CNN Executive Admits Pushing 'Propaganda' about Matt Gaetz: 'He's Bad for Democrats'
Network's technical director caught boasting of hurting Republicans in undercover video
A CNN executive has admitted in an undercover sting that the far-left "news" network is pushing "propaganda" to smear Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) because he's a "problem for the Democratic Party."
CNN's technical director Charles Chester unwittingly told an undercover journalist that the network routinely pushes "propaganda" as part of an "agenda" to hurt Republicans and help Democrats.
In another damning video released by guerilla news outlet Project Veritas, Chester was asked if CNN uses "propaganda" on-air.
"I don't know. I- yeah," Chester responded after initially struggling to answer the question.
When he was asked to explain how CNN uses "propaganda," he started by trying to come up with a hypothetical scenario as an example.
Chester then appeared to give up and switch to citing actual examples of CNN's reporting on the scandals plaguing the GOP congressman, which had surfaced just days prior.
"If the agenda, say, is to get..." Chester begins as he explains how CNN would use propaganda.
"Like, Matt Gaetz, right now, he's like this Republican," Chester then starts as he draws on a real-life example of the network's reporting.
"He's a problem for the Democratic Party because he's so conservative, right?
"And he can cause a lot of hiccups in passing of laws and whatnot.
"So, it would be great for the Democratic Party to get him out," he explains.
"So we're going to keep running those stories to keep hurting him and make it so that it can't be buried and, like, just settled outside of court.
"And just like, you know, if we keep pushing that, it's helping us."
"That's propaganda because it's helping us in some way," Chester summarized.
BREAKING: CNN Director REVEALS @CNN Coverage of @RepMattGaetz Is ‘Propaganda’— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) April 13, 2021
“If the agenda say, is to get @mattgaetz right now, he’s like this Republican. He’s a problem for the Democratic Party...So we’re(@CNN) going to keep running these stories to keep hurting him.” pic.twitter.com/6Gjr8R7Eh5
CNN has yet to comment on the damaging footage.
Gaetz has been at the center of a political firestorm in recent weeks over allegations of sexual relations with a minor, making payments for sex, and potential sex trafficking.
The congressman has denied any wrongdoing and has rejected calls for his resignation.
CNN has given Gaetz's political woes plenty of coverage, particularly on "Cuomo Prime Time" where anchor Chris Cuomo has been reporting on the latest developments extensively while avoiding the growing scandals plaguing his older brother, Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
For his part, Andrew Cuomo has had nine women come forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct.
As part of a larger #ExposeCNN campaign, Project Veritas also released footage of Chester admitting that CNN's "focus" was to get President Trump out of office during the 2020 presidential campaign, as well as that the network manufactured stories about the Republican's health in order to aid then-candidate Joe Biden.
The often controversial Project Veritas, which frames itself as a conservative whistleblower watchdog group, has previously released what it claims to be hidden camera footage of network news producers, politicians, and members of private political organizations making statements while unaware they are being recorded.