In a video announcing the release of 100 hours of audio secretly recorded inside the CNN newsroom, 'Project Veritas' founder James O'Keefe put a $10,000 bounty on any proof of "media malfeasance."
O'Keefe is in the process of releasing hundreds of hours of audio recorded inside the CNN newsroom in a "WikiLeaks-style dump."
"The audio was secretly recorded in 2009 by an anonymous source inside CNN's Atlanta headquarters who we are identifying as Miss X. The tapes contain soundbites from current and previous CNN employees Joe Sterling, Arthur Brice, and Nicky Robertson, as well as numerous others. Project Veritas is also offering a $10,000 award for content that exposes media malfeasance," according to 'Project Veritas.'
"Project Veritas is determined to expose malfeasance, corruption and wrongdoing," said Project Veritas founder and president James O'Keefe. "We want to become a destination where citizen journalists can come forward, work with us and make a real impact. That's why today, we're announcing a $10,000 award for anyone that comes forward with legally obtained materials exposing media malfeasance. If you have hidden audio recordings, video tapes or documents inside of a news room or media institution, and the material is good enough, I will pay you $10,000."
Online forums like 4chan have set up a place for people to access the recordings and share what they find. "PROTIP: Download the file and run it via audacity. That way you will be able to see the spikes in the audio file and make out where the conversations are," one post says.
"Audio engineer reporting in," said one comment. "If you find anything good that needs to be cleaned up let me know."
Another comment said:
DO NOT LISTEN OR WATCH ANY OF JAMES O'QUEEF'S SUPPOSED TAPES.
HE IS A CONFIRMED RUSSIAN NATIONAL WHO USES TOP OF THE LINE RUSSIAN CGI AND EDITING SOFTWARE TO MAKE HIS TAPES.
THIS IS PURE RUSSIAN PROPAGANDA DESIGNED TO UNDERMINE THE FAITH IN THIS COUNTRY'S INSTITUTIONS.
HELP STOP THE SPREAD OF FAKE NEWS FROM RUSSIA. THANK YOU
Watch O'Keefe's full announcement: