"CNN Caught Cold" In Undercover Sting - Producer Admits Russia Fake News Story Pushed For Ratings

Tyler Durden's picture

Update: President Trump has noted the series of CNN 'Fake News' stories once again...

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Content originally published at iBankCoin.com

The investigative journalists at Project Veritas have done it again! Known for their undercover sting operations, such as the one which exposed the DNC's highly organized network of professional agitators sent to disrupt Trump rallies, voter fraud, or the undercover operation which led to the arrests of Antifa thugs planning to disrupt an the inauguration "deploraball" event.

This time, the organization led by James O'Keefe has infiltrated CNN...


A PV journalist covertly filmed a candid discussion with CNN [health] producer John Bonifield, where the "Very Fake News" network employee admitted that the whole Russia story against President Trump is nothing more than a ratings grab by CNN's CEO Jeff Zucker - based on the fact that most of CNN's liberal audience wants to see the President go down in flames.

Bonifield also admitted that he hasn't seen any evidence of President Trump committing a crime.

John Bonifield: Even if Russia was trying to swing an election, we try to swing their elections, our CIA is doing shit all the time, we're out there trying to manipulate governments.


I haven't seen any good enough evidence to show that the President committed a crime.


I know a lot of people don't like him and they'd like to see him get kicked out of office.... but that's a lot different than he actually did something that can get him kicked out of office.

Russia is for ratings!

PV Journalist: Why is CNN constantly like "Russia this, Russia that?"


Bonifield: Because it's ratings. Our ratings are incredible right now.


My boss, I shouldn't say this, my boss yesterday we were having a discussion about this dental shoot and he was like I just want you to know what we're up against here. Just to give you some context, President Trump pulled out of the climate accords. For a day and a half we covered the climate accords. And the CEO of CNN [Jeff Zucker] said in our internal meeting, he said good job everybody covering the climate accords, but we're done with it. Let's get back to Russia.


But 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.

True feelings about Russia...

John Bonifield was asked directly what he thinks about Russia... and responded with what many on the right have been saying for months; If it was something really good, it would have already leaked:

PV Journalist: But honestly, you think the whole Russia shit is just bullshit?


Bonifield: Could be bullshit. I mean, it's mostly bullshit right now. Like, we don't have any giant proof. Then they say, "well there's still an investigation going on." I don't know, if they were finding something we would know about it. They way these leaks happen, they would leak it. They'd leak. If it was something really good, it'd leak.


I just feel like they don't really have it but they want to keep digging. And so I think the President is probably right to say, like "look, you are witch hunting me. You have no smoking gun, you have no real proof."




UPDATE: Full video here:



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Haus-Targaryen's picture

Communist News Network 

Those who believe in involuntary collectivism suffer from a severe and incurable mental disorder. 

BullyBearish's picture

they did it for the same reason shrump bombed syria...zionist inspired ratings...

FrozenGoodz's picture

Up next a story on Brietbart!


This is turning into Fox where Orange is spoonfeeding the fight klub desired headlines.


If only we had a President spend 3 hours of his morning highlighting yesterday's news ... oh wait


Any comment on the 22 million people you support throwing off healthcare Mr. President? Or the beer binge celebration when pieces of paper made it through the House with no debate/concern for the contents therein? Mr. President? Mr. President? 



bamawatson's picture

we have a competent strong heterosexual American president

NoDebt's picture

It's OK to be a white male in the US again.


froze25's picture

Throw the 22million off, last i checked that was about the same number that didn't want it to begin with but is forced to pay for insurance they dont want.

Also, it is nice to have a competent white male at the helm again.

If I remember correctly it was the NDAA that made govt sponsored propaganda (fake news) legal to be used domestically on Americans again. Since that time I wonder how many active operations have been done and how many are still on going?

fleur de lis's picture

Now if Project Veritas could only set up a sting where the Deep State admits that Syrian gas attacks are perverted hoaxes from the DC Swampites.

But snagging a Deep State waterboy at CNN is one thing, snagging .gov wet workers who are accessories to deadly weapons mass killing is something else.



froze25's picture

Would be nice but I think that maybe out of their league for now. My guess is that is a CIA deep state op, after all it was the CIA that trained the Battalions of "Moderate Rebels" (ISIS) in Jordan some years ago.

PrayingMantis's picture

... talk about CIA, here's what MSM might not tell you ...

... >>> ... "They Were ‘Grilled Alive’: US Govt Exposed Running Nazi-Like Torture Program"

... "An unprecedented report from the corporate press claims U.S. forces have participated in extreme torture and abuse of detainees accused of affiliation with Al Qaeda in Yemen — including “the ‘grill,’ in which the victim is tied to a spit like a roast and spun in a circle of fire,” the Associated Press finds."

...here >>> http://thefreethoughtproject.com/us-torture-grilled-alive/ ...

... and here >>> https://apnews.com/4925f7f0fa654853bd6f2f57174179fe/US-interrogates-deta... ...


PrayingMantis's picture

... and while CNN was confirmed (numerous times) pushing fake "Russian news", here's what real Russian news has to offer ...

