For conservatives and supporters of President Trump, the media’s bias against him isn’t exactly a secret. Although organizations like MSNBC have always been known for their liberal slant, the era of Trump has corrupted formally reputable news outlets like CNN and the New York Times, as well.
While saying that CNN and the New York Times have become biased isn’t surprising, what might surprise some is just how deep the bias goes. Thankfully, James O’Keefe’s “Project Veritas” has stepped in to shine light on the unfair reporting at these media giants. Through his investigative journalism, O’Keefe has exposed the media’s liberal agenda, vindicating Trump’s attacks on these organizations in the process.
Just a few months ago, O’Keefe released an undercover video that showed a CNN producer admitting their Russia narrative was “bullsh*t.” Despite knowing this, CNN pushed wall-to-wall coverage of the story on its viewers in the early months of Trump’s presidency. No doubt, the goal was to cast doubt on Trump’s legitimacy as he made the initial push for his agenda. The release of the video proved what many already knew, CNN had no plans to cover Trump’s presidency in a fair manner.
Of course, CNN wasn’t the only media giant in need of being exposed. Just last week, we brought you news of O’Keefe’s “American Pravda” series, uncovering — not shockingly — bias at one of President Trump’s favorite targets (and, with what was uncovered, rightly so) the New York Times.
Now, a second explosive video has been released regarding another staffer at the Times.
James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas has released the latest video in his “American Pravda” series — this time, featuring a New York Times online editor trashing President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.
In the video, which seems to have been filmed in a pub, the Times‘ London-based homepage editor, Desiree Shoe, is seen describing Trump as an “oblivious idiot.” She does not care for Trump’s potential replacement, either, describing Pence as “f**king horrible…possibly worse than Trump” because, she says, he is “extremely religious.”
To be sure, people are allowed to have have their personal opinions about public figures, but Shoe admits the Times allows those opinions to seep into its journalism:
Shoe, who is seen describing her job as curating the Times’ front pages, also describes the approach of American journalists towards covering Trump during the 2016 election: “I think that one of the things that maybe journalists were thinking about is, like, “Oh, if we write about him, about how, like, insanely crazy he is and how ludicrous his policies are, then maybe people will read about it and be, like, ‘Oh, wow, like, we shouldn’t vote for him.’” In her description, the Times‘ front page is used to set the media narrative against Trump.
Moreover, Shoe admits that the Times move to attract liberal readers has been good for the bottom line:
In addition, Shoe is shown talking about the Times attracting liberal readers due to its coverage of Trump, and suggests that the Times feeds the demands of its audience through the tone of its coverage.
At this point, O’Keefe has clearly shown us that the mainstream media’s biggest companies harbor extreme political bias. As a result, the public’s trust in the media has reached an extreme low.
Clearly, nobody has to wonder why.
[Note: This post was written by Michael Lee. Follow him on Twitter @UAMichaelLee]