New York Times Begs Court to Dismiss Project Veritas Defamation Lawsuit
New York Times Reporter Maggie Astor changes her tune, originally said Veritas videos have "solely" unnamed sources but now says they have "many" unnamed sources.
Astor said she labelled the videos "deceptive" because she was unable to corroborate the videos on her own.
Astor: "I know of Project Veritas and, before writing my articles about the Video, I knew that it had a reputation for publishing deceptively-edited videos and had been publicly criticized many times for doing so."
New York Times legal team cite Wikipedia to justify mischaracterizing Project Veritas.
New York Times legal team excused Astor's article as an opinion piece: "Unverifiable expressions of opinion are not actionable and cannot be defamatory."