Project Veritas, the right-wing media group known primarily for its undercover video stings, suspended all operations on Wednesday after months of unsuccessful cost-cutting measures, according to Mediaite.
Undercover video stings don’t require massive amounts of editing to create the appearance of a sting. But, anyway.
In a letter to the organization’s few remaining staffers, human resources director Jennifer Kiyak said that it was necessary to put operations on pause in “the interest of preserving the possible future existence of Project Veritas.” She also announced another round of layoffs in the note, calling the move a “Reduction in Force,” Mediate reported.
And if you’ve ever wished the bottom feeding vermin who work for PV could get fired twice, here you go:
The development was first reported earlier on Wednesday by Bobby Harr, a former investigative reporter for Project Veritas. He tweeted that Kiyak and CEO Hannah Giles had cited “financial ruin as reason for [the] additional layoffs.”
Harr told Mediate on Wednesday that he’d been part of the most recent cull, having been officially laid off via phone call earlier that afternoon. The conversation had “confused” him, he said, since he thought he’d been terminated the previous month. He was provided no severance pay, he said.
“I was confused by this as my job was actually cut during the first round of layoffs while I was on medical leave,” he said. “I was locked out of my work phone and laptop as of that day and my paychecks stopped.”
Harr, harr, harr.
No seriously, fuck that guy. And fuck dignifying what anyone got up to there as investigative reporting. “Who will we lie about this time?” does not fit the definition.
Do read the entire article. And remember to ROOT FOR INJURIES.
Jeffrey Lichtman, O’Keefe’s lawyer, told Mediaite in a statement on Wednesday, “It appears that in the few months since Project Veritas ousted James, it continued to spend money at the same rate, blowing through the many millions of dollars James had previously raised for it—despite PV having no new sources of fundraising.”
“This is highly suspect,” he continued, “and we would welcome a full audit of PV’s finances to learn where that money was actually spent.”
Speaking of money, if Mr. Lichtman didn’t get his up front, then fuck him too.