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CNN Tapes Show Extent of Media Coordination on “Propaganda”

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CNNLast Thursday, Twitter permanently suspended the account of James O’Keefe, the founder of Project Veritas and a prominent conservative activist, just one day after Project Veritas released a series of damaging videos that show a CNN employee detailing how, among other manipulative tactics employed by CNN, the network used what he described as “propaganda” about President Trump to defeat him in 2020. While the bombshell revelations in the videos alone sparked renewed concerns about the integrity of mainstream media reporting, the move by Twitter to de-platform Mr. O’Keefe once again reveals how Big Tech and liberal media outlets work together to silence dissent and push a partisan political agenda.

In the series of videos that were recorded secretly by a Project Veritas staffer, CNN technical director Charlie Chester brags that the network was responsible for ousting former President Trump, saying, “look what we did, we [CNN] got Trump out. I am 100% going to say it, and I 100% believe that if it wasn’t for CNN, I don’t know that Trump would have got voted out…I came to CNN because I wanted to be a part of that.”

Chester goes on to talk about how the network sowed doubt about Mr. Trump’s health, bringing on “medical people to tell a story that was all speculation” and “creating a story there that we didn’t know anything about.” The network also apparently went out of its way to portray then-candidate Biden as “a young geriatric” in order to quell doubts about Mr. Biden’s mental and physical ability that plagued his campaign.

Chester also revealed that CNN purposely capitalized on the fear of COVID-19 in order to drive viewership, saying that the deadly virus is “gangbusters with ratings.” Chester claims that CNN President Jeff Zucker has a “red phone” that he uses to order producers to play up the COVID-19 death count on screen. As Chester put it, “fear is the thing that really keeps you tuned in.”

Mr. O’Keefe described the revelations in the tapes as “the most devastating material in Project Veritas history,” saying that “it showed the nucleus, the heart, and soul of what’s wrong with the media.”

Following the release of the videos, Twitter claimed that O’Keefe’s account was suspended “for violating the Twitter Rules on platform manipulation and spam.” However, critics have pointed to an accelerating trend of users being kicked off social media platforms for simply voicing conservative viewpoints or criticizing Democrat politicians and activists. For example, Twitter and Facebook recently censored stories critical of Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors for going on a real-estate buying spree to the tune of $3.2 million that led to calls for investigations into how BLM spends its donation money. In the final weeks of the 2020 presidential campaign, Twitter and Facebook also blocked users from sharing the New York Post report detailing the contents of the now-infamous Hunter Biden laptop, which could have hurt then-candidate Joe Biden’s chances of unseating President Trump. Twitter also suspended the New York Post’s official account for two weeks following the release of the story, something Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey later called a “total mistake” and a “process error.”

Beyond simply censoring conservatives, CNN and other liberal media outlets have also come under fire for coordinating with one another and with social media websites to push false or poorly sourced narratives that favor Democrat politicians and liberal talking points, a theory Project Veritas’ investigation seems to support. According to Mr. Chester’s statements on the tapes, CNN has already selected climate change to replace COVID-19 as the next main issue driving coverage on the network: “It’s going to be our [CNN’s] focus. Like our focus was to get Trump out of office, right? Without saying it, that’s what it was, right? So our next thing is going to be climate change awareness.” Chester cites the “longevity” of the climate change issue as its main appeal, suggesting that “constantly showing videos of decline in ice” may have more lasting potential in inspiring fear in viewers than the pandemic.

Other news outlets already appear to be joining CNN in this coordinated shift in coverage. Time Magazine recently released a new cover showing a map of the world going up in flames, while many news outlets have announced they are ditching the phrase “climate change” in favor of “climate crisis” or “climate emergency” in an apparent effort to heighten fear about the issue.

Finally, Americans have hard evidence of what many have suspected for years: the media is intentionally engineering false and misleading narratives, all designed to advance the political objectives of the left. We have now heard it from the mouth of an insider. When you watch the news, beware: they are not trying to inform you–they are trying to manipulate you.

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gerald serlin
18 days ago

It IS infuriating, isn’t it?

Eugene King Freeland
21 days ago

People, magazines, news services all hav a right to an opinion or political leaning. Having said that most of you disagree. But, what is missing is legal sanctions for news services giving comentary and calling it news. For example their opinion on the situation at the border and the lack of control is clearly commentary and should be so labeled. The number of children kept in a certain facility and the actual verified conditions, that is news.

