"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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RozKo's picture

Now if Jeff Zucker committed hairy-cairy live on CNN the ratings would go through the roof, I think the Trump, Russia hit pieces were for another reason...

Jethro's picture

Sepuku requires honor. These communist cock-suckers have none.

GeezerGeek's picture

Perhaps CNN can bring Kathy Griffin on board to perform a beheading. Would that make the ratings soar? Liberal viewers love blood, I've heard.

And I think she needs a gig.

philosophers bone's picture

Take away press credentials and watch Jim Acosta, Anderson, Donny and Wolfy whine that "Trump's stifling the free press".

az_patriot's picture

With CNN and most of the MSM it's never about truth.  It's only about money and advancing the liberal agenda.  And even the latter has the money element to it.  So, it really all comes down to....MONEY.  Getting rich by telling lies.  Repeatedly.

the French bitch's picture

MSM is being slowly destroyed by its own hands.  People will be forced to think for themselves about what's really going on in the world.  All to the good!  To be sure, this will open the door to a lot of craziness -- still better than what we have now.

MickV's picture
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So they caught Fake News CNN cold, but what about NBC, CBS & ABC? What about the failing & ? They are all Fake News!"


Does The Don read ZH?

Hillarys Server's picture

Yes I do, but under an anonymous name.

Melania, yes I'll come and cofefe with you but I'm talking with these nice people at Zero Hedge now.

Hey, Jared, how'd you turn this damm speech to text cofefe off?

Tenshin Headache's picture

Cofefe is not a word. It's covfefe.

GeezerGeek's picture

HIllarys Server got wiped. All the vees disappeared when that happened. Damn that cloth.

tuetenueggel's picture

CNN's CEO Jeff Zucker, the next Joo assfucker

There's picture

Trust President LieLie.

Hillarys Server's picture

I find more interesting insights, ideas and analysis in reading one day's worth of comments in the ZH comments section that I do reading a whole year's worth of the mainstream media's laughable and pathetic propaganda.

hedda.lettuce's picture

woah... maybe 25% of the comments here are informative or include any relative content.

Unfortunately, even here at ZH It's mostly one side yapping at the other through mind-numbingly programmed diatribes right on cue as injected by the machine. WakeTheFuckUp. I don't blame the masses for the idiocracy in this country... I blame people like you all WHO SHOULD KNOW BETTER yet instead, prefer to spend your time jacking each other off just because it feels good to push political buttons.



NickPeeMe's picture

Stunning revelation that an infotainment channel would push any story for ratings. That doesn't change the fact that Trump can't wait to wrap his lips around Putin's Cock again.

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

The only cocksucking  "president" the USSA ever had was that faggot Kenyan usurper, Barry Soetoro, aka Obummer.

Mr Hankey's picture

Yeah? What difference,at  this point  does it make?

Fourth Horseman's picture

It sounds like to speak from first hand slurping experience...  You're trying to project yourself, savoring that hard throbbing cock in your own mouth and you're jealous.

Jealous, hense your continuous references to sucking Putin's cock.

GeezerGeek's picture

I was under the impression that the only cock NickPeeInMeMouth ever sucked belonged to Hillary.

PrintemDano's picture

Why are you vile diabolical narcissists always so vulgar?   Never mind.

myopinion's picture

Awesome scoop!  Shame on these rudderless, soulless individuals lacking ethics that work in media to betray the public trust.  What culture exists here that makes this okay?  What allows these individuals to suspend their own beliefs of right and wrong, of justice and fair play?  What could possibly motivate an individual to trade their integrity for a job to promote lies and deception?   The worst part is no one is shocked anymore.

Lord Feverstone's picture

Money and personal gain, unfortunately. 

We are in the midst of late stage moral hazard. 

myopinion's picture

Agree, that's the easy answer, LF.  No amount of money should be traded in exchange to compromise personal or professional integrity or ethics. Problem is, it's all too common. And it seems to get easier and easier each time until people forget what being honest, trustworthy and credible looks like. And when lying, cheating and manipulation are the cultural norm, or even popular, one can only hope a great reset will occur.




montresor's picture

Let this cocksucker know who we are...   john.bonifield@turner.com

hedda.lettuce's picture


this guy talked and told the truth... about what his puppet masters are doing... and you want to attack him?

THIS ignorance is why it works.

LeftandRightareWrong's picture

More meddling in the US democracy.  Call the FCC.  Investigate!
Are there anymore attys available though?

Dr. Dooms-a-lot's picture

Why do they still have an FCC license? Anyone...

LeftandRightareWrong's picture

Many "bad dudes" have learned to hide in plain sight, cloaked in the Constitution.
Founders never expected it would be used against The People.

Shemp 4 Victory's picture


Why do they still have an FCC license? Anyone...

Only broadcasters are required to have a license. CNN is not a broadcaster.

