CNN: American Pravda – by Project Veritas

Well, here’s the inside dope on CNN… and their propensity for Fake News for Ratings. From their own mouth. As uncovered by Project Veritas:


In the recent video footage obtained by Project Veritas, John Bonifield a Sr. Producer at CNN, admits to several beliefs that are in direct conflict with the official CNN narrative that Trump has colluded with Russia, and that Russia has interfered with the 2016 election. Bonifield expresses clear doubts that there is a fire behind the Russia smoke, stating, “I haven’t seen any good enough evidence to show that the President committed a crime.” He also confirms suspicions that CNN staff is ideologically biased against Trump, stating, “I know a lot of people don’t like him and they’d like to see him get kicked out of office…”

Bonifield even further confirms CNN’s bias against the President, stating, “I think the President is probably right to say, like, look you are witch hunting me…you have no real proof.”

Bonifield reveals that Russia has been great for CNN’s ratings, and that orders from CEO Jeff Zucker himself have directed CNN to pursue Russia leads at the expense of other stories. Bonifield states “And the CEO of CNN said in our internal meeting, he said ‘good job everybody covering the Climate Accords, but we’re done with it let’s get back to Russia.’”

He further comments on Russia, “it’s mostly bullshit right now. Like, we don’t have any giant proof…if it was something really good, it’d leak.”

Now I’m not all that excited about this just because it’s exactly what we already know is happening. An extraordinary TDS driven fixation on Orange Man Bad. Not news. So it is really just confirmation. But, for those folks like Serioso who insist on calling these folks “Professionals” and holding them as God’s Own Truth, well, it might just come as a shock what reality is like. “It’s a business”.

The 9 minute first installment video:

Then Tim Pool gives it a look over here:

Like Tim Pool, I’m sick of the whole political Trump Story swamp. But as long as the Swamp Creatures keep creating the muck, we’re all stuck in it.

With any luck, inside a year or maybe 1.5 years, the Democrats will be ranking 3rd on the list of parties, CNN & MSNBC staff (along with a good chunk of the NYT) will be in unemployment lines, and the rest of us can get on with a more normal life.

I, for one, would much rather be spending my time on cluster computing on COTS hardware, RISC V status, and how to better store, retrieve and model climate data.

But Noooo…. The Dimocrats force us all to deal with their made up crap stories fed to a compliant Yellow Stream Media (that’s you, CNN, among others). (All my opinion, of course.) Though it was nice to have the CNN staffer confirm their viewship at about 1 Million. 1/340 of the USA… but then again they have global reach, so what’s that? 1 in 7 Million? And shrinking…

Maybe if they had some actual News instead of 24 x 7 x 365 x 3 years TDS On Parade they could recover…

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10 Responses to CNN: American Pravda – by Project Veritas

  1. H.R. says:

    E.M.: “[…] CNN… and their propensity for Fake News for Ratings.”

    Uhhhh… the fake news is not for ratings. It’s to keep the remaining useful idiots onside and influence opinion.

    Except they are slowly losing viewers whose opinion they could influence. Like soap bubbles in the sink slowly and randomly popping here and there, people who have just ‘always watched CNN’ catch on to CNN’s outright lies and are gone from the pile of soap bubbles. Soon, the only CNN audience remaining will be the useful idiot true believers and the international market, where they have little choice of US news outlets.

    CNN’s ratings will continue to decline until they reach some steady state based on the number of naturally occurring gullible useful idiots. Just a WAG on my part, but I think CNN’s share of that market around 500,000 to 700,000 people. We already know the upper bounds of that market. We just don’t know the lower bounds yet.

  2. Steve C says:

    It may be worth mentioning here that Ron Unz also has an extensive series of essays on his site under the title “American Pravda” – “The major media overlooked Communist spies and Madoff’s fraud. What are they missing today?” (‘Our American Pravda’, 2013). There’s plenty of thoughtful reading there, aimed more at the biases, omissions and inaccuracies in all modern media reporting rather than just at CNN.

  3. E.M.Smith says:


    In the video the CNN guy says CNN does it for the ratings. That’s what I was back referencing.

    I agree with you that the real reason is likely to combine that with a dogma pushing motive.

    They did get a ratings bump out of Russia-Russia-RUSSIA! (from very dismal to just dismal ;-)

    @Steve C:

    Thanks! I’ll take a look.

    Given that part of the Communist / Socialist system is to control the media: I suspect that there was a minor turf war as the Communists tried to subvert it during the Cold War and the TLAs infiltrated it to try to stop them. At this point, with 8 years of Obama Socialism “Fundamentally Change America” behind us, I’m not sure who “won” and is the controlling interest now. It looks a lot like they formed a consortium. It promotes Socialism, but also protects the Deep State.

    Makes a fella wonder…

  4. dfhunter says:

    thanks for link to Project Veritas EM.
    nothing we didn’t know as you state, but still useful to get footage/quotes from these so called impartial news hacks (same in the UK).
    probably now quoted to death – Upton Sinclair
    “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”

  5. philjourdan says:

    I find it hard to believe that any sentient being, presented with incontrovertible proof of both the duplicity and dishonesty of most of the media, would have the unmitigated audacity to enter another’s home and insult them for not swallowing the same bilge water. It is one thing to delude yourself into excusing the sorry excuse for the fake media. But then to try to shame a gracious host with that knowledge, no matter how fervently they want to believe it, just smacks of a very unstable person who is apt to go postal when their delusion is shattered by reality.

    The only reasons that half the lunatic left is not in jail for murder are their cowardice when tasked with real life confrontations (they can only successfully do so from behind masks or in Gun Free zones), and the fact they are lousy shots due to their rabid anti-gun stance.

    The other half of the left is just hot air. With no ethics or willingness to climb out of ignorance.

  6. Steve C says:

    A nice take on CNN (“The Most Busted Name in News”) from Jon Rappoport: “They obviously need to hire Jerry Springer as news director. The network is already a reality show; they just don’t know how to put one on.” ;-)

  7. Another Ian says:

    Steve C

    There is that saying saying “Tell that to the Marines”

    Maybe time to update it to

    “Tell that to CNN”

    (Rerun from “Wood”)

  8. Another Ian says:

    Might get attention in the board room?

    “Trump campaign to sue CNN over pro-impeachment bias, demands ‘substantial payment’”

  9. E.M.Smith says:

    It could also be a precedent for taking down some of the other liars too…

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