"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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NuYawkFrankie's picture

Zucker... Zuckerberg... 

I'm waiting for a Zuckerstein to surface any moment for a Trifecta of Zucker-Fckers!


Berspankme's picture

Zucker, another lefty buttboy of obama

DuneCreature's picture

Meet the new Wolf Blitzer.


Simple country dude, Dave Hodges ..... Everyone has an agenda and Dave's appears pretty damn transparent to me. ... (But what do I know, right?)

The Common Sense Show:

Live Hard, The News And Commentary Sans The CIA / CNN Gyro Tumbling Vibrations, Lies And Turbulence, Die Free

~ DC v6.5

DuneCreature's picture

I gave v7.0 a beta test this morning but it is still a little foggy so I'm back to v6.5.

Live Hard, No Time To Tweak In The Middle Of A Cyber War, Die Free

~ DC v6.5

GunnyG's picture

If the Cunts News Network was not on 24/7 at airport gates thye'd have no ratings! 

NuYawkFrankie's picture

And don't forget that that slime-ball Bezos has been pushing the same lying script thru his Washington Compost.



SRV's picture

PV should go after that collution next... 

The Wa Post comes up with the unsourced, damaging lie and feeds it to CNN who reports it as fact on a continuous roll from 7 to 11.

NYT, Wa Post, CNN, and MSNBC need to be investigated for sedition... they are using the privilege of public broadcasting to delegitimize a duly elected government with a steady stream of smears, innuendo, and outright lies... 

Mena Arkansas's picture

If you still have tribalvision in your home I implore you to destroy it immediately.

Sledgehammer, 12 gauge, primacord. They all work.

Do it. Do it now.

Ten years free of their Bernay propaganda delivery system.

Couldn't be happier.

JustPastPeacefield's picture

Turning in my Crapcast box today. I find myself watching American Pickers and Wings, that's about it. Is that worth $65 per month?

Fuck you cable.

Tenshin Headache's picture

Pull their White House press pass for 6 months.

SRV's picture

Demand heads, as in Zuck and the most egregious on air smear bots... or begin a thorough review of the FCC licence.

And Trump should order all US airports to turn off CNN and run FOX News, and investigate the terms of CNN at all international airports!

Oh, and the WH pass gets pulled, period.

Hillarys Server's picture

Yes that's good, but I have a better idea.

Send the entire CNN Atlanta office to Abu Graib, take all their clothes off, balance them one on top of the other into a gigantic naked human pyramid and flick cigarette ashes towards them while attack dogs eat their genitals.

It's somewhere in the CIA manual.

Anderson Cooper can help find it.

Catullus's picture

It's theatre. It's entertainment. You're living out your fantasies by suspending your disbelief.

GeezerGeek's picture

Is it good for the ratings?

Ajax-1's picture

Ban CNN from all public airports.

Tenshin Headache's picture

What a great idea. And a boon to travelers.

Arrest Hillary's picture

CNN doesn't lie for ratings .... they lie for "traitorings" .... socialism akbar ?

insanelysane's picture

It is 22 million fewer covered .... by 2026 which is the part that is left out in every news "story".  That is 2 million which is probably some type of statistical margin of error so it could be 0 or 22 million more covered.

lolygager's picture

Crazy fucking idea. To be protected by the freedom of the press, profit must be removed from the equation. Journalism and its ethics dies when a profit is to be made. 

To be protected by the 1st amendment, thou must be an individual, or a non-profit corporation, with open books, available for the world to see. 

With the ability to publish anything you like, without any burden of proof, is not protected speech. It is slander and libel. 


knotjammin2's picture

Homer (Zucker) Simpson needs to go back to his old job in Springfield.

Rabbi Blitzstein's picture

LOL! Your rabbi never ceases be amazed at the stupidity of goyim. Goyim never bother read Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, or study our jewish Talmud. Because we own and control mass media, we can fabricate anything we want if it’s good for the jews. Talmud says that the ends justify the means. Fake news good for profits and good for jews. Besides, is a lie really a lie if it is spoken to an animal? Of course not! Stupid silly gullible goyim never learn. We always have you chase tail like stupid dogs you are. Hahaha!

Arrest Hillary's picture

Fake Rabbi .... trying to sew discord amongst Judeo/Christians .... heal the Sunni/Shia chasm ?

