O'Keefe Drops "Bombshell" Undercover Footage From Within CNN

Tyler Durden's picture

As promised two days ago on the Sean Hannity radio show, James O'Keefe and his team at Project Veritas just released covertly captured, previously unheard audio footage from within the CNN newsroom.  But unlike his usual undercover sting operations, this footage was allegedly sourced from a CNN insider who apparently grew frustrated with the perpetually biased reporting of the "fake news" media outlet.

Per O'Keefe's website, today's release includes 119 hours of secretly recorded raw footage from an inside source at CNN with another 100 hours of footage still to be released.  Given the volume of footage to be released, O'Keefe is asking for help to transcribe and investigate the recordings and encourages users to provide tips on interesting discoveries here.

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. 


In order to expose media malfeasance within CNN, we need your help transcribing, investigating and connecting the dots on these 200+ hours of audio. Leave comments, upload transcriptions or contact us with your tips below.


Among other things, the audio recordings reveal CNN attempting to misrepresent polling data...

Miss X: "I read a CNN poll that was taken on June 26 and 28th, and I know that the hearing for the case, the fire fighters case was on the 29th, so the poll was done right before it, and those are still the poll results we're reporting, so I asked someone in DC who does the poll results about why we hadn't updated it, and said there were a few newer polls from last week and the week before and there's CBS news polls and a Rasmussen poll, and he said we don't use Rasmussen, and I said does CNN plan to do another poll if we're only using that. He said we're not going to be doing another poll, those are the results we'll be using. So I don't see how that's reporting all sides because that poll said hold for release until Friday the 10th."


Arthur Brice: "Who did you talk with?"


Miss X: "Paul [CNN's Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser]."


Arthur Brice: "Yeah, he's your director. Yeah, he's pretty high up in the food chain. I agree. I think it's dishonest to use outdated information if new information shows something that is in variance with what you're reporting. It's just, it's dishonest."

...and again with polling data related to Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor:

Miss X: "This wasn't released until two weeks after. So can we say a newly released poll?"


Joe Sterling: "No, you can't say that. You can't say that at all. This isn't a newly released."


Miss X: "But it says newly released on Friday."


Joe Sterling: "I know, how did we write about this? Did we write a wire about this? "I don't think we stand to change how people think of her [Sotomayor]. Geez, I mean if someone picked this up it's not going to change - it's not going to change anybody's opinion."

And, admitting what we all knew already, here is CNN's former News Desk Editor, Joe Sterling, revealing his clear bias for Obama.


With that brief intro, here is O'Keefe's latest work.


The full 119 hours of audio footage will eventually be available here, but for now PV's servers seem to be having a difficult time keeping up with the overwhelming demand from supporters eager to hear first-hand accounts of CNN's bias.

Meanwhile, noting that this is just the "beginning of the end for the MSM", O'Keefe also announced that he will pay a $10,000 award to anyone who comes forward with legally obtained audio or video footage exposing media malfeasance.


And apparently President Trump has now weighed in on O'Keefe's latest project.

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Latina Lover's picture

Time to REALLY hammer fake news!


CNN = Pedophile Support Central

Looney's picture


I hope someone exposes John McCain being present during all ISIS beheadings.


hedgeless_horseman's picture


Does CNN's behavior piss you off?

Want to take action?



I believe that if Americans want to protect and defend what liberty we still have, it is now clearly up to us, We The People!  We cannot rely on The Fourth Estate.    


We must disintermediate The Fourth Estate. 

Pinto Currency's picture

CNN is propaganda.
However, these videos have not been vetted and could be a ruse or disinformation.

RAT005's picture

Love how it isn't a simple summary.  This is going to fester for a long time. ..

Mr. Bones's picture

Yeah, but it means listening to hours upon hours of CNN.

nobodysfool's picture

Someone could use "Reverse DVR Strategy" by recording a few hours of CNN and fast forwarding thru the hosts/panels, etc. to get to the commercials!  Woot Woot!

RiverRoad's picture

That works too.  Just keep any Volume on MUTE, if you can, when recording so you don't have to throw up every 5 minutes when you review it.

Bigly's picture

Yuuuuge kudos to the leaker.  Hats off to you. :-)


They cannot accuse O'Keefe of editing  (their spin for skewing) if he dumps the whole shebang.  Cannot wait to hear all the gems within.

