PV Board Pretends They Never Tried to Oust James O’Keefe


The backlash over James O’Keefe facing removal as Chair of Project Veritas probably had an effect. After innumerable threats by followers and donors to abandon Project Veritas if they fired O’Keefe, the Board put out an announcement suggesting he’s not going anywhere.

The Board had sixteen disgruntled staff members, about a third of the staff, who said they represented far more staff. Mr. O’Keefe might be a tough boss. But there are other jobs. However, it’s hard to imagine Project Veritas surviving without him. He is the founder, and he is Project Veritas.

Many believe some on the Board staged a coup.

While this went down, James O’Keefe was on a “voluntary” leave of absence for two weeks to take a much-needed vacation.

Project Veritas released the following statement in part:

At Project Veritas, we believe in radical transparency coupled with respect, empathy, and honesty.

A few weeks ago, a number of our staff members provided leadership with some verbal feedback describing real management concerns regarding the treatment of people and our internal processes.

This prompted the board to solicit feedback from additional staff members, and that internal letter was leaked. The narrative that is being portrayed by referencing this letter is patently false. James has not been removed from Project Veritas. Nowhere in that letter was there ever a suggestion to remove James from the organization.

This makes me gag a bit.

There’s more. It doesn’t say he’s not going to be removed. It claims he was never removed. We think it means he’s staying.

Look at the ridiculous tweet they posted, pretending what happened didn’t happen.

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Peter B. Prange
Peter B. Prange
1 year ago

Transparency vs traitorous acts.
A Board of Directors has a responsibility to deal with things like what appeared to the board as a growing open rebellion. The fact that it was leaked shows that there was at least one traitor working at PV.
Many talented people do not make the best managers and administrators, An essential step in a company that for instance has a genius inventor as the first owner, is to develop a team that let’s the genius do what the genius does best and let people with a strength for managing and interpersonal relationship handle that side of the team.
A fellow Rotary member where I used to live was an excellent CPA and had a number of very famous clients. He several times explained many entrepreneurial ventures failed because they did not have the right people to deal with the growth. They could create a great product, but were not the right people to manage.
Not knowing the truth, I am speculating, but unless an enemy had infiltrated PV and deliberately sabotaged it, I would say it is like a family learning how to live with the various personalities in the family, or it will fall apart.
We are all flawed human beings and when the goal is lost….

Peter B. Prange
Peter B. Prange
1 year ago

PS. Gossip is a sin that is deadly to families and organizations. Remember the Bible way: If you have a problem, go to the source and work it out. If that can’t be done, get a neutral arbitrator to help clarify and resolve. etc.
When someone is upset and instead of dealing directly complains to others, even if the complain is invalid others may start to think they see validity.
Noe of us, no matter how innocent, can appear innocent if people start to look at us as guilty.