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Audiotapes of CNN conference calls show how network chief Jeff Zucker surreptitiously directed the cable news channel’s coverage to marginalize President Trump’s closing argument for re-election.

The recordings are the first in a series of planned leaks from Project Veritas. Last night’s deposit included a clip of Zucker imploring his staff to “lean in” to cover the president’s “erratic” behavior following his hospitalization for Covid-19.


Per Fox News:

In another conference call a week later, Oct. 16, Zucker appears to allude to the Hunter Biden email scandal that the New York Post broke just two days prior — as well as the unmasking controversy involving top Obama administration officials, including now-President-elect Biden, requesting the identity of former Trump national security adviser Gen. Michael Flynn during the transition, both stories Zucker suggested the network shouldn’t cover. 

“The Trump media, you know, moves immediately from — OK, well, never mind — the unmasking was, you know, found to be completely nonsensical to the latest alleged scandal and expects everybody to just follow suit,” Zucker told his staff. “So, I don’t think that we should be repeating unsubstantiated smears just because the rightwing media suggests that we should.”

The tapes paint a troubling picture of a television executive determined to exert his influence over persuadable voters.

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Newsbusters reports how empirical data from the Media Research Center suggests Zucker’s insurgent campaign decisively shifted the election in Biden’s favor.

To measure the true effect of the media’s censorship on the election, the Media Research Center asked The Polling Company to survey 1,750 Biden voters in seven swing states (Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin), six of which (all but North Carolina) were called for Biden (survey details below). We tested these voters’ knowledge of eight news stories — all important topics that our ongoing analysis had shown the liberal news media had failed to cover properly. We found that a huge majority (82%) of Biden voters were unaware of at least one of these key items, with five percent saying they were unaware of all eight of the issues we tested.

Putting It All Together: Looking at all eight of these issues together, our poll found that a total of 17% of Biden’s voters told us they would have changed their vote if they had been aware of one or more of these important stories. This would have moved every one of the swing states into Trump’s column, some by a huge margin. The President would have trounced Biden in the electoral college, 311 to 227.

The findings by MRC bolster O’Keefe’s claims that the mainstream media works behind-the-scenes to control the political narrative, leaving voters to sift through false and distorted information.

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  1. One of the amazing things that I have repeatedly seen is that many Constitutional patriots call Socialist traitors terms such as stupid, uneducated, etc. These terms are false. Socialist traitors are highly intelligent. They understand that they can continually get away with violations of the law because sadly the advocates of Constitutional norms in the government are little more than all-talk dupes. Patriots, the supposeded advocates who preach the words that we desire, due to their laughable incompetence, are just as damaging to the Right’s that we all love. Time to clean the ENTIRE house.

    1. It’s hard for Constitutionalists to accept any of the facets of Socialism, simply because historically, it’s never worked, and we’re informed enough and well read enough to show it, and, I agree with you. Instead of providing all of the documentary evidence of why Socialism ultimately fails, we revert to the least effective argument against it. Thus the tendency to equate the Socialists as stupid and uneducated. The real deficit Socialists have is Historical Ignorance. This ignorance is programmed into them from every level, to the point, that they completely ignore every instance of Socialim’s inevitable failures. From Primary Education through Graduate Studies, indoctrination of only the subjective positive aspects of Socialism are taught, the negatives behind and about Socialism are obscured or, at best, introduced as only minor problems that can be overcome, in spite of the fact that these various “Cons” have never successfully been avoided wherever Socialism has been established.

      The only successful strategy to defeat Historucal Ignorance is Education. Name calling isn’t just demeaning, it’s counter-productive to Education. All we really do by engaging in it, is further alienate Socialists from the discussion.

      1. If conservatives let the words of former socialist country people that have made it here speak to the younger generation about how bad it really is maybe they would listen and learn. We should also point out the fact that so many people from socialist country’s have risked it all to come here

    2. Proof of fraud? They had me at hello. 39 states flipped the state houses to republicans. There was a red wave in the Congress. Thousands of the “ballots “ didn’t have down ballot candidates marked. Who does that? Their numbers aren’t making sense. Even if retard joe prevails, I’m hoping that safe guards will be put in place to protect our elections. If not we can kiss our country and one of our most cherished freedoms goodbye.

