A staffer for CNN spoke candidly to an undercover journalist about the political motivations of the left-leaning outlet during the 2020 presidential election and what was revealed were shocking details.
"Newly uncovered hidden camera footage reveals CNN’s technical director admitting that stories surrounding Rep. Matt Gaetz are 'propaganda' aimed at aiding the Democratic Party."https://t.co/h6eswKZRH8
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) April 14, 2021
Charles Chester, a staffer for the left-leaning outlet revealed details about the political motivations that the CNN network had during the 2020 presidential election and boasted that the network helped defeat former President Trump.
CNN network technical director, Charles Chester shed light on how the network wanted to remove to its nemesis, former President Trump, and help Biden in the Presidential race. This was exposed in the first part of the three-part #ExposeCNN campaign that was launched by Project Veritas, a right-wing guerilla news outlet.
“Look at what we did, we got Trump out. I am 100% going to say it. And I 100% believe it that if it wasn’t for CNN, I don’t know that Trump would have got voted out,” Chester said in a celebrity tone.
This is journalism at its finest: James O’Keefe of Project Veritas confronts the CNN Director who was recorded happily – and proudly – describing CNN as left-wing “propaganda.”https://t.co/l0Eckf49tu
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Although some of the videos that were released by the Project Veritas were taken out of context and seemingly deceptive, there were plenty of remarks made by Chester throughout the video. Most of the clips also features him speaking in clear, complete sentences.
Chester also bragged that he was “one step down” from a director, according to a string of sitdowns with an undercover journalist. Chester also claimed that CNN was “creating a story” the questioned former President Trump’s health that “we didn’t know anything about,” calling it as a “propaganda” in order to help remove Trump from office.
Chester said, “Trump was, I don’t know, like shaking his hand or whatever… we brought in like so many medical people to like all tell a story that, like, it was all speculation that he was like neurologically damaged, that he was losing it, he’s unfit to, you know, whatever,” Chester said. He added, “We were creating a story that we didn’t know anything about.”
James O’Keefe of Project Veritas confronts CNN director who was caught on camera bragging about CNN “propaganda” pic.twitter.com/Scu6dpiPeZ
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In addition to his claims that CNN wanted to help remove Trump from office, Chester also mentioned that the network wanted to “promote health and fitness of Biden.”
“We would always show shots of him jogging… him in his aviator shades and like you paint him as a young geriatric,” Chester said of Biden, before making comments that he is a fan of Vice President Kamala Harris.
“I think we got him through this term,” Chester said “He’s not going to f—–g die, but I’m OK with that. [Harris] probably could be like a b—-h in like a board meeting and you’d hate her as a boss, but she’s f—–g real and better than what we got regardless.”
A @CNN director is caught on video admitting that the focus of CNN's news coverage in 2020 was "to get Trump out of office" & that they engaged in "propaganda" to make it happen.
CNN isn't a news organization, they're a Democrat Super PAC!!!pic.twitter.com/BwDJFYXRD2
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) April 13, 2021
In another conversation after the “COVID fatigue,” from CNN’s coverage, Chester said that the network will “start focusing mainly on climate” once the public is “open to it.”
Chester said, “Our focus was to get Trump out of office. Without saying it, that’s what it was, right? So our next thing is going to be for climate change awareness.”
The undercover journalist asked, “Do you think it’s going to be just like a lot of like fear for the climate?” Chester responded, “Yeah. Fear sells.”
CNN did not immediately respond to request for comment about the matter. The network also did not immediately responded when they were asked if Chester is still employed.