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“This Is CNN.”

Project Veritas is at it again, this time exposing the bias and hatred rampant at CNN.

(Washington, D.C.) A brave CNN insider came to Project Veritas to expose anti-Trump bias at the cable giant. Cary Poarch, who works at CNN’s Washington D.C. Bureau, tells Project Veritas “I decided to wear a hidden camera…to expose the bias running rampant” at the network. Poarch documented CNN’s bias for months; recording undercover footage of numerous long-term employees, some of which talk about Jeff Zucker’s anti-Trump agenda. In the video are Nick Neville, Christian Sierra, Hiram Gonzalez, David Chalian, and Mike Brevna. These employee’s positions range from media coordinator to high-ranking executives. I decided to secretly record the 9:00am rundown call meetings with senior management and executives, says Poarch. In the recordings, Zucker details his expectations for CNN’s coverage and very matter-of-factly states “impeachment is the story.”

Jeff Zucker has served as president of CNN Worldwide since 2013.

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3 Responses to ““This Is CNN.””

  1. Carla says:

    It’s odd that you would allege bias of CNN to get the impeachment story, but ignore the bias of Fox News. Do you think Sean Hannity isn’t biased? How about a story on Shepard Smith’s sudden departure from Fox News? Why did Trump’s lackey, Bill Barr, meet with Rupert Murdoch the day before Smith’s sudden announcement? Why shouldn’t the public want to know “the rest of the story”, as Paul Harvey would say, that Fox News ignores?

    Also, calling this person a “whistleblower” is misleading. He is not a whistleblower in the sense that the Whistleblower Protection Act does not apply to him. The Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 is a law that protects federal government employees in the United States from retaliatory action for voluntarily disclosing information about dishonest or illegal activities occurring in a government organization.

    Lastly, Trump or his associates, approved and aired a video on Trump property containing depictions of graphic violence against those, including CNN and a former president, that Trump himself has spoken out against. Don’t tell me Trump doesn’t approve of this, as it is obvious that he does. Why else would he allow this to be shown on his property?

    • AAfterwit says:

      Carla,

      Thank you for your comment.

      We didn’t realize that not commenting on Fox News means we could not comment on CNN. The idea that “they do it too” is not correct. People cite CNN far more often as a trusted news source than they do Fox News. While it is convenient to claim that there is some correlation between CNN and Sean Hannity, the fact of the matter is that Hannity is a pundit – a talking head. He is not an on air presenter of the news. There is a huge difference between Hannity’s views and show than the systemic problem at CNN. As for Shepard Smith, we don’t know the reason he left and neither do you.

      It is not misleading to call this person a “whistleblower.” The dictionary defines “whistleblower” as:

      a person who informs on another or makes public disclosure of corruption or wrongdoing.

      One would think that the direction of Zucker to “get Trump” and to push a false narrative would be troubling to people, but perhaps bias precludes that.

      Finally, as far as the video is concerned, we’ll let the New York Times address the points you make:

      Many of the Trump supporters who attended — including Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida, the former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Donald Trump Jr., the president’s son — said they did not condone the violence portrayed in the video and were not aware that it had played on a loop in a conference room next to the Donald J. Trump Ballroom at the resort.

      If they people that were there were unaware of the video, it is unreasonable in our opinion to say that Trump himself knew about it. We see the all the time in politics where a politician is slammed for not knowing of a situation and slammed for not saying anything about an incident they had nothing to do with. If you have proof that Trump knew of the video, please feel free to offer it as it comes across as an unsupported accusation.

      On Monday, Mr. Cook’s site posted a statement disavowing political violence while defending TheGeekzTeam, saying that the video showing Mr. Trump shooting, stabbing and punching his foes was “clearly satirical.”

      We seem to remember memes and videos of people on the left side of the spectrum making things in which Trump was killed. Heck, there was an entire movie about killing George Bush when he was president. If you want to go further, we hope you remember the political ad run by the DNC where Republicans where shown pushing li’l old ladies in wheelchairs off of cliffs. (The ad was made in support of the deceptively named “Affordable Care Act.”) Didn’t Obama know about that ad which ran on stations, the DNC site and social media?

      We aren’t willing to blame Trump or Obama for the creation of these things. We think such violent depictions don’t help the political discussions at all. You certainly won’t see any such video on this site as we won’t support it or give it air time.

      Of course none of this truly addresses the Project Veritas video. We would think the ideas and people talking about the culture within CNN and the direction of its head would be troubling. We would think that the directive to offer softball questions to liberals and hardball questions to conservatives would be troubling on some level for a company and news organization which proclaims to be trying to broadcast the “truth.”

      What this video does, at it’s core, is expose CNN for having a very hard and deceptive political bias.

      We think people should know about that.

      Don’t you?

      Thanks again.

      A. Afterwit.

  2. Hometown says:

    CNN’s get Trump agenda was pretty obvious during last nights debate. I loved the part where CNN moderator Anderson Cooper says “President Trump has falsely accused your son of doing something wrong while serving on a company board in Ukraine”. I guess we can just put that one to bed now that Anderson has said it’s a false claim.

    I challenge anyone who thinks CNN is not biased to flip to the CNN channel and see how many seconds it takes them to say something anti-trump, I do it occasionally just to see if anything has changed and i’m usually flipping to another channel within a minute or two (or less). And you can completely forget about hearing both sides of an issue. Fox is also biased (the other way) but they seem to make some attempts to bring in other viewpoints so you get both sides of the argument.

    I’d still like to see Trump put Bill O’Riley in charge of NPR, that would be a hoot.

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