Other than (maybe) Judicial Watch, we’d be hard-pressed to name any organization out there doing more relevant, important work than Project Veritas. Under the leadership of activist James O’Keefe, the undercover journalists have been responsible for exposing more rats than Orkin over the last decade. Their latest focus has been on political bias inside the mainstream media, and there is no more important issue in the political world today.
Their new expose comes courtesy of a CNN insider named Cary Poarch, who delivered the goods in a big way. In Part One of PV’s expose, they published several damning quotes from CNN employees, including network president Jeff Zucker. Anyone who can come away from these quotes still thinking that CNN’s mission is to play things down the middle…well, there’s no more hope for you. Although, to be fair, it’s hard to imagine still thinking that in 2019.
“I think what’s going on in America now is really fundamentally the result of years of fake news, conspiracy nonsense from Fox News that has taken root in this country,” Zucker tells the troops in one of his regular 9:00am conference calls. “The fake conspiracy nonsense that Fox has spread for years is now deeply embedded in American society and at the highest levels of the Republican elected officials as we’ve seen…and frankly that is beyond destructive for America.”
Yes, and it’s nothing at all like the two years of fake news that CNN spewed out about the Trump/Russia hoax.
“I think as big of a story as what President Trump has done here is the Republicans’ delusional or defiant or silent responses,” says CNN Vice President David Chalian in one recording.
Exactly. Republicans need to carry the water for the Democratic Party’s messaging, or they’re just as bad as…Republicans. Um.
Ooh, how about some quotes about the mood at CNN after the election results came back in 2016!
“The election – yeah, I came in at about ten or eleven o’clock that night,” said Mike Brevna, the floor manager at the network. “And as I started walking towards this person, as I got closer, I could hear her sobbing. People were like, in shock.”
Christian Sierra, a CNN media coordinator, remembered the same somber reaction.
“That day, man, when I came in, everyone was silent,” he recalled. “Nobody wanted to talk. Like, the mood was just so sour the whole day – it was a f**king dreary day. I bet at Fox it was like euphoria.”
But the best quote has to be this one from another media coordinator, Nick Neville, who describes to the insider how there’s rampant bias at CNN coming all the way from the top.
“Like, there are a lot of people who are out here trying to play like, just do what they think is the best journalistic integrity. Then you get on the 9am call and the big boss, Jeff Zucker, f**king tells what to do,” Neville said. “Jeff Zucker – basically president of CNN – has a personal vendetta against Trump. Your own biases are gonna be there. They’re going to seep into what you think, they’re gonna seep into what you say, so if Jeff Zucker like blatantly hates Trump, and he runs CNN (which he does), it’s not gonna be positive for Trump. He hates him. It’s gonna be negative!”
Yeah. We noticed.