The video streaming service Netflix on Monday posted a low-key dig at Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe after the Washington Post busted a woman trying to pull off a sting operation on the newspaper.
A woman affiliated with Project Veritas approached the Washington Post with a bogus story about Alabama Senate candidate Roy More, the Post reports. As the paper conducted its standard fact-checking of the woman’s story, it became clear that she was not telling the truth, according to the Post’s own account of the interactions.
O’Keefe’s Project Vertias is infamous for conducting right-wing sting operations intended to paint left-leaning organizations in a negative light.
Netflix on Monday subtly trolled the organization.
“If you want more information on the power of due diligence when reporting a major news story, Spotlight is now streaming.”
If you want more information on the power of due diligence when reporting a major news story, Spotlight is now streaming.— Netflix (@Netflix)1511828517.0
Spotlight is the Oscar-winning movie about the Boston Globe’s diligent reporting on Catholic priests accused of sexually assaulting young boys. As Twitter user Mike Di Paola pointed out, Marty Baron—who was the Globe's editor from 2001 to 2012—is now the executive editor of the Washington Post.