    3. Tried to figure out who you are. Not a conservative. So I lookedup your name. Either from Greece or from some Island off the coast of Africa off the Somalian Sea. For sure, you do NOT think like an American.

  2. They’ll do what ever to steal, but it isn’t working. #KrakenOnSteroids MAGA III%

  3. The occurrence I have been dreading, biden is not going to serve for very long, ()as I have been saying for months) he will abdicate, resign, quit because of bad health or something else, and soros’s candidate will take the role. And I DO NOT BELIEVE SHE IS LEGALLY ELIGABLE TO BE THE PRESIDENT, SHE IS NOT A “NATURAL BORN CITIZEN “as required by law. If my interpretation of the law is incorrect somebody who knows, please correct my interpretation.

      1. Her parents were not citizens of the United States as specified in the constitution . Both parents must be citizens , either Natural or Naturalized . Where she was born has no relevance and does not make her eligible . Dems got away with Obama and only one parent being a citizen , now they want to destroy the Constitution entirely with a totally in eligible candidate .

  4. Now that AG Barr has determined somehow that there wasn’t much election fraud one has to be just flabbergasted. The whistleblowers have been testifying about all the mail in ballots that were backdated, Trumps ballots were thrown into the commercial dustbins as undeliverable, no somehow now Barr is condoning all the corruption without coming through with any indictments of Obama’s coup against Trump. Leaves little faith in which to believe in anymore.

    1. I don’t know this is not a positive but I think Barr might want to see this all go to supreme court through the lawyers. Also he is getting Durbin on the Russia investigations so that Trump (If he don’t get to be president) won’t be treated unfairly by the Biden admin. They need get a special council going though so no one else can interfere which the investigation like the dem did with their special special council. I might be wrong but I heard Barr talk and he appears to be fair and on Trumps side. Don’t know for sure. It’s possible he might of even of had a secret talk with Trump about it. The way he talked on the Mark Levin show he seemed to be on Trumps side.

  5. When Project  Veritas has published so many fake misleading things it is hard to believe any thing the put out, and the number of times they have been in court for violation of private rights.

    1. Robert – here is the truth. None of the films and documents published by Project Veritas has been proven wrong, and even though they have been taken to court, Project Veritas has never been convicted of any violation of rights.

  6. The most ridiculous article, Biden got 80 people maximum in his rallies, no one showed up in Florida, Pennsylvania and many other cities he LOST TRUMP WON.

  7. That’s not the same thing as saying the election was stolen. Just that the public was not informed fully.

  8. Zucker and the rest of the corrupt and criminal main stream media owners along with the big tech traitors all need to be charged criminally with election interference. The proof is there but is there anyone with the courage within our government to do the right thing???????

  9. The democrats are a fraud Party, but at the end of the Day, God wins ! President trump fortunately took measures 2 years ago against voter fraud. When the evil Dems discover what he has done they are going to go mad 🙂 🙂 🙂

  10. Favorite word of the LEFTIST/COMMUNISTS.
    UNSUBSTANTIATED. That word means TO THEM that it is harmful to the leftist and communists. Our local FOX news uses it all the time to describe the MASSIVE VOTER FRAUD.
    I was saying voter fraud was coming over a year ago. I even predicted how many fraudulent votes there would be 13,000,000 THIRTEEN MILLION. ANd I hit it just about right.
    That means that Trump got 74,122,000
    and Biden got 68,000,000 votes at best.

  11. There has to be something can be done to stop this kind of election influence by the fake news media outlets . Why wouldn’t that be considered a campaign contribution. and /or election manipulation.

  12. The premise of this piece seems to be that Biden wouldn’t have won if his supporters had been more aware. So, no fraud involved, just an uninformed electorate? The hildebeast knew exactly what was coming down 3 months before the election: DO NOT CONCEDE UNDER AN CIRCUMSTANCES! Because who knows what might happen over the days and weeks after Nov 3rd. She knew, they all knew.

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