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Project Veritas Report: CBS Newsroom Caught Pushing Diversity and Inclusion Over Objective Reporting

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It’s never been a huge mystery why The New York Times and other leftist cabals are regularly aiming for the jugular of Project Veritas and its founder, James O’Keefe.

Leftists will go to any lengths to discredit O’Keefe because he is so adept at exposing the hypocrisy and radical agendas that a majority of allegedly objective media and unbiased government agencies purport to shun. 

O’Keefe once again laid bare that fallacy with Project Veritas’s latest whistleblower report, which highlighted the blatant promotion of political ideology, rather than objective journalism, that regularly took place in CBS San Antonio’s “news” department.

One of the more egregious cases involved the station hosting Christina Karaoli Taylor, a multicultural competency trainer, to indoctrinate journalists and define corporate expectations.

“Much of what we’re gonna talk about today is going to center around the main code of ethics of journalism,” Taylor said. “And a couple things — during this workshop and throughout your day, I challenge you to stop thinking in terms of objective journalism.

“We’ll discuss why that’s not really feasible anymore,” she said. “But [think] in terms of accuracy, fairness, and transparency — always striving for objectivity is not feasible.”

So if the “main code of ethics of journalism” is no longer “thinking in terms of objective journalism,” what is it?

“It’s about the narrative,” explained Brett Mauser, the CBS whistleblower and former promotions producer. “It’s about pushing an agenda.”

That becomes explicitly clear when listening to Tegna’s Chief Diversity Officer, Grady Tripp. Tegna is the parent company of CBS San Antonio and CBS Houston, along with 62 other news stations across the country.

“At this point,” Tripp lectures, “if you’re not listening to a podcast, or looking at a video, or reading any of the information that’s out as far as equality and social justice and race, you don’t care.

“The other thing is we’re going to be holding stations accountable, right?” he said. “We’re going to be holding stations accountable because we know it’s important to the organization. KPIs [Key Performance Indicators] are going to change, right? KPIs are going to reflect diversity and inclusion from a representation standpoint.”

There’s little tolerance for objective journalism or engendering trust in that environment, a state that didn’t seem to bother Ron Trevino, one of CBS Houston’s main news anchors.

“I don’t really care if people trust us or not, we still have to do our job,” Trevino said. “Whether they trust us is the least of my concerns — whether they trust me or not.”

Mauser explained that those type of attitudes, which he has seen explode in newsrooms, drove him to become a whistleblower.

“I don’t want to destroy the news. I don’t want anybody to get fired,” he said. “I want people to change and realize that they are supposed to be objective. They are being told by another company and by their parent company to ‘not be objective’ — to be divisive.

“In my mind,” he added, “if journalism is not objective, it’s not journalism — it’s propaganda.”

Unfortunately, it’s par for the course these days with a majority of mainstream media.

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