A CNN executive has been caught on video confessing that the network aired “propaganda” during President Trump’s term in office to convince voters to oppose him and bragging that he and his colleagues succeeded.
The hidden-camera expose of CNN Technical Director Charlie Chester was published Tuesday by James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas.
“Look what we did, [CNN] got Trump out,” Chester said. “I am 100% going to say it, and I 100% 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.”
Chester boasted of bringing in “medical people to tell a story that was all speculation” about Trump’s health – “that he was neurologically damaged, and he was losing it.”
O’Keefe said: “We were creating a story there that we didn’t know anything about. That’s what — I think that’s propaganda.”
CNN’s coverage was entirely the opposite for the noticeably aging Democratic candidate Joe Biden, who repeatedly has flubbed speech lines, forgotten names, forgotten institutions such as the Defense Department and mixed up the names of his grandchildren.
For him, Chester said, “We would always show shots of him jogging and that [he’s] healthy, you know, and him in aviator shades. Like you paint him as a young geriatric.”
The next agenda item for CNN, he said, is global warming.
“They’ve already announced in our office that once the public is — will be open to it — we’re going to start focusing mainly on climate,” he said. “It’s going to be our [CNN’s] focus. Like our focus was to get Trump out of office, right? Without saying it, that’s what it was, right? So, our next thing is going to be for climate change awareness.”
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Chester admitted “that his network engaged in propaganda to benefit Biden’s candidacy during the 2020 election to the detriment of then-President Trump.”
He said “COVID-19 media coverage” should be coming to an end soon and the network will focus on “climate.”
What will that be like?
Chester replied: “I don’t know. I’m not sure. I have a feeling that it’s going to be like, constantly showing videos of decline in ice, and weather warming up, and like the effects it’s having on the economy.”
That decision would come from CEO Jeff Zucker, Chester said.
After the pandemic gets “beat to death,” he said, climate change “can take years, so [CNN will] probably be able to milk that quite a bit.”
What will the message be?
Fear, Chester said.
“Fear sells,” he explained.