“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.”

One could see this quote coming from Democrat Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Calif., Democrat Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, N.Y., or maybe even Democrat Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, N.Y.

But this quote did not come from a Democrat politician. It’s from CNN President Jeff Zucker.

On December 1, the “non-profit journalism enterprise” Project Veritas released secretly recorded tapes from CNN’s 9 AM morning calls, which the organization says have been recorded for months.

The calls “expose CNN president Jeff Zucker and several other CNN executives expressing their political biases against people and groups that oppose the network’s political agenda,” an announcement from Project Veritas says.

In one recorded quote, Zucker targets Senator Lindsay Graham for attack by the liberal network.

“Frankly, if we’ve made any mistake, it’s been that our banners have been too polite, and we need to go well after Lindsey Graham… There’s a ton going on. Let’s stay strong. Let’s stay newsy. Let’s stay urgent. Let’s be smart. There is a lot of news out there, and Lindsey Graham really deserves it,” Zucker said.

Graham faced a tough reelection challenge in the 2020 General Election after he was vastly outspent by his Democrat opponent, Jaime Harrison, who raised well over $100 million for his campaign.

Senator Graham went on to win reelection by a margin of 55% to 44%.

David Vigilante, CNN’s General Counsel, called Fox News host Tucker Carlson a racist during one morning call.

“If you’re going to talk about the story, I think it’s unavoidable that you have to talk about the naked racism of Tucker Carlson. Because that’s really what drove this anti-diversity push, you know, Trump watches Tucker Carlson’s show and then reacts. And just as sort of the white supremacy hour they have on Fox News every night,” Vigilante said.

Regarding the revealed tapes, Project Veritas founder and CEO James O’Keefe said, “This is yet another investigation Project Veritas has conducted into CNN, and once again they’ve demonstrated their partisan political agenda and total disconnect with journalistic ethics.”

“These statements made by high-up executives at CNN prove that they are simply not interested in being unbiased when reporting on the news. CNN likes to call themselves ‘the most trusted name in news,’ but how can the public ever trust a network that routinely bashes people simply because those people hold certain political views that are not aligned with the mainstream media?” O’Keefe added.

CNN’s parent company, AT&T, is reportedly looking to sell the liberal news outlet in order to help pay off its massive $150 billion of debt.

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