Project Veritas releases a new video refuting The New York Times’ (NYT) claim that the New York State Supreme Court acted in an “unconstitutional” manner.
PROJECT VERITAS REPORTS:
Both the New York State Supreme Court and the New York State Appellate Division of the Supreme Court ruled that The New York Times cannot publish the private and privileged communications of Project Veritas’ attorneys representing Project Veritas in Veritas’ defamation case against The Times.
Recently, the same appellate court granted The New York Times a procedural victory in its Motion for a Stay on Discovery which delays Project Veritas’ depositions of the paper’s reporters until The Times’ appeal of its defeated Motion to Dismiss is decided. The Motion for Stay ruling prohibits both The Times and Veritas from engaging in behavior such as publishing each other’s attorney-client privileged information.
Dean Baquet, New York Times Executive Editor: “This ruling [temporarily prohibiting the publishing of Veritas’ privileged attorney-client information] is unconstitutional and sets a dangerous precedent. When a court silences journalism, it fails its citizens and undermines their right to know. The Supreme Court made that clear in the Pentagon Papers case, a landmark ruling against prior restraint blocking the publication of newsworthy journalism. That principle clearly applies here. We are seeking an immediate review of this decision.”
Baquet remained silent about the FBI raids on Project Veritas journalists while press freedom advocates and members of the media condemned the First Amendment violations that took place.