CNN President Jeff Zucker 저주 받은 지우다 lawyer Rudy Giuliani over his involvement in the 헌터 바이든 email controversy in the final weeks of the 2020 선거, according to the latest batch of leaked network conference call recordings released on Thursday.
Project Veritas has been making headlines this week after it revealed that it had been secretly recording CNN’s daily conference calls over the past two months. 수요일에, audiotapes revealed that CNN’s upper brass, including Zucker and CNN Political Director David Chalian, made a concerted effort for the news organization to avoid the explosive reporting from The New York Post that shed light on Hunter Biden’s questionable foreign business dealings before and after his father, 당시 민주당 후보 조 바이든, 부통령으로 취임했다.
But Thursday’s released recording showed that on Oct. 16, just two days after the Post broke the Hunter Biden story, Zucker took aim at Giuliani, who was a key figure in the saga after it was revealed that it was his lawyer who obtained the copy of Biden’s laptop hard drive and later shared its content with the press.
“There is a term for what Rudy Giuliani is suspected of being, which is ‘useful idiot,'” Zucker is heard saying on the conference call. “On the Rudy Giuliani story, this is a really important story. It gets tied to the Hunter Biden disinformation campaign. That’s the way we do this because it’s all tied and part-and-parcel of one.”
Zucker later quipped, “From America’s mayor to useful idiot.”
On a Nov. 23 요구, the CNN honcho alluded to Giuliani when knocking President Trump’s “crazy legal team” as it pursued a legal battle to challenge the results of the 2020 대통령 선거.
In the exchange, Zucker was speaking to who Project Veritas only referred to as “call participant” 명명 된 “Carl,” which could possibly have been CNN political analyst Carl Bernstein.
“The real craziness is the client, not the lawyers,” Carl told Zucker. “And I wonder if maybe we ought to be pointing that out rather specifically. This gets back to Mary Trump even.
Carl was referring to the president’s niece, psychologist and frequent CNN guest Mary Trump, who earlier this year profited off the family name with a tell-all book slamming her uncle.
“This is his pathology. We’re back to a sociopath. I’m not saying we should use that word ‘sociopath’ as we say, but what others who have dealt with him, Mattis, all of them, coming away saying ‘this man is crazy.’ That’s the real story, in some way,” Carl explained.
“Right,” Zucker agreed. “잘, I think you raise a good point about not just pawning it off on the crazy legal team, but the client is the one who is directing the crazy legal team.”
“제길, 권리,” Carl reacted.
에 등장 “Hannity” Thursday night, Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe told Fox News host Sean Hannity that “we haven’t heard from anyone” after CNN Communications sent its threatening tweet saying they’ve referred him to law enforcement.
“People don’t know they’re being lied to, but these tapes show that the top-down approach to media, they show Zucker telling people what to cover, what not to cover- 부름 [줄리아니] a ‘useful idiot’ there, telling them for political reasons don’t cover certain stories,” O’Keefe said. “션, these are the times that try men’s souls and I think if you go one direction, you lose your conscience, another direction, you lose your livelihood. But there are brave people like the person we worked with regarding CNN who are willing to be citizen journalists willing to expose these sorts of things.”
그는 계속했다, “We need an army of these people reporting on our media because CNN and places like CNN may have more power than all three branches of government if they’re working with Google and Facebook to propagandize the masses.
Ahead of the release of the full “raw” tapes of the over 50 recorded conference calls, O’Keefe told Hannity that observers will see is “the submission by supposed journalists” ...에 “Zucker’s will.”
“Investigative reporting is about unearthing facts from the bottom. That’s not what you’re seeing here,” O’Keefe explained. “You’re seeing how the sausage is made, you’re seeing how the media actually works.”
On another conference call recorded on Sept. 11, an unidentified CNNer is heard praising the NFL for its efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus among its players, so much so that he suggested that the sports organization should be “running the government.”
“As I was reading through the comments, Jim Acosta talking to people in the crowd at the [지우다] rally last night and obviously seeing all of those pictures of no social distancing and very few people with masks on, et cetera and the contrast to the football game last night where lots of masks, people socially distanced, the whole plan in place to protect the fans, the players the referees, the coaches, everybody, 알 잖아,” the CNNer said.
The CNNer continued, “If the NFL was running the government, then things would probably be in much better shape than they are.”
CNN은 Fox News에 즉시 응답하지 않았습니다.’ multiple requests for comment.
The #ExposeCNN campaign from Project Veritas began on Tuesday morning after O’Keefe intruded on a conference call that took place earlier that morning, revealing to Zucker directly that he had been recording the company’s daily chats.