>>> ... " ... A Russian submarine has successfully launched a missile from the Barents Sea near Norway to a test site in the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Far East, the Russian Defense Ministry reports."

... " The launch was made from an underwater position in accordance with the combat training plan.”

“According to the confirmed data from mission control, the ICBM units completed the full flight program and successfully hit the targets in the range.”

>>> https://www.rt.com/news/394177-russian-sub-icbm-test-kamchatka/ ...

... looks like the Russians are preparing for something, as well ...

... and btw, " ... from the Barents Sea near Norway to a test site in the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Far East ... " is the distance of the Russian continent from The Barents Sea to the Bering Sea near Alaska ...


logicalman's picture

Given the state of the world, I think you are the right kind of Mantis.


I doubt that there is any chance that only one or two will fly. It will be all or nothing.

Hopefully the latter, but it's not like you or I have any say, or are important in any way, to the idiots who will decide

In May, the Pentagon annonced a successful interception test for its latest money sucking MIC program.

I doubt, very much, that it was a 'real scenario' test. It was a single target, single interceptor missile, likely set up as an 'ideal' situation for PR purposes. I doubt it would stand up to a hundred or so Mirved missiles with decoy warheads along fo the ride.

When the first one flies, we are looking at an extinction level event.

Time for another beer.

Dale Lee Paul's picture

Now that's a missile test that NK could only aspire to.

I always wondered what it was like to be alive in 1913-1914

Dear genie in the bottle: it wasn't a wish, I was just wondering 

Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

~"...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."~


Oh, how proud your mommy must be of you, Bonifield.

What an immoral piece of shit you turned out to be.

Miffed Microbiologist's picture

They're all psychopaths with no moral compass. They have no regret for lying just that they were caught. They will lie again to cover up any lies. If every one of their views doesn't turn them off now it's comment on them.

Personally, I think momma should spanked that one and sent him to his room more often instead of affirming his delicate psyche.


Bay of Pigs's picture

It is beyond the pale. Disgusting and pitiful.

I will cheer on and enjoy watching their demise.

Sweet Chicken's picture

In the Talmud it is perfectly acceptable to lie to the Goy. Fuck all the kikes who subscribe to the protocols of zion. 

Give Me Some Truth's picture

I love "investigating the (alleged) investigators." Hope more people start doing this.

BTW, President Trump, "fake news" is mainly accomplished by simpling not reporting real news. Fake news is the concealment of the truth.

"Fake news" (concealment of the truth) has helped you with the MSM's decision to buy 100 percent your bogus claim that "Assad gassed his own people."

This is the definition of fake news. The real news - no he did not - is concealed or not reported. 

True. Seymour Hersch just reported this after an in-depth and convincing investigation. But this was reported in some German publication no one has heard of. Tellinglingly, None of the American MSM press organizations are reporting this.

Again, "fake news" = "not reporting true news."

Creative_Destruct's picture

The only thing I'm surprised about regarding this article is that anyone is surprised at ALL about this.


scaleindependent's picture


The problem with poor ethics and lack of morality is that sooner or later everyone else starts doing it. And if everybody does it then all of society goes to the dump.


Ethics and morality count.



Ferrari's picture

Ethics is passé with you swine you say? Rabbi Obvious there.

thisandthat's picture

Hi, CNN help desk, here. We understand you are having issues with our... err... news reporting policy.

We, at Contains No News network, care for all of our viewers' emotional safespace equally, as such, our assesment is that such negative news would be unconducive to the inclusive and nurturing worldview we're commited to, on behalf of our viewers and trusted partners alike, and that, as such, they would be perceived as microagressive and damaging to the emotional safespace of our most vulnerable viewers. Therefore, we've came to the conclusion that the responsible course of action for us would be to air a piece on kittens and magical unicorns instead.

We're 100% sure you'll understand and be supportive of our decision, and rest reassured, your opinion means the world to us.

Yours truly,

Contains No News public relations office

~Stay tuned for more Russian Microagressive Safespace Invasions(tm) after the break.~

oDumbo's picture

CNN... "Consistently Non News" ?

landauer's picture

God bless those Associated Press reporters and others for bringing us this story from Yemen. It is so important that information like this gets out. They WILL shut down outlets like this when they get the chance. Then we are lost. Those eulogising above about having a ''strong heterosexual president'' and those from the persistent Obama fanclub are not helping. The evil is trans-presidential, trans-party, trans-national. No one will be allowed into power in Washington who will not facilitate that evil.

Mycroft Holmes IV's picture

I think you are witnessing what happens when someone gets into power playing by their rules who will not facilitate evil.

It was rigged against Trump - including the 5 million illegals that most likely voted against him. It took a national movement (save for California - we're lost here) to get him elected.

Cynicism will get you no where now - it is a lame excuse for inaction. It is time to speak truth to evil without backing down.

