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CNN has been found not to give Trump a platform in a leaked audio recording from Project Veritas, and Journalist James O’Keefe who gained secret recordings of 9 am conference calls by the media organisation.
The #CNNTapes video of audio recordings has gone viral on Twitter with over 330,000+ views, within the first 25 minutes of the video being posted.
The video conference call features CNN President Jeff Zucker, CNN Special Correspondent Jamie Gangel, and CNN Field Producer Stephanie Becker.
James O’Keefe says the CNN members on the 9 am conference call say that the democratic party and ‘powerful interest groups’ may determine how they cover American President Donald J Trump not conceding the 2020 US Elections for President.
“CNN says on Jeff Zuckers 9 am editorial conference call, how they the democratic party, powerful interest groups may determine how CNN will cover Trump not conceding the presidential election,” said James O’Keefe.
The call talks about how CNN tries its best not to give Trump a platform.
“I want to underscore something that Michael said earlier about the transition and Trump because I have been talking to a lot of people this morning on both sides. I keep hearing the same thing from both Republicans who have not come out to congratulate Biden but also to those who have and the Democrats,” says Jamie Gangel.
“News organisations have to be very careful and very responsible about not giving Trump too much of a platform on his not conceding because they feel the transition can go forward. And, you know, other than the national security briefings, which are critical to start now, they do not want us to exaggerate that Trump isn’t leaving office.”
President of CNN Jeff Zucker agrees to Jamie Gangel’s comments — “Yep. Agreed,” he said.
CNN Field Producer Stephanie Becker says: “On the issue of why it’s important to get the transition going right, the 9-11 report talks about one of the problems was that the trouble that was brewing that lost during the transition. So, if you wanted a good, concrete example of what happens when you don’t have a good transition, well, look at the twin towers.”
The call turns into a threat to the American public, with fearing of another 9-11 attack if there is not a ‘swift’ or ‘smooth’ transition of power from President Donald J. Trump to ex. vice president-Joe Biden.
“You. So, I think that’s an important point. I think it was just a little bit yesterday in terms of national security. I think it’s really important to raise again. I would, I would encourage folks to think about that 9-11 commission report and the lack of transition,” says Jeff Zucker.
The video was also posted on YouTube to watch, that reached 140,000+ views within an hour.