Report: Project Veritas founder to release ‘months’ worth of audio from CNN editorial calls

While President Donald Trump undoubtedly has a contentious relationship with the bulk of the mainstream media, it could be argued that CNN and its president, Jeff Zucker, are some of his biggest rivals. And now, it looks like the president’s enemies are about to get a taste of their own medicine.

According to Breitbart, Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe has unveiled the first part of what he says is “months” worth of audio recordings that provide a glimpse into CNN’s editorial stance. 

The recordings reportedly feature daily editorial calls that involved Zucker and other CNN executives discussing how the network should cover President Trump and the results of the 2020 elections, among other topics.

The initial tapes were first publicized Tuesday by O’Keefe, a self-described “guerilla journalist” who founded and runs Project Veritas, a controversial investigative journalism group.

Uncovering the truth

Breitbart reports that in one of the recordings, “CNN staff are apparently heard to agree that they should not provide President Donald Trump with a ‘platform’ to contest the election results, claiming that the 9/11 terror attacks were partly a result of an awkward transition after the 2000 election.”

In a second clip released by O’Keefe — apparently recorded after President Trump had recovered from his bout with COVID-19 — Zucker was heard urging everyone to refrain from “normalizing” the president’s “behavior,” Breitbart reported.

Zucker went on to say that the only “mistakes” his network has made involved them being “too polite” to the president, while at the same time he suggested that his network target Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) with negative stories, because Graham “really deserves it.”

Humiliating CNN

Of course, O’Keefe didn’t just make the recordings without having a little fun. An audibly stunned Zucker abruptly attempted to end one call early once O’Keefe unmuted himself and announced his presence, Breitbart noted.

One person on the call subsequently said the dial-in number for the daily meeting would need to be immediately changed. Is that all?

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