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From The Daily Beast:

O’Keefe CNN sting fizzles

Prankster prince James O’Keefe has fooled his audience — and me! — again.

Every six weeks or so, O’Keefe promises to release truly damning internal footage of some media outlet or liberal organization.

Right-wing Twitter goes wild, and I become convinced that O’Keefe, for once, actually has the goods. Then the videos come out, and they’re a big flop. After the first one doesn’t go anywhere, O’Keefe promises the real goods will come in future videos.

O’Keefe set us all up for a big disappointment again this week, promising over the weekend that he had insider videos that would “expose CNN.” He even appeared at a conference holding up a tiny CNN logo!

It turns out that O’Keefe received the videos from Cary Poarch, a contractor who worked on CNN’s satellite uplinks, apparently in its Washington, D.C. office. Poarch recorded daily organization-wide phone calls from CNN chief Jeff Zucker, and appears to have worn a hidden camera all around the CNN office.

That’s a good get for O’Keefe! This is the kind of primo access you’d expect would yield serious proof of media bias, if O’Keefe and his compatriots’ claims about the media are to be believed.

Instead, Poarch got pretty much nothing from his position inside CNN. The O’Keefe videos so far have focused on the Zucker calls, which have purportedly bombshell revelations like “Andrew Yang won’t win the Democratic nomination, but is still interesting.” Not exactly the kind of stuff that moves voters — or donors to O’Keefe’s Project Veritas.

Poarch also appears to have convinced a couple very low-level CNN employees to talk on camera at a bar, where they say make supposedly damning statements like complaining CNN plays Trump rallies because Joe Biden’s rallies are less interesting than Trump’s.

That may be a kind of media bias, but not the kind O’Keefe wants to prove.

Even Fox News hasn’t been impressed with O’Keefe’s latest haul. Fox host Jesse Watters ripped into O’Keefe on Tuesday, saying he wasn’t “blown away” by the videos and calling Poarch “kind of a rat.”

One of the more intriguing things about O’Keefe is how his crew records people saying privately the exact same things they’ve already said in public, then takes those private recordings to suggest they’ve uncovered something nefarious.

In O’Keefe’s Wednesday CNN expose, for example, Poarch recorded a low-level CNN employee saying that Zucker had encouraged CNN host Jake Tapper to blow through commercial breaks in a contentious interview with Kellyanne Conway.

In emails to his supporters Wednesday, O’Keefe suggested that this is proof CNN is “staged.” But Tapper himself said exactly this in an NPR interview a year ago, and no one cared! If I was one of the conservative donors pouring money into Project Veritas, I’d have to wonder what exactly I’m paying for.
 
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From The Daily Beast:

O’Keefe CNN sting fizzles

Prankster prince James O’Keefe has fooled his audience — and me! — again.

Every six weeks or so, O’Keefe promises to release truly damning internal footage of some media outlet or liberal organization.

Right-wing Twitter goes wild, and I become convinced that O’Keefe, for once, actually has the goods. Then the videos come out, and they’re a big flop. After the first one doesn’t go anywhere, O’Keefe promises the real goods will come in future videos.

O’Keefe set us all up for a big disappointment again this week, promising over the weekend that he had insider videos that would “expose CNN.” He even appeared at a conference holding up a tiny CNN logo!

It turns out that O’Keefe received the videos from Cary Poarch, a contractor who worked on CNN’s satellite uplinks, apparently in its Washington, D.C. office. Poarch recorded daily organization-wide phone calls from CNN chief Jeff Zucker, and appears to have worn a hidden camera all around the CNN office.

That’s a good get for O’Keefe! This is the kind of primo access you’d expect would yield serious proof of media bias, if O’Keefe and his compatriots’ claims about the media are to be believed.

Instead, Poarch got pretty much nothing from his position inside CNN. The O’Keefe videos so far have focused on the Zucker calls, which have purportedly bombshell revelations like “Andrew Yang won’t win the Democratic nomination, but is still interesting.” Not exactly the kind of stuff that moves voters — or donors to O’Keefe’s Project Veritas.

Poarch also appears to have convinced a couple very low-level CNN employees to talk on camera at a bar, where they say make supposedly damning statements like complaining CNN plays Trump rallies because Joe Biden’s rallies are less interesting than Trump’s.

That may be a kind of media bias, but not the kind O’Keefe wants to prove.

Even Fox News hasn’t been impressed with O’Keefe’s latest haul. Fox host Jesse Watters ripped into O’Keefe on Tuesday, saying he wasn’t “blown away” by the videos and calling Poarch “kind of a rat.”

One of the more intriguing things about O’Keefe is how his crew records people saying privately the exact same things they’ve already said in public, then takes those private recordings to suggest they’ve uncovered something nefarious.

In O’Keefe’s Wednesday CNN expose, for example, Poarch recorded a low-level CNN employee saying that Zucker had encouraged CNN host Jake Tapper to blow through commercial breaks in a contentious interview with Kellyanne Conway.

In emails to his supporters Wednesday, O’Keefe suggested that this is proof CNN is “staged.” But Tapper himself said exactly this in an NPR interview a year ago, and no one cared! If I was one of the conservative donors pouring money into Project Veritas, I’d have to wonder what exactly I’m paying for.

When you uncover something that everyone already knows....it has less impact. OKeefe did a great job. But everyone knows that CNN is a hack organization that has been reduced to one mission. Get Trump.
 

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From The Daily Beast:

O’Keefe CNN sting fizzles

Prankster prince James O’Keefe has fooled his audience — and me! — again.

Every six weeks or so, O’Keefe promises to release truly damning internal footage of some media outlet or liberal organization.

Right-wing Twitter goes wild, and I become convinced that O’Keefe, for once, actually has the goods. Then the videos come out, and they’re a big flop. After the first one doesn’t go anywhere, O’Keefe promises the real goods will come in future videos.
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Have O'Keefe and Jacob Wohl (of Elizabeth Warren is banging a 25 year old Marine fame) ever been seen in the same room?
 

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When you uncover something that everyone already knows....it has less impact. OKeefe did a great job. But everyone knows that CNN is a hack organization that has been reduced to one mission. Get Trump.

Then why did you make such a big deal about it at the beginning of the thread, humiliated beggar? You and murderer thought that you had something.
 

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From The Daily Beast:

O’Keefe CNN sting fizzles

Prankster prince James O’Keefe has fooled his audience — and me! — again.

Every six weeks or so, O’Keefe promises to release truly damning internal footage of some media outlet or liberal organization.

Right-wing Twitter goes wild, and I become convinced that O’Keefe, for once, actually has the goods. Then the videos come out, and they’re a big flop. After the first one doesn’t go anywhere, O’Keefe promises the real goods will come in future videos.

O’Keefe set us all up for a big disappointment again this week, promising over the weekend that he had insider videos that would “expose CNN.” He even appeared at a conference holding up a tiny CNN logo!

It turns out that O’Keefe received the videos from Cary Poarch, a contractor who worked on CNN’s satellite uplinks, apparently in its Washington, D.C. office. Poarch recorded daily organization-wide phone calls from CNN chief Jeff Zucker, and appears to have worn a hidden camera all around the CNN office.

That’s a good get for O’Keefe! This is the kind of primo access you’d expect would yield serious proof of media bias, if O’Keefe and his compatriots’ claims about the media are to be believed.

Instead, Poarch got pretty much nothing from his position inside CNN. The O’Keefe videos so far have focused on the Zucker calls, which have purportedly bombshell revelations like “Andrew Yang won’t win the Democratic nomination, but is still interesting.” Not exactly the kind of stuff that moves voters — or donors to O’Keefe’s Project Veritas.

Poarch also appears to have convinced a couple very low-level CNN employees to talk on camera at a bar, where they say make supposedly damning statements like complaining CNN plays Trump rallies because Joe Biden’s rallies are less interesting than Trump’s.

That may be a kind of media bias, but not the kind O’Keefe wants to prove.

Even Fox News hasn’t been impressed with O’Keefe’s latest haul. Fox host Jesse Watters ripped into O’Keefe on Tuesday, saying he wasn’t “blown away” by the videos and calling Poarch “kind of a rat.”

One of the more intriguing things about O’Keefe is how his crew records people saying privately the exact same things they’ve already said in public, then takes those private recordings to suggest they’ve uncovered something nefarious.

In O’Keefe’s Wednesday CNN expose, for example, Poarch recorded a low-level CNN employee saying that Zucker had encouraged CNN host Jake Tapper to blow through commercial breaks in a contentious interview with Kellyanne Conway.

