A recently released video from James O’Keefe’s organization, Project Veritas, shows confessions from top media producers on how intentionally misleading and deceptive the mainstream media is.
Specifically, a CNN producer has been caught on tape stating the entire Trump-Russia narrative has no evidence, is fake, and is mainly done to generate ratings (via Project Veritas). Please be advised that the video does contain offensive language.
Trump has been at war with the media for a long time. Even as far back as in the 2016 Republican primaries, Trump has been in a state of contention with mainstream news outlets, with Trump claiming the media often misrepresents or misquotes statements that he made. Usually being vilified by the media would be something that spells doom and disaster for an aspiring politician’s campaign, but Trump’s brashness and populism were sufficient to put him into the White House in spite of this.
The president has since criticized the media many times. In February during his CPAC speech, he called them “the fake news, the enemy of the people,” (via USA Today)
Trump’s statement is more true every week.
Project Veritas, an organization dedicated to rooting out corruption and often employing undercover journalists to get to the truth, published the aforementioned video of CNN Supervising Producer John Bonifield making remarkable confessions about the lying nature of today’s media.
When asked by the undercover journalist why CNN was constantly going on about “Russia this, Russia that,” John coldly replied, “Because the ratings, our ratings are incredible right now.”
He continues, “I mean, it’s mostly bullsh*t right now. Like, we don’t have any big giant proof. I just feel like they don’t really have it but they want to keep digging.”
Bonifield later admits Trump’s attacks on the media are largely justified, saying, “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… I haven’t seen any good evidence to show the president committed a crime.”
To those who have been following politics from both sides, the mainstream media’s lack of honesty is something that should come as no surprise, but many who are still not aware of the current situation would be shocked at how deep this deception runs.
Even the CEO of CNN, Jeff Zucker, was implicated by the revealing footage, with Bon stating that “the CEO 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.’”
I’m sure I’m not the only one who wonders what it must have been like when the standards of journalism were high, and just how we could have descended into an era of such deceit and lies.
Bonifield confirms this sad state of affairs, stating that “It’s a business, people are like the media has an ethical phssssss… All the nice cutesy little ethics that used to get talked about in journalism school you’re just like, that’s adorable. That’s adorable. This is a business.”
Bonifield has apparently been an employee of CNN as a journalist and producer for over 15 years.
If we have learned anything from this newfound video, it’s that the corruption, bias, and agenda of the media runs disturbingly deep.