If a Trump SuperPAC was exposed inciting violence at Hillary rallies, do you think the media would cover it? The question answers itself, doesn’t it?
Yet the latest bombshell videos from James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas have been reduced to “kid on a milk carton” status by network news outlets and most of the cable news networks.
Yesterday on WMAL in Washington DC I interviewed O’Keefe about the videos and the apparent MSM blackout:
In the nearly 48 hours since Project Veritas released a pair of undercover, hidden camera investigations exposing dirty tricks operations from groups affiliated with the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee, the coverage from mainstream cable news and networks has been virtually nonexistent.
This despite the fact that two of the high-ranking operatives featured in the videos have been removed from their positions due to the fall-out surrounding the investigation.
At Hot Air, we covered the first video here Monday, and here is the second video which was released Tuesday afternoon:
In this second video, Democrat operatives are seen and heard plotting outright voter fraud… you know, like rigging an election:
Several Project Veritas Action undercover journalists catch Scott Foval, the National Field Director for Americans United for Change, saying, “we’ve been bussing people in to deal with you fuckin’ assholes [Republicans] for fifty years and we’re not going to stop now, we’re just going to find a different way to do it.”
One of the highest-level operatives for the DNC who admits to being “no white knight” said that the Democrats have been rigging elections for fifty years.
Foval then goes on to explain the sinister plot and how they avoid getting caught. The undercover reporter asks why they can’t just “bus in” voters, but get them to use their own personal vehicles. Foval describes how they avoid being detected and free of criminal charges. “Would they charge each individual of voter fraud? Or are they going to go after the facilitator for conspiracy, which they could prove? It’s one thing if all these people drive up in their personal cars. If there’s a bus involved? That changes the dynamic.”
Tuesday’s fallout was centered on the first video which showed Democrat operatives Scott Foval, National Field Director for Americans United for Change, bragging about how his organization deliberately incited violence at and outside Trump rallies to build a media narrative that Trump supporters were inherently violent.
Foval has been removed from his position: (Hannity)
“Americans United for Change has always operated according to the highest ethical standards. Scott Foval is no longer associated with Americans United for Change.”
— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) October 18, 2016
The video also featured Robert Creamer, husband of Rep. Jan Schakowski (D-IL) and a frequent guest of the Obama White House. In fact, according to research done by The Daily Caller, Creamer has visited the White House over 340 times since Obama took residence.
Creamer is seen on the video bragging about the operations of his organization, Democracy Partners.
“Wherever Trump and Pence are going to be, we have events and we have a whole team across the country that does that both consultants and people from the Democratic Party,” Creamer told an investigator. “And the Democratic Party apparatus and the people from the campaign, the Clinton campaign and my role with the campaign, is to manage all that.”
How does Creamer fit in with the dirty operations Foval brags about? We learned exactly how from Foval’s own lips:
“I am contracted to him [Bob Creamer],” says Foval to an undercover reporter. “But I answer to the head of Special Events for the DNC and the head of special events and political for the campaign.”
“The [Clinton] campaign pays DNC, DNC pays Democracy Partners, Democracy Partners pays the Foval Group, The Foval Group goes and executes the shit…” continued Foval. “Democracy Partners is the tip of the spear on that stuff.”
And late yesterday, Creamer announced he was stepping down so as not to be a “distraction.”
— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) October 18, 2016
So, at a time when the mainstream media, Democrat politicians and high ranking Republicans are chastising Donald Trump for suggesting the political system in America is rigged, you would think a series of undercover videos showing evidence of a rigged political system might actually be newsworthy.
However, going into Tuesday’s prime time news coverage, the story was relegated to the blogosphere, social media and talk radio.
In an exclusive interview with Hot Air, O’Keefe told me this morning: “Bob Creamer visited the White House 340 times. Why the hell isn’t the press covering this video?”
Indeed as of this writing, it appears only James Rosen at Fox News and Anderson Cooper at CNN have run packages on the Project Veritas investigation:
— James Rosen (@JamesRosenTV) October 19, 2016
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) October 19, 2016
Plus the O’Reilly and Hannity shows featured extended discussions about the videos and the fall out including former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich telling Hannity, “The FBI should be opening an investigation into these people right now.”
So despite both videos trending at the top of YouTube’s rankings the virtual media blackout continues. That could change tonight though. All it would take is a mention of the rigged system narrative from moderator Chris Wallace during the presidential debate. Will he raise the topic? He certainly should.
If a string of women making accusations without any evidence about Donald Trump’s alleged inappropriate conduct rises to the level of wall-to-wall coverage, surely the kind of behavior caught on video resulting n the removal of two major Democrat operatives should get a mention or two, right?