John Bonifield, a senior producer at CNN was caught on tape by Project Veritas admitting that CNN is deliberately pushing the “Donald Trump has ties to Russia” conspiracy theory for ratings.
Project Veritas announced that this video is only part one of its “American Pravda” series going undercover at mainstream media outlets. Part one of the video series shows an undercover recording of CNN producer John Bonifield admitting on tape that the Russia story was all about ratings and “mostly bullshit.” Admitting the network chose to cover the Russia story despite a lack of evidence. He noted the story is “good for business.”
“I mean, it’s mostly bullshit right now,” Bonifield says. “Like, we don’t have any giant proof.”
“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.”
“Our CIA is doing shit all the time, we’re out there trying to manipulate governments,” Bonifield goes on to admit.
This video is a disaster for CNN’s credibility. Bonifield clearly states CNN is covering President Trump with a harsher lens to appease their liberal audience. Suggesting CNN viewers would have been “turned off” if they had applied the same level of scrutiny to President Obama.