American News Dec 2, 2020 1:42 AM EST

CNN caught by Project Veritas: 'They don't want us to exaggerate that Trump isn't leaving office'

Project Veritas released a video of a conference call between CNN employees discussing how "they," an undefined party, would want CNN to cover the transition after the election.

CNN caught by Project Veritas: 'They don't want us to exaggerate that Trump isn't leaving office'
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James O'Keefe and Project Veritas released a video of a conference call between CNN employees discussing how "they," an undefined party, would want CNN to cover the transition after the election.

O'Keefe noted, "CNN says on Jeff Zucker's 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."

CNN Correspondent Jamie Gangel explained the editorial direction to not give Trump's lack of concession in the race too much attention. She references the source of this editorial decision as "they."

Gangel is captured on tape saying, "news organizations 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."

"Other than the national security briefings, which are critical to start now, they just don't want us to exaggerate that Trump isn't leaving office," she continues.

"I'm going to have a lot of specific reporting on that later today but just big picture wanted to underscore what Michael had said," she finished.

Jeff Zucker further emphasized, on the same call that Project Veritas recorded, that CNN should "not normalize"  Trump's behavior in the aftermath of the election.

He says that Trump's behavior "clearly is exacerbated by the time that we're in and the the issues that he's dealing with. And I think that we cannot just let it be normalized."  

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