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two high-level CNN employees willingly and explicitly stated the issue is based on complete thin air.
originally posted by: Ares2493
a reply to: theantediluvian
The number 17 is used over and over again as a sign of proof that everyone agrees with their assessment.
That's inaccurate for a number of reasons. First off, while you might make an argument for Van Jones, John Bonifield is hardly a "high-level CNN employee" he's a producer at CNN Health. He has nothing to do with the political reporting. You get that right?
Van Jones was taken completely out of context and nothing about that statement could be construed as "explicit." On the other hand, I have provided you with a link to a very public statment from a week ago that does give Van Jones's opinion and is explicit in doing so.
Yet you'll ignore that and keep going back to the chopped up, delibately misleading, garbage from a serial hoaxer, known repeat manipulator and sometimes Trump-funded propagandist.
...seth rich? stay focused - stick to the point.
i really do say this with all due respect - you have no intimate knowledge of Bonifield's responsibilities. you cannot accurately discuss the stature and depth of just how important he is to CNN's operation. my statement of him being a "high-level CNN employee" is strictly based on his credentials - based on the vast number of different departments he has a say over. this man is not a lowly employee.
and Van Jones you won't touch, eh? i "might make an argument" for him? god, even you know you're wrong on this. that statement in and of itself is extremely telling.
there's nothing chopped up about it. he called the whole russian story a nothing burger. furthermore, i completely acknowledge and keep in mind the statement you're referring to.
I have exactly as much knowledge of his responsibilities as you do though don't I? I know that he is producer for... CNN Health. What vast number of departments does he have say over? Please share your intimate knowledge.
And to answer your question, he said *way* more in the video he posted on Twitter.
I was agreeing with you that Van Jones is arguably a "high level employee" at CNN. Van Jones's position at CNN is obvious isn't it? What are you trying to imply here again?
There's a chop right after the, "We met in Palm Beach." "Oh, hi!" exchange. Then he asked a question and as he's in the middle of answering it, somebody else runs up to him and then *CHOP*.
Somehow you are able to extrapolate more from that one line and a half finished second line than a video of Van Jones explaining why he thinks the Russian investigation is a "nothing burger" for Democrats.
Furthermore, we have no idea what conversation was had before or after that extremely brief exchange in the O'Keefe video do we?
Before the 2016 presidential election, a longtime Republican opposition researcher mounted an independent campaign to obtain emails he believed were stolen from Hillary Clinton’s private server, likely by Russian hackers.
In conversations with members of his circle and with others he tried to recruit to help him, the GOP operative, Peter W. Smith, implied he was working with retired Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn, at the time a senior adviser to then-candidate Donald Trump