The Deep State considers telling the truth to be an act of treason.
And they will send FBI agents after anyone who dares to oppose them.
Now, their latest target is an independent journalist who has exposed the mainstream media.
Project Veritas has become famous for uncovering secret videos of mainstream media pundits, and other political figures, saying what’s really on their mind.
Typically, those videos involve them admitting that they are trying to push a political agenda on their TV shows.
Some people like Project Veritas, and some people don’t. That’s okay – not everyone has to agree with each other in a democracy.
But what everyone should agree on is that it’s unacceptable for the FBI to raid the home of a journalist because they dislike their political agenda.
But that’s just what happened to Project Veritas and their founder, James O’Keefe.
According to a report from the New York Post, “neighbors of the 37-year-old told the Times about the several-hours long search, and the FBI confirmed to the paper that agents had ‘performed law enforcement activity’ at his building.”
The FBI was allegedly looking for information about a diary that was stolen from Ashley Biden, the President’s daughter.
However, O’Keefe never published the diary, and there is no evidence linking him to the theft of the diary either.
One can only assume that the purpose of the raid had nothing to do with the diary. It was to put a stop to any stories that he was on the verge of breaking that might embarrass political figures.
The First Amendment is clear – freedom of the press is a fundamental right that exists to keep the most powerful people in society in check.
If journalists like James O’Keefe are targeted by the government for covering stories that they feel are important, the whole Constitutional system will fall apart.
As independent journalist Michael Tracey stated, “Unless there’s hard evidence that James O’Keefe and/or his associates were directly involved in burglarizing Biden’s daughter (none has been produced) it’s genuinely menacing that the FBI raided his apartment and his associates, whatever else you may think of O’Keefe.”
Even Ben Smith, a media columnist for the New York Times, tweeted “Don’t think journalists should be cheering this one.”
Smith understands that once government force is used against a journalist to punish them, it opens the door to the First Amendment being wiped out completely. And that would put everyone in danger.
O’Keefe’s case bears a striking resemblance to the treatment of Julian Assange by the U.S. government.
Both O’Keefe and Assange are independent journalists who have flourished outside of the mainstream media.
Both of them have broken important stories that the Left-wing press has intentionally refused to cover.
And both of them have now been targeted by the Deep State in response to their journalistic activities.
Of course, O’Keefe has not yet been locked up in solitary confinement like Assange has.
But the FBI is doing everything it can to stamp out O’Keefe’s independent journalism, just like how the CIA tried to assassinate Assange and then the DOJ prosecuted him for his free speech.
The First Amendment is in serious danger.