Who is Charlie Chester? CNN staffer EXPOSES network's 'propaganda' and focus to 'get Trump out of office'
An undercover investigation by Project Veritas shows a CNN Technical Director boast of network's role in Biden's victory and saying 'we got Trump out'
CNN is facing massive backlash online after a shocking undercover report. As reported on Project Veritas, CNN's Technical Director Charles Chester admitted that the network aired 'propaganda' to help Biden win the 2020 Presidential Election. Shocking videos show Chester boasting about the network's role in leading to Trump's downfall.
Chester was exposed after his profile was found on Tinder. An employee of the conservative website then matched with him, claiming to be a nurse and secretly recorded his claims before publishing. The expose has led to widespread condemnation online, with conservatives slamming the network on Twitter. Here's everything we know about Chester and how we got duped into revealing CNN's motives during the elections.
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Who is Charles Chester?
Chester is listed on LinkedIn as CNN's 'Technical Director'. His profile has since been deleted, but we did manage to find out a bit about him. Chester has been with CNN since May 2018,and before that worked at Caliber Comics for 5 years. Between 2010 and 2018, he worked as a director for QVC, the free-to-air network. Unfortunately, he does not appear to have a Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter profile so we could not gather more information about him.
During his time at Caliber Comics, Chester wrote the graphic novel 'Boy Zero'. He told Horror News, "Boy Zero is a tense love letter to all the dime-store horror novels and gritty comics I escaped into as an adolescent." Veritas' founder James O'Keefe tweeted, "Prior to his @LinkedIn being DELETED, @CNN Technical Director Charlie Chester's job description read "played an integral part in the 2020 Presidential elections."
Since Chester's account has been taken down, we cannot verify if this is true. Chester's role at CNN puts him in charge of video equipment and as such means he has zero editorial input. So why target Chester? O'Keefe told Mediaite, "he is witness to decisions being made, and who they are coming from. He has full access to the culture within the network and explains — on video — how company-wide directives are being implemented."
An unnamed Vertias employee created a fake Tinder profile and matched with Chester. They went out on a total of five dates, with the last one at a coffee shop being interrupted by O'Keefe. Veritas recorded the conversations with Chester on video and has presented his most damning claims in its report. It is important to note that many of his statements are taken in isolation and the full context of the conversation is not made clear. Without context, many of his claims can be more scandalous than they actually are. In this case, though, we do get some examples of context, which could prove that CNN may have engaged in propaganda.
"Look what we did, we got Trump out. I am 100 percent going to say it, and I 100 percent believe that if it wasn't for CNN, I don't know that Trump would have got voted out,' Chester said in the video. 'I came to CNN because I wanted to be a part of that," he is alleged to have said in the video. Chester claimed, "We would always show shots of him (Biden) jogging and that (he’s) healthy, you know, and him in aviator shades. Like you paint him as a young geriatric.” He also said, "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 entire package is about eight minutes long, filled with several such claims. He also calls out CNN on the propaganda around Trump's health.
"We were creating a story here that we didn't know anything about... That's what I think, that's propaganda" he tells the Veritas reporter. Veritas claims the context is Trump's health, but the clip never mentions Trump or his health. At another point, he said, "look what we did. We got Trump out. I am hundred percent going to say it." The expose has now gone viral with many conservatives using the hashtag #ExposeCNN. Leading the charge is Trump's son Donald Trump Jr. who tweeted, "CNN is propaganda. Pass it on."
Conservative attorney David Wohl tweeted, "Burn in hell, @CNN". Republican candidate Omar Navarro said, "Retweet if you believe CNN is propaganda." Former CIA officer Bryan Deal Wright said, "Fabricate stories to defeat Trump and then bury real stories about Biden corruption to help Joe win. This is CNN."
Retweet if you believe CNN is propaganda. #ExposeCNN— Omar Navarro (@RealOmarNavarro) April 13, 2021
Fabricate stories to defeat Trump and then bury real stories about Biden corruption to help Joe win.— BDW (@BryanDeanWright) April 13, 2021
This is CNN.
Chester also made several claims regarding the network's coverage of Flordia Congressman Matt Gaetz. Gaetz has responded by sharing multiple tweets highlighting the story. CNN is yet to comment on the expose. It is also likely that Trump will issue a statement at some point, condemning the network.
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