That’s fine. A company has a right to make money. Just, let’s be honest about it.
Project Veritas scored again, this time surreptitiously recording a CNN producer who admits that money is driving CNN’s obsession with the Russia investigation story, and that the coverage persists even though there is no evidence of collusion or wrongdoing by President Trump.
“It’s mostly bullshit right now,” says the producer, John Bonfield, whom I assume is currently looking for a job. What’s not bullshit is the ratings the Russia-Trump story is giving CNN.
“It’s a business,” Bonifield says in the video. “Our ratings are incredible right now . . . Trump is good for business”
Here are a few choice quotes from the video, which you can see below:
President Trump pulled out of the climate accords and for a day and a half we covered the climate accords. And the CEO of CNN said in our internal meeting, he said, “good job everybody covering the climate accords, but we’re done with it let’s get back to Russia.”
so I think the president is probably right to say, like, “look you are witch hunting me. Like, you have no smoking gun. You have no real proof.”
“People are like the media has an ethical … But, all the nice cutesy little ethics that used to get talked about in journalism school, you’re just like, that’s adorable. That’s adorable. This is a business. Especially cable news. You know, cable news isn’t the New York Times, and it’s not even like NBC News. I mean NBC News still gets 20 million viewers a night. Cable news is getting a million. So, they gotta do what they gotta do to make their money.
I think there a lot of like liberal CNN viewers who want to see Trump really get scrutinized. And I think if we would have behaved that way with President Obama and scrutinized everything that he was doing with as much scrutiny as we apply to Donald Trump, I think our viewers would have been turned off. I think they would have felt like we were attacking him. I think out viewers right now . . . And I’m not saying all of our viewers are super liberals, I think there’s just a lot of them.