Project Veritas continued its bombshell exposé of CNN on Wednesday, releasing a second installment of CNN Director Charlie Chester admitting that CNN routinely engages in propaganda.
Speaking to a Project Veritas undercover journalist, Chester explained how CNN made COVID-19 a “gangbuster with ratings” by peddling fear, adding there was “no such thing as unbiased news.”
“COVID? Gangbusters with ratings, right? Which is why we [CNN] constantly have the [COVID] death toll on the side, which I have a major problem with – with how we’re tallying how many people die every day,” Chester said.
“It’s fear. Fear really drives numbers [TV ratings]…Fear is the thing that keeps you tuned in.”
“No one ever says those things out loud, but it’s obvious based on the amount of stories that we [CNN] do,” Chester added.
Chester went on to claim that CNN only allows on guests and contributors that “take the bait” of their “manipulation.”
“Any reporter on CNN — what they’re actually doing is they’re telling the person what to say… It’s always like leading them in a direction before they even open their mouths,” Chester explained. “The only people that we [CNN] will let on the air, for the most part, are people that have a proven track record of taking the bait.”