CNN Forgets to Turn Off Mic, Records Reporter Telling Debate Focus Group What to Say (Updated)

cnn-coachinBy Matt Agorist

Make no mistake about it, Hillary Clinton and her elite backers control the mainstream media narrative. However, the illusion of an unbiased press is quickly falling apart as multiple leaked emails, and now, a video from last night’s debate on CNN shows.

During a brief clip, which has now been posted to YouTube, CNN forgot to kill reporter Pamela Brown’s mic when they cut away. As the camera cuts back to the allegedly ‘unbiased’ debate focus group, Brown can be heard speaking to the group under her breath.

“America is great, because we’re good,” Brown whispers to the group in an obvious attempt to coach their answers.

Once Brown realizes she is back on air, she quickly asks a participant in the focus group what anti-Trump argument from Clinton impressed her most. Having just been told what to say by Brown, the participant quickly regurgitated her canned response, adding her own adaptation for good measure.

“She stated that America is already great, and I tend to agree with that,” the panel member says. “Though we are slow in progressing in a number of ways, we are progressing and we need to continue the momentum.”

As the Daily Caller notes,

this brief exchange is being interpreted by many as proof CNN was coaching focus group member about what to say on the air. Within just a few hours of being uploaded, the video collected nearly 150,000 views. There are other possible explanations, though; Brown may have been informing focus group members about what clip CNN had just aired (since they couldn’t see the replay themselves), or Brown could have been setting up a semi-staged response after previously finding out what the focus group member wanted to say.

Due to the recent revelations by WikiLeaks highlighting Clinton’s control and outright dictations of the mainstream media narrative, the Free Thought Project is leaning toward the idea that this focus group was actually being coached.

As we recently reported, “The Podesta Emails” reveal not only direct evidence of media coordination, but an attempt to alleviate the damage expected to be wrought by the impending 2015 release of a book by Peter Schweizer titled: Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich.

In an email dated April 19, 2015, Clinton Foundation senior vice president of programs Maura Pally writes to White House communications director Jennifer Palmieri, under the subject heading, “FOR REVIEW: Statement for NYT story on Clinton Cash”:

Agree. I like it, especially the ‘twisting previously known facts into absurd conspiracy theories’. I suspect we might be able to get repeat use of out of that one.

As Clinton has proven, the establishment only needs to label its critics as ‘conspiracy theorists’ to force the rest of society not to take them seriously. Unfortunately, for Americans, this schoolyard tactic of name calling and ridicule works — as no one wants to be cast out of the herd.

However, as our readers know, questioning everything is the only way to build a free and peaceful world.

Please share this story and video so that others may see for themselves what ‘democracy’ looks like in an Orwellian society.

UPDATE 10/10/2016: A spokesperson from CNN contacted us with the following statement:

“The focus group was not able to hear or see the post-debate segment. Brown described the segment in real time so they would know what was being discussed. It’s absurd to think she was coaching the focus group in anyway.”

Matt Agorist is the co-founder of, where this article first appeared. He is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. . and now on Steemit

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12 Comments on "CNN Forgets to Turn Off Mic, Records Reporter Telling Debate Focus Group What to Say (Updated)"

  1. Hillary For Prison 2016

    (We can hope)

  2. I might have caught that… if Alex had ever stopped talking during the debate.

  3. wisdom of the knowing | October 10, 2016 at 2:05 pm | Reply

    Political drama. Debate?????? Just more political drama.
    Again we are presented with little to vote for: while the fingers are pointed and the lies seem to be believed by the candidates and even worse the public.

    the truth is the “ship of fools” may well be sinking faster than most can accept such a fate.

  4. If you know media color codes , you’ll realize why the black lady was wearing Purple and CNN employees frequently wear purple and blue . It all represents Freemasonry and you can see it in their “news” stories as well .

  5. TellTheTruth-2 | October 10, 2016 at 4:16 pm | Reply

    CNN & MSNBC are owned by devils …

  6. How the dirty rats roll..

  7. Citizen Quasar | October 10, 2016 at 7:27 pm | Reply

    Anybody who thinks this (statistically insignificant) “panel,” which looked like a bunch of bit part players on an episode of Urkel, were anything but paid shills is an idiot.

  8. deplorableSallyM | October 11, 2016 at 5:53 am | Reply

    The fly knows.
    SHEisDISPICABLE and so is CNN and the rest of the MSM.

  9. Trump belongs in prison;

  10. The hard part about this is that no matter how clear the corruption, most Americans have chosen to stop exercising Free Will or Open Mind. Americans are begging to be allowed to be drugged out zombies. Tell me what to say. Tell me what to think. Just let me live a mindless life Oh, that candidate took taxpayer monies? Hmmmm, who cares. I just want to see Game of Thrones tonight. The folks supporting Virtual Reality believe that Americans will finally find happiness if their entire universe is found in a pair of high tech goggles. Try and talk to anyone about anything, and their eyes glaze over.

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