Camera crew members for CNN were allegedly attacked during a protest where Black Lives Matter supporters congregated outside a police station in Minneapolis on Wednesday evening. They were forced to retreat from the scene after repeatedly being assaulted, according to reports.
“Man part of CNN crew for CNN reporter @cjmiguelmarquez was hit in the head by a protester at the #BLM protest in Brooklyn Center, Minn,” according to Andy Ngo—a journalist who covers far-left extremism. “He falls to the ground from the assault.”
Ngo noted on Twitter that the entire camera crew was “violently chased away from the #BLM protest in Brooklyn Center, Minn.”
Amid the violent BLM riots that raged through the U.S. last summer, far-left extremists attacked CNN’s headquarters in Atlanta, Ga., shattering the windows and throwing explosives inside the building as law enforcement officials attempted to guard the lobby.
CNN has repeatedly come under fire this week for their coverage of the far-left riots and for undercover videos that were released, seeming to reveal a director at the network admitted they create “propaganda” and effectively work to destroy Republicans.
On Monday evening a man walked up to a CNN reporter who was covering the riot and unloaded on the network, saying that 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 the 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 a number of undercover videos this week of CNN Technical Director Charlie Chester admitting several damaging things about the network and how they cover the news.
Chester made the remarks while engaging with an undercover journalist for Project Veritas. He suggested CNN and its employees worked to get President Trump out of office
“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,” the CNN employee said in the undercover video.
Chest continued to talk about CNN creating “propaganda” to tarnish Trump’s reputation:
“[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.”
Chester went to make comments about the agenda of creating “fear” when it comes to climate change:
“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 he was asked if CNN was going to use “fear” to push their agenda, Chester said: “Yeah. Fear sells.”
In more videos released 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?”