Caught: CNN Staffer Admits Network Reported ‘Propaganda’ to 'Get Trump Out of Office'

April 13th, 2021 2:09 PM

Project Veritas Journalist James O’Keefe’s latest video should raise some alarm bells at CNN. The first part of the video released this afternoon purports to show a CNN staffer admitting, on camera, to supporting the network’s anti-Trump “propaganda” before bragging it was intended to "get Trump out of office."

The latest unsuspecting CNN employee caught by O’Keefe’s hidden cameras is Technical Director Charlie Chester. Veritas found the chatty staffer through the dating app, Tinder, where he listed CNN as his employer. Over a series of five dates, Chester brags to his off-camera date about working for the network and their overt agenda to boost Biden while hurting Trump.

In one scene, Chester talks about how the network “didn’t know anything” about Trump’s health but frequently reported the president was “neurologically damaged” anyway:

Yeah, I mean like Trump we did it, like when Trump was-- I don’t know-- like his hand was shaking? Or whatever I think. We brought in so many medical people to all tell a story that like, it was all speculation, that he was, like, neurologically damaged, that he was losing it. He was unfit to, you know, whatever. We were--we were creating a story there that we didn’t know anything about. That’s what--I think that’s propaganda, you know?



Right after this he adds, "We had nothing else to run with at the time. We were like, just taking shots off the bow, just hoping something would hit, you know?"

But as for President Biden, the network did the opposite, according to Chester. In another scene, his undercover date revealed she was "worried" for the president's health. Chester admits the network tried to make him appear in excellent shape:

[S]howing him jogging was obviously deflection, of his age, and they're trying to make it like, "Oh, I'm healthy." We would always show shots of him jogging and that "I'm healthy" you know, blah blah blah, and him in his aviator shades and you paint him as a young geriatric.

Later in the conversation he adds that he wouldn't "mind" if Harris became president if anything happened to Biden but "I think we got him, through this term."

In another scene, Chester and fellow CNN employee Rachelle Hoffman, a graphics producer, defend the network's choice to not focus on Biden tripping up the stairs of Air Force One a few weeks ago, while the obsession over Trump's health was "nuanced."

Chester adds in a later scene that CNN's "focus" was to "get Trump out of office" but now that Biden's in office, they're moving on from COVID to focus on climate change:

Like our focus was to get Trump out of office, right? Without saying it, that's what it was right? So our next thing is going to be for climate change awareness. That's our next pandemic-like story that we'll beat to death....Fear sells.

You can watch the rest of the revealing comments in the video above.