In an undercover video released by the non-profit journalism enterprise Project Veritas, a CNN Technical Director admitted while being secretly recorded that the networks’ goal over the past few years has been “to get Trump out of office.”
CNN Technical Director Charlie Chester was recorded in the undercover video blatantly admitting to the network’s anti-Trump bias and giving an inside scoop into how the so-called news broadcaster manufactures “propaganda.”
The director also disclosed why he came on board at CNN. “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,” Chester said. “I came to CNN because I wanted to be a part of that.”
Chester went on to show how the network would manufacture stories to hurt former President Donald Trump.
“[Trump’s] hand was shaking or whatever, I think. We brought in so many medical people to tell a story that was all speculation – that he was neurologically damaged, and he was losing it. He’s unfit to – you know, whatever. We were creating a story there that we didn’t know anything about,” he admitted. “That’s what – I think that’s propaganda.”
Additionally, in another stunning revelation, Chester said that the next topic CNN is going to target is climate change, because “fear sells.”
“It [COVID] will taper off to a point that it’s not a problem anymore. Climate change can take years, so they’ll [CNN will] probably be able to milk that quite a bit… Climate change is going to be the next COVID thing for CNN,” he said. “Fear sells.”
— James O’Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) April 14, 2021
The admissions from Chester seem to run directly counter to CNN Digital’s mission, which is to, “Inform, Engage and Empower the World.” Its mission statement also says that those who work for CNN are “truth-seekers and storytellers.”
How does that line up with Chester’s statement that the network creates “propaganda?”
The Daily Citizen reached out to CNN’s communications team to request a comment on the revelations from Project Veritas but did not receive a response as of publishing time.
According to its website, Project Veritas “investigates and exposes corruption, dishonesty, self-dealing, waste, fraud, and other misconduct in both public and private institutions to achieve a more ethical and transparent society.”
The organization’s Twitter account has been suspended in just one of myriad examples of censorship by big tech. However, the organization’s founder, James O’Keefe, is still able to access his account.
One of the most recent polls surveying Americans trust in the mass media found depressing, though unsurprising results.
The poll from YouGov and the Center for Growth and Opportunity showed that “69% of those polled say news companies and media outlets should be fined for reporting biased or inaccurate information” and that only “29% of participants ‘somewhat agree’ that most news coverage is good for American society.”
The idea that any news network would single out any person for especially harsh treatment is why many Americans don’t trust the media.
It’s an age-old adage, “you are what you eat.” But I think that advice goes far beyond nutrition considerations. We are also what we read, watch, listen to and consume.
That’s why it’s so important that Christians be discerning about where we receive our information from because what we watch helps shape how and what we think.
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Screenshot from Project Veritas