CNN is now threatening legal action against conservative James O’Keefe and his undercover investigative organization Project Veritas after O’Keefe revealed that he’s been dialing into CNN’s weekly editorial team meeting and listening in on mute, recording everything and allegedly documenting the network’s left-wing bias.
O’Keefe, who said he'd gotten the number to the network's weekly conference call from a CNN employee, dropped a video on social media Tuesday showing him taking himself off mute and informing CNN President Jeff Zucker during the meeting that he’d been listening in for weeks and would begin releasing his backlog of audio recordings later that day.
Zucker quickly ended the call with his team without addressing O'Keefe directly, but not before telling his employees that they’d be switching to a different line during the next call.
The network then responded to O’Keefe’s video on Twitter, saying that they’ve “referred [the incident] to law enforcement.”
“Legal experts say this may be a felony. We‘ve referred it to law enforcement,” the network tweeted back.
Legal experts say this may be a felony. We‘ve referred it to law enforcement.— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) December 1, 2020
O’Keefe responded that the network is simply “mad and embarrassed” that they got caught exposing their bias against conservatives.
Our Legal experts say Jeff Zucker is just mad and embarrassed. 😂— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) December 1, 2020
Stay tuned! https://t.co/mZXVIgiZXa
Undeterred, O’Keefe said he’ll be releasing new audio clips from CNN’s editorial meetings every day at 8 p.m. at exposecnn.com.