Berspankme's picture

Trump should take away CNN press credentials. They have done immeasureable damage to this country and should be shamed into submission

diana_in_spain's picture

On First street, right next to Union Station in DC, CNN and the department of education share a building.  Odd isn't ?

decentralisedscrutinizer's picture


Why waste time on this alligator when the swamp’s most critical economic and political problems revolve around the hegemony of a global corporate cartel, which is headquartered in the US because this is where their dominant military force resides. The US Constitution is therefore the “kingpin” of an all-inclusive global financial empire. These fictitious entities now own the USA and command its military infrastructure by virtue of the Federal Reserve Corporation, regulatory capture, MSM propaganda, and congressional lobbying.


The Founders had to fight a bloody Revolutionary War to win our right to incorporate as a nation – the USA. But then, for whatever reason, our Founders granted the greediest businessmen among them unrestricted corporate charters with enough potential capital & power to compete with the individual states, smaller sovereign nations, and eventually to buy out the USA itself. The only way The People can regain our sovereignty as a constitutional republic now is to severely curtail the privileges of any corporation doing business here. To remain sovereign we have to stop granting corporate charters to just any “suit” that comes along without fulfilling a defined social value in return. The "Divine Right Of Kings” should not apply to fictitious entities just because they are “Too Big To Fail”. We can't afford to privatize our Treasury to transnational banks anymore. Government must be held responsible only to the electorate, not fictitious entities; and banks must be held responsible to the government if we are ever to restore sanity, much less prosperity, to the world.


It was a loophole in our Constitution that allowed corporate charters to be so easily obtained that a swamp of corruption inevitably flooded our entire economic system. It is a swamp that can't be drained at this point because the Constitution doesn’t provide a drain. This 28th amendment is intended to install that drain so Congress can pull the plug ASAP. As a matter of political practicality we must rely on the Article 5 option to do this, for which the electorate will need overwhelming consensus beforehand. Seriously; an Article 5 Constitutional Convention is rapidly becoming our only sensible option.


This is what I think it will take to save the world; and nobody gets hurt:


28th Amendment:


Corporations are not persons in any sense of the word and shall be granted only those rights and privileges that Congress deems necessary for the well-being of the People. Congress shall provide legislation defining the terms and conditions of corporate charters according to their purpose; which shall include, but are not limited to:


1, prohibitions against any corporation; a, owning another corporation; b, becoming economically indispensable or monopolistic; or c, otherwise distorting the general economy;


2, prohibitions against any form of interference in the affairs of; a, government, b, education, c, news media; or d, healthcare, and


3, provisions for; a, the auditing of standardized, current, and transparent account books; b, the establishment of state and municipal banking; and c, civil and criminal penalties to be suffered by corporate executives for violation of the terms of a corporate charter.


Lord Feverstone's picture

Sign me up. Let's dust off the old Sherman Antitrust Act and bust the modern trusts.

Amazing how the left cannot interpret fascism correctly. It is alive and well and that they have been benifiting from it for years.

Jethro's picture

I can't think of a modern version of fascism. I don't think it would be possible without a homogeneous, nationalist culture. Sad that liberals are typically pretty horrible at logic, history and mathematics.

PleasedToMeatYou's picture


Copies and pastes here at ZH the verbose rants that he writes to himself. 

...sorta like Bruce Wilds, but without his own blog.

AND, with over twenty 30 pastes in about 24 hours of the EXACT same piece of crap that he's been pasting for weeks now, he's really got some sticky diarrhea. 

iamerican4's picture

This is Deep State "limited hangout" damage control. CNN is CIA.

Sizzurp's picture

CNN is fake news, and a front for the socialist democratic party. Boycott their advertisers.

benb's picture

If the FCC doesn't suspend CNN's broadcasting licence then the Trump administration is blowing it.

How much more proof do you need?

Zucker is a seditious piece of shit and should be arrested and sent to Guantanamo. 

Jethro's picture

I have a better idea. President Trump should issue Letters of Marque and Reprisal to prior infantrymen/cyber warfare specialists (/pol/4cHan) for the leadership of MSM/SPLC/Antifa/Clinton Foundation/Obama appointees with blanket presidential pardons. The bloodshed would be truly epic and righteous.

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

He could exchange the American war flag with the Jolly Roger.  It would be more appropriate and emphatic.

Jethro's picture

He wouldn't have to do anything besides issuing pardons.

The contractors could fly whatever flag they wanted.

Yars Revenge's picture

The problem is that it's not illegal for the media to lie.

iamerican4's picture

(((Zucker))) and his mishpocha false-Jew ZioTalmud Khazar have been working for the Anti-Christ since long before they did the handwork on Golgotha. The Knight of Malta-led Roman Catholic CIA is Rome's American "action branch" with many tentacles.


Shemp 4 Victory's picture


If the FCC doesn't suspend CNN's broadcasting licence

CNN neither has nor needs a broadcasting license. They are not a broadcaster.

paint it red call it hell's picture

"Fake News Story Pushed For Ratings"

Even that BS is fake news. I believe the russia thing to be media collusion for nefarious purpose.

Is it not reasonable to be reporting on something besides the main focus of all other MSM, supposedly competing, outlets to garner ratings rather then split them over the russia hacking thing?

Has their really been that much public interest to compete over?? I think not....