On Tuesday, June 27, 2017 I posted on the first part of an exposé about CNN that James O’Keefe and his Project Veritas made.

The Project Veritas video shows a CNN producer says that the Russia narrative which the network pushes 24/7 is bunk.

The story so far

This came just after CNN dismissed three of their journalists last weekend for an article about Anthony Scaramucci, who worked on President Donald Trump’s transition team. The article alleged that Scaramucci had Russian connections. My post has more on that and the panic that resulted at CNN.

Oddly, Scaramucci is a frequent guest on the network. Why would they smear him?

On June 27, the New York Post had an excellent article on CNN’s panic and the reasons for it. Excerpts and a summary follow. Emphases mine below.

CNN faced a hefty lawsuit:

The specter of a $100 million libel suit scared CNN into retracting a poorly reported story that slimed an ally of President Trump’s — and forcing out the staffers responsible for it, The Post has learned …

CNN immediately caved after Scaramucci, a financier and frequent network guest, cried foul and threatened to take legal action, sources said Tuesday.

Scaramucci got an unusual public apology but still hired a top Manhattan lawyer to put further pressure on CNN and “look after [his] interests in this matter,” one source said.

The three CNN employees did not resign but were helped out the door:

Sources also said the three journalists responsible for the retracted story — reporter Tom Frank, editor Eric Lichtblau and Lex Haris, who headed the CNN Investigates unit — were urged to resign.

“They called them in and said they’d pay out their contracts, but they should leave immediately,” one source said.

CNN’s CEO Jeff Zucker is particularly worried about the retracted story and its consequences. He is in a precarious position right now:

The cable network’s coverage of Trump transition team member Anthony Scaramucci came amid federal scrutiny of corporate parent Time Warner’s pending purchase by AT&Tand the widespread belief among media execs that CNN President Jeff Zucker can’t survive a merger.

This was one of the biggest talking points at the Cannes Lions advertising festival held during the second half of June:

At last week’s Cannes Lions festival in France — where Zucker boasted that viewers trust CNN “more than ever”rumors were rife that he’d be out of a job if the AT&T deal goes through.

Furthermore:

“It’s not just Jeff Zucker, all Time Warner executives are anxious about if they will survive the merger,” a media source said Tuesday.

This is because the men making the merger decisions are Trump allies:

“What is interesting is that the AT&T execs who will decide who goes and who stays are [AT&T CEO] Randall Stephenson and [AT&T Entertainment Group CEO] John Stankey — who have a very good relationship with the current administration.”

President Trump has opposed the merger and has no love for CNN:

Trump — a fierce critic of CNN — publicly opposed the merger during the campaign. Sources said Scaramucci, a frequent guest on CNN to defend the president, was treated like a star at Saturday’s wedding of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Louise Linton in Washington, DC.

Everyone at the White House has been high-fiving each other over Anthony’s success in embarrassing CNN,” one attendee said.

Trump is thoroughly enjoying this, and Anthony got endless slaps on the back at Steve’s wedding.”

Trump was undoubtedly the highest profile guest at Mnuchin’s wedding.

This week, the online world has — rightly — stamped the ‘fake news’ label all over CNN.

Shaughn A co-planned and helped execute a sting of NPR (National Public Radio) with posing as a Muslim Brotherhood front group. These videos are also part of James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas exposés: Parts I, II and III.

Shaughn A tweeted:

The New York Post had this:

Part II of the CNN exposé: Van Jones

James O’Keefe tweeted that he would release the second part of what Project Veritas have dubbed ‘American Pravda: CNN’ on his birthday.

On Wednesday, June 28, as O’Keefe turned 33, this short video featuring Van Jones, CNN contributor and former member of the Obama administration.

Van Jones says the Russia narrative about Trump is a ‘nothing burger’. This was filmed on Monday, June 26. The first few seconds show the date display at CNN headquarters:

The video also briefly recaps comments Health producer John Bonifield made during the first video.

O’Keefe also mentions Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s recommendation of the first video when she gave the White House press briefing on June 27. The clip comes from none other than CNN. Oh, the irony:

I won’t go into Van Jones’s recent commentary for CNN, however, only days before the Project Veritas reporter interviewed him, he was on television saying how vital it is that the details on Trump’s collusion with Russia be revealed:

Can we conclude from this that Van Jones is a highly paid actor for rather than contributor to CNN?

Of course, diehard CNN viewers won’t believe that the network peddles fake news:

Jones condemns the video as being ‘selectively edited’:

CNN plays it safe

CNN now has to play it safe by reprising Obama’s jeans:

Their ratings are lousy, too. Even MSNBC has more viewers:

Other media outlets exposed

The false Russia narrative has also played well on the traditional network news:

I am looking forward to the day when this falsehood suddenly stops. I hope it is very soon.

BREAKING … Part 3

Part 3 came out today, Friday, June 30. It features an interview with Jimmy Carr, the producer of CNN’s New Day, not the British comedian. He says that nearly everyone at CNN thinks Trump is grossly unqualified for office and that voters are stupid. Carr says the network covers only a handful of stories each day, ones which are good for ratings. The video ends with O’Keefe asking Jeff Zucker for a comment on the videos. Zucker ignores him and gets into a black van:

I plan to follow up on reaction to this next week.

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