Project Veritas founder James O'Keefe joins 'Hannity' with insight into leaked tapes featuring CNN president Jeff Zucker.
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Breaking tonight explosive new recordings from inside fake news, CNN being released by Project VERITAS, exposing fake news frauds like network chief Jeff Zucker like never before now. Earlier this morning, Project VERITAS Founder, CEO, James Okeefe, he called into Cnns morning editorial call and well, you would say, Humpty Dumptys Boss, Mr Potato head didnt know what was coming. Take a look, hey, Jeff Zucker! Are you there hey? This is James Okeefe, with the listening to your CNN calls for basically two months. Recording everything just wanted to ask you to some questions. If you have a minute, do you still feel youre the most trusted name in news, because I have to say from what have been hearing on these phone calls? I dont know about that. Weve got a lot of recordings that indicate youre, not really
that independent of a journalist journalist. Thank you for thank you for your comments. In light of that, I think what we will do is we will set up a new system. Project VERITAS tonight released the first installment of these recordings and first up we have a CNN field producer and sucker talking about covering the presidents decision to not yet can see. The suggesting CNN should frame the story by invoking the nine slash eleven terror attacks. We always let you decide Heres the video, the nine Slash eleven report talks about. One of the problems was that the trouble that was brewing got lost during the transition. So if you want a concrete example of what happens when you dont
have a good transition, look at the twin towers yeah, so I think thats an important point. I think it was just a little bit yesterday in terms of national security. I think its really important to raise again now. Do you ever remember fake news, CNN talking about the national security applications of the Obama administration? You know the deep state using Hillarys dirty russian misinformation dossier to spy on candidate Trump President Trump, his administration, the biggest abuse of power, corruption, scandal in history. No, they are the ones that peddled the conspiracy theories, the russian disinformation dossier, perpetuating years and years of a Russia hoax. What about those national security concerns? They are glaring in their bias and their utter disgusting. Hypocrisy couldnt be more obvious and it gets worse because next, up October president Trump recovering from
a coronavirus Sacher is now telling his staff. They need to resist normalizing the president and to not normalize what Zucker calls desperate behavior. Does this sound like objective news to you? I think we cannot normalize what has happened here in the last week with Trump in his behavior, a president who knows hes losing knows hes in trouble. He is sick, maybe is on the aftereffects of steroids or not, I dont know, but he is acting erratically and desperately and we need to we need to. We need to not normalize that and Joe hiding. That was normal. Lastly, weeks ago, instructing his staff to target Senator Lindsey Graham saying the network needed to go well after Lindsey, Graham Post quote
target the guys we dont like take a look frankly, if weve made any mistake its that our banners have been too polite and we need to go well after Lindsey. Graham, there is a lot of news out there and Lindsey. Graham really deserves it. Cnn responded claiming that Okeefe may have committed a felony, but didnt offer any specifics or cite any laws allegedly violated. Now is the ceo, the founder of Project VERITAS, James Okeefe, is with us all right. Every time youve been sued. Has anyone done so successfully? No Sean? We won every single lawsuit, a project, VERITAS, and I know they said this is CNN communications. Legal experts say this may be a felony. We have legal experts and we think Jeff Zucker is just very mad and embarrassed here for what we have exposed. So you are going to be on this program all week and we are going to release more tapes per week, so we can focus
in on what youre going to release every day. Now they peddled this. Russia live for three years over there. They never apologized, they never corrected their record and they reported fake him. A phony news, conspiracy theories. They have stockers of the Fox NEWS Channel and we are getting lectured by them. Is this a news organization to you? No Sean? This is something that doesnt shock people but confirms a lot of his suspicions to see the president of a media conglomerate barking orders at his reporters and journalists telling them what to cover what not to cover thats, not what anything was in plain journalism. I know I run an organization with a few dozen reporters. They come to me with facts im. Not they are not yessing me. They are challenging me. What Jeff Zucker is doing on these phone calls. What the story is telling them, what not to cover varied. This is
propaganda, and I think when citizens have to this is manufacturing consent and would never actually seen it fly on the wall. You can actually have the president of the company instruct his vice president instruct his reporters with the narrative up to be. This is the farthest thing from journalism that I know, and I think that CNN owes an apology to the people. I mean this is disgraceful, indiscernible, indiscernible everything Biden. It looks like they have picked a side, they picked Joe Bidens side all right. The way you do things you have a lot more coming. How long did you record these morning calls? I told him this morning when I live streamed the call a set of been doing this for two months and he was kind of shell shocked by that weve been recording for weeks and weeks, Sean its Christmas December 1st is going to be, I guess, an advent calendar were going to be releasing tapes every day and we have more
tapes tonight tomorrow and its going to be. You know this is a brave whistle, blower insider who came to us with this information Sean and we encourage more people inside media enterprises to blow the whistle on corruption inside big.
Transcript generated on 2020-12-02.