Oops: Hot Mic Catches CNN Chief Ordering Reporters To Push Trump Impeachment, Listen For Yourself
Just when you think the mainstream media can't stoop much lower they turn it up a notch. Impeachment chatter is everywhere and now we know why.
Fox News reported undercover recordings made by an alleged ‘whistleblower’ capture CNN employees casually confirming the network’s anti-Trump bias and show company president Jeff Zucker telling top news executives to focus solely on impeachment even at the expense of other important news, according to the conservative activist group that posted the bombshell footage online.
Project Veritas, whose founder, James O’Keefe, describes himself as a “guerrilla journalist” — built up the release on social media with an “#ExposeCNN” hashtag, and Monday published the first segment of what is billed as a multi-part series. The video features Cary Poarch, who claims he was a satellite uplink technician at CNN’s Washington Bureau before, he says, his “dream job” quickly turned into a nightmare due to CNN’s blatant bias.
“I don’t care about the MSNBC event, OK? I don’t care about them. Let’s just stay very focused on impeachment,” a person identified as Zucker says in the recording. “We shouldn’t just pretend, oh, this is going one way. And so all of these moves are toward impeachment.”
BREAKING: New leaked video from inside CNN:
President Jeff Zucker tells employees to push "impeachment" and that all of CNN's stories should be about "moves towards impeachment"
One of CNN's employees says Zucker has a "personal vendetta against Trump"pic.twitter.com/nu8fkfsXDk
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) October 14, 2019
So who is the whistleblower? Project Veritas founder, James O'Keefe, introduced him to the world:
I’d like to introduce CNN whistleblower Cary Poarch, who secretly recorded his colleagues for months. We’ll be uploading clips all day and night. Says Poarch, “I did’t see any other option…I decided to wear a hidden camera to expose the bias” #ExposeCNN
I’d like to introduce CNN whistleblower Cary Poarch, who secretly recorded his colleagues for months. We’ll be uploading clips all day and night. Says Poarch, “I did’t see any other option...I decided to wear a hidden camera to expose the bias” #ExposeCNN https://t.co/kDe3HDdX2r pic.twitter.com/lcIXgY9BPW
— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) October 14, 2019
According to Forbes, the undercover video includes conversations that appear to have been recorded during conversations at restaurants and bars away from CNN, as well as editorial calls that feature Zucker, CNN senior Vice President of news gathering Virginia Moseley and CNN political director David Chalian.
In July, President Trump defended O’Keefe from charges he’s a conspiracy theorist, saying “he’s not controversial, he’s truthful.” O’Keefe has previously tried to plant a false story in The Washington Post, and in May 2010, O’Keefe and three others pleaded guilty in federal court to a misdemeanor after posing as telephone repairmen in Sen. Mary Landrieu’s New Orleans district office.
CNN has yet to respond to questioning but that is to be expected.