“I think the President is probably right to say, like, you are witch hunting me.”
James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas released the first video in a series they claim will expose the bias of mainstream media outlets.
The video released Tuesday shows an investigator questioning CNN producer John Bonifield about the President Donald Trump-Russia narrative that has dominated the news cycle. Bonifield admitted to the investigator that Trump “is probably right to say, like you are witch hunting me” and that the narrative is “mostly bullsh*t right now” and the network doesn’t “have any giant proof.”
The investigator asked Bonifield why CNN continued with the Trump-Russia stories and the answer is simple: ratings. He explained that CNN’s ratings are off the charts and that even upper management has directed the network to stay on the Russia narrative.
Bonifield also admitted that ethics generally go out the window because cable news is a business and the network needs to make money. He said he is “very cynical” about the news cycle, along with a lot of his colleagues. He did not specify which ones share his views.
Bonifield brushed aside possible Russian intrusion into our presidential election because our government tries to sway elections in other countries.
CNN has released a statement:
?: "CNN stands by our medical producer John Bonifield. Diversity of personal opinion is what makes CNN strong, we welcome it & embrace it."
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) June 27, 2017
The video comes out a day after three CNN journalists resigned over a retracted and deleted story on Friday. This led the network to implement new rules on Russia stories, which state that all those stories must go through CNNMoney executive editor Rich Barbieri and CNN Vice President Jason Farkas.DONATE
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