James O’Keefe of Project Veritas has released undercover audio that pulls back the curtain on CNN bias.
It really should be no surprise that CNN has a distinct bias against conservatives. Thanks to a CNN insider, however, we see how deep the bias is embedded. Undercover audio of CNN staffers, those behind-the-scenes individuals responsible for crafting the news, shows just how slanted their political views are.
Project Veritas released the following statement today.
Project Veritas released 119 hours of raw audio in a WikiLeaks style dump, with over 100 more hours still yet to be released. The audio was secretly recorded in 2009 by an anonymous source inside CNN’s Atlanta headquarters who we are identifying as Miss X. The tapes contain soundbites from current and previous CNN employees Joe Sterling, Arthur Brice, and Nicky Robertson, as well as numerous others.
Richard Griffiths, who is now CNN’s Vice President and Senior Editorial Director, was caught explaining that the role of a journalist is to “aid the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.”
“If we are journalists, what is our role as a journalist? What is the fundamental role as a journalist, for us to do? Tell a story. Tell what’s going on. There’s a secondary corollary to that, right? Aid the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. To a degree, right? Is that not part of the traditional role of a journalist. It’s actually one of the things I can be most proud of as a journalist. You know we try to show the ugly side of humanity so we can do something about it. It’s hard, very hard.”
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-agains saying there’s a debate over, you know creationism, and all that stuff. There is no debate.”
This video was also posted, which included some sound bites.
With even more audio to come, it looks like Project Veritas is ready to nail CNN to the wall, and in addition, expose those behind the bias by name. “Project Veritas is determined to expose malfeasance, corruption and wrongdoing,” founder and president James O’Keefe said.