CNN Chief Jeff Zucker: Focus Solely on Impeachment, Even At Expense of Other News


President Trump appears to have seen just-released video footage shared by Project Veritas with the goal of exposing CNN’s President Jeff Zucker using the network as a propaganda machine to take down Trump.

The undercover recordings made by an alleged “whistleblower” show Zucker telling CNN’s top executives to focus on Trump impeachment at the expense of other important news stories.

At one point in the video, Zucker explicitly says, “all of these moves are toward impeachment.”

And President Trump has indicated that the evidence shown in the video may constiture a “good, or even great, lawsuit” against CNN!

Here’s what Trump tweeted out in response to the Project Veritas video:

Monday morning, Project Veritas released Part 1 of their series exposing CNN with video evidence.

Here's what James O'Keefe of Project Veritas said about it on Twitter:

The FULL Part 1 video of the Project Veritas Expose on CNN can be watched here:

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Fox News has more to say about the Project Veritas video:

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.”

Poarch allegedly recorded “several” of Zucker’s conference calls, in which he claims Zucker runs the daily meeting “with an iron fist” aimed directly at “hammering Trump” or “Republicans in general.” Poarch told O’Keefe that several high-powered CNN executives join Zucker on the daily call, including senior vice president of newsgathering Virginia Moseley and political director David Chalian.

Zucker, who began his career at NBC, rose from researcher all the way to president and CEO of NBC Universal. Along the way, he was responsible for increasing Donald Trump’s fame when he greenlighted “The Apprentice.”

The duo has famously feuded since Trump’s foray into politics, with the president attacking the liberal network on a regular basis and accusing CNN of unfair coverage.

Zucker is also heard telling staff to call out Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and encouraging CNN on-air personalities to attack Fox News.

Breitbart added:

An undercover video released by Project Veritas on Monday shows a CNN staffer saying network president Jeff Zucker has a “personal vendetta” against President Donald Trump.

PART 1: CNN Insider Blows Whistle, Secretly Records Staff, Execs and Network President Jeff Zucker’s "Anti-Trump Crusade" and "Personal Vendetta" Against POTUS.

 #ExposeCNN

Full video uploading now…sign up now to get each new tape first: https://t.co/kDe3HDdX2r pic.twitter.com/KKfaK6hvgW

— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) October 14, 2019

The remark was caught on camera by satellite technician Cary Poarch, who went undercover while working as a contractor at CNN’s Washington, D.C. office. “Jeff Zucker, basically the president of CNN, has a personal vendetta against Trump,” Nick Neville, a CNN media coordinator, is seen telling Poarch. Later, Neville is seen suggesting that CNN’s coverage of the president and his administration is driven by Zucker’s disdain for him. “It’s not gonna be positive for Trump. He [Zucker] hates him. He’s going to be negative,” says Neville.

In the following scene, another CNN staffer is caught on camera lamenting how the corporate media’s coverage gave rise to President Trump, who he referred to as a “monster.”

“Between me and I, we created this monster and now we’re eating a full plate of him every day,” says CNN floor director Hiram Gonzalez. “Media created the Trump monster.”

Speaking to Project Veritas, Poarch says he felt compelled to blow the whistle on CNN after becoming disillusioned with the network’s bias. “I decided to secretly record the 9 a.m. rundown call meetings and it’s basically run by Jeff Zucker,” says Poarch. “When I came to work at CNN, it was my dream job and that dream actually turned into a nightmare.”

“[Zucker] was calling Fox News ‘fake news’ and a ‘propaganda machine,’ and with what I saw, that’s pretty much was CNN was,” he adds.

Townhall also gave some insight:

CNN is one of the most visible and prolific anti-Trump networks out there. Over the weekend, James O’Keefe and his Project Veritas team announced that they were working on a series based on information brought to them by an insider at the network. It’s what you’d expect from staff and management that has become infected with Trump Derangement Syndrome. Most of the top hosts hate Trump. CNN president Jeffrey Zucker hates him as well. So, it’s not shocking that the animus leeches into the programming. Zucker is heard on calls, giving marching orders to focus on impeachment and ignore other stories. He rips Fox News for peddling conspiracy theories and pretty much being fake news, which is just rich coming from this network that’s perpetually in third place. Fox is king. They will never beat them. So, chalk up the trash talk as one coming from an executive that will never reach an audience like that at Fox News. 

Other tidbits come from CNN’s floor manager, who described the aura of death that was in the air when Trump won the 2016 election while admitting that the network is partially to blame for Hillary’s loss with the non-stop coverage. Trump got around $2 billion in free media during the 2016 cycle. Floor Director Hiram Gonzalez is caught telling PV’s insider, “Between you and I, we created this monster and now we’re eating him full plate every single day. Media created the Trump monster.”

Meanwhile, CNN’s media coordinator admits that top hosts at the network, Jake Tapper, Anderson Cooper, Don Lemon, and Chris Cuomo, either hate or strongly dislike the president. Again, no shocker there

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