CNN Communications later responded, “법률 전문가들은 이것이 중범 죄일 수 있다고 말합니다. 법 집행 기관에 회부했습니다.”
CNN은 Fox News에 응답하지 않았습니다’ inquiry regarding what law enforcement agency it reached out to.
Back in October, critics of CNN had pointed out the network’s complete blackout of the Hunter Biden bombshell report from The New York Post. 하나, recordings of CNN’s conference calls released on Wednesday feature the upper brass of the network finally confirm suspicions of the news organization’s purposefully suppressed the story that was damaging to the Biden campaign.
“명백하게, 지금은 헌터 바이든에 대한 뉴욕 포스트 이야기를 다루지 않습니다.,” CNN 정치 국장 데이비드 찰리 안이 10 월 컨퍼런스 콜에서 말하는 것을 들었습니다.. 14, 같은 날 Post는 Hunter Biden의 이메일에 대한 첫 보고서를 발표했습니다.. Chalian later insisted the report was “행군 명령을 내리다” ~로 “오늘 무엇에 대해 이야기할지에 대해 우익 에코 챔버.”
Chalian, CNN의 부사장을 겸하고있는, 계속되는, “명백하게, Hunter Biden의 변호사는 New York Post 기사에 인용되어 있으며 우리는 이것이 대통령이 탄핵 된 바로 그 문제임을 계속해서보고 할 것입니다., 이것은 상원위원회가 조사한 결과 Joe Biden과 우크라이나 인과의 상호 작용에서 잘못된 점이 없음을 발견했으며 이제 Burisma에서 온 누군가와 회의가 있었다는 이메일을 받고있는 것 같습니다.. 루디 줄리아니의 일종의 '꿈의 비전’ 이 캠페인의 마지막 날에 벽에 물건을 던지는 방법에 대해 설명합니다.”
10 월. 23 요구, 최종 대선 토론 다음날 트럼프 대통령 그의 아들과 관련된 최근 폭로에 대해 바이든은, Zucker는이 이야기를 “토끼 구멍” 그 “그 밖에는 아무도 없다고 생각합니다 [우익 미디어] 어젯밤에 이해 된 세상” 그리고 나중에 Wall Street Journal의 보도가 Biden이 “역할 없음” CNN이 이야기 자체를 추구하지 않는 이유로 아들의 중국 거래에서.
Zucker는 10 월에 Hunter Biden 이메일 스캔들을 암시 한 것으로 보입니다.. 16 오바마 행정부 고위 관리들과 관련된 공개 논란과 더불어 화요일 프로젝트 베리타스가 발표 한 컨퍼런스 콜, 현재 대통령 당선자 인 Biden을 포함하여, 전 트럼프 국가 안보 고문 Gen의 신원을 요청. 전환 중 Michael Flynn, Zucker가 네트워크가 다루면 안된다고 제안한 두 가지 이야기.
“트럼프 미디어, 알 잖아, 즉시 이동 — 확인, 잘, 신경 쓰지 마 — 가면을 벗기는 것은, 알 잖아, 최근 주장 된 스캔들에 대해 완전히 무의미한 것으로 밝혀졌으며 모두가 소송을 따르기를 기대합니다.,” 주커는 그의 직원들에게. “그래서, 우익 언론이 우리가해야한다고 제안한다고해서 입증되지 않은 얼룩을 반복해서는 안된다고 생각합니다.”
Hunter Biden 논란을 기각하는 Zucker의 메시지는 나중에 그의 스타 앵커 Jake Tapper와 공감 한 것으로 보입니다., 누가 말했어. 22 Biden의 아들에 대한 주장은 “너무 역겨워” 방송에서 반복하고 “우익은 미쳐 가고 있습니다.”
In other recordings released by Project Veritas, Zucker repeatedly bashes President Trump, urging staffers not to “정규화하다” 그의 “이상한 사람” behavior during the election and suggesting that he’s a “national security threat” for challenging the integrity of the Nov. 3 vote due to surge of mail-in voting.
O’Keefe는 다른 녹음의 향후 릴리스를 “출현 달력” Project Veritas는 더 많은 테이프를 출시 할 예정입니다. “매일” through Christmas. 그는 신용 “용감한 내부 고발자” inside CNN who approached his organization and helped coordinate the conference call recordings.
주커는 오랫동안 트럼프에 대한 애정을 표명했지만 이전에는 NBC의 히트 리얼리티 쇼가 절정에 달했을 때 NBC 유니버설의 CEO로서 대통령과 매우 긴밀한 협력 관계를 유지했습니다., “견습생,” 트럼프의 인기를 넓혀 준.