"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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NickPeeMe's picture

Yup CNN pushed the whole Russia Thing I believe that. A Take down via CNN. Now that Drumpf sees the light on Syria his Russia trioubles are over.

Megaton Jim's picture

There used to be something like 8000 media outlets in the USA. Now there are and Jews control them all!The biggest enemy of the USA is in NYC and Tel Aviv!

mary mary's picture

Zucker: wasn't me!

Bonifield: actually, boss, it was you, and everybody knows it.  It was always you and it's still you.

Madhouse's picture

Perfect Storm: Everyone in American media is aligned to hype the new chemical attack threat. The dingbats on CNN are out in full force to distract from there shameful performance. On Wolfe-the-Dumb-Asse's show they had a) a war monger, b) three dingbats chuckling and c) Wolf-idiot not asking any intelligent questions.  Guy makes me fucking puke but so do the warmongers. 

Democrat dingbats actually want war, Trump clown thinks it is a "play" -  they are all idiots as humans will be done for about 45 minutes later after the first confrontation with the Russians. Boys in the war rooms are ready to rumble, and die. Nuff of this pussy footin 'round. Yeeh haw 'Merica !!   Slim Pickins time !

Atomic Clock: 30 seconds to Midnight.  Bye all. 


dcmbuffy's picture

STOP punishing yourself- dont watch that crap- think every second your watching it you are tossing pennies in their pockets. i know- its tuff- but we are counting on ya 

San Pedro's picture

CNN has been running interference for the Marxist Liberal Agenda for years. They even assumed the position of Praetorian Guard for the obama. Now that they have been caught cold in lies and deceptions shouldn't be a surprise to anyone who's been paying attention. CNN is not.. nor has been a news organization for a very long time.  

dcmbuffy's picture

they are nothing more than prostitutes with an airwave license-  i mean the nyt is collapsing- these are weird times so let your voice be heard- basic rule- more loud doesnt make you more right.

meditate_vigorously's picture

CNN being deep state/DNC operatives is not news. It is pathetic that people even need "proof" that they are. Connect a couple fucking dots, retards. It is hard to accept that the bell curve means so many people are retarded.

GoingBig's picture

The problem with all of your Trump believers is you can't see through his absolute ignorance and bullshit. He has the menatallity of a 2nd grader. He doesn't have an original thought in his head nor does he have any leadership skills. His bumbling from one mess to another is not laughable because one day soon there will be a real crisis, and he will be way too stupid to perform. He will have shit head advisors like Bannon who have their heads so far up their asses they don't know when to call in the experts on ANYTHING.  All of his mistakes could have been averted but he is too stupid to listen. We are all going to be in trouble. You believers of the orange bumbler will see what happens when the real shit show happens.

Eddielaidler's picture

Oh! Thank you. You are a shining light leading 50% of America (Trump Believers?) out of the dark tunnel of mind control. Grinding an axe much?

gaasp's picture

This one is all on the people who want it all to be about them. 


rwmctrofholz's picture

The problem with all of you Trum believers....


I thought my problem was that I was uneducated and racist?  Van Jones said so.

Sir John Bagot Glubb's picture

Yea Trump is so stupid, he's  a self-made millionaire.  Then ypu have Obama.  He wouldn't know how to sweep out a garage.  Let's talk about stupid shall we?

JailBanksters's picture

Being Rich doesn't make you smart, it means your connected, wired into the system.

Trump got richer after each Bankruptcy, and that's NOT a Joke, it's Fact.

Doesn't make him smart, it makes the Lawyers and Bean Counters smart that he hired to out manouvre the Government. And Who Bailed him out...the most despicable family to walk the earth, No not the Clintons, the Rothschilds. That makes him connected, not smart. So you could say that makes him indebted to the Rothschilds.

The Clear and Pesent Danger here, is that the Rothschilds have a Chip in the Big Game,

it's probably more than one chip.


mcmc's picture

Trump was born with a silver spoon up his ass. He has since squandered his inheritance. It's worth a fraction of what his father left him. He would have done better keeping it in a passbook savings account, the kind you open for your kids.

Squidward_Tentacles's picture

Funny how a second rate community organizer making next to nothing becomes a US Senator all of a sudden then lives the live of Bezo's on a "public servant" salary after doing his master's bidding for 8 year in the White House.  Talk about an Uncle Tom.   Bought off, corrupt piece of s**t.  And even more disgust toward's anyone who bought this charlatin's phony message.  Shame on all of you.


I want to slap that smug, self-satisified s**t eathing grin right off his face.

JailBanksters's picture

So desparate are these Psychopaths for Viewers, so they can screw more money out of Advertisers. Cities could end up being wiped off the map, Just for Ratings.

Just for Ratings !

This isn't just sick, it's Deplorable, even if the City being Nuked was in Israel.

It's different knowing this is how they roll, to somebody admitting that's how they roll.

Creating Wars to support the US Dollar is bad enough, but creating War for Ratings ...

Trump should do his Job, and cancel their Broadcasting License.


Ms No's picture

I'm not sure I buy their ratings story.  All numbers are suspect now and these guys are just operating like Pravda.  The taxpayers are probably funding this.  Stalin media doesn't care if you want to hear it or not.  CNN repeats on a short loop that is the most terrible and boring thing on earth.  It's almost like they are trying to induce hypnosis. 


