CNN likes to claim they are “the most trusted name in news.”
But Donald Trump – and other critics – contend they are very fake news.
Now, newly released audio proves the critics right, and it’s creating major problems for CNN.
CNN desperately tries to fight back against claims of bias.
They allege they cover the news straight and with no political slant.
But Project Veritas founder, James O’Keefe, has released secretly recorded audio proving that CNN has no problem shading the truth to fit their agenda.
O’Keefe’s recordings expose the fact that CNN manipulated polling data by refusing to use newer polls because the numbers contradicted the network’s preferred spin.
Project Veritas transcripts report on a conversation between CNN employees:
“Miss X: “I read a CNN poll that was taken on June 26 and 28th, and I know that the hearing for the case, the firefighters case was on the 29th, so the poll was done right before it, and those are still the poll results we’re reporting, so I asked someone in DC who does the poll results about why we hadn’t updated it, and said there were a few newer polls from last week and the week before and there’s CBS news polls and a Rasmussen poll, and he said we don’t use Rasmussen, and I said does CNN plan to do another poll if we’re only using that. He said we’re not going to be doing another poll; those are the results we’ll be using. So I don’t see how that’s reporting all sides because that poll said hold for release until Friday the 10th.”
Arthur Brice: “Who did you talk with?”
Miss X: “Paul [CNN’s Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser].”
Arthur Brice: “Yeah, he’s your director. Yeah, he’s pretty high up in the food chain. I agree. I think it’s dishonest to use outdated information if new information shows something that is in variance with what you’re reporting. It’s just, it’s dishonest.”
O’Keefe’s recordings also provided a second example of how CNN had cherry-picked polling data to support their narrative.
This was the case after Barack Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor to sit on the Supreme Court.
Project Veritas released a transcript of the following conversation:
“The same apathy towards reporting accurate poll numbers was seen in the way CNN released inaccurate poll numbers about Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor.
Miss X: “This wasn’t released until two weeks after. So can we say a newly released poll?”
Joe Sterling: “No, you can’t say that. You can’t say that at all. This isn’t a newly released.”
Miss X: “But it says newly released on Friday.”
Joe Sterling: “I know, how did we write about this? Did we write a wire about this? “I don’t think we stand to change how people think of her [Sotomayor]. Geez, I mean if someone picked this up it’s not going to change – it’s not going to change anybody’s opinion.”
And O’Keefe released one other recording.
It was a recording of CNN employees slamming Fox News, claiming there is no debate on so-called “man-made global warming.”
The transcript read:
“In the secretly recorded tapes, CNN’s liberal, anti-Republican, and anti-Fox News bias is clear.”Fox News, I think Fox News is unbearable. It’s horrible,” said Nicky Robertson, who was at that time the CNN Assignment Desk Editor. Joe Sterling, who was then the News desk editor for CNN’s online venue ‘The Wire’, was also recorded speaking profound liberal bias.
“That issue, climate change, I mean science is pretty much on board and there are a few dissenters. There’s no debate. It’s like you know, born-again saying there’s a debate over, you know creationism and all that stuff. There is no debate.”
CNN claims they are a trusted source of unbiased news.
But these secret recordings confirm that CNN employees have no objection to slanting the news to fit their left-wing narrative.