James O’Keefe rolls out the latest CNN undercover video today, as part of his “American Pravda” series, and this time Project Veritas sets its sights on New Day associate producer Jimmy Carr. Carr calls voters “stupid as s***” in a conversation with PV’s undercover video, and says that CNN’s impartiality is mainly theoretical:
Project Veritas’ newest video from the American Pravda: CNN series exposes Jimmy Carr, the Associate Producer for CNN’s New Day attacking President Donald Trump and admitting that CNN has a left-leaning bias.
When asked by an undercover journalist if CNN is impartial, Carr plainly responded, “In theory.”
O’Keefe levels a charge of selective editing over a New Day segment from March about voter fraud. In the aired version, Alyson Camerota challenges a Trump voter on voter fraud, and he seems to have no real evidence or direct testimony on it. However, the raw audio obtained by PV shows that the same man explained that he’d seen numerous instances of voter fraud while serving as an election judge in New Jersey, and that it was “routine.”
That, however, didn’t come out from the undercover video. The most significant part of this video — for purposes of demonstrating bias — is the implication from Carr that CNN top execs are milking non-stories for nothing but ratings. Unlike the conversation with John Bonifield, however, Carr does not say he actually attended meetings where CNN chief Jeff Zucker demanded more Russia coverage. Nor would he be likely to do so; he’s an associate producer, which is a position pretty far down the totem pole. So are producers, who number in the hundreds at CNN, a point made after the Bonifield video came out.
On the other hand, this exchange about Kellyanne Conway will likely get Carr into some trouble:
CARR: Now, and of course the thing that pisses the White House off so much, because we actually had that awful woman Kellyanne Conway. You know, the blonde.
PV: What’s she look like? Is she the one with the —
CARR: She looks like she got hit with a shovel.
That one’s gonna sting, especially with everyone up in arms over Trump’s tweets about Mika’s face. However, there’s one small difference between the two: One’s a flunky at CNN, and the other is the President of the United States. And that’s the issue with these videos so far, too; they take aim at pretty small potatoes for an undercover sting operation. They don’t really directly demonstrate malicious intent to produce “fake news” by anyone that matters, and even the Bonifield testimony on Zucker shows an executive driven by advertiser dollars, which is not exactly a shock. The one really good nugget — the exposure of selective editing — didn’t come out from the undercover videos, but from aggressive journalism and a leak within CNN, apparently.
However, O’Keefe is an old hand at this, and understands the strategy of the steady rollout. Start off with a grabber, then work up from the weakest to the strongest to finish at the apex of interest. One assumes he has stronger video to come, but we’ll have to wait to find out.