Politics Task Veritas on Wednesday released undercover video in which a CNN staffer says network president Jeff Zucker coaches anchors from the control room during live television.
” Jeff Zucker runs the show,” CNN media coordinator Christian Sierra is heard informing Task Veritas’s undercover journalist. “He will personally go into the control space and if Jake Tapper is interviewing Kellyanne Conway– I imply, one time during that interview and he resembled ‘keep going and keep going.'”
BREAKING: @CNN Media Coordinator Christian Sierra states ‘Jeff Zucker goes into the control room while @JakeTapper is speaking with @kellyannepolls‘; informs Executive Producer to avoid commercials, extend 7 minute interview to 25 minutes to “simply f ** king nail her” #ExposeCNN pic.twitter.com/nccxLvtT46
— James O’Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) October 16, 2019
Sierra says Zucker’s coaching turned Tapper’s prepared 7-minute interview with Conway into a 25- minute slugfest. When asked why CNN’s president got involved, Sierra discusses: “Since Jeff Zucker personally got on the phone with the executive manufacturer of Tapper’s show.”
” He entered into his ear,” the CNN staffer continues.” He was speaking with Kellyanne Conway and it was a hard exchange. She was arguing back and forth with Jake Tapper and told him in the earpiece keep going, keep going, keep going.”
Project Veritas’s video then asks whether Zucker contributed to Tapper’s May sixth interview with Conway in which he spared with the White House authorities about President Donald Trump’s “credibility.”
” Do you believe his job consists of lying to the American people?” asked Tapper during the interview. “Because he continues to do so.”
” You just desire that to go viral, you wish to state ‘President Trump’ and ‘lying’ in the exact same sentence,” Conway hit back.
In another part of the undercover video, Sierra says Conway deserved being grilled by Tapper since she is “lying all the time.”
Zucker looked for to make Conway’s interview more challenging “simply to fucking nail her,” explains the CNN staffer.
Wednesday’s video becomes part of an ongoing series by Project Veritas in which the group will launch video from inside CNN targeted at additional exposing the news network’s predisposition. Tuesday’s video showed CNN senior justice reporter Evan Perez independently yielding that Hunter Biden’s foreign company activities “smells bad,” while Monday’s video revealed a CNN media organizer mentioning network president Jeff Zucker has a “personal vendetta” against President Donald Trump.