The face of right-wing undercover journalism James O’Keefe announced in a long monologue Monday that rogue members of his company’s board have successfully “removed” him as CEO.
O’Keefe’s announcement was done in a similar fashion to his internet-breaking undercover exposés, which include groundbreaking revelations about pharma giant Pfizer, left-wing media network CNN and even Bernie Sanders’ 2020 campaign, to name a few.
In the clip, O’Keefe spoke about his time at the organization he built, explained the situation, and argued that the board unfairly orchestrated a coordinated coup to take him down.
“Journalism is reporting things powerful people want kept hidden for the wrong reasons — moral wrongs, bad behaviors — as journalists, we’re custodians of the public’s conscience,” O’Keefe said.
“On President’s Day, I’m packing up my personal belongings here,” O’Keefe said as he looked back on past successes and failures of his time at Project Veritas.
“Leadership has a price and results often come at a human cost,” O’Keefe continued, before suggesting the orchestrators of his removal don’t understand what leading this organization means.
“Many people want the fruits of leadership such as its power, results, Twitter followings, secondary effects — but the price of the responsibilities, burdens trials, hardships, difficult decisions, or just sheer suffering, I don’t think people want that,” he said.
O’Keefe went into great detail throughout the address, especially after the 15-minute mark, discussing a number of instances in which he believes board members lied in order to usurp him, complete with evidence.
Since it’s already out there, here are my heartfelt remarks to my staff this morning.
I need to make clear I have not resigned from the company, Project Veritas, I founded 13 years ago. I was stripped of my position as CEO and Chairman.
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— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) February 21, 2023
“So, our mission continues on,” O’Keefe later said.
“I’m not done. The mission will perhaps take on a new name, and it may be no longer called Project Veritas,” he explained. “I’ll need a bunch of people around me, and I’ll make sure you know how to find me.”