Fuck you, CNN

greenskeeper carl's picture

Hope he's got a lot more than what was in that short video, because that looked like a big nothing burger to me. Not near as good as the Creamer/Foval videos. Which, by the way, nothing happened to either of them, right?

onewayticket2's picture

the video stated:  "we dont have the manpower to go through it....so we need your help"


exact same thing the Washington Post did with their readers after they hacked Sarah Palin's Yahoo account.

greenskeeper carl's picture

I get that, but you would think they would have gone through them in at least a cursory fashion and picked a few good sound bites for this promo video. If these are the best they found, its not looking very promising. Hopefully there is some good stuff in there, but several year old sound bites like that aren't going to do much except prove what we already know - CNN is biased as hell.

The Wizard's picture

Disagree, collect as much evidence as possilble, no matter of its age.

A half truth is more destructive than a whole lie, for it can be defended in partiality.

Hungman's picture

Just this small sample of the information shows how CNN cooked their poll data to push their narrative. 

This is why no poll can be trusted. If a new poll comes out that shows something they don't like they stick with the old poll.

I remember a poll came out right before the election that showed Trump up two points or something. That poll was up for about an hour and then the polls were reverted not back one poll but a whole week showing Clinton up by like 7 points. 

Withdrawn Sanction's picture

If the fact that the polls leading up to the election (having Hitlery winning by a comfortable margin) didn't prove that polls are biased, then no amount of evidence will ever be sufficient.

RiverRoad's picture

Polls are bought and paid for.

chunga's picture

Yeah, there's plenty of shit out there already and nothing happens.

My favorite pet peeve right now is Jason Chaffetz, of "subpoenas are not suggestions" infamy.

He was told to fuck right off, and he did.

Withdrawn Sanction's picture

Just out of curiosity, how does Congress enforce its subpoenas?  The State's attorneys have the sheriffs office, the US Dept of Just-Us has the Marshalls service.  What does the national legislature have that does not come under the purview of another branch? 

wildbill2u's picture

Congress doesn't even enforce its Contempt of Congress citations. It has the power to arrest people like serial liar Eric Holder while they are in Washington via its Congressional police force. But they never enforce a citation. 

So the object of the Contempt of Congress citation has even more contempt of Congress and uses the citation for toilet paper or hangs it on his/her office wall as an object of honor. 


detached.amusement's picture

So congress is basically in contempt of the people

IntTheLight's picture

Nothing happened because our media refused to report it.

Jeffersonian Liberal's picture

The state-run propaganda industry (the MSM) attempted to brand those who exposed them as "fake news."

We successfully turn that label against them.

It is far past time we call their product what it is:


Nothing more. Nothing less.

The MSM is nothing more than a state-run propaganda industry. And we need to defund Big Propaganda.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Getting the MSM to invent the term fake news was really a masterstroke by the 'Truth Community'.

We discuss their 'news' in terms of propaganda and disinformation, which the MSM obviously couldn't use, as it could, you know, expose people to those ideas.   So they invented a new euphemism, fake news, which sadly for them describes what they do just as well as the terms propaganda and disinformation!

jus_lite_reading's picture

Indeed --> SMITH MUNDT

Obama repealed it in 2013.

business as stusual's picture

Apparently you know nothing of Project Veritas.

Withdrawn Sanction's picture

Apparently, PC needs an "authority" figure to assure him/her that they're legitimate (or not).  The programming is strong w/that one.

diesheepledie's picture

Agreed. They should be vetted my a reputafble news source like CNN.

Koba the Dread's picture

I voted you up, Pinto, but mainly because at the time of my vote 95 ZH droids had voted you down. They are merely the mirror image of leftist droids and voted you down because your comment was not absolutist. Rather, it raised a meaningful point. I see little to no difference between ZH droids and CNN droids.

I urge readers of good will to take back the comment section of ZH from these adolescent mouth-breathers of all ages.

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TeethVillage88s's picture

James O'Keefe what is this Federal Spending Mystery?

How is Tennessee Valley Authority Budget Growth and Collapse NOT a story?!

