An undercover recording was released overnight by Project Veritas, showing CNN Technical Director Charlie Chester admitting that during 2020, the network’s “focus was to get Trump out of office”.
In the on-camera confession, Chester uses the word “propaganda” to describe CNN’s efforts to oust President Trump and have Joe Biden installed in the White House. Unaware that he is being recorded, Chester can be seen boasting in the video,
Look what we did, we got Trump out. I am 100 percent going to say it, and I 100 percent believe that if it wasn’t for CNN, I don’t know that Trump would have got voted out. I came to CNN because I wanted to be a part of that.
In the eight-minute video, Charlie Chester makes multiple damning confessions about CNN’s deliberately slanted reporting during last year’s U.S. election season. Chester explains to the undercover journalist that CNN feigned concern over Donald Trump’s health, even as the network deliberately downplayed Joe Biden’s mental decline.
When Trump was caught on camera with a shaking hand, the CNN Technical Director explains,
We brought in so many medical people to tell a story that was all speculation — that he was neurologically damaged, and he was losing it. He’s unfit to — you know, whatever. We were creating a story there that we didn’t know anything about… I think that’s propaganda.
Chester had no hesitation in labelling Biden a “geriatric” because of his obvious fading mental acuity, but admits that CNN only showed Biden in the most positive light during the presidential campaign:
We would always show shots of him [Biden] jogging and that [he’s] healthy, you know, and him in aviator shades. Like you paint him as a young geriatric.
Project Veritas also obtained footage of Charlie Chester outlining CNN’s plans post-COVID:
I think there’s a COVID fatigue. So, like whenever a new story comes up, [CNN’s] going to latch onto it. They’ve already announced in our office that once the public is… open to it, we’re going to start focusing mainly on climate… Our next thing is going to be for climate change awareness.
Chester also admits to CNN’s profit motive behind this push.
It [COVID] will taper off to a point that it’s not a problem anymore. Climate change can take years, so [CNN will] probably be able to milk that quite a bit… Climate change is going to be the next COVID thing for CNN… Fear sells.
In a separate video, also released overnight, Charlie Chester is filmed discussing unsubstantiated allegations against Republican Representative Matt Gaetz, and how CNN plans to use these to drive Gaetz out of Congress. Though Chester is CNN’s Technical Director, it is clear through his use of language that he views CNN and the Democratic Party as interchangeable entities:
He [Matt Gaetz] is a problem for the Democratic Party because he’s so conservative and he can cause a lot of hiccups in passing laws and what not. So, it would be great for the Democratic Party to get him out. So we’re going to keep running those stories to keep hurting him and make it so that it can’t be buried… if we keep pushing that, it’s helping us.
So serious are these on-camera confessions that OANN political correspondent Jack Posobiec suggested they could constitute grounds for legal action. Posobiec today tweeted, “Project Veritas just gave Trump and Gaetz the evidence to sue CNN for willful defamation.”
Project Veritas just gave Trump and Gaetz the evidence to sue CNN for willful defamation
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) April 13, 2021
CNN’s moniker has long been “the most trusted name in news”. For those who have become conditioned to legacy media’s progressive vision for society, this moniker is still widely believed. But among more discerning viewers, the motives of the corporate press have been evident for many years.
At the Daily Declaration, we have previously exposed CNN’s bias in portraying last year’s violent riots that saw 30 people killed and $2 billion in property damage unleashed as “mostly peaceful protests”.
We criticised CNN for covering up credible allegations of sexual assault against presidential candidate Joe Biden, even as the network published some 700 articles on the Kavanaugh allegations. We reported on CNN’s dismissal of America’s Founding Fathers as merely “slaveowners”, and its depiction of America’s Independence Day celebrations as controversial.
Indeed, CNN Technical Director Charlie Chester only admitted on camera this week what many of us have long seen: that America’s corporate press has, in large measure, become the propaganda arm of the Democratic Party.
These revelations come with a call to action for Christians and good-willed Westerners everywhere. The Scriptures declare that God hates a lying tongue (Proverbs 6:16-17) and that he does not tolerate partiality and perverted justice (2 Chronicles 19:7). CNN and similar outlets deserve to be exposed for what they are. Sharing this article is a great way to do that.
If you have relied on CNN for news, it is time to detox. From now on, when you watch CNN, do so through the lens that CNN’s Technical Director has this week provided: it is a propaganda outlet with crystal-clear political ambitions.
Chester’s admission also provides us with hope and opportunity. Even as the corporate press continues to soil its reputation and destroy its trust with the public, independent news and commentary channels like the Daily Declaration are providing a solid alternative for people who want to understand the world’s events through the light of Scripture, and the values of life, faith, freedom and human dignity.
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