Videographer Behind Secret NPR Videos Makes Push for Nonprofit Status
The site of Project Veritas’ mailbox at 2100 M St NW in Washington, DC
By Lisa Chiu
James O’Keefe, the controversial videographer, has taken down the prominent antipoverty group Acorn, senior NPR executives, and employees at both Planned Parenthood and the New Jersey teachers’ union.
But he may face a tougher task now that he is asking for help from one of the nation’s biggest institutions, the Internal Revenue Service.
The 26-year-old self-proclaimed investigative journalist is seeking charity status for Project Veritas, an organization he created to raise money for his projects.
Because its application with the IRS for tax-exempt status is still pending, little information is publicly available about Project Veritas and how it will operate. The IRS does not make public applications for charity status until after it approves them.