UPDATE: @nytimes FORCED to Answer Veritas’s Defamation Lawsuit – NYT Admits They Did Not Contact Veritas’s Named Sources for Comment; Admits Astor Article WRONG About MN Law; Claims Articles Are Opinion While Admitting Reporters Not Opinion Writers pic.twitter.com/8eAyp8PSRB— Matthew Tyrmand (@MatthewTyrmand) April 28, 2021
As previously reported, the points of contention involve several defamatory and untrue statements made by New York Times writers Maggie Astor and Tiffany Hsu in their stories about the Project Veritas videos out of Minnesota involving a ballot harvesting scandal. A
stor and Hsu falsely claimed that Project Veritas was part of a “coordinated disinformation effort” and referred to the videos as “misleading” and “deceptive” while also claiming that Project Veritas used “unidentifiable sources” and “without evidence” despite the fact that several sources are named in the video and hard evidence of the scheme was shown on video.
Ironically, the New York Times themselves used unidentified sources to concoct their conspiracy theories about the videos.