Do you remember back in early October that CNN released audio tapes of a secretly recorded conversation between First Lady Melania Trump and a former friend of hers, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff? Remember how they made a huge deal about the content of the phone call and how the First Lady supposedly hated Christmas or something akin to that?
Well, it seems Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe did something similar to CNN and they are crying to the police about it.
Let me give you some context.
On Tuesday, December 1st, James O’Keefe crashed a CNN daily call with company head Jeff Zucker, in which he revealed to him, and whomever else was on the call, that he has months’ worth of secret recordings of calls which cover a multitude of issues, all of which point to something we all well and truly knew about them: they are pushing the Democrat agenda.
O’Keefe recorded himself live on Periscope unmuting himself from the call and confronting Zucker directly about the recorded calls, mentioning that an insider gave them access to those calls.
O’Keefe began by saying: “Hey, Jeff Zucker, are you there? Hey, this is James O’Keefe. We’ve been listening to your CNN calls for basically two months, recording everything. Just wanted to ask you some questions if you have a minute. Do you still feel you’re the most trusted name in news, because I have to say, from what I’ve been hearing on these phone calls, I don’t know about that and we got a lot of recordings that indicate that you’re not really that independent of a journalist.”
Zucker responded, “Ok, thank you for your comments. So everybody, in light of that I think what we’ll do is we’ll set up a new system and we’ll be back with you. We’ll do the rest of the call a little bit later.”
O’Keefe then went on to say that he would begin releasing the recordings later that day. “It’s important that we hold accountable the mainstream media. The media has to be held to account. They are hurting the American people with their lies, their innuendo, their slander, the defamation, the hyperbole and I think Mr. Zucker is shaking in his boots right now. I think he’s very afraid of what might be coming.”
And Zucker would have very good reason to be afraid, because in one of the calls (actually the first call which Veritas released), they are shown considering the idea of creating a conspiracy theory of Trump withholding crucial national security information from the Biden transition team, which “would lead” to a 9/11-type terrorist attack. Basically, they want to blame any future terrorist attacks under a potential Biden administration on Trump and his “lack of transparency” during the transition.
The video begins with CNN Special Correspondent Jamie Gangel talking about how politicians whom she has talked with, both Republicans and Democrats, have urged that news organizations should not make a big deal about Trump not conceding, because they believe that the transition can go forward anyway, and how “they (Democrats) don’t want us to exaggerate that Trump isn’t leaving office.”
After that, CNN Field Producer Stephanie Becker is recorded as saying: “On the issue of why it’s important to get the transition going right, the 9/11 report talks about one of the problems was that the trouble was brewing that lost during the transition. So, if you want a good, concrete example of what happens when you don’t have a good transition, well, look at the twin towers.”
Jeff Zucker then chimes in, saying how that is “an important point,” and he would “encourage folks (his employees) to think about that 9/11 commission report and the lack of transition.”
In another one of the calls which Veritas released, a number of topics were discussed. One was about Trump’s “erratic behavior” shortly after he was diagnosed with the Chinese coronavirus, and how they “cannot normalize what has happened here in the last week with Trump and his behavior,” Zucker said.
Don’t really know what behavior they considered erratic, but considering these are the people who ran with Russian collusion for three and a half years, I’m willing to bet it’s just more nonsensical fake news.
At any rate, they also talked about how their banners “have been too polite” and that they “need to go well after Lindsey Graham… There is a lot of news out there, and Lindsey Graham really deserves it.”
At the end of the video, Zucker seemingly admits that they have just been making up “scandals” about Trump:
“Each of these so called ‘scandals’ for Trump. Each of these things, we should just once again be careful to say that this one is going to undo him with his voters.”
So, again, Zucker seemingly is admitting here that the “scandals” that they had been pushing about Trump were not actually real, and that they have to be careful about pretending as though such “news” would separate him from his voters.
But in any case, these are just two videos, from two different daily calls, out of what O’Keefe says is two MONTHS of recorded calls, and already, they have some pretty damaging stuff, particularly that first one. Some people in CNN’s team, including Zucker himself, are recorded as at least CONSIDERING creating a conspiracy theory about Trump potentially endangering the United States and keeping secret potential deadly terrorist attacks.
And then, they have the gall to seemingly go to the police about this? After Project Veritas released the video about O’Keefe crashing CNN’s daily call, CNN’s Communications Twitter account replied directly to James O’Keefe, saying: “Legal experts say this may be a felony. We’ve referred it to law enforcement.”
Like I said in the title: they can dish it, but they can’t take it. They have absolutely no problem obtaining and releasing a secret recording of THE FIRST LADY, which could really be considered a national security breach, but when a real journalist does the exact same thing to a fake news organization (therefore, not a national security breach and not illegal), CNN whines and cries to, most likely, the FBI about it?
I hope whatever Project Veritas releases from here on will be so damaging to CNN that it would be ruinous for the organization. That conspiracy to create a conspiracy theory about Trump withholding critical national security information from the Biden transition team is already pretty bad, and again, it was the first thing Project Veritas chose to release. I can only imagine what else they have in store, because I doubt that they would release the worst thing first.
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