Project Veritas released its second undercover video of a CNN director this week who claimed the network focuses on the art of manipulation.
CNN Technical Director Charlie Chester, also featured in the first video by Project Veritas, noted “The Most Trusted Name in News” focused on allegations concerning Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) because he was a problem for Democrats. Chester stated it would be great for Democrats if Gaetz was out of Congress.
Manipulation was a major emphasis in the latest undercover video. Chester said, “I think there’s an art to manipulation…Inflection, saying things twice — there’s little subtleties to how to manipulate people…I mean, it’s enough to change the world, you know?”
All About Manipulation?
Many are also concerned at the CNN director’s comments about the people the network allows on the air. He stated, “Any reporter on CNN — what they’re actually doing is they’re telling the person what to say…
“It’s always like leading them in a direction before they even open their mouths. The only people that we [CNN] will let on the air, for the most part, are people that have a proven track record of taking the bait.”
Another issue noted in the breaking focused on the COVID-19 pandemic. Chester mentioned the network’s improved ratings during the height of the 2020 virus numbers.
He noted some seemed to wish the daily statistics were higher, but that this was a concern because of the nature of the issue. Chester said the pandemic showed fear “really drives numbers” and “keeps you tuned in.”
But Wait, There’s More
In the first video, Chester said, “Look what we did, we got Trump out. I am 100 percent going to say it, and I 100 percent 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.”
Not quite unbiased journalism, but the news comes as no surprise to many Americans. CNN reporters publicly wept when Hilary Clinton lost to Donald Trump in 2016.
An emotional Van Jones asked viewers, “How do I explain this to my kids?” when Trump was elected in November 2016. Maybe report the actual facts of the news?
CNN has long forgotten network news is supposed to be journalism, not favoritism. Instead of stating the facts, the manipulate an agenda.
Project Veritas has opened this concern wide open in its latest videos. But mainstream media isn’t happy. The organization’s President James O’Keefe is not in a defamation lawsuit with Big Tech giant Twitter.