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Thomas Gallatin / December 3, 2020

Project Veritas Exposes CNN Brass

The fake news network gets a bitter dose of its own medicine.

One might say this is what actual journalism looks like. On Tuesday, Project Veritas founder James O'Keefe announced that, thanks to a CNN insider, he had months of recorded calls from the network executives’ daily 9 AM conference calls. O'Keefe made his announcement live during a conference call by unmuting himself, surprising CNN President Jeff Zucker by directly addressing him and informing him that Project Veritas had been listening in on his calls for roughly two months. O'Keefe called out Zucker, stating, “Do you still feel you’re the ‘most trusted name in news?’ Because, I have to say, what I’ve been hearing on these phone calls, I don’t know about that. We’ve got a lot of recordings that indicate you’re not really that independent of a journalist.”

As promised, Project Veritas released several clips of Zucker’s phone calls on Wednesday evening. And as O'Keefe claimed, they reveal CNN’s executives collaborating to spin the news narrative against President Donald Trump and Republicans.

Just one example of CNN’s bias is in an exchange wherein Zucker makes the decision to avoid any coverage of the Hunter Biden laptop scandal. CNN’s political director, David Chalian, responded, “Obviously, we’re not going with the New York Post story right now on Hunter Biden and, which seems to be giving its marching orders to Fox News and the right-wing echo chamber about what to talk about today. Obviously, Hunter Biden’s lawyer is quoted in that New York Post piece, and we’ll just continue to report out this is the very stuff that the president was impeached over. This is the stuff that Senate committees looked at and found nothing wrong in — Joe Biden’s interactions with Ukrainians — and, now having an email that, perhaps there was a meeting with someone from Burisma is, it seems, Rudy Giuliani’s sort of ‘dream-a-vision’ of how to throw stuff at the wall in these closing days of the campaign.”

The truth is this revelation, if it can rightly be labeled as such, should come as a surprise to no one, as CNN has repeatedly demonstrated that it is little other than the media arm of the Democrat Party. What this does do is provide more damning evidence to support that very charge. Any claims on CNN’s part of engaging in objective journalism is simply fake news.

CNN has responded the only way it can — by threatening O'Keefe with legal action. “Legal experts say this may be a felony,” CNN’s communications team tweeted. “We’ve referred it to law enforcement.”

Upon that news, Donald Trump Jr. hit back by pointing out CNN’s hypocrisy. “It’s amazing that CNN has no problem aggressively running with secretly recorded audio tapes of the First Lady non-stop for weeks, but has a serious problem when someone does the exact same thing to them!” he said. “If it wasn’t for double standards, they would have no standards at all.”

For O'Keefe’s part, he made his intentions in going after CNN clear: “It’s important that we hold accountable the mainstream media. The media has to be held to account. They are hurting the American people with their lies, their innuendo, their slander, the defamation, the hyperbole and I think Mr. Zucker is shaking in his boots right now. I think he’s very afraid of what might be coming.”

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