A whistleblower speaking with Project Veritas blew the lid on a massive scandal where his local news outlet was told to abandon objective journalism.
Brett Mauser, a former CBS San Antonio Texas Promotions Producer, disclosed to Project Veritas in a shocking, video-backed exposé that during a “diversity” training course, journalists were openly told to abandon objective journalism because it isn’t “feasible” anymore.
In a video recordings he captured and handed to Project Veritas, the diversity trainer tells CBS journalists “much of what we’re gonna talk about today is going to center around the main code of ethics of journalism. 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. But [think] in terms of accuracy, fairness, and transparency — always striving for objectivity is not feasible.”
The trainer works for Tegna, the parent company of CBS San Antonio and 63 other local news outlets nationwide. The video plays the trainer’s statements alongside those from Tegna’s Chief Diversity Officer, who reportedly expressed the company evaluates employees based on whether they adhere to a political ideology rather than facts or objectivity.
According to Zippia, Democrats outnumber Republicans roughly nine to one, with 87.9 percent of Tegna’s employees being Democrats who openly display their affiliation with the party at work. Moreover, members of Tegna’s senior leadership have contributed thousands of dollars to the Democrat Party.
In Tegna’s 2020 financial report, Tegna openly states they wrote new guidelines that focus on communist themes such as “social capital,” and “human capital.” Marxists coined the phrase and use it in anti-capitalist literature to denounce the American economy. They also use the phrase social capital for the same purposes.
The underpinning of social and human capital is the idea that business owners oppress workers and force them to provide a “shared capital” that their employers inadequately compensate them for. Communists claim capitalism functions this way.
However, famed economist Frederick Hayek argued that communists regularly misattribute capitalism as a Serfdom, and that true capitalism promotes an environment that directly opposes oppressive tactics.
Earlier this year, Tegna came under fire after SEC filings revealed they encouraged their Latinx employees to talk about their immigration status and pressured Asian newscasters to use make-up to appear “more Western.”
A six-page letter submitted to the SEC, Tegna reportedly attempted to use African-American stereotypes to appeal to black audiences. The filing states “An incident in which a corporate marketing executive explained using purple graphics, which ‘African American audiences might enjoy,’ referring to ‘You know, like the Color Purple (a novel and a movie),’ and introduced new theme music as the ‘sound of the street,’ to which she ‘stomped her hands and feet.'”
When a black employee voiced her concern over how culturally insensitive and out of touch with reality that marketing strategy was, Tenga told her “words don’t mean anything” and she ended up leaving because Tegna did not resolve their racist attitudes.
– John Paluska, CNJ Staff