., and Eric, so they’re running Trump, like, the Trump business.
Target that. Get people to boycott going to his hotels. Boycott…so a lot of Trump brands, if you can ruin the Trump brands 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.”
O’Keefe notes in a news release that Dudich violates the NYT Ethical Handbook’s Section 62:
“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 is James Comey’s Godson
James Comey is Nicholas Dudich’s godfather. That is what the Times employee told a PV journalist. If true, Dudich violates a conflict of interest.
In the video, Dudich claims that he met “great guy Comey.” When pressed how that happened, Dudich explained that his father and mother knew Comey and his wife “for a really long time.”
Since it would be a massive conflict of interest, Dudich said that no one at the newspaper “has any idea about” the connection. Dudich even thinks he should have recused himself from covering the Comey hearing this past spring, but he didn’t want to risk his position.
His claim began to unravel when he couldn’t definitively say when he last spoke with Comey (see 7:50).
O’Keefe once again cites the newspaper’s ethics handbook from section 107:
“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 judgments about them.”
Dudich didn’t appear to be pleased with Comey’s decision to sign a multi-million-dollar book deal. He used a variety of profanities to highlight his displeasure over the book, stating that it’s just for the money.
“I think he’s kind of a c—t with the book deal. Like, are you f—king kidding me?
I think that’s f—king…because he can’t say anything more. Everything else is classified. So, it’s just a money grab and, like, f—k him. He’s a holier-than-thou f—king c—t and he gets a book deal just for money. Like, f—k him.”
To verify the accuracy of Dudich’s assertion, PV checked records in three states and interviewed some of his family members, including his father, who confirmed that he doesn’t even know Comey.
When confronted with the facts, Dudich finally confessed that Comey is not his godfather.
Nicholas Dudich: FBI Asset
If the coverage couldn’t get any more bizarre, Dudich then pulls this one out of nowhere: he “used to be an Antifa punk once upon a time.”
That’s right. Dudich says he has “punched neo-Nazis, many of them,” and pointed to a mark on his hand that is from a neo-Nazi’s tooth.
The reporter asked if Dudich’s alleged godfather knew about his Antifa history. He refused to answer the question, but he did assert that the FBI asked him to infiltrate the organization to serve as an “asset.”
He professed that he gathered intelligence for the FBI to determine what their agenda was and whether they’re a threat or not. His assessment is that Antifa is a domestic terrorist threat.
More Dudichs at the Times?
How many lies did Dudich tell? How many truths did he divulge? Was Dudich just trying to impress a girl? How many other employees at The New York Times are manipulating the news?
PV’s latest release is only the first part of multiple others in its American Pravda series. The Washington Post’s moniker is that “democracy dies in the darkness.” The Jeff Bezos-owned publication is correct, and that is why O’Keefe and his PV crew are shining the light on many newsrooms across the U.S., particularly the Times.
VIDEO HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=266&v=D5854-qAqkM
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