President Trump has repeatedly asked the media for fair reporting, but is has fallen on deaf ears. Perhaps now they will take notice.
President Trump’s lawyers sent a letter to CNN, informing them of their intention to file legal action against the network.
“Your actions are in violation of the Lanham Act, among other applicable laws, by constituting misrepresentations to the public, to your advertisers, and others,” Trump attorney Charles J. Harder penned in a four-page letter to CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker and CNN general counsel David Viglante, according to Fox News.
Harder said in the four-page letter, the videos “are merely the tip of the iceberg of the evidence my clients have accumulated over recent years.”
“Never in the history of this country has a president been the subject of such a sustained barrage of unfair, unfounded, unethical, and unlawful attacks by so-called mainstream news, as the current situation,” the lawyer added.
“Your own employees appear to state that CNN is focused on trying to ‘take down President Trump,’ driven by a “personal vendetta” that Mr. Zucker purportedly has against him, rather than reporting the news in an objective manner,” Harder wrote. “In the footage, your employees appear to state that CNN attempts to make its reporting appear neutral and unbiased, when in fact, its reporting is far from neutral and highly biased against the president.”
Secret recordings were captured by an alleged “whistleblower” in CNN that exposed the network’s bias against President Trump. James O’Keefe, the founder of Project Veritas, a conservative whistleblower watchdog group, published the first bombshell footage online on Monday, Oct. 14.
The breaking video features “whistleblower” Cary Poarch, who was a satellite uplink technician at CNN’s Washington Bureau. What began for Poarch as the ideal job, quickly turned into a nightmare when he realized the anti-Trump propaganda they were pushing out.
“It’s basically me wanting the news to be what they used to be—news—and not infotainment or a game show or chasing the ratings,” Poarch told O’Keefe. “CNN purports it to be facts first, and that’s clearly not the case.
“I noticed after … that there was a strong group-think that permeated through the halls and that everyone was onboard the ‘I hate Trump Train.'”
“I decided to wear a hidden camera … to expose the bias running rampant,” said Poarch, who spent several months recording secret footage.
In the video, a man identified as Zucker can be heard saying, “I don’t care about the MSNBC event, OK? I don’t care about them. Let’s just stay very focused on impeachment,” in the recording, reported Fox News. “We shouldn’t just pretend, oh, this is going one way. And so all of these moves are toward impeachment.”
Zucker is also allegedly heard giving instructions to call-out Lindsey Graham, “Yeah, so I just want to say on the Lindsey Graham front, I know that there’s a lot of people at CNN that are friendly with Lindsey Graham. It’s time to knock that off, and it’s time to call him out.”
President Trump suggested after the tape surfaced that a lawsuit might be a consideration, as CNN Zucker’s directive is for staff to make his impeachment their news priority and sole focus.
‘Great lawsuit’: Trump responds to undercover CNN sting by Project Veritas https://t.co/OBlymfcbes
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) October 15, 2019
CNN dismissed the lawsuit in a statement on Friday.
“This is nothing more than a desperate PR stunt and doesn’t merit a response,” Matt Dornic, a spokesman for CNN, said in a statement.
Ex-President Jimmy Carter once said, “I think the media have been harder on Trump than any other president certainly that I’ve known about. I think they feel free to claim that Trump is mentally deranged and everything else without hesitation.”
You can listen to the video from Veritas below. [credit: Project Veritas]