Total--Tennessee Valley Authority Outlays 2016 = Moved Off Table from Independent Agencies! Disappeared
Total--Tennessee Valley Authority Outlays 2015 = $43.8 Billion
Total--Tennessee Valley Authority Outlays 2014 = $46.6 Billion
Total--Tennessee Valley Authority Outlays 2013 = $65.8 Billion (what is happening here)
Total--Tennessee Valley Authority Outlays 2011 = $38 Billion
Total--Tennessee Valley Authority Outlays 2009 = $32.7 Billion
Total--Tennessee Valley Authority Outlays 2007 = $19.4 Billion
Total--Tennessee Valley Authority Outlays 2005 = $20.9 Billion
Total--Tennessee Valley Authority Outlays 2003 = $13.9 Billion
Total--Tennessee Valley Authority Outlays 2001 = $11.3 Billion
Total--Tennessee Valley Authority Outlays 2000 = $8.3 Billion
Total--Tennessee Valley Authority Outlays 1998 = 9 Billion

Total past 10 Years Federal Funding Tennessee Valley Authority =$265.9 Billion

Withdrawn Sanction's picture

There s/b offsetting receipts for TVA since they sell electric power.

In the old days when the Post Office was part of the federal govt, politicians like Nixon and el-BJ would routinely move USPS on- or off-budget depending on how they needed the no.s to shake out.

TeethVillage88s's picture

Well govt set up the power generation, but the Corporation is supposed to be self sufficient. Notice I skipped some years to make the list smaller... the damage to taxpayers is much more.

- Someone suggested that there was a whole housing development of nice houses polluted by Coal Ash run off from collection area, but there is no news to back this up
- There is a green area park and there was a story of DHS setting up a presence there, but was cancelled largely due to interference with residents or park goers
- When Budgeting you don't look at the off sets or receipts, since you are still going to need funding in place in future years
- If this was a bailout for over 18 years, then that should be news too
- This budget was bigger than DHS, and double Dept of Energy

JLee2027's picture

That's where the aliens are being kept. Shhh

TeethVillage88s's picture

I keep thinking they use the money to build underground bunkers. Jesse Ventura filmed one in MO, but it just looks like a road or a garage in his footage.

shivura's picture

sorry to troll again but how can everyone want "liberty" and steadfastly support a government that wants to dismantle freedom of press AND the right to assemble?

in AZ a bill will be past that allows police to seize the assets of peaceful protesters if any damage is done to anything during a protest.

How can any of you support this and say you believe in liberty?

Paid for by the Soros Comment Company.

MasterControl's picture

You consider making up news worthy of a "free press" label?

TheLastTrump's picture

So these protestors are PEACEFUL but they caused DAMAGE and you have a problem with them being held accountable for that damage?


Fuck off you brain dead communist fuck. Standard leftist shill bullshit illogic. Holy crap you people are dense, I see why things are so fucky.


>>> "seize the assets of peaceful protesters if any damage is done"

shivura's picture

i have a problem with people who did not cause the damage being found guilty you fucking fascist moron

jus_lite_reading's picture

Nah, fuck 'em.

PS- You can't even properly define the word fascist so STFU

onewayticket2's picture

you can't say trump wants to "dismantle" the press while EXPANDING the number of journalists at the press conference and "taking too long" answering all the questions at the press conference.....good grief.


it's the press MONOPOlY that's getting busted up, not the Press itself.

nmewn's picture

Not sure what "peaceful protest" has to do with property damage...lmao!

Must be a leftwing thang  ;-)

MortimerDuke's picture

I get your satire, shivura, but I may be alone. 

Jon_Locke's picture

Nobody has an issue with PEACEFUL protests. But once they become violent either hurting people or property, they are no longer peaceful. They are performing terrorism and should be treated as such. If found guilty, any damage done would be fixed  with the bill going to who did the damage. If they can't pay then forfeitures would be required. 

shivura's picture

yes, people who caused injury or damage to people or property should be held liable but not those who didn't, which i believe is what this bill is seeking to do...it's not a stretch to say this administration is capable of violently cracking down on protesters, and as a freedom living american, that scares me.

Apocalicious's picture

Dimantly freedom of the press? I'm all for freedom of press, but there must be accountability that accompanies freedom. You can't ever really have one without the other.


You are free to lie. And must be held accountable for the lie. 


Time for some more freedom.