In emails to his supporters Wednesday, O’Keefe suggested that this is proof CNN is “staged.” But Tapper himself said exactly this in an NPR interview a year ago, and no one cared! If I was one of the conservative donors pouring money into Project Veritas, I’d have to wonder what exactly I’m paying for.

Ok, so the videos he released are totally legit, but you don't find them interesting.
 

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https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/10/cnn-is-not-so-different-from-breitbart/

CNN Is Not So Different from Breitbart

CNN went apesnit Friday night on the news that Facebook had tapped Breitbart as one of the sources for its new “news tab.” National Review was also tapped, indicating that Facebook is making an effort to be inclusive in its understanding of what news is. Perhaps Facebook has noticed that a declared ideological agenda, as opposed to an undeclared one, is insufficient cause for disregarding a media outlet.

CNN’s Brian Stelter used a chunk of his Friday-night newsletter to waste everyone’s time reporting that various like-minded individuals were of like mind; literally all of the “experts” he contacted for comment about the inclusion of Breitbart were established anti-Breitbarters who he knew would provide him with anti-Breitbart comments. Why reporters continue to launder their opinions through cherry-picked experts, professors, wonks, and fellow journos is a mystery. Why not just tell us what you, Brian Stelter, obviously think, which is that Breitbart is beyond the pale and ought not be admitted in polite company? Make the case, Brian Stelter! Don’t hide behind your friends’ opinions. The case can very easily be made. Except . . . not by you.

The argument I present is not an ad hominem one. It’s a question of the proper credentials for membership in an exclusive club. Breitbart’s willingness to slant the facts in service of its narratives about immigration, crime, and Islam is comparable to CNN’s disregard for balance on these subjects and others.

Almost everything Breitbart presents is the truth, or at least arguably the truth. The problem with Breitbart is that it is tendentious, partisan, and biased, relentlessly propagandistic for its side and less interested in the pursuit of truth than in scoring points.

Breitbart plays up true information that advances its worldview while downplaying or pushing back against true information it sees as damaging to its cause.

So does CNN.

Breitbart regularly resorts to name-calling, exaggeration, and even outright hysteria.

So does CNN.

Breitbart can hardly get through a single story without nudging reminders of how it wants you to think. The same is true for CNN. Breitbart is spectacularly unfair to its ideological opponents and cares very little about whether it is using facts in a misleading way. Such is the case with CNN. The only real differences I can detect between the two outlets are that CNN occasionally presents an item on, say, the weather, that gives us a brief break from partisan haranguing, and CNN occasionally makes a half-hearted gesture in the direction of inclusion by, say, inviting Jeffrey Lord on a discussion panel that includes seven, or nine, or ten Trump haters.
Or at least it used to invite Lord. Note that CNN fired Lord when he sarcastically said, “Sieg Heil” in a tweet that accused someone else of being a fascist, which he clearly was labeling a bad thing, not praising fascism or identifying with it. CNN, typically, proved that it was either too stupid to understand how insults work or too cowardly to ignore the bleating herds of Twitter sheep who pretended to misunderstand the remark. “Nazi salutes are indefensible,” CNN said in its statement of dudgeon. “Jeffrey Lord is no longer with the network.”

It was just a few days ago that Jake Tapper outrageously tarred Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri as an anti-Semite. “In which @HawleyMO calls a Jewish journalist a ‘smug, rich liberal elitist,’” Tapper said in a tweet that went out to 2 million followers. Tapper is one of the few CNN journalists I respect. If even he is caught up in silly partisan hackery it’s a very bad sign. Hawley had not said or implied anything remotely anti-Semitic, and this was a cheap shot, totally unbecoming of anyone who hopes to be seen as a nonpartisan reporter. It’s Breitbart-ish.

Does Breitbart occasionally report things that turn out not to be true? Yes, on very rare occasions. But so does CNN. It reported in August that the CIA had recalled a top spy from Russia because President Trump had “repeatedly mishandled classified intelligence and could contribute to exposing the covert source.” The New York Times clarified that the decision to extract the spy was made in “late 2016” — during the Obama administration. CNN falsely reported in 2017 that Anthony Scaramucci was being investigated by Congress for ties to a Russian investment fund. CNN falsely reported that Donald Trump Jr. was tipped off in advance about the Russia-backed DNC Wikileaks dump of 2016, when in fact he was told about it after the dump. CNN repeatedly bends facts to exaggerate the prevalence of school shootings. In the service of its anti-gun crusade, which has the feel of Breitbart’s anti-immigration campaign, Don Lemon said, “I was able to go and buy an automatic weapon. . . . Most people can go out and buy an automatic weapon.” No, he didn’t. No, they can’t.