Sir John Bagot Glubb's picture

The Democrats are the greatest looters of the US Treasury the world has ever known, so you are on to something when you say the taxpayers are funding these CNN revolutionaries.   It's like liberal book publishers.  No one buys their books but somehow they stay in business year after year.  Obama found a way to launder something to CNN for being his shill.  That's what Democrats do:  find a way to get everyone "on the take."

THORAX's picture

I agree with your suppositions!,

VW Nerd's picture

DT's now got enough on CNN to order the FCC to pull CNN's license shut CNN down.  Send a message to all the other major broadcasters and their elite owners.  Then again, maybe all his bloviating is just posturing.  I mean he rails against "fake news", then repeatedly takes for gospel the fake Syria/Russia/Iran intel he's being spoonfed by his deep state stooges.  Seems conflicted.

whatamaroon's picture

CNN was threatened with a $100 Million lawsuit, tis why they quickly withdrew the 'Fake News' story;



shadow54's picture

I wondered about the whole Scaramucci deal and don't think it was just a lawsuit that shut it down. There were other stories just as fake with no apology. I noticed Scarmucci was a fundraiser for Obama in the past, that he held a recent dinner with Joe Biden and Obama's consigliere.  That he probably knows where the bodies are buried and has his Democrat connections tell Zucker to drop that story and apologize. It may be the Dems are planning to use Scaramucci in the future or he simply knows too much and told them that if you try to use me as a Russia scapegoat I will bury you.

WolfgangCire's picture

fox is as fake as cnn

Ms No's picture

If I was judge jury and executioner I would let this guy off and have him testify against his superiors.  This guy is actually human and he admits that what is happening is wrong.  The orders are coming down from up above.  That doesn't make it right but if he could do what he wanted it wouldn't look like this.  Bezos and those guys are the problem.  This is no small issue when nations are couped, millions die in war, people go into poverty, lose their rights, etc.  The ones at the top know exactly what the consequences are that is exactly why they are doing it. 

Project Veritas are good eggs.

barysenter's picture

Conducting an organized conspiracy to overthrow the government on this scale is an act of war.

The Carbonator's picture

Glad to see CNN get it shoved up their collective asses.  The "Russia" lie has gone on long enough!

pizdowitz's picture

I think this needs to be repeated, because it bears repeating:

It is never about the ratings, or profits, or "what-the-public-wants". The Commies are ideological, hateful parasites feeding on the naivite and good-will of the American people. Only a pro-active engagement of a suitable anti-biotic can stop that rot.

THORAX's picture

I agree! Ratings excuse is b.s. ! 

Victor999's picture

Someone should go to prison for this.  The media is in a position of supposed public trust and have a serious fiduciary responsibility to the public to keep the news as honest as possible.  Intentionally filling the public with fear and distrust in order to wage war, guarantee profits for weapons producers and grow the security state should be considered a breach of public trust and punishable as a crime.

Lord Feverstone's picture

CNN has gone down a very dangerous road with the whole of the U.S. along for the ride.

Their constant hysterical fake news has given impetus to the Swamp Rats in DC to start a kangaroo court of the President and poisoned what could have been a peaceable US-Russian relationship so much that another Cold War could begin.

If it were because of crazed leftist idealism, it would be bad enough. But the Project Veritas video shows it was a calculated, corporate policy to pander to their audience's blind hatred of Trump for profits.

That is not merely reckless, fraudulent and libelous, it is borderline legally seditious.


johnjkiii's picture

People who are shocked by this either never read history or ignored it. Ever heard of the "Yellow Press" that egged on the Spanish American War? Their are numerous instances of this throughout the world and media is as prone to corruption as any other organization. It's up to the people to root the creeps out and that includes the crony politicians who feed them in order to hold their jobs. 

moorewasthebestbond's picture

Just wait until the news is deemed entertainment by the courts, just like the courts did with the NFL, WWF, etc.

Griffin's picture

Journalism is supposed to be about discovering and reporting the truth, or at least a honest attempt to do so. Its not supposed to be social engineering for special interests groups.


tbone10's picture

And your point is???? What you gonna do about it white trash???? Whine like a bitch it appears!! Bend over cuck boy!!!

tbone10's picture

Yep State TV or Fox News and cheap propaganda agent kellyanne Cuntaway are the way to go!!!! Hey maybe you could take some of your billions and reanimate Bill O  third Reichally into  one of The Walking Dead!!! Lmao!!!! 

StanleyTheManly's picture

CNN and MSNBC are not putting the Russia crap out there for ratings.

They are putting it out there to brainwash people, cause havoc, and destroy our country.

InnVestuhrr's picture

Trump is a very dissappointing pussy.

If I were a 71-year old multi-billionaire POTUS, then I would have a very large force of invisible unofficial "activists" whose role is to enforce and restore the principles, rights, and freedoms that the Founders created.

Offices of propagandists, coercive collectivists, global government & open borders advocates, etc would get fire bombed and their activists would disappear, their homes would be fire bombed, be found dead from various causes including beaten to hamburger, etc.

Trump is going to accomplish NOTHING by trying to reform the deep coercive collectivist state by complying with and operating within its operating procedures and constraints while being crushed by the MSM.

How old and wealthy do you have to be to feel like you are willing to go all the way and have little remaining to lose ?

USA *NEEDS* cleansing civil war & revolution v2, NOT more politics as usual.