A CNN executive has admitted to an undercover journalist that his network has used “propaganda” in an attempt to get Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla, to harm.
In another scathing clip released by right-wing guerrilla news outlet Project Veritas, technical director Charles Chester was asked if CNN uses “propaganda” on-air.
‘I do not know. I… yes, ”Chester replied, after initially struggling to answer the question.
When asked to explain how CNN uses “propaganda,” Chester cited the scandals plaguing the GOP congressman, which had surfaced just days earlier.
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“For example, if the goal is to get Matt Gaetz 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 trouble passing laws and if not. So it would be great for the Democratic Party to get him out. to go on with those stories to keep hurting him and make sure it can’t be buried and, like, just settled out of court. And just like, you know, if we keep pushing that, it helps us. “
“That’s propaganda because it helps us in some way,” Chester summed up.
CNN did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
Gaetz has been at the center of a political firestorm in recent weeks over allegations of sexual relations with a minor, payments for sex and potential sex trafficking. The congressman has denied any wrongdoing and declined calls for his resignation.
CNN has given a lot of attention to Gaetz’s political woes, particularly over “Cuomo Prime Time,” where anchor Chris Cuomo has covered the latest developments in detail while avoiding the growing scandals that his brother, Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo , plague. For his part, Andrew Cuomo has brought forward nine women to accuse him of sexual misconduct.
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As part of a larger #ExposeCNN campaign, Project Veritas also released footage of Chester, admitting that CNN’s “focus” was to get President Trump out of office during the 2020 presidential campaign, and that the network reported health stories. Republican to help then candidate Joe Biden.
The often controversial Project Veritas, which describes itself as a conservative whistleblower watchdog group, has previously released hidden camera footage of network news producers, politicians and members of private political organizations making statements unaware they were being recorded.