Like Breitbart, CNN revels in being petty and making something out of nothing, as it did when it misleadingly edited a video to make it appear that Trump had committed a faux pas by dumping the remains of a box of fish food into a koi pond in Japan. CNN omitted the part of the video that showed Japan’s prime minister had done so first, indicating that Trump was merely following suit. The way CNN obsessively snipes at its rivals at Fox News Channel is pure Breitbart-ism. Stelter rails against FNC with such lunatic energy that he is in effect CNN’s Chief Fox News Correspondent. Major news organizations used to consider such naked, bitter jealousy to be beneath them, but alas David Brinkley is gone.

CNN entertained a panelist — on Stelter’s show, called “Reliable Sources,” no less — who said President Trump “is as destructive a person in this century as Hitler, Stalin, and Mao were in the last century. He may be responsible for many more million deaths than they were.” Anderson Cooper Breitbart-ishly characterized tea-party members as conducting a “War on Obama” and derided them as engaging in “tea bagging,” which is not only partisan and nasty but actually obscene. Cooper descends to schoolyard mockery when “reporting” on Trump-adjacent figures in a way he didn’t for Obama appointees. It is simply not possible that Cooper can look in the mirror and see a judicious, evenhanded, nonpartisan reporter when he does this kind of thing:

And tonight, we commend the bravery of White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham, who finally got a brief furlough from West Wing Witness Protection. Grisham popped her head out this morning to check in with her supervisors over at Fox News. Though, it seems like she saw her shadow and [is] now back under ground for six more weeks of stonewalling. . . . Ooh, Stephanie. You got to increase your vocabulary, I mean, your criticism. “Theater” now has been used twice. I mean, Grisham clearly doesn’t get to Broadway enough if she, you know, thinks those press conferences are theater.

Journalism? No, this is just tedious, witless, predictable, undisguised oppositionism. Obama could do no right with Breitbart just as Trump can do no right with CNN. The latter is nothing more than a billion-dollar version of the former.


 

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National Review commenting on CNN and Breitbart. Well that settles that!
 
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National Review commenting on CNN and Breitbart. Well that settles that!
Not that you’d know, but NR has a large portion of anti-Trump articles in it regularly. They are conservative, but are quite critical of Trump.
 

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CNN news anchor...hahahahaha...attempt to prove Sondland’s call to Trump could be overheard. A news anchor tries to prove his Trump could be overheard? He probably should’ve tried an off-air test before doing it on-air and proving himself wrong:


This is news? BTW, notice the panel of 7 CNN news analysts (lefties) and one Trump advocate. 7 to 1. That’s as good as it gets on CNN for Trump.
 

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CNN news anchor...hahahahaha...attempt to prove Sondland’s call to Trump could be overheard. A news anchor tries to prove his Trump could be overheard? He probably should’ve tried an off-air test before doing it on-air and proving himself wrong:


This is news? BTW, notice the panel of 7 CNN news analysts (lefties) and one Trump advocate. 7 to 1. That’s as good as it gets on CNN for Trump.

Oh I see. So you think that Chris Cuomo is a "news anchor", and not a show host. This coming after your hilariously absurd posts regarding FNC, Hannity, and Wallace. I mean, doesn't Cuomo's primetime show coincide in the same time slot as your favorite brainwasher/ex-DJ Hannity? But you keep saying that you watch so much CNN!! :unsure: And you wonder why we think your posts are worthless.
 

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Oh I see. So you think that Chris Cuomo is a "news anchor", and not a show host. This coming after your hilariously absurd posts regarding FNC, Hannity, and Wallace. I mean, doesn't Cuomo's primetime show coincide in the same time slot as your favorite brainwasher/ex-DJ Hannity? But you keep saying that you watch so much CNN!! :unsure: And you wonder why we think your posts are worthless.
That video was from a NEWS panel setting, I believe during the day, and certainly not on his prime time show.

Hannity IS NOT AN ANCHOR. He is an opinion show host. I’ve never quoted or referred to Hannity to support my opinion. And, you will never see Hannity, or Ingraham or Carlson for that matter, on a Fox News news panel.
 

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That video was from a NEWS panel setting, I believe during the day, and certainly not on his prime time show.

Hannity IS NOT AN ANCHOR. He is an opinion show host. I’ve never quoted or referred to Hannity to support my opinion. And, you will never see Hannity, or Ingraham or Carlson for that matter, on a Fox News news panel.

Oh OK. So when Hannity is on FNC or Talk Radio outside of his 9:00 hour, he's a newsman. Got it.
 

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Oh OK. So when Hannity is on FNC or Talk Radio outside of his 9:00 hour, he's a newsman. Got it.
WTF are you talking about? I said he is NOT a news man. At any hour, but Hannity is not on FNC outside of his opinion show and opinion primetime.
 

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Oh OK. So when Hannity is on FNC or Talk Radio outside of his 9:00 hour, he's a newsman. Got it.
KGF has special Fox News watching charts to know what is "news" and what isn't. It's not his fault you're too dumb to understand.

Trust that all Fox News viewers do this and don't lap up Hannity and Tucker as real news. Believe him.
 

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WTF are you talking about? I said he is NOT a news man. At any hour, but Hannity is not on FNC outside of his opinion show and opinion primetime.

That's right. And Cuomo is also not a news man. GOT IT?
 

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That's right. And Cuomo is also not a news man. GOT IT?
He was running a news panel. A NEWS PANEL. That’s CNN’s choice to use opinion show hosts as news anchors. You aren’t that dumb.
 

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KGF has special Fox News watching charts to know what is "news" and what isn't. It's not his fault you're too dumb to understand.

Trust that all Fox News viewers do this and don't lap up Hannity and Tucker as real news. Believe him.
CNN bootlicker. Lick lick.
 

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He was running a news panel. A NEWS PANEL. That’s CNN’s choice to use opinion show hosts as news anchors. You aren’t that dumb.

They also use Anderson Cooper often enough as well. DAMM YOU CNN! You are so unfair to those FOX News sycophants who turn to you so often to watch real news! If only you could be like this:

Real news!
 

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They also use Anderson Cooper often enough as well. DAMM YOU CNN! You are so unfair to those FOX News sycophants who turn to you so often to watch real news! If only you could be like this:

Real news!
Great example. An entertainment talk show that’s on Saturday nights. ?
 

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Great example. An entertainment talk show that’s on Saturday nights. ?

Oh yes. The Five, and Gutfeld, are only on Saturday nights. Great point!

REAL NEWS coordinates talking points with the President. REAL NEWS is employed by the President. REAL NEWS promotes and sets policy. REAL NEWS attacks anyone who dares disagree with the President. REAL NEWS dates the President's son. That makes it real.
 

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It’s not an FNC news show. It’s a topical political opinion show. You are this dumb.

The Five is on 5 days a week at 5 pm et.

That's right. It is a topical show, as are the ones Anderson Cooper and Chris Cuomo have. Now shut up.
 

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That's right. It is a topical show, as are the ones Anderson Cooper and Chris Cuomo have. Now shut up.
Oh, getting testy. Can’t make an argument.

You won’t see Bret Baier or Chris Wallace hosting opinion talk shows. Or Shannon Bream, Martha McCallum, Bill Hemmer, Sandra Smith, Neil Cavuto.

There are some hybrid news celebrities with Dana Perino, but she’s careful not to be partisan. You certainly won’t see her making a fool of herself trying to prove a President guilty of something.

Fox News show hosts stay in their lane. If CNN doesn’t want to do that, that’s up to them. But their news anchors lose credibility when they appear to be partisans like Hannity, which is why he doesn’t do Fox News.

Fox News’ format of differentiating news from opinion must be working. They triple CNN ratings most times of the day.
 

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Neither CNN or FN are news. They’re cable entertainment.
 

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KGF has special Fox News watching charts to know what is "news" and what isn't. It's not his fault you're too dumb to understand.

Trust that all Fox News viewers do this and don't lap up Hannity and Tucker as real news. Believe him.
There are millions who lap up Hannity and Tucker every night, and there's nothing you can do about it.
 
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