A third undercover video released by Project Veritas in its “Expose CNN” series revealed a network production manager saying he wished President Trump would die “soon.”
The Western Journal reports the manager is joined by other CNN employees who are disgruntled by the current state of their news outlet. In the 15-minute video, they reportedly complain that CNN focuses too much on Trump instead of other news.
Gerald Sisnette, CNN field production supervisor, brushes the complaints by saying: “This [Trump] is a story that’s not going to go away. The only way this will go away is when he [Trump] dies. Hopefully soon.”
According to the Western Journal, the employees claim the strict focus on Trump started when CNN President Jeff Zucker took over the company:
Scott Garber, a senior field engineer at CNN, told Project Veritas’ network insider Cary Poarch, “We used to cover news. We used to go out and do stories, and we used to cover s—. … But Trump is more important.”
CNN Technical Operations Supervisor Adia Jacobs said the network’s president, Jeff Zucker, is driving the constant coverage of the president.
“When Zucker took over, it wasn’t until Trump that we ended up being all Trump all the time,” Jacobs said.
CNN Media Coordinator Nick Neville agreed with Jacobs’ assessment: “He [Zucker] basically said f— all the other stories.”
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Mike Brevna, a floor manager at the network, told Poarch, “It’s the Trump Network, dog. It’s like everything is all Trump. They are not even thinking about anybody else.
“They sold themselves to the devil. It’s sad because there is so much news going on out there, but they don’t cover none of it.”
Some of the harshest criticism of the network that billed itself the “Most Trusted Name in News” came from 25-year veteran employee Patrick Davis, manager of field operations at CNN.
“I hate seeing what we were and what we could be and what we’ve become. It’s just awful,” Davis said. “I mean, we could be so much better than what we are. … And the buck stops with him [Zucker]. … He’s involved every day, has a plan, whatever. I just don’t agree with it.”
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