The left-wing media is feeling the heat this week after a sting video from Project Veritas exposed a well-known cable news giant for peddling an unproven Trump-Russia narrative in an attempt to bolster its ratings.
Project Veritas describes itself as “a non-profit organization dedicated to investigating corruption, dishonesty, waste and fraud in both public and private institutions.”
In Part Two of its “American Pravda” investigative series, the undercover, anti-corruption unit targets CNN’s Van Jones, an outspoken radical progressive known for describing President Trump’s election victory as a “white lash.”
“The Russia thing is just a big nothing burger,” Jones says in the video. “There’s nothing there you can do.”
This admission by Jones, essentially agreeing with the President that the Trump-Russia conspiracy theory is manufactured by the media, is another win for the Trump administration.
In January, James O’Keefe, the founder and President of Project Veritas, declared that the beneficiary of his next undercover sting operation would be the mainstream media.
“Everyone’s saying, who are you going after next?” O’Keefe said at the event. “I’m going to tell you. I’ll make it public. I’m going after the media next.”
True to his word, O’Keefe released the first part of his sting operation against the media on Monday. His first victim? None other than the purveyor of “Russia, Russia, Russia”: CNN.
In Part One of Project Veritas’s new “American Pravda” investigative series, John Bonifield, a senior producer at CNN, unwittingly destroys several CNN narratives about President Trump colluding with Russia and Russia interfering in the 2016 U.S. election.
Bonifield expresses clear doubts that there is a fire behind the Russia smoke, stating, “I haven’t seen any good enough evidence to show that the President committed a crime.”
Bonifield then goes on to confirm CNN’s bias against the President, stating, “I think the President is probably right to say, like, look you are witch hunting me…you have no real proof.”
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Much to the chagrin of the traditional news media, the video was the #1 trending video on YouTube by midday Monday. As of Wednesday morning, the video had been viewed more than 2 million times.
During Tuesday’s press briefing, Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders encouraged “everybody across the country” to watch the video.
And don’t think this latest sting by O’Keefe came as a total surprise to the media. In fact, he had already publicly hinted that his next target would be CNN months ago.
Nevertheless, there were some reporters who doubted the veracity of his claim.
“We’ll eventually find out whether O’Keefe’s threat was legit or merely an attempt to make journalists paranoid about moles in their midst. It could have been both,” Washington Post’s Callum Borchers wrote in February.
Sure enough, Project Veritas did both — and more. Not only did it expose media malfeasance and confirm moles within media organizations, it also proved, once and for all, that the corruption and dishonesty within major media outlets often rise all the way to the top.