Garye
22 days ago

So we all agree that the media is a propaganda machine of democrats and a destructive force for America and Freedom.
OUR mission becomes sharing our dissenting view and support for OUR Country through person to person conversation and contact that our opposition cannot control.
A ground swell of anti democrat,anti communist, anto media, PRO- American Action.
Daily and in 2022,We the People regain control of Our Country and throw out ALL politicians who do not follow OUR Constitution and laws.
Who the heck do these failures think they are????
WAKE UP AMERICA , it’s up to US

JOHN
22 days ago

What brain trust took this long to see this??
I the Historic past… Lenin was a master at Propaganda.
Joe Stalin polished Propaganda Fear and Death into an artform.
And Hitler with The NSDAP … we do not even need to go there!
Let’s not forget Chairman Mao and the Islamic Jihad Mullahs….

herblady
23 days ago

Go to frankspeech .com that platform will allow Veritas, also go to theamericanreport .org site for real conservative truthful News and reports, also a list of other trustable news site’s and groups you can contact to help with this fight. We have all got to join together to defeat this Evil, and above all keep praying. STOP WATCHING MAINSTREAM NEWS, THAT INCLUDES FOX, AND NEWSMAX. oann is a good news source they at least report so you can decide. also rsbn. com is usually good, they carry a lot of the controversal election fraud news and hearings and reported the truth on Jan 6, no Weapon (guns, knifes) on anyone, only person killed was unarmed and shot by a State employee (named covered up) the young women was crawling through a broken window, shot in the neck/back of head. Plain and simple Murder, it will be up to God’s to prosecute the Man that shot her, because Pelosi nor the FBI give a crap. You must get off your couch and go find out what is going on at your town council, local school board, county level political movements, and your state level movements, pick a battle front and get involved.

Karen
23 days ago

Ugh! Spare Me…….known this for a long time. Too bad very few are not aware. Maybe the few will find out in 2022.

jane
23 days ago

# 1 The ‘ election’ Was Stolen thru corrupted bureauocrats, politicians in plain Sight, while the Mad Oligarics of internet & msm Propagandists , With all their slavish minions, spewed fake stories & created narritive lies , Into a Huge National ‘Psyop of cognative dissonice …Package.
All the worms coming out at once in the corrdinated attack on the symbolic Heart of Liberty, of Freedom, that has Inspired all Peoples all Nations!. The Spirit of Our Lady of Liberty has welcomed oppressed peoples always. As a Nation we were born in brutality, warring against Our First Famiies of Indiginous Nations, then allowing the ancient evil of slavery to continue and grow, Gods will drawing people of all colorsinto this young global melding pot. Our Highest aspiratios have fought to create a Spiritual Home for All..as we grow Up, into this Great Unknown together. IT IS TIME TO RECOGNIZE THE LIGHT WE ARE…& TO LOOK AT THE BROKEN DARK SIDE, OF DIVISIVE NEGATIVITY SEEKING TO DESTROY TODAYS’ CIVILIZATION .
Face our fears and dry our tears
Rebuild our cities, our towns.
Fight the Monsters Stealing our Children
Stop all Enslavement- All Human Trafficing.
Feeding on the Young, the Innocent,
Savageing, Destroying Love and Life.
May GOD Live In Our Heart
The Eternal Spirit of Love
The Flower of Life
Amen.

herblady
23 days ago
Reply to  jane

Yes, And Get off your Couch and get involved Stopping this Evil.

JAB
23 days ago
Reply to  jane

I love you Jane…Amen

JOHN
22 days ago
Reply to  jane

I am glad that you said this! Because I surely cannot… Id be silenced.

CountryBoy
23 days ago

Ever wonder WHY our so-called “media” is so heavily invested in the Democrat party under Obama…

Talk about the Pravda West Media having a VESTED INTEREST in the Democrat Party…… No wonder we hear so many LIES….

