On the heals of CNN admitting it produced a fake news story about the Democrat-created narrative of Trump-Russia collusion in the 2016 presidential election which led to the “resignation” of three top “journalists on Monday,” undercover investigative journalist James O’Keefe has a new video out that not only shows CNN management admitting it’s keeping the Trump-Russia collusion story alive for ratings but that they know there is no substance to it and even agree with President Trump’s assessment that it’s a “witch hunt.”
CNN supervising producer John Bonifield, who has worked for the cable news network for 15 years, tells the Project Veritas (O’Keefe’s organization) undercover journalist that he agrees the Trump-Russia collusion story is “bullsh*t” but since CNN is a business interested in profits, rather than accurate reporting, they push the phony narrative because that’s what their mostly liberal audience wants to hear.
Moreover, Bonifield admits that the network would never have gotten away with treating Obama the way they do Trump — that their audience would have considered such biased reporting an attack against Obama and would never have accepted it.
CNN is a leading member of what the late, great Andrew Breitbart referred to as the “Democrat-Media Complex,” even though they portray themselves as an objective news network.
“Then why is CNN constantly like, Russia this, Russia that?” the Project Veritas (PV) undercover journalist asked Bonifield.
“Because it’s ratings,” Bonifield confessed.
“Because it’s ratings?” the amazed PV journalist asked to clarify.
“Our ratings are incredible right now,” Bonifield said.
“But honestly, you think the whole Russia shit is just like, bullshit?” the journalist asked.
“Could be bullshit, I mean, it’s mostly bullshit right now. Like, we don’t have any big giant proof,” the CNN producer admitted. “I just feel like they don’t really have it but they want to keep digging.”
More damaging, is that later in the conversation, the CNN producer admits that if there were any “smoking gun” in the Trump-Russia narrative, it certainly would have been leaked by now and it has not.
Furthermore, Bonifield reveals that CNN President Jeff Zucker, a progressive leftist Democrat, congratulated the network’s employees for their coverage of the Paris Climate Accord but instructed them to immediately return to hammering Trump over the phony Trump-Russia story for ratings.
“And so I think the president is probably right to say, like, ‘Look, you are witch hunting me, like, you have no smoking gun, you have no real proof.’
And the CEO [Jeff Zucker] of CNN said in our internal meeting, he said, ‘Good job everybody covering the climate accords…But we’re done with it, let’s get back to Russia.”
The real story is that President Obama did NOTHING after being informed in August about Russian meddling. With 4 months looking at Russia…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 26, 2017
In the video below James O’Keefe refers to CNN as American Pravda, a reference to the communist Soviet Union propaganda channel, and rightfully so.
CNNs Jeff Zucker is, as that wise philosopher Ricky Ricardo is famous for saying, going to have “a lot of ‘splainin’ to do.” This is such an embarrassing exposure of CNN’s extreme bias, that they would make up stories about an American president for ratings, that they may not recover.
CNN has now officially gone from “The most trust name in news,” as if they ever were, to “The biggest trafficker of fake news.”
Watch the full report below: