UNITED STATES—A CNN employee has exposed the network’s bias against President Donald Trump. The employee leaked a secret recording revealing CNN President Jeff Zucker’s personal bias and “vendetta” against the POTUS.
Cary Poarch, satellite technician for CNN at the company’s Washington D.C. bureau indicated that it was his dream job to work for the network, which he later described as turning into a nightmare. Poarch explains that the CNN president Jeff Zucker, allegedly wanted the network to focus on “hammering Trump” or “Republicans in general.”
Poach indicated that he recorded the 9:00 a.m. conference calls Zucker held. In the recordings, Zucker tells editors and senior producers to push “impeachment” and that all of CNN’s news stories should be to promote impeachment.
Zucker is heard telling his employees, “We’re moving towards impeachment. I mean, don’t like, you know we shouldn’t pretend this is going one way. And so, all these moves are moves towards impeachment.” Zucker encouraged CNN employees to report on Fox News as if it were a conspiracy outlet.
“I think what’s going on in America now is really fundamentally the result of years of fake news, conspiracy nonsense from Fox News,” said Zucker. “The fake conspiracy nonsense that Fox has spread for years is now deeply embedded in American society, and frankly that is beyond destructive for America. And I do not think we should be scared to say so.”
Nick Neville a media coordinator at CNN made the following comment regarding the CNN president, “Jeff Zucker, basically the president of CNN has a personal vendetta against Trump.” Neville continues, “It’s not gonna be positive for Trump. He hates him. He’s going to be negative.”
Neville was also seen on video saying, “To a certain extent, CNN created Trump’s celebrity. They created this whole, like, not his celebrity but created his candidacy, made him legitimate because they felt like they needed to show everything he did from the beginning.” Neville explained that doing this was good for the network’s ratings.
In another video, Neville was filmed saying, “What’s difficult is like we have some conflicting things at play here. Like, there’s a lot of people who are out here trying to like just do what they think is best of journalistic integrity and then you get on the 9am call and big boss Jeff Zucker f*****g tells you what to do.”
Many CNN employees say they are sick of having to write about the President of the United States at the expense of other political news stories. Poarch recorded multiple media coordinators expressing their frustrations at having to abide by Zucker’s commands. Some CNN employees claim that they know which of the network’s star hosts “hated” Donald Trump.
Since the video was leaked, President Trump suggested pursuing a lawsuit against CNN. The president tweeted on Tuesday, October 15, “Project Veritas-Obtained Undercover Videos Highlight Jeff Zucker’s (@CNN) Campaign To Destroy Trump. Videos Reveal @CNN BIAS!” @TuckerCarlson @FoxNews Does this sound like a good, or even great, lawsuit?”
Poarch announced after the release of the video that he saw no other way to expose the network’s bias, but to use a hidden camera. Poarch lost his job on Monday, October 14, and has since setup a GoFundMe page to help collect funds to care for his family.