CNN has just been caught red-handed playing up a staged “crisis actor” attack on Donald Trump. The crisis actor, a woman named Lauren Batchelder, was an audience plant working for Jeb Bush, the Republican establishment candidate for President. At a Jon Huntsman “No Labels” event, Batchelder posed as a regular audience member, then unleashed a vicious attack against Trump with a contrived, pre-planned verbal script that tried to smear his reputation with women.
The entire thing, however, was completely scripted from the start. “Within minutes of her scripted performance at the event, the producers of CNN were quickly editing soundbites and framing a narrative. That story was pushed into the media stream within hours,” reports TheConservativeTreehouse.com.
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It’s not yet clear whether CNN had a role in planting the operative, but it’s notable that CNN always seems to be interviewing “crisis actors” following every major crisis event in America, from 9/11 to Sandy Hook to the recent campus shooting in Oregon. Again and again, CNN finds itself engaged in scripted theater, not objective journalism, all while using rehearsed actors to achieve the message it wants to broadcast.
All the informed people in the world have already come to realize that CNN is news theater. The real news comes from alternative news websites.
Lauren Batchelder exposed as an actor
“[I]t didn’t take long to discover that Lauren Batchelder was not just an ordinary audience member, she is actually a current staffer for Senator Kelly Ayotte and also working in New Hampshire on behalf of the Jeb Bush 2016 campaign,” reported The Conservative Treehouse.
The site goes on to display a collection of various tweets, LinkedIn profile pages and other social media screen shots that clearly establish Batchelder to be a paid Jeb Bush operative posing as a regular audience member. (See collection of image files below.)
“Of course, Ms Batchelder quickly began scrubbing her social media history trying to hide who she works for. Almost all of her Twitter history is now deleted, but not before much of it was able to be captured,” reports The Conservative Treehouse. Numerous photos show her standing with Jeb Bush, and various tweets establish her as a very vocal Bush loyalist. “Ms. Batchelder has quite a history as a Thespian Actress,” says the Treehouse. She put those acting skills to good use with the help of CNN, carrying out a staged attack against Donald Trump.
Everything CNN broadcasts is staged, faked, scripted or twisted
Almost everything CNN broadcasts is faked. It’s all theater, and the network uses both “crisis actors” and scripted fake location shots to create news theater.
See for yourself: During the first Gulf War, CNN staged a broadcast set and faked a chemical weapons missile attack, during which one of the journalists grabbed a gas mask, and the other grabbed a HELMET! This video stands as one of the most hilarious examples of fake CNN “journalism” ever caught on camera:
Also, see this story from the Daily Mail in 2013 entitled, “Bizarre moment CNN anchors unsuccessfully try to pretend they are not in the same parking lot”.
The article details how CNN got caught pretending two correspondents were at two totally separate locations when, in reality, they were both in the exact same parking lot.
Hilariously, the exact same cars passed by in the background of both correspondents as they were live on air. CNN, in other words, totally faked and staged the interview:
From the Daily Mail:
The blatant visual gimmick aired Tuesday morning as the two correspondents reported on the latest details behind the horrific Cleveland kidnapping story and pretended they were conducting a remote interview, as the Atlantic Wire pointed out soon after.
At a glance the morning segment on CNN might have seemed like a real satellite Q&A as Banfield feigned to interview Grace, a leading commentator on deviant crime, from a separate location.
But the segment’s background, including the same building and passing cars, quickly showed that both of the anchors were at the same location in Phoenix, Arizona.
Banfield later conducted an interview about murder suspect Jodi Arias with another HLN anchor who was in a different location than Grace, but still in the same parking lot, the Atlantic Wire reported.
See the evidence that Batchelder is a crisis actors operative working for Jeb Bush
All these screen shots are from The Conservative Treehouse article linked above:
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