Rabbi Blitzstein's picture

You make rabbi chuckle very much. We jews have always controlled goyim minds. We tell goyim what to think because we control all forms of mass media. Example - how else could the British and American people be turned against their racial brothers in Germany and celebrate the mass slaughter of the German people in WWII? Hitler’s only crime was trying to save Europe from our jewish Bolshevik Communism that was sweeping Christian Western Civilization. But our control of mass media changed you goyim from admiring the miracle of a transformed Germany to hating Germany and allowing us to destroy the German threat to jewish Communism. We jews declared international war on Germany in 1933, and have never stopped. We control stupid white goyim minds, and never will stop. LOL!

TheLastTrump's picture

“This reminds me of anti-Semitism,” Putin said. “The Jews are to blame for everything. An idiot cannot do anything himself, so the Jews are to blame. But we know what such attitudes lead to. They end with nothing good.”


Putin says you're a useless idiot. Any comments?

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

Putin is KGB and is well-versed in the game of "Stick the Pointy End In the Soft Spots When They Least expect It."

Rabbi Blitzstein's picture

You are such good goy. Did you know that in 1917 Wall Street jews and international jewish banking houses arranged and financed the jewish Bolshevik overthrow of the last Christian monarch of Russia, and slaughtered tens of millions of white Christian Russians? And that the jews that surrounded FDR funneled tens of billions worth of military armaments and supplies to “Uncle Joe” Stalin so that Germany could be defeated on the Eastern Front? International jewry won WWII, while we got you stupid white goyim to exterminate yourselves and eliminate the only sane country that could have stopped jewish Communism dead in its tracks. We shape white goyim minds of mush into anything at anytime we please. So be a good little goy and we’ll keep tossing a few shekels your way.

Arrest Hillary's picture

Muslim "rapefugees" should start at the bottom .... Chitcago, Baltimore, East St. Louis .... they get inserted into lilly white Christian hamlets .... for maximum effect ?

insanelysane's picture

I work from home and watched CNN, MSNBC, Bloomberg, and the other financial station for entertainment.  I stopped shortly after the election as it was clear they switched into another gear of "journalism."  I don't want to give them any ratings so I make sure I don't even flip through those channels.

LeftandRightareWrong's picture

How do "they" know what channel you have on, or are even watching?

Sick Underbelly's picture

Why the fuck aren't they digging into the real connections to Trump:

a) Semion Mogilevich -- top Russian Mob Boss...

"Mogilevich is believed to direct a vast criminal empire and is described by the FBI as “the most dangerous mobster in the world.” He has been accused by the FBI of “weapons trafficking, contract murders, extortion, drug trafficking, and prostitution on an international scale.”

 ..."Shortly before his death, Alexander Litvinenko claimed that Mogilevich has allegedly had a “good relationship” with Vladimir Putin since the 1990s."

b) Mikhail Fri(e)dman -- the money laundering bank owner

"With Russian and Israeli citizenship, in 1988 he co-founded Alfa-Group, a large multi-national conglomerate.

In 1990 he co-founded Alfa-Bank, which is now the largest private bank in Russia. Fridman currently sits as chairman of the supervisory board of Alfa Group Consortium, and he is also on the boards of Alfa-Bank[ and ABH Holdings, which is the Luxembourg based holding company of Alfa-Banking Group.

 ...As fate would have it, by 1991, according to his own omission made in his autobiography, Trump was flat broke; an utter failure as a legit businessman, his earlier successes thanks to the mob backing of Roy Cohn seemed but a distant memory. However, Trump soon rose like a phoenix from the flames, his businesses began to enjoy huge cashflow, Trump branded hotels and casinos became highly profitable.

It was all due to the influx of immense sums of cash from the Russian Jewish Mafia, money stolen from the Russian economy, transferred from the Alfa Bank of oligarch Mikhail Friedman and laundered into the legitimate economy by the Trump organisation."

3) Tevfik Arif -- Turkish real estate developer, partner with Trump...plus Felix Sater

Trump and Bayrock later developed the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Fort Lauderdale. Arif also worked to introduce Trump to investors from Russia. Through Bayrock, Arif collaborated with Trump on projects in Turkey, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Arizona, Colorado, New York, and Florida.


Arif is most likely an under boss and front man for Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the man who has turned Turkey into his personal criminal fiefdom. Who, with Rex Tillerson of Exxon, now Trump’s Secretary of State, has stolen a trillion dollars of Middle East oil since 9-11.

