In a two-part series, the investigative journalism organization recorded statements by Times reporter Matthew Rosenberg, who at one point was talking about his sources including one for “that ridiculous, like pee tape" -- a false claim made in a fake 'dossier' assembled ahead of the 2016 election by former British spy Christopher Steele on behalf of the Hillary Clinton campaign that also accused then-GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump of being a dupe for Vladimir Putin.
Specifically, the claim was that Trump hired hookers to pee on a bed in a Moscow hotel where President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama reportedly stayed.
Rosenberg also talked about what happens in the newsroom at The New York Times, explaining that there is “a real internal tug of war between, like, the reasonable people and some of the crazier leftist sh*t that's worked it's way in there.”
“They're not the majority, but they're very vocal, loud minority that dominate social media and, therefore, has just hugely outsized influence," he continued, adding that he believes it is “alienating” Times subscribers whom he describes as “prosperous.”
The 11-year veteran reporter also said that many of his colleagues at the paper are "bullies" and "not the clearest thinkers, some of them," before going on to describe those who end up at the Times as "very neurotic people."
In addition, Rosenberg disparaged a colleague, Adam Goldman, whom he described as a lousy writer needing constant assistance from editors.
“He's a terrible writer…He's just not good at conceptualizing things. He's not good with words. It’s a skill. It's a hard one.” Rosenberg added that “editors do all his writing for him.”
After delving further into the internal workings and schisms at the Times, he then commented on the ongoing litigation between the paper and Project Veritas.
"James O'Keefe, that was a f**k up. We may well lose that one," he observed.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning Rosenberg, whose beat at the Times is national security, also talked about the Jan. 6 false flag in ways that differed from his own reporting of the incident.
For instance, at one point he says that “there were a ton of FBI informants among the people who attacked the Capitol," though the paper mostly has pushed back on those claims in other reporting, including his own.
On the one-year anniversary of the false flag, Rosenberg wrote that the claim about masses of Feds in the crowd was a "reimagining of Jan. 6."
He and two other Times writers wrote:
The reimagining of Jan. 6 has not so much evolved as it has splintered into rival, but often complementary, false narratives with a common goal — to shift blame away from Mr. Trump, his supporters and a Republican Party maneuvering to win back control of government. The riot was a “false flag” operation by antifa, the loose left-wing collective; the F.B.I. planted agents to stir up the crowd; the protesters were mere “tourists” wrongfully accused by a Democratic-led Justice Department and vilified by a biased mainstream media; police officers recounting their injuries and trauma were “crisis actors.’”
Rosenberg himself would tell the Project Veritas journalist that Jan. 6, in fact, was “no big deal."
“It’s not a big deal as they [media] are making it, because they were making too big a deal. They were making this an organized thing that it wasn’t," he explained on video. He also said that Jan. 6 was “fun,” a contradiction to his reporting that January 6 was “a violent interruption to the transition of power in American history.”
“It was like, me and two other colleagues who were there outside and we were just having fun," he admitted.
He also disparaged his Times co-workers who claimed to have been deeply affected by the incident.
“I know I’m supposed to be traumatized, but like, all these colleagues who were in the [Capitol] building, and are like, ‘Oh my God it was so scary!’ I’m like, ‘f*ck off!’” He adds, “I’m like come on, it’s not the kind place I can tell someone to man up, but I kind of want to be like, ‘dude come on, you were not in any danger.’”
Rosenberg concludes, “These f*cking little dweebs who keep going on about their trauma. Shut the f*ck up. They’re f*cking b*tches.”
No wonder fewer and fewer Americans trust these mainstream media outlets.