A new leak from within the halls of CNN is going to rock Washington D.C. for months. The new expose about political bias from inside CNN just released an excerpt and if the rest is as good as this, CNN is in real trouble.
Conservative political activist James O’Keefe released hidden camera video taken by an “insider” at CNN, capturing what the videos describe as conversations with CNN employees and audio from editorial meetings, including remarks O’Keefe claims were made by CNN president Jeff Zucker on an editorial call telling staff to stay “very focused on impeachment.”
Forbes reported that in these videos released Monday, one person described as a CNN employee describes a funereal mood at the network after Trump’s election, and another person tells the insider they believe management at CNN “is trying” to take down President Trump.
As previously reported, Jeff Zucker the Chairman over at CNN calls Fox News fake news, which is rich.
Mr. Zucker goes on to basically say that Fox peddles conspiracy theories and disinformation to its audience.
“I think what’s going on in America now is really fundamentally the result of years of fake news, conspiracy nonsense from Fox News,” Zucker said.
“The fake conspiracy nonsense that Fox has spread for years is now deeply embedded in American society, and frankly that is beyond destructive for America. And I do not think we should be scared to say so,” he added.
Under his management, the network got criticized many times for taking things out of context and manufacturing scandals where none exist.
In video published to YouTube, the insider is identified as Cary Poarch, a satellite up-link engineer hired as a contractor at the CNN bureau in Washington. O’Keefe says Poarch recorded video at work for “several months.”
The video includes conversations that appear to have been recorded 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.