 1. ABC News executive producer Ian Cameron is married to Susan Rice, Obama’s National Security Advisor.
 2. CBS President David Rhodes is the brother of Ben Rhodes, Obama’s Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications.
 3. NBC News Political Analyst, David Axelrod was Obama’s Chief Campaign Advisor and Senior Advisor directly to Obama himself.
 4. NBC CEO Stephen Burke is a Board Member of Warren Buffet’s Company Berkshire Hathaway. Buffet donated almost a BILLION dollars to Obama’s campaign.
 5. ABC News correspondent Claire Shipman is married to former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, who now works for CNN as a commentator.
 6. ABC News and Univision reporter Matthew Jaffe is married to Katie Hogan, Obama’s Deputy Press Secretary.
 7. ABC News chief political correspondent and anchor George Stephanopoulos was the White House Communications Director then Senior Advisor for Policy and Strategy for Bill Clinton, and was just caught secretly donating $75,000 to the Clinton foundation.
 8. ABC President Ben Sherwood is the brother of Obama’s Special Adviser Elizabeth Sherwood.
 9. CNN President Virginia Moseley is married to former Hillary Clinton’s Deputy Secretary Tom Nides.
 10. NBC Chelsea Clinton was making $600,000.00 a year + benefits as a starting reporter.
 11. Univision’s Emmy Award Winning Anchor Jorge Ramos’s daughter is working on Hillary Clinton’s Presidential campaign.
 12. Yahoo is partnered with ABC News. The CEO of yahoo, Marissa Mayer is also an Obama campaign donor. 

CountryBoy
23 days ago

WOW …. others are FINALLY figuring out , what I figured out 30+ Years ago….. and that is that our so-called “media” LIES to the American people on a Daily basis….. they are NO better than the State Run PRAVDA of the old USSR…. only today’s PRAVDA owes its allegiance to the Democrat Party, and pushes out their PROPAGANDA and Silences and LIES about the other side…

The problem is that NOT ENOUGH Americans are NOT aware that they are being LIED to…

BAE
23 days ago

CNN is an enemy of the people of the US of America. ALL FAKE NEWS ALL THE TIME !!!

Bob Olden
24 days ago

I’ve often said that mainstream media doesn’t report the news, they invent it; and there seems to be no mechanism to punish them or stop them. The only power we have is to ignore them, and try to point out the most blatant lies to our progressive friends. If the media lie about anything, they cannot be trusted with any news story. That’s what a rational person would believe. But my progressive friends don’t seem to possess rationality.

Harry
24 days ago

I stopped watching all cable news except for OANN and Newsmax. Clearly most if not all the other “news” channels (really opinion channels) are constantly pushing the liberal socialist democrat narrative.

Rich
24 days ago

The Communist National News (CNN) simply doesn’t want you to know the truth. Any other questions?

D.P.
24 days ago

Once again facts matter, and facts mean the difference between being informed and being manipulated. This is a repeat, and repeating performance….and key in on the word performance, after all people in the center of things do just that, they perform….playing to ratings and the like. My question is what can we, do we do, to keep the truth and the facts available to the majority of the people while the tech giants keep shutting down the sources. It seems we are fighting a loosing battle, even when we tap into our “representatives” in state and national arenas who seem impotent to act. I stand on the words of my father regarding politics and polititians,” don’t believe anything you hear and only half of what you see.” One has to wonder, what’s next??? D.P.

Jedidiah Newell Snyder
24 days ago

CNN is about as untrustworthy as are Bill and Hilary Clinton. Everything they say needs to be doubted for its veracity. Don’t trust unless you can really verify.

TRISH
24 days ago

Communist News Network
Clinton News Network

robert
24 days ago

Americans just stop watching CNN and WHITEROSE them to death. They CANT stop you from doing that. It a million WHITEROSE soldiers take this on I promise we can make an impact on the network.

TRISH
24 days ago
Reply to  robert

define whiterose

PAUL NIMMERRICHTER
24 days ago

74 Million Patriots Stand Strong.

Rich
24 days ago

Unfortunately, how many weak minded are sucking up every word of CNN?

Duane
24 days ago

Criminal Network News is slowly disintegrating. They lost the contract for broadcasting at airports and now their viewership has dropped like a rock to only about one million folks! People are wising up to the fact that this marxist propaganda reveal these people has basically sick. And they still preach to us that they are unbiased, fair and for democracy. Fair, democracy, are you kidding?

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Randy
24 days ago

The main stream leftist media has coordinated their communist bs for years. They are plotting America’s destruction and their power grab daily!

Bohdan
24 days ago

When good people do nothing… evil triumphs.

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