CNN’s Managing Director was caught on tape saying that it’s “terrifying” that President Trump was attracting growing numbers of Hispanic voters, and suggested to CNN’s entire news team that they should “[take] advantage of” a way to counter the narrative that Joe Biden is a socialist.
The tape, recorded by Project Veritas’ James O’Keefe with help from an anonymous CNN insider, is the fifth in a series of explosive tapes that show CNN executives covering for Democrat Presidential nominee Joe Biden by hiding unfavorable stories from their viewers. Other tapes of CNN’s morning conference calls, released yesterday, show Zucker and other CNN executives attempting to hurt President Trump’s reelection chances by comparing Trump’s transition efforts to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, claiming Trump is “sick,” “erratic,” and “on steroids,” and saying that Fox News has a “white supremacy hour” and “naked racism.”
In a September 9th conference call with the entire CNN team, CNN Managing Director and Senior VP Cynthia Hudson stated, “Trump has used the communism, socialism rhetoric as part of his hook for the Cubans in Miami, how that has resonated and how the Biden team has not done enough to counter that. This is all that, the only reason they (Cubans in Miami) are supporting Trump is because of that narrative (Biden is socialist). And that narrative, and the fact that sadly, I have, there’s a population that’s very attracted to bullies.”
Hudson continued, “And no one is countering it properly in Flordia, the Cubans are going to vote for Trump. And that’s terrifying. And so, I think that there is a way to counter the narrative in Florida (Biden is socialist) that is not being taken advantage of.”
Another tape released earlier today shows CNN President Jeff Zucker and other senior executives appearing to deliberately hide the Hunter Biden laptop story from viewers just a few weeks before the election.
After CNN’s PR division claimed their legal experts though Project Veritas’ actions were “a felony” and that they “referred it to law enforcement,” O’Keefe appeared unafraid and undeterred in an appearance on Sean Hannity’s show last night. He hit back by saying that “we have legal experts at Project Veritas and we think Jeff Zucker is just very mad and embarrassed here for what we have exposed. We’ve won every single lawsuit at Project Veritas.”
O’Keefe stated on Twitter that the calls Project Veritas released today are just the tip of the iceberg, and has promised to release more internal CNN staff calls every day this month “like a December advent calendar.”
Yesterday morning, O’Keefe called into the morning CNN editorial conference call and confronted Zucker on the recorded phone calls.
“Hey Jeff Zucker, you there?” O’Keefe asked. “Hey, this is James O’Keefe, we’ve been listening to your CNN calls for basically two months and recording everything. Just wanted to ask you some questions if you have a minute. Do you still feel you’re the most trusted name in news, because I have to say, from what I’ve been hearing on these phone calls I don’t know about that. We got a lot of recordings that indicate you’re not really that independent of a journalist.”
Zucker, who sounded surprised by O’Keefe’s presence in CNN’s internal staff call, retorted, “Ok. Um. Thank you for uh, thank you for uh, your comments, um. So everybody in light of that, I think what we’ll do is we’ll, we’ll set up uh, a new system, and we’ll uh, we’ll be back with you. We’ll do the rest of the call uh, a little bit later.”
O’Keefe responded, “We’re going to release those recordings today at 7:00, so stay tuned, it’s gonna be fun.”
Zucker quickly added, “Thank you everybody, have a good day, buh-bye,” before hanging up the call.
In a response to O’Keefe’s livestream, CNN’s PR divison added that legal experts say Project Veritas’ actions may be a felony, and that they referred him to law enforcement for further investigation.