Project Veritas journalists caught up with Charlie Chester, the CNN Technical Director who was exposed in April admitting that his network traffics in “propaganda” to push anti-Trump narratives and boost COVID-19 fear for ratings.
Chester remained silent and drove off without clarifying or commenting on any of his statements or his employment status.
CNN Anchor, Wolf Blitzer was asked questions about Chester and alleged he was on a conference call to deflect from the situation.
CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Sanjay Gupta, denied knowledge of Chester and evaded any opportunity to learn more about the story.
[NEW YORK – Jun. 29, 2021] Project Veritas released several interviews today with CNN employees, all of whom denied commenting on Technical Director Charlie Chester’s statements in April about the network’s “propaganda” and political agenda.
When Veritas journalists approached Chester, he immediately proceeded to enter his car and drove off without answering any questions.
Chester appears to have the same schedule he had before the video was released in April given that he was approached around 2:30AM near his car -- that was the usual time he would drive to CNN headquarters in New York City. This video is the best clue Veritas has about Chester’s current employment status.
On separate occasions, CNN anchor, Wolf Blitzer, and CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Sanjay Gupta, both pivoted from engaging in a conversation about Chester.
This shows a continued pattern of CNN employees being interviewed by Veritas and refusing to address how consequential this investigation was for the network and for the media landscape as a whole.
Project Veritas encourages CNN staff to reach out if they have any additional information on the network’s actions resulting from this investigation. You can reach Veritas securely through VeritasTips@protonmail.com.
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