Project Veritas has released a shocking new video of a secretly recorded conversation with CNN technical Director Charlie Chester, where among other things he has admitted the “propaganda” spewed by CNN was deliberately aimed at ousting former President Trump—and he bragged about their success.
On Tuesday, April 13, Project Veritas released footage that shows CNN deliberately producing and disseminating propaganda to help Joe Biden’s campaign during the 2020 election season and defeat former President Donald Trump, New York Post reports.
CNN technical Director Charlie Chester was seen on tape admitting that CNN aided Joe Biden’s presidential campaign and damaged then-President Donald Trump’s campaign.
Chester also agreed that the network’s position on climate change and COVID-19 were predetermined.
Charlie Chester bragged about CNN’s success in the video: “Look what we did, we [CNN] got Trump out. I am 100 percent going to say it, and I 100 percent believe that if it wasn’t for CNN, I don’t know that Trump would have got voted out…I came to CNN because I wanted to be a part of that.”
He described how the network created propaganda storylines regarding Trump’s health.
“[Trump’s] hand was shaking or whatever, I think. We brought in so many medical people to tell a story that was all speculation—that he was neurologically damaged, and he was losing it. He’s unfit to—you know, whatever. We were creating a story there that we didn’t know anything about. That’s what—I think that’s propaganda,” he continues.
But it is totally opposite treatment when it comes to Biden. CNN framed Biden as “a young geriatric.”
“We would always show shots of him [Biden] jogging and that [he’s] healthy, you know, and him in aviator shades. Like you paint him as a young geriatric,” Chester admits.
Chester said that if Biden died, he wouldn’t mind because Vice President Kamala Harris is “real.” “I had so many arguments about, like — my dad would be like, ‘You’re, you know, you’re voting in Kamala Harris because he’s going to die in the presidency.”
When asked if CNN covered Biden tripping as he walked up the stairs of Air Force 1, Chester said they talked about that “briefly. You don’t make that a huge story.”
During the late summer and early fall of 2020, Biden was criticized for restricting public appearances as part of his preparations for the coronavirus pandemic.
From a studio he built in the basement of his Wilmington, Delaware, home, he met with campaign officials and took part in interviews.
Chester discussed how CNN targeted anti-Trump voters by concentrating on climate change during one of his meetings with the undercover journalist, noting that “fear sells.”
“I think there’s a COVID fatigue. So, like whenever a new story comes up, they’re [CNN’s] going to latch onto it. They’ve already announced in our office that once the public is—will be open to it—we’re going to start focusing mainly on climate,” he said.
“It’s going to be our [CNN’s] focus,” Chester stated. “Like our focus was to get Trump out of office, right? Without saying it, that’s what it was, right? So, our next thing is going to be for climate change awareness.”
According to Chester, COVID basically is a thing of the past. “It [COVID] will taper off to a point that it’s not a problem anymore. Climate change can take years, so they’ll [CNN will] probably be able to milk that quite a bit…Climate change is going to be the next COVID thing for CNN…Fear sells.”
In another damning clip released by Project Veritas, Chaster also admitted that CNN has been deploying propaganda to damage Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.).
“If the agenda, say, is to get, like, Matt Gaetz right now, he’s like this Republican,” Chester began. “He’s a problem for the Democratic Party because he’s so conservative, right?
“And he can cause a lot of hiccups in passing of laws and whatnot. So, it would be great for the Democratic Party to get him out. So we’re going to keep running those stories to keep hurting him and make it so that it can’t be buried and, like, just settled outside of court. And just like, you know, if we keep pushing that, it’s helping us.
“That’s propaganda because it’s helping us in some way,” Chester summarized.
“If the agenda say, is to get @mattgaetz right now, he’s like this Republican. He’s a problem for the Democratic Party…So we’re(@CNN) going to keep running these stories to keep hurting him.” pic.twitter.com/6Gjr8R7Eh5
— James O’Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) April 13, 2021
In recent weeks, media outlets have been zeroing in Gaetz over allegations of sexual relations with a minor, making payments for sex, and potential sex trafficking. The congressman has denied any wrongdoing and has rejected calls for his resignation.