"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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deoxy's picture

dialog from: "Howard Stern's Private Parts."


Researcher: The average radio listener listens for eighteen minutes. The average Howard Stern fan listens for - are you ready for this? - an hour and twenty minutes.

Pig Vomit: How can that be?

Researcher: Answer most commonly given? "I want to see what he'll say next."

Pig Vomit: Okay, fine. But what about the people who hate Stern?

Researcher: Good point. The average Stern hater listens for two and a half hours a day.

Pig Vomit: But... if they hate him, why do they listen?

Researcher: Most common answer? "I want to see what he'll say next."


This is all free publicity for CNN. It is from the Trump school. I bet CNN did not pay tuition to Trump University.


Drop-Hammer's picture

One jew "journalist" who is going to be on the unemployment line.

45North1's picture

Wonder if they will still remain on the CIA's payroll?

looseal's picture

I can see the writing on the wall for how dot gov fixes the fake news issue: censorship.  

Salsa Verde's picture

I hope there are some class action lawsuits for conspiracy to commit fraud and slander coming.  The FCC should seriously start revoking broadcasting licenses.  

PrintemDano's picture

Conspiracy and fraud?  How about sedition?

trillion_dollar_deficit's picture

Trump should link the video in a tweet. Max exposure. 

Seasmoke's picture

Ted Turner must be spinning in his grave.

otschelnik's picture

No he isn't....  but that's just because Turner's still alive.

AurorusBorealus's picture

With all due respect for the good work that Project Veritas does and has done, the opinions expressed in this interview are Bonifield´s  ¨opinions:¨ nothing more.  He believes that CNN is driven by economics, viewers and ratings, and seems to think that the ¨Russian story" is mere political demagoging to generate revenue from advertising.   He paints a picture of CNN as a business responding to market demands.  This notion is adorable- like all that business stuff they talk about at college.  It is also completely false.

CNNs ratings are garbage and have been in a slow-motion collapse for 30 years,without pause.  Their "business model" has been failing demonstrably for decades.  In fact, CNN is as worried about supply and demand as Pravda was.  CNN is the political propaganda arm of Time Warner and serves as their PR department: it is a cost write-off.  The network is decidedly anti-Trump, because they need open borders and free-trade to disseminate their garbage movies around the world.  So they have been rousing the rabble of the left so that they can use these deluded radicals as leverage against Trump to keep peddling Hollywood junk in China, Korea, Japan, Europe, and South America duty-free.  The millionaire lifestyles of the Hollywood jet-setters depend up this, and they will go to any lengths to keep their fortunes intact, including inciting revolution and coup d'etats in the U.S. .

 In their PR campaign for Hollywood, they have entered into an alliance with the intelligence agencies, whose only purpose is to promote the oligopoly of U.S. multinationals by ensuring the profitability of the large multinational firms and the wealth of their owners and managers (all in the name of "capitalism.")  In the radical left, they have found an easily duped group who can be incited to support their interests whenever necessary against anyone who may present a challenge to the global aristocracy.

otschelnik's picture

Time Warner don't care if CNN makes profit or not, it's just a globalist propoganda platform where they can promote their political views and maybe make some advertising revenue.  Yea, and because of CNN's undeserved popularity in 3rd world countries its of critical importance to our CIA and the deep state. 

Regarding this producer Bonifield, CNN will probably fire him but in a more just world he'd be promoted, since he's one of the few insiders who tell the truth. 


AurorusBorealus's picture

More or less... yes.  They are a "globalist propoganda platform."  That sums it up in fewer words.

SRV's picture

CNN is Deep State CIA... how do you think they get to be in every major International Airport in the world... something Trump SHOULD be looking to address as we speak btw.

Repeal & Replace... CNN with FOX NEWS!

Tiwin's picture

Like they are any better-24hr/day Terror alerts. Kill the Muzzies!

hedda.lettuce's picture

MSM propoganda business is a lot like MIC... when you're funding both sides, the content is irrelevant.

Think about that.

WakeTheFuckUP people.

We Are The Priests's picture

Be careful here, friend.  Doling out the truth in such heavy, concentrated doses has been historically proven to be hazardous to ones health.

Bryan's picture

This will all go right over the heads of the low information people out there, who don't care about facts any more than they care about people who don't agree with them.  They live in a fantasy world that they must uphold at all costs.  Reality and Truth are not an option.

shovelhead's picture

Why does that matter to you?

Bryan's picture

Because reality and truth matter to me.  When people live in an alternate reality, they expect others to support the lie they are living in.  I would rather live in a non-lie state.

eyeslevel's picture

CNN reported a call to burn down the suburbs as a call for peace.



Seasmoke's picture

The dual citizens sure do lie to us every single day. You would think the people would get fed up with the constant lies and do something about it. I am sick of it and I let everyone know it as well. Being called Anti Semitic needs to mean nothing ASAP. It's the only way to clean up this chaos up for good.

AurorusBorealus's picture

The CEO of Time Warner is Jeffrey Bewkes, who is a good-old-New-England Brahman boy from Deerfield Academy.  There is no global "Jewish" conspiracy.  There is, however, a global aristocracy that does include Jews.  (Bewkes was Mark Levin's apprentice.) The old Brahmans of New England view Jews as useful management tools for their business interests.  (I know... I attended an elite, private high school in the United States and heard conversations along these lines from all the young, aspiring aristocrats: Jew and Gentile alike).  In these important positions, many Jews have risen to become a major component of the U.S. aristocracy themselves, but their political position, arrogance, and general disdain for the middle and lower classes is no different or more nefarious than any of the other elites who occupy the centers of power.

