Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe called into CNN’s morning conference call on Tuesday, Dec. 1, and spoke to self-assertive CNN President Jeff Zucker.
He then dropped a bombshell, telling Zucker he intends to begin releasing recordings of the network’s morning conference calls to the American public—starting tonight.
“Hey Jeff Zucker, are you there?” O’Keefe asked. “Hey, this is James O’Keefe. We’ve been listening to your CNN calls for basically two months, recording everything. Just wanted to ask you some questions if you have a minute.
“Do you still feel you’re the most trusted name in news? Because I have to say from what I’ve been hearing on these phone calls, I don’t know about that. And we got a lot of recordings that indicate that you’re not really that independent of a journalist,” reported JustTheNews.
After a moment of golden silence, Zucker replied, “Um, thank you for, uh, thank you for, uh, for your comments. Um, so everybody, in light of that, I think what we’ll do is we’ll, we’ll set up an, uh, uh, a new system and we’ll, uh, be back, uh—we’ll do the rest of the call a little bit later.”
After informing Zucker of his intention to release the recordings on Tuesday, at 7. p.m. Eastern time, Zucker went silent.
“So, you just heard me talk to the president of CNN Jeff Zucker and inform him that we are going to release a number of recordings today,” O’Keefe said right after Zucker signed off.
“I unmuted myself into the conference line, and they’re still on there; they’re listening to me right now. This is being live-streamed for those of you still on the call.
“And we’ve recorded for a while, and we have clips of various producers talking, the president talking, describing their motives, describing their political philosophy, describing how they don’t cover certain things and certain political parties,” he said.
“We think it’s important for the American people to know how you make the sausage … ” continued O’Keefe, known for his unique style of undercover reporting.
“And it’s important that we hold accountable the mainstream media—the media has to be held to account. They are hurting the American people with their lies, their innuendo, their slander, the defamation, the hyperbole.”
“I think Mr. Zucker is shaking in his boots right now. I think he’s very afraid of what might be coming,” he added.
— James O’Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) December 1, 2020