Charlie Chester, CNN Director, speaking with an undercover investigative reporter working with Project Veritas:
Any reporter on CNN — what they’re actually doing is they’re telling the person what to say… It’s always like leading them in a direction before they even open their mouths. The only people that we [CNN] will let on the air, for the most part, are people that have a proven track record of taking the bait
I typically avoid topics that even come close to politics, but I think this is worth highlighting from a media angle. It’s clear that the big name players aren’t sharing information with the best interest of the public in mind. They’re motivated by money, ratings, and their own biases.
To a certain extent, I feel like the establishment media is grasping at straws to try and maintain the influence and reach that they currently have — to keep their individual careers and businesses afloat.
But independent journalists and commentators are eating their lunch. They can present the exact same information or their own, independently sourced news with significantly less overhead and a much stronger relationship with their viewers. Many of them are building their audience through credibility and reputation while the establishment is throwing that out the window.
I hope there isn’t too much real world damage caused during their decline, but I’m afraid that’s already a forgone conclusion.