Thought Processor's picture


Syria is being targeted for the reasons we are all aware of, that much is and has been obvious.  The real problem is that the Deep State can and does classify any and all internal evidence so that they, collectively speaking, control all the information that would be necessary to even investigate if a crime of any sort has taken place.  And there is virtually no one looking into any of it seriously anymore.  Congress?  They get fed a small diet of carefully prepared propaganda custom designed to allow them to achieve consensus about any given issue.  Investigative Journalism?  Doesn't really exist anymore in any organized form, at least from what I can tell.


But then CNN saing that they used the whole Russia gambit for ratings?  That's just the easy way out.  Sidestepping the real issue of there being another larger agenda, which is essentially against the american people.  



playit's picture

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edotabin's picture

Two possibilities:

1. The producer is just plain stupid and doesn't realize this is a tiny part of a much larger agenda

2. They're just lying to minimize the damage and may get away with it because people are too stupid to understand what's going on.


Mycroft Holmes IV's picture

No way this producer is self-aware enough to realize he's part of a large psy-op.

I doubt anyone is told directly the plan - just what to do and how to get the money.

Plus, Russia-gate does drive ratings. It's a positive feedback loop and anyone working in media knows it.

It is a business and people who work for a business like to get paid.

JethroBodien's picture


Lest everyone forget, both the left and right are pawns in the "real" deep states game of divide and conquer

Enjoy the moment but be ever vigilant.  The truth transcends ideologies.





Just Another Vietnam Vet's picture

.......BREAKING NEWS ............

...  From extremely reliable well know and unnamed sources last night, it has been made clear that there is another

Hacking issue to report.    From information gathered confidentially it has been determined during the Cincinnati

and St Louis ball game yesterday that the Redleg loss can be linked directly back to a Russian hacking attack. 

Expect possible updates on this, and of course, collusion of the Trump admin..

Heard first from .....the Conspiracy News Network.....


Mycroft Holmes IV's picture

Sadly, the Reglegs lost to the Brew Crew.

More Fake News. 

Chupacabra-322's picture

John Swinton New York Journalist at a Banquet

"...The business of the journalists is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of Mammon and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it, and what folly is this toasting an independent press? We are the tools and vassals of "rich men" behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes."

-Gerald Celente.

JethroBodien's picture

"Just for ratings"  This is fucking treason.

These media cunts have no souls.  

edotabin's picture

But, but freedom of the press is required in a democracy.....lol

Well world,  not that we didn't know, but now we have proof of how these pernicious fucks operate.

McCarthy was right. They should've strung them all up by their balls  back then. If they had gotten them as they should have, we wouldn't be having these problems today.

NidStyles's picture

We should have marched on Moscow with Patton, and killed every Bolshevik.

BullyBearish's picture

we, the mob, just don't realize the power we have...

NidStyles's picture

We should have marched on Moscow with Patton, and killed every Bolshevik.

TeraByte's picture

You had been slaughtered long before the half way.

corsair's picture


Same mold, different color.

Give Me Some Truth's picture

The irony is that they could get fantastic ratings by actually just reporting the truth - the truth no one else is reporting. They'd have an eye-opening scoop instead of just going along with their peers in the "pack" or being part of the echo chamber that they have become.

SybilDefense's picture

How or even why did Obomba decide to reverse this no propaganda against America ruling.  "I propose we get rid of that nasty law that prevents the gov and MSM from using propaganda against our citizens... Any second?...". How would any elected official vote for thisyet it passed.  Must have been snuck in there with the Obamacare packet no one could read

Note: I believe this happened just prior to Sandy Hook to prevent mass legal action against MSM by all Americans.  Just like the "Patriot act" was slipped through 6 months before 9/11 changing they way our military can act on home turf and the protocol for authorizing deployment of our air Force. "Stand down!". "We need the go ahead to intercept incoming hostiles, but now the one guy who can authorize it , well,  he's in the can with diarrhea.  May be a while.".

Gosh geez bygolly..  ain't we eft up nowadays


playit's picture

I'm making over $7k a month working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life. This is what I do... www.jobproplan.com

edotabin's picture

"It's OK to be a white male in the US again."

Let's not get too crazy.....lol

SWRichmond's picture

This is an awesome video.  From now on all of my "political" contributions are going to Project Veritas, Judicial Watch, and to Ron Paul, as these are the only groups which actually serve the American people.  When either political party gets its shit together (not going to happen) I will consider given them or their candidates money as well.

Republicanism, capitalism, democracy only work for the average person in an environment of truth.

83_vf_1100_c's picture

  As long as the white male you are is not Bonifield. He is probably being frog walked to the sidewalk where a cardboard box with his personal stuff was thrown. Maybe he will find a job at the Fargo News station doing local interest stories. He is having a vary bad day, deservedly so.  Bonifield is white. Not certain how male he is. He is way too 'pretty' in that inset photo.

If your investments advisor knowingly fed you fake stats you would want to beat his ass or worse. We shoul feel the same way about the MSM willfully feeding us fake information. No wonder the conspiracy news sites are doing so well. They are more believable than CNN et al.


Yog Soggoth's picture

More than that, it's OK to be a patriotic American again regardless of ethnicity. Good job O'Keefe!

Killdo's picture

with child-bearinghips and an orange wig