In a video released as part of James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas on Tuesday, a senior CNN producer was caught on camera by one of O’Keefe’s investigators admitting that the network’s constant bashing of President Donald Trump and the Russians is all for the ratings, and nothing more.
In the video, when asked about his thoughts on the Russia investigation, CNN producer John Bonifield said, “Could be bullshit. I mean, it’s mostly bullshit right now. Like, we don’t have any giant proof. Then they say, well there’s still an investigation going on. And you’re like, yeah, I don’t know. If they were finding something we would know about it. The way these leaks happen, they would leak it. They’d leak. If it was something really good, it would leak…. The leaks keep leaking and there’s so many great leaks, and it’s amazing. I just refuse to believe that if they had something really good like that that wouldn’t leak because we’ve been getting all these other leaks. So, I just feel like they don’t really have it but they want to keep digging. And so I think the president is probably right to say, like, look you are witch hunting me. You have no smoking gun. You have no real proof.”
Bonifield also admits in the video that he has not seen any evidence that Trump has committed any crimes.
“I haven’t seen any good evidence to show the president committed a crime,” Bonifield says.
“Even if Russia was trying to swing an election, we try to swing their elections, our CIA is doing shit all the time, we’re out there trying to manipulate governments,” he continues.
Over the video, O’Keefe narrates that “Bonifield has worked for CNN as a journalist and producer for nearly 15 years.”
“He not only gave us a tour of CNN’s main newsroom, he gave us a window into the editorial bias and anti-Trump agenda of the organization,” O’Keefe says.
O’Keefe’s Project Veritas is billing this video as part one of a multi-part investigation into what they call: “American Pravda.”
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— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) June 27, 2017
“Fake News: We start our American Pravda investigations inside American media with part one: CNN,” O’Keefe states in the video. “Our goal is to expose the real motivations behind the decision-making process at our dominant media corporations. Fake News. One story has monopolized President Trump’s time in office like no other, especially on CNN: Russia. In fact, since the Inauguration, CNN has mentioned Russia on their air nearly 16,000 times. So we sent our undercover reporters inside CNN to understand why and to determine if CNN even believes if the story is even real.”
Additionally, the video also catches Bonifield saying that the reason CNN leadership and management continues to run the Russia scandal is “because it’s ratings,” not because of any proof.
“Our ratings are incredible right now,” Bonifield claims.
Bonifield also says in the video that CNN leadership intentionally cuts coverage of other newsworthy stories just to shift back to the Russia story.
“My boss, I shouldn’t say this, my boss yesterday we were having a discussion about this dental shoot and he goes and he was just like I want you to know what we are up against here,” he says. “And he goes, just to give you some context, President Trump pulled out of the climate accords and for a day and a half we covered the climate accords. And the CEO of CNN said in our internal meeting, he said good job everybody covering the climate accords, but we’re done with it let’s get back to Russia.”
“It’s a business,” he continues. “People are like the media has an ethical … But, all the nice cutesy little ethics that used to get talked about in journalism school, you’re just like, that’s adorable. That’s adorable. This is a business. Especially cable news. Cable news isn’t the New York Times, and it’s not even like NBC News. I mean NBC News still gets 20 million viewers a night. Cable news is getting a million. So, they got to do what they got to do to make their money.”
Sounds like political posturing for the main stream, liberal agenda if you ask me. And it’s disgusting. Shame on you, CNN.