IRS Grants Nonprofit Status To James O’Keefe’s ‘Project Veritas’
First Posted: 05/26/11 03:24 PM ET Updated: 05/26/11 03:24 PM ET
An organization founded by conservative filmmaker and self-proclaimed “muckraking journalist” James O’Keefe has been granted nonprofit status by the IRS.
O’Keefe told The Chronicle of Philanthropy that he’s glad he can begin to garner tax-deductible donations for his organization:
“We’re pleased that Project Veritas’ nonprofit status has been approved. Our nonpartisan mission of exposing corruption while training new, investigative journalists can now be fully supported by donors who require a tax-exemption for their generous contributions.”
On its website, Project Veritas describes itself as bringing “transparency into the back-room deals” by using investigative journalism tactics.