4) Felix Sater --- FBI informant, hell-deep in criminality, including Trump

"Now we find that Felix Sater has for years been the most important FBI informant in history and has tied now-President Trump to a massive criminal organisation said to control the government of Russia and now slowly bring America into it’s pocket as well.

...The reason behind all of this, as explained above was money laundering, Ponzi schemes, pump-and-dump frauds and the seemingly endless series of real estate investment scams to carry the Trump, Bayrock and Kushner names.

The FBI and Dept. of Justice with Trump lieutenant Felix Sater as an informant, could have brought it all down – except for one thing: while the FBI and Justice Dept. turned Felix Sater, Sater, aided by the powerful AIPAC lobby in Washington, actually turned both the FBI and Justice Depts and put those assigned to the case on the payroll of the Russian Mafia.


So we have a situation where the FBI agents who investigated Trump became his personal security guards during the campaign and on demand, made gratuitous pronouncements about his innocence.

What I find is the most-disheartening and completely stupid parts of this article, if true, is:

Every document, every source, every bit of information the FBI and Dept of Justice have accumulated in over 30 years of investigation of one of the largest criminal organisations worldwide have for years now been turned over the moment they were received.

RozKo's picture

Is this a new Playstation mob boss game?

Sick Underbelly's picture

Would be cool, wouldn't it?   Great fun and fantasy for all, until someone cracks the case and heads start exploding...right?

Berspankme's picture

He got those names investigating the clintons. Remember alinsky trolls always project on to their opponent what they are guilty of. Intolerance, racism, destroyers of middle class etc.

TheLastTrump's picture

At this point only an inbred idiot would post something like this attempting to slur Trump.


Clearly if there was meat on any of those bones the media would have already had a feeding frenzy.


Does someone named BROCK sign your paycheck assfuck?

Sick Underbelly's picture

Yes, indeed.  If I could post a picture here, I'd be glad to show you how many gigabillions of posts I've made to get my daily injection of heroin and meth.

Alas, I cannot link my paystub; you'll just have to take my word for it.

Speaking of taking my word for it, how are all those campaign promises working out for you, oh believer?

And, it's just so unlike a seasoned veteran of ZeroHedge to go in with all guns blaring, having not investigated the matter to some extent themselves...

oh, wait.  Your "assfuck" screaming self has been here LESS TIME than I have.  Talk about an "idiot", it must really hurt to walk through life as dazed, confused and loving the "assfuck" as you.

You're lucky I responded.   Come back and talk with the adults when you have refutations, mold-for-brains.

AncientAviator's picture

I hear CNN is taking applications.

Sick Underbelly's picture

I heard that too.   You think the VT guys should apply?   I think they're a little better than CNN, don't you?

Berspankme's picture

Dream on little asswipe. These all sound like friends of the clintons

Sick Underbelly's picture

Oooo!  Now you're one of the few that actually *get* part of it... I see that twinkle in your eye as you ponder the asswipey-ness...

CheeZar calling Hildebeast "good people".  The pics of RusBitch with the two Clintons.

My working hypothesis is we have Vlady and Mogilevich ties at the top, and, coming down the org chart, DonnyBitch is Upper-Mid.

If we took enough connections, I bet we find in-roads from the Clinton pay-for-play deals and CheeZar's Russian/Jewish/Turkish connections.

We know Epstein is the common denominator between Cheezar and Billy Clinton.  I would be very surprised if it stopped there.

As for your inane comment "These all sound like friends of the clintons" -- Tevfik and Sater were known business partners in MANY Trump endeavors, yet, the Don claims he wouldn't know them.  He was on the fucking stage with BOTH.

Since you can easily assert "friends of the clintons" it should be pretty easy for you to dig up those friendship references, right? Yeah.  Your assertion should be easily proved.   Go on.  Get to it.


Mr Hankey's picture

Awww, you went& deflated all the ORANGE HAYZOOS  MAN- CRUSH boners

DuneCreature's picture

See, there you go, Sick Underbelly, crawling way out on a limb using names, dates and facts again.

Live Hard, You Don't Want To Be Brought Up On Charges Of Mentioning The Truth At An Inconvenient Point In Time, Do You?, Die Free

~ DC v6.5

iamrefreshed's picture

Hello 35 week Trump troll. Life sucks for you don't it?

iamrefreshed's picture

Hello 35 week Trump troll. Life sucks for you don't it?

SMC's picture

Hmmm… lets see…. “most likely”, “is believed”, “accused by” = GARBAGE.

Zero credibility.