Project Veritas is back at it, this time exposing CNN in audio recordings featuring the network’s president Jeff Zucker and others game-planning their programming.
On Tuesday morning, Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe released a video where he sat in on a CNN conference call before hopping on the line and telling Zucker he’d been recording them for months.
He said the recordings contain “various producers talking, the president [Zucker] talking, describing their motives, describing their political philosophy, describing how they don’t cover certain things and certain political parties tell them to cover things a certain way.”
The first release by Project Veritas includes CNN Special Correspondent Jamie Gangel explaining the network’s angle on Trump’s claims of a fraudulent election.
“News organizations have to be very careful & very responsible about not giving @realDonaldTrump too much of a platform on his not conceding…” she told her colleagues.
O’Keefe said the CNN tapes will be released, “like a December advent calendar,” meaning clips will be released daily.
After CNN became aware of the Project Veritas sting, they allegedly reached out to law enforecement.
Conservative journalist Dana Loesch tweeted, “The network that released secretly recorded FLOTUS tapes went to tell law enforcement on @JamesOKeefeIII because he released tapes of them. You’re not supposed to watch the watchmen!”
Loesch is right.
According to CNN.com, “The tapes were played exclusively on CNN’s ‘Anderson Cooper 360.’”
Project Veritas also provided a list of alleged quotes from CNN employees talking about President Trump.
CNN President Jeff Zucker: “This is a president who knows he’s losing, who knows he’s in trouble, is sick, maybe is on the aftereffects of steroids or not. I don’t know. But he is acting erratically and desperately, and we need to not normalize that.”
Zucker: “You know, this is what we’ve come to expect for the last three and a half years, four years, but it clearly is exacerbated by the time that we’re in and the issues that he’s [Trump] dealing with. I think that we cannot just let it be normalized. He is all over the place and acting erratically, and I think we need to lean into that.”
Stephanie Becker, CNN field producer: “On the issue of why it’s important to get the transition going right, the 9-11 report talks about one of the problems was that the trouble that was brewing that lost during the transition. So, if you want a good, concrete example of what happens when you don’t have a good transition, well, look at the Twin Towers.”