SRV's picture

Pass a law requiring all State and Fed Lawmakers, Prosecutors and Judges to be a US citizen and ONLY a US citizen...

In 5 yrs the US would be a new, and much improved place. 

SRV's picture

There is never a shortage of Benedict Arnold's willing to go along for the power and money... as long as they NEVER take one step off the reservation... they are on a very short leash! 

Mr Hankey's picture

Dont need the "c" word.Nigs dont"conspire" to nig.

Mr Hankey's picture

It is hard -wired Itz what they do.

Tiwin's picture

Call me Anti-Semite all fucking day long!

Or Cop-Hater.

they are both Badges of Honor!

Dilluminati's picture

The whole nation is polluted in respect to narrative by the news.  They brought us the illegal Hillary not getting election narative, fixed debates with Donna Brazille, Ferguson and BLM and the BS trying to get out the black vote, and the rest of the poison.  So irrespective of if it was Dallas police officers shot, or Fergusion riots, or Baltimore riots, or fake news, or debate cheating, we have a consistent actor CNN. 

This is BS and would make along with Donna now four people fired for this nonsense and arguably people injured and property damaged.

I'd like to see criminal charges against these people.


Bricker's picture

I cannot even have an intelligent conversation with my dad anymore because he is a MSM lapdog

LA_Goldbug's picture

Your not alone :-)

But don't give up on it. Tell him about General Order No. 11 (1862). Show him a map of US bases world wide and how much we waist on military spending. Bring up the case of Vietnam. Did the Dominoes fall ? How about Poppy production in Afghanistan during Taliban rule and after US entered.

juicy_bananas's picture

CNN = Very fake news

Bricker's picture

Under FCC rules a news station cannot have a "reach" of more than 39% of viewers.

Hell FCC cant even follow their own rules.

"The Reach of CNN" is 82.7% of households in America. Also consider the reach from ABC CBS and NBC combined with the same narrative and programming.

Pink Floyd was correct... Welcome to the Machine brainwashed, braindead society with CIA manipulation.

shovelhead's picture

You need to learn about the FCC.

Bricker's picture

I gave you the links to school yourself. Go ahead and get back to us after your free education

Shemp 4 Victory's picture


I gave you the links to school yourself. Go ahead and get back to us after your free education

Yeah, well, you might want to work on your reading comprehension. Specifically, learn what is meant by "TV station" and "broadcasting", and how they differ from cable channels.

Sir John Bagot Glubb's picture

I don't believe their ratings are higher for one minute.  They're only higher because someone has managed to force us all to watch CNN in the airport while we wait to board a plane.

Anarchyteez's picture

No shit that bugs me to no end every time I fly.

Take away all airport views an CNN is done. How'd they get that mandate and why do they still have it?

moorewasthebestbond's picture

It's official and all legal like.


News is just entertainment, like the NFL or WWF.



pigpen's picture

Common decency now demands that we destroy the advertising eyeball ratings model. Everybody who uses the web should be using brave browser and of you have to use social media apps do so out of the browser. It blocks even YouTube ads when running out of the browser. This needs to be mass movement moving everybody to adblocking anti tracking browser. Destroy Google and Facebook and all other bs media.

shovelhead's picture

All of a sudden the last few days my Adblock + on Firefox is letting this "Sponsered" ad crap in ZH.

Do I have to reload it even tho it says it's blocking?

Relayer74's picture

I've had it running for 10 minutes or so now and logged 53 blocked trackers on this site alone, lol.

Thanks for the tip, giving it an audition.

SRV's picture

The Ghostery App in Google Chrome is a good one too... lots of options and no negative effect on performance 

Rich Monk's picture

Behind it all: Zionist Jews pushing their communist, atheist propaganda endlessly. 

Dickweed Wang's picture

Jeff Zucker???  Now what affiliation might he have, hmm??  A group that comprises less than 2% of the US population is controlling everything you see in the MSM . . . wake the fuck up people.

Angry White Guy's picture

Don't you know YOU are the problem for even noticing, you anti-semite? /sarc off

SRV's picture

If I published that on a commercial platform I could be charged with a crime... but the control of the <2% is extremely opaque up here, and most are completely unaware (so you have that going for you)!

The massive number of visible minorities streaming into the country with no incentive to assimilate is a rather large footprint though... and the results are breathtaking. I am now a minority in the City Center of the town I was born in... it's like an invasion, and ANY objection is faced with a wall of vicious accusations by local officials (a local school board recently barred a "City Council Candidate" from a public meeting to hear objections to Muslim Prayer arrangements within our SECULAR school system!!!

This is an orchestrated, subversive plot to eliminate any form of cohesive culture capable of effective resistance to the complete takeover of the levers of power.

Wake up indeed... as more than half of the brain dead are with the oppressors at this point... 'cause the nightly news person (and of course CNN, msnbc are well watched) tells them how "progressive" they are for embracing the destruction of their 150 yr old (as of this Saturday) nation.

We should be holding a wake for Beavers, Mounties, and Hockey Pucks instead of celebrating the assassination of our culture!

chilller's picture

Ratings my big ol fat butt!

montresor's picture

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BlussMann's picture

With Jews you always get Fake News.