CNN camera crew members were attacked during a protest where Black Lives Matter supporters gathered outside a police station in Minneapolis on Wednesday evening, and were forced to retreat from the scene after repeatedly being assaulted.
“Man part of CNN crew for CNN reporter @miguelmarquez was hit in the head by a protester at the #BLM protest in Brooklyn Center, Minn,” journalist Andy Ngo, who covers far-left extremism, wrote on Twitter. “He falls to the ground from the assault.”
Ngo later said that the entire camera crew were “violently chased away from the #BLM protest in Brooklyn Center, Minn.”
During the violent Black Lives Matter riots that rocked the U.S. last summer, far-left extremists attacked CNN’s headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, shattering windows and throwing explosives inside the building as law enforcement officials guarded the lobby.
CNN has repeatedly been the subject of news reports this week for their coverage of far-left riots and for undercover videos that were released that show a director at the network admitting that they create “propaganda” and essentially work to destroy Republicans.
On Monday night, a man walked up to a CNN reporter who was covering a riot and unloaded on the network, saying the network twists stories.
“What I think about this, it’s all the press and all the extra s*** y’all do, makes this worse,” the man responded. “When people want to protest, they shouldn’t do it in front of a f***in’ police sta–, yeah, court house, s*** like that. You get what the f*** I’m saying? Y’all need to get up out of here with all that twisting that the media and s***.”
The man later dismissed the reporter’s comments that they were on live air, saying, “I don’t care if you’re live or not, get away from here with all that media s*** that y’all doing.”
James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas released multiple undercover videos this week of CNN Technical Director Charlie Chester admitting numerous damaging things about the network and how they cover the news.
On CNN and its employees working to oust Trump from office, Chester made the following remarks throughout various encounters that he had with an undercover Project Veritas journalist:
“Look what we did, we [CNN] got Trump out. I am 100% going to say it, and I 100% believe that if it wasn’t for CNN, I don’t know that Trump would have got voted out…I came to CNN because I wanted to be a part of that.”
“It’s going to be our [CNN’s] focus. 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 climate change awareness.”
On CNN creating “propaganda” to damage Trump, Chester said:
“[Trump’s] hand was shaking or whatever, I think. We brought in so many medical people to tell a story that was all speculation — that he was neurologically damaged, and he was losing it. He’s unfit to — you know, whatever. We were creating a story there that we didn’t know anything about. That’s what — I think that’s propaganda.”
On having a predetermined agenda to cover climate change and to use “fear” to sell it, Chester said:
“I think there’s a COVID fatigue. So, like whenever a new story comes up, they’re [CNN’s] going to latch onto it. They’ve already announced in our office that once the public is — will be open to it — we’re going to start focusing mainly on climate.”
“I have a feeling that it’s going to be like, constantly showing videos of decline in ice, and weather warming up, and like the effects it’s having on the economy–”
Climate change is the next “pandemic-like story that we’ll beat to death, but that one’s got longevity. You know what I mean? Like there’s a definitive ending to the pandemic. It’ll taper off to a point that it’s not a problem anymore. Climate change can take years, so they’ll [CNN will] probably be able to milk that quite a bit.”
“Be prepared, it’s coming. Climate change is going to be the next COVID thing for CNN.”
When asked if CNN was going to use “fear” to push their agenda, Chester said, “Yeah. Fear sells.”
In videos released on Wednesday evening, Chester said:
“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 think there’s an art to manipulation…Inflection, saying things twice — there’s little subtleties to how to manipulate people…I mean, it’s enough to change the world, you know?”
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