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CNN and their 'Activist' (ie, known Insurrectionist)


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When CNN had John Sullivan on their AC 360 program (right at the height of their feigned outrage spasm over the crime of sedition) and called him an "activist", even though they acknowledged right on the screen that he was the founder of Insurgence USA, it's now known that they paid him $35K for his footage.

https://nypost.com/2021/02/17/accused-capitol-rioter-john-sullivan-sold-footage-for-35k-to-nbc-cnn/

Keep in mind that this guy was known to be America's most seditious criminal at the time.

Now it's known that he was actively trying to ramp up the rioting and get some arson started:

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As he recorded footage inside the building, Sullivan allegedly said, “we gotta get this s—t burned.” 

“It’s our house, motherf—kers. We are getting this s–t,” he added. 

Still recording, Sullivan moved with the crowd to outside the Speaker’s Lobby, where rioters faced off with police officers who were securing a doorway.

CNN's statement:

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“On January 6th, CNN was contacted by a reputable agent regarding an eye-witness video from the Capitol Hill riots. The company entered into a one-week agreement for use of 44-seconds of key content, which was attributed to the witness on air. When his role in the event was later called into question, the company informed staff to cease all use of the video,” a CNN spokesperson said. 

It's important to note that CNN & Anderson Cooper knew that Sullivan was the founder of Insurgence USA, and yet AC still referred to that violent insurrectionist as an 'activist', so the fact that they brushed him off after he was busted for being implicated in a bit more criminal activity hardly excuses them from giving him a national platform in the first place. 

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Sullivan was arrested soon after the riot and indicted by a grand jury last week on six charges, including obstruction of an official proceeding, civil disorder and disorderly conduct.

Looks like O'Sullivan will finally be getting what's coming to him, but the fact that CNN called him an activist and gave him a national platform to act the part of 'activist, concerned citizen, and reporter' was an intriguing new way from CNN to sleaze to new lows. 

 

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