James O’Keefe of Project Veritas Releases Over 100 Hours of Audio From Inside CNN’s Newsroom

Conversations allegedly show CNN employees pushing biased reporting

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Project Veritas founder James O'Keefe released transcripts and audio on Thursday of conversations between CNN employees allegedly pushing biased viewpoints.

CNNLeaks.com, a site created by Project Veritas, claimed an anonymous source within CNN leaked audio of the conversations. The audio reveals CNN employees discussing haphazard reporting of poll numbers, insulting Fox News, and claiming the "primary role of a journalist" is to "aid the afflicted and afflict the comfortable."

The anonymous source, "Miss X," worked inside CNN's headquarters in Atlanta and secretly recorded the audio in 2009, according to Project Veritas.

O'Keefe said he offered $10,000 "for content which exposes media malfeasance" and Miss X came forward with 119 hours of audio. He claimed there are more than 100 hours "yet to be released in a WikiLeaks style dump."

Project Veritas posted several conversations on reporting polls numbers, including one regarding Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor.

Miss X: This wasn't released until two weeks after. So can we say a newly released poll?

Joe Sterling: No, you can't say that. You can't say that at all. This isn't a newly released.

Miss X: But it says newly released on Friday.

Joe Sterling: I know, how did we write about this? Did we write a wire about this? I don't think we stand to change how people think of her [Sotomayor]. Geez, I mean if someone picked this up it's not going to change–it's not going to change anybody's opinion.

See more of the audio from Project Veritas below:

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