WATCH: CNN Producer Admits Russia Narrative is ‘Bullsh*t’ with ‘No Proof’ for Ratings
In yet another nail in the coffin that is the mainstream media’s conspiracy theory that Russia somehow intervened in the 2016 elections, a hidden camera has captured the essential smoking gun, proving that it’s all lies. A senior producer at CNN was just exposed admitting that Russia gate is nothing but “bullsh*t.”
The senior producer, John Bonifield was secretly recorded as he described the intense speculation that Russia aided the Trump presidential campaign as “bullsh*t.” Filmed on a hidden camera, the senior CNN producer admits the organization’s anti-Russia reporting is purely for ratings.
“It’s mostly bullsh*t right now. Like, we don’t have any big giant proof,” Bonifield tells a reporter in secretly-filmed footage.
In the video, an unidentified journalist is asking the senior CNN producer why they are covering the Russia conspiracy theory so heavily, given there has yet to be any concrete evidence showing it.
“So why is CNN constantly like, ‘Russia this, Russia that?’” the journalist asks, to which Bonifield responds, “Because it’s ratings.”
“Our CIA is doing shit all the time, we’re out there trying to manipulate governments,” Bonifield says.
“I think the President is probably right to say, like, look, you are witch-hunting me,” Bonifield admits.
CNN pushing the Russia conspiracy theory is doing exactly what it is designed to do, keep people tuned in and distracted and Bonifield admits that is exactly what’s happening. “Our ratings are incredible right now,” he says on the video.
As RT reports, Bonifield explains how far CNN pushed the Russia line, describing a meeting in which reporters were told by the CEO to stop covering climate accords, urging instead “Let’s get back to Russia.”
“It’s a business, people are like the media has an ethical phssssss…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,” Bonifield says in the video.
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The footage was released by conservative activist James O’Keefe via Project Veritas.
It is important to point out that Project Veritas has been known to spin its videos by heavily editing them to make their case. As RT notes, O’Keefe formed Veritas in 2010 claiming its mission is to “investigate and expose corruption, dishonesty, self-dealing, waste, fraud and other misconduct.” It has since been sued for its information-gathering methods, primarily targeting liberal organizations, and presenting its findings in a misleading, highly edited format.
This video, however, needs no heavy editing to get the point.
The CNN Russia hysteria apparently got too big for their own good, however, and they have since been caught with their hand in the ratings cookie jar.
As Buzzfeed noted over the weekend, CNN is imposing strict new publishing restrictions for online articles involving Russia after the network deleted a story and then issued a retraction late Friday, according to an internal email obtained by BuzzFeed News.
The email went out at 11:21 a.m. on Saturday from Rich Barbieri, the CNNMoney executive editor, saying “No one should publish any content involving Russia without coming to me and Jason [Farkas],” a CNN vice president.
“This applied to social, video, editorial, and MoneyStream. No exceptions,” the email added. “I will lay out a workflow Monday.”
Perhaps CNN knew that this video was about to be released. Or, perhaps, they had simply been proven wrong too many times. Either way, the curtain is getting pulled back.
As the Free Thought Project has continuously reported, there has yet to be a single shred of concrete evidence proving interference in the 2016 election by Russia. In spite of the mainstream media putting out stories of anonymous sources confirming Russian hacking, other than documents claiming it happened, the public has seen nothing.
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This complete lack of evidence was backed up earlier this month during fired FBI Director James Comey’s Senate testimony, during which he admitted he’s never seen any evidence of Russian interference in the election.
Hopefully, with the release of this video, people will wake up to what’s really going on. American’s are being distracted with ‘bullsh*t’ so the establishment can continue to fleece them, wage wars for profit, and usurp their rights. Make no mistake, no matter what you hear on the television, it is business as usual in Washington.