CNN’s intentional malice can be proved using the words of Charlie Chester, the network’s technical director, who admitted the network’s anti-Gaetz reporting is “propaganda” aimed at aiding the Democratic Party. Now, they’ve doubled down on the malice by refusing to publish a statement from a spokesman for Rep. Gaetz while falsely claiming he “did not respond.”
The story itself actually quoted a woman who reached out to CNN to knock down the still baseless allegations about Rep. Gaetz and a 17-year-old prostitute. The CNN article even admits:
“One of the women who spoke to CNN said she did so in part because the picture of Gaetz as potentially connected to sex trafficking that has emerged in recent days does not align with what she saw. Both women said that they never saw anyone at the parties who appeared to be underage.”
But Reid also includes the outright falsehood, in her article, that “A spokesman for Gaetz did not respond directly to CNN’s request for comment but challenged the use of anonymous sources.”
In fact a spokesman for Rep. Gaetz responded to Reid at 6:32pm EST, a full hour and a half before her “deadline.” Her story did not run until over 12 hours later.
The Gaetz spokesman replied with the following, which CNN opted not to run in their salacious article:
“Hidden camera footage released today exposed CNN for using fake news stories about Rep. Gaetz to push self-described “propaganda” because Congressman Gaetz is an effective threat to the Democrat Party’s dangerous agenda. These are the words of your own employee. CNN viewers should find the explosive footage and come to their own conclusions about how credible CNN and its ‘anonymous sources’ are.”
The comment references the Project Veritas video released last night which reveals CNN Technical Director Charlie Chester, who bragged to a young girl he met on Tinder: “If the agenda say, is to like get, like Matt Gaetz right now, he’s like this Republican. He’s a problem for the Democratic Party because he’s so conservative and he can cause a lot of hiccups in passing of laws and what not. So it would be great for the Democratic Party to get him out.”
Chester then admits, “So we’re going to keep running these stories to keep hurting him and make it so that it can’t be buried and just like settled outside court just and like, you know, if we keep pushing that, it’s helping us (CNN).”
The fact that a CNN director was boasting to a girl he met on Tinder who turned out to be recording him, while admitting to promoting false sex stories about a sitting U.S. Congressman would usually be enough to humiliate a network. But for shameless CNN, it’s not quite enough. Now they have Paula Reid, their legal correspondent making up lies about quotes in stories, to cover for her hook-up-app-using technical director who got caught boasting about his network’s lack of journalistic ethics.
“If the agenda say, is to like get, like Matt Gaetz right now, he’s like this Republican. He’s a problem for the Democratic Party because he’s so conservative and he can cause a lot of hiccups in passing of laws and what not. So it would be great for the Democratic Party to get him out.”
It’s hard to believe that much of this reporting isn’t being weaponized against Gaetz—the hard-charging America First Member of Congress and top Donald Trump defender—for purely partisan reasons.This seemed to be the case as illustrated by Nate Nelson, a disabled veteran who worked in Gaetz’s congressional office.Early on in the saga, Nelson held a press conference outside his home in Florida. It didn’t get much media attention, probably because the subject of the presser was, in large part, the media.
He detailed how he was visited by the FBI in the week before the first story appeared in the New York Times. “They told me that members of the media reached out to them, asserting that I had previous knowledge of Congressman Gaetz’s illegal activities,” Nelson said.
What is the FBI doing running down a tip from a reporter?Our most competent domestic law enforcement agency is interviewing possible witnesses based on the hearsay of a reporter.
“This baseless claim against me leaves me further convinced that the allegations against Congressman Gaetz are likewise fabricated,” Nelson concluded. “They’re merely an attempt to discredit a very vocal conservative.” This seems to fit with what CNN Technical Director Charlie Chester inadvertently told Project Veritas’ hidden camera::
If the agenda, say, is to like get, like Matt Gaetz right now, he’s like this Republican. He’s a problem for the Democratic Party because he’s so conservative and he can cause a lot of hiccups in passing of laws and what not. So, it would be great for the Democratic Party to get him out. So, we’re going to keep running these stories to keep hurting him and make it so that it can’t be buried and just like settled outside court just and like, you know, if we keep pushing that, it’s helping us.
Americans don’t expect the people who are supposed to be defending them from criminals or foreign enemies to abuse their powers to settle personal scores or to commit themselves to a clandestine media jihad against domestic political opponents. But we’ve seen it happen repeatedly in the last several years. And the leaks from the Justice Department or within law enforcement indicate that the deep state might again be up to its Russiagate tricks, this time against Matt Gaetz.
Knowing what we know about the deep-state leaks to the press so far about Gaetz, we should ask some questions:
First, who is furnishing the Daily Beast and other media outlets with tidbits ofinformation to drag this “scandal” on, without any real evidence of wrongdoing?
Second, who is leaking information about an ongoing criminal investigation, and why?
It took years of diligent and thankless effort by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), Kash Patel and others within government to get to the bottom of the deep state’s malfeasance during Russiagate. And this was during the Trump years, when the president (theoretically) controlled the executive branch, of which the Justice Department is a part. Unfortunately, under the Biden-Harris Administration, the deep state doesn’t meet even the slightest resistance; getting answers about who is taking shots at Matt Gaetz will be difficult. Still, it’s worth pulling the threads here. Americans should know how this story emerged, who is really behind it, and in whose interest it remains for America First firebrands like Gaetz to disappear.