TLP: Pimp Threads, Congressional Burglary and Hidden Cameras Now Tax-Deductible
Remember when conservative gangsta James O'Keefe went begging for money, NPR style, so he could keep trying to take down organizations like NPR? The kicker in O'Keefe's fund-raising email for was the line that contributions to Project Veritas "are not tax deductible at this time."
Consider that matter resolved. The NYT reports:
The Internal Revenue Service has granted nonprofit status to the group that brought down two senior executives at NPR and dealt a death blow to the community organizing group Acorn with videos of its employees giving tax advice to people claiming to be a pimp and prostitute.I still can't shake the delicious irony of taking tax dollars to save tax dollars.
Project Veritas, a group founded by the videographer James O’Keefe, received the status from the I.R.S. in April, according to documents gathered by The Chronicle of Philanthropy through a Freedom of Information Act request.
“It will help us expand as an organization and institution,” Mr. O’Keefe said in an interview on Thursday.
He said the money saved with the status would help Project Veritas train and equip “an army” of citizen journalists to carry out its mission: “to investigate and expose corruption, dishonesty, self-dealing, waste, fraud and other misconduct in both public and private institutions in order to achieve a more ethical and transparent society.”