CNN 'Whistleblower' Claims Network is ‘Pumping Out Propaganda'
Project Veritas releases explosive recordings exposing network
An alleged 'whistleblower' has captured CNN employees casually confirming the network's internal anti-Trump bias.
The new exposè shows the company president Jeff Zucker ordering top news executives to focus on President Donald Trump's impeachment, disregarding important news, according to the bombshell footage.
The founder of Project Veritas, James O'Keefe, has been building up the release on social media with an "#ExposeCNN" hashtag, before publishing the first segment of the multi-part series.
The video also features Cary Poarch, a satellite uplink technician at CNN’s Washington Bureau, who before, he claims, his dream job” quickly turned into a nightmare due to CNN's glaring bias.
In the recording, a person identified as Zucker says:
“I don’t care about the MSNBC event, OK? I don’t care about them. Let’s just stay very focused on impeachment."
“We shouldn’t just pretend, oh, this is going one way. And so all of these moves are toward impeachment.”
“several” of Zucker’s conference calls were allegedly recorded by Poarch, in which he claims Zucker runs the everyday meeting “with an iron fist” aimed directly at “hammering Trump."
Poarch told O’Keefe that several high-powered CNN executives join the daily call with Zucker, those included senior vice president of newsgathering Virginia Moseley and political director David Chalian.
Zucker's careers rose from researcher to the president and CEO of NBC Universal, before he began his humble career ar NBC.
Ironically, he was even responsible for increasing Donald Trump’s fame when he greenlighted “The Apprentice.”
The duo has famously feuded since Trump entered politics, as the president called out the network for its bias and 'fake news.'
I’d like to introduce CNN whistleblower Cary Poarch, who secretly recorded his colleagues for months. We’ll be uploading clips all day and night. Says Poarch, “I did’t see any other option...I decided to wear a hidden camera to expose the bias” #ExposeCNN https://t.co/kDe3HDdX2r pic.twitter.com/lcIXgY9BPW— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) October 14, 2019
Zucker can also be heard telling staff to call out Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., encouraging anchors to attack Fox News.
Poarch said he decided to wear a hidden camera due to CNN's perceived bias, secretly recording Zucker’s 9 a.m. conference call because the network was “pumping out propaganda.”
“It’s basically me wanting the news to be what they used to be -- news -- and not infotainment or a game show or chasing the ratings,” Poarch told O’Keefe.
“CNN purports it to be facts first, and that’s clearly not the case."
"I noticed after… that there was a strong group-think that permeated through the halls and that everyone was onboard the ‘I hate Trump Train.’”
Someone identified as a CNN media coordinator, Nick Neville, was also recorded.
“Jeff Zucker, basically the president of CNN, has a personal vendetta against Trump… it’s not gonna be positive for Trump. [Zucker] hates him. He’s going to be negative,” the person identified as Neville said.
The same person says that some CNN employees want to err on the side of “journalistic integrity," but Zucker “f----ing tell you what to do."
"You have to like… to a certain extent, you have to follow his verdict,” the man said.
“He’s like had an on-going feud with Trump… he’s had an on-going feud with Trump since ‘The Apprentice.’”
Another alleged CNN employee, who is identified as Christian Sierra - a media coordinator, says “everyone at the network” complains about the anti-Trump rhetoric.
"They hate covering Trump all day," he said.
Conservative whistleblower watchdog group, Project Veritas, earlier this year released an explosive exposé of Google insiders admitting the tech giant’s plans to meddle in US politics to prevent "a Trump situation in 2020."
CNN is yet to respond to a request for comment.