Project Veritas's lead reporter, James Lalino, caught up with CNN's Anderson Cooper in NYC on Saturday to ask him some questions. The interaction was short and unpleasant.
Lalino was trying to find out about what has happened with Charlie Chester, Cooper's colleague and a technical director at CNN.
In the video, Lalino introduces himself and mentions that he follows Cooper's show, but was wondering why there was no mention of Chester lately, and asked, "Was he fired, sir?"
Cooper replied acerbically, "When you're a reporter, you gotta get quicker to the question. That's my advice to you."
Lalino pressed on. "Do you have a comment on that? Does the batphone ring? Do you answer?" referring to a segment of the Chester video where he describes a "batphone" in a back room.
"Or does Jeff Zucker [president of CNN] tell you how to report, sir?" asks Lalino as Cooper gets into the back of his chauffered car and speeds off.
Project Veritas recently performed a major exposé on Chester on Tuesday, in which Chester was caught on camera admitting that CNN was actively trying to help current president Joe Biden get elected, and working against then-president Donald Trump.
During the video, Chester also goes on to talk about how CNN has a predetermined bias on other issues, such as COVID and climate change.
"Like our focus was to get Trump out of office, right? Without saying it, that's what it was, right? So, our next thing is going to be for climate change awareness," said Chester on the video. He went on, "Climate change is going to be the next COVID thing for CNN…Fear sells."
Lalino's last words to Cooper in the clip are "You know we expose everybody, right?"