Casey Neistat Sells To CNN For $25 Million, Fraud Allegations, and Horrible Tragedy Strikes Close


Sup you beautiful bastards! Hope you’re having a fantastic Monday Welcome back to the Philip DeFranco show. and even though I just got in off of my redeye flight I didn’t sleep last night, we’re gonna do this I missed your faces and there’s a story I really need to get out to the nation today, But also, quick heads up before we jump into everything I- If I- I might- My ability to tolerate stupid bullshit, all time low when I don’t have sleep In case you’re one of the people that are like, “I know it’s hard, but I’m glad Phil kept it like respectful” Ahhhh- Anyway But all of that said the first thing I want to talk about today is the most requested story of the day Is that CNN has bought Case Neistat’s company: Beme If you don’t know, on top of Casey Neistat’s wildly successful vlog he had a startup called Beme Beme was an app that was like a minimalist snapchat story Instead of sharing like this, you shared by putting this here and it filmed what you were experiencing. It had a very successful launch but then quickly dipped Most likely due to it not having that many features And it jumping into a space where, honestly, there was just too much competition. Snapchat was already huge then we saw Instagram adopting Snapchat features It seemed like Beme never really found its footing But like I said, despite that, the news today is that CNN has purchased Beme, which you may wonder why? Why would they buy a seemingly failed app, which by they way they are now shutting down Well this is what we would call an acquihire They’re acquiring the company not specifically for the app but more likely just for the people and maybe some of the tech CNN is getting Casey and the 12 man Beme team and that team is now part of a new startup company that is an extension of CNN Also for those of you out there wondering for how much it sold for the Wall Street Journal says that people familiar with the deal say that it was valued at 25 million dollars But a big point that they seem to be trying to make is that it’s not “CNN” CNN A big part of the deal, seems to be, that Neistat and the team will have full creative control over this new project What does seem to be an easy guess though, is that this will be consumption of news or taking in the world in some way Neistat said in an interview: A huge part of my audience sees news and media is largely broken My dad sees it as the word of god, but I think the young people definitely do not And that’s accurate we’ve talked about the past few weeks, all people, but especially young people do not trust the news and a lot of people have asked me what I thought about this deal Some people also said ” is this why you mentioned the 16 month thing in that Thursday video?” No, seeing this story this morning was the first time I heard about it I’m not connected in any way and I know that after Casey made his Hilary Clinton video he became a very polarized figure on this site Even with that I don’t know the numbers in this deal, but I think it’s a smart move for CNN Depending on how involved Casey is, I think this is as smart as when BuzzFeed got ZeFrank Now if that name doesn’t mean anything to you, most likely you’re one of the newer viewers and that’s fine ZeFrank is a big reason why I even created my show way back in the day A few years ago he was acquired and hired by BuzzFeed and now he’s the President of BuzzFeed Entertainmnet Group you got a really smart guy that really understands the specific thing that he’s doing and he hopefully makes your company better As far as if this going to be successful and fail and people are already throwing out those predictions we don’t even know what it is yet. If it is a focus on the news coming from the actual people living it I think it has the most potential, because if their goal is to bring in that viewer bring in that person that person that does not trust the news and I say this as someone who likes his content, I like him as a person He might not be the person for that For many his Hilary Clinton video, that blew up, locks him in a “this is always going to be liberal” box But that is also speculation, on a thing that does not exist yet and even if did slant more liberal, how would that make it different from pretty much any news site out there right now most all of them lean one way or the other and a lot of those are damn successful, maybe they’re not looking to reinvent the wheel but just hit a new audience like all creators I see on YouTube doing big things, I’m hopeful and I’m excited for him. I hope that it’s great especially because everybody will be watching And of course like wth everything on this show, I’d love to know your opinion Are you excited about this? Yes? No? Do you think this is going to be something new? Do you think It’s just going to be more of the same? I’d love to know what you think and why And from there I want to share some stuff I love today and today in awesome, brought to you by the Have a Great Fucking Cyber Monday sale you’ve been asking for them so as of right now till tomorrow at midnight Pacific Standard Time, you can jump in on the incredibly limited sale on the have a great fucking day pocket tee clean and dirty, the have a great fucking day slip on shoes and a brand new Sports! hat it’s the hat that says I don’t necessarily understand the scoring system but our teams the best our team of millionaires is better than the other team of millionaires or soon to be millionaires unless they get injured and then everything they worked for for the first 20 years of their lives I mean it was for nothing. Oh my God why’d I go into the draft early I should’ve gotten a degree My life’s over You know, fun stuff available ’till tomorrow at midnight and if you go to the page there’s probably a coupon code there and the first bit of awesome is I posted a brand new vlog where uh well I didn’t break anything in this one I don’t think. I have to double check it. Like I said I just got off a plane. I do know that at one point I did chase employees with a drone Kind of like I was hunting humans. It was very exciting Then I gotta show some love to the cards against humanity guys who uh- oh, they never disappoint when it comes to stupid, pointless BS this cyber Monday they had a Holiday Hole campaign People gave money to the company and as long as money kept coming in they would dig a hole And you might say “Phil that’s stupid” and I would say “Yeah $100,000+ stupid” That’s how much they raised, $100,573 It also probably would have gone on for a lot longer but as time went on dollars that were donated did less top donation came in at $1750 and it’s just something so fantastic about this stupid I appreciate it because rather than just pointing it out they have embraced it. Then if you’re one of the people that was pumped about the game No Man’s Sky and then you were greatly disappointed, they just released a new update, which they feature in a video and it’s actually pretty cool. It’s called a foundation update, they’ve made general tweaks to the game they also created a creative mode where you can just build, everything’s free survival mode if you want to really make it hard on yourself and you also now get base building on a planet that you have now declared your home and a bunch of other features seems like more of a full actual game now or at the very least, a great first steps of trying to get good with the people that- feel like they were wronged by the company Then, Wes Anderson put out a just under four minute short film for H&M and it’s great, like not even just as an ad. Just as a cute little short. Also side note, Wes Anderson, if you could stop making every single shot look so beautiful I don’t care if some people think it’s a gimmick. It is gorgeous. Then in a video that i’m not going to feature any of the footage because my video will get taken down I gotta give props to the people out there who have already made compilations of people losing their minds on Black Friday And I don’t even watch these videos to laugh anymore, it’s just- I just watch these videos as a reminder Like oh yeah, don’t go out there on Black Friday this is going to be a nightmare. So thank you for doing that And of course if you want to see the full versions of everything I shared The secret link of the day anything at all, links is always in the description down below And then let’s talk about good ol’ Donald Trump in the news Our good ol’ President Elect, why was he in the news Oh, first thing up, Fidel Castro of Cuba died. Tons of world leaders had reactions. Trudeau of Canada was ridiculed for being to lenient and too open to the dictator Or to some “President”, some like our current President and White House went pretty even Saying in a press release: at this time fidel castro’s passing we extend a hand of friendship to the Cuban people we know that this moment fills Cubans in Cuba and the United States with powerful emotions recalling the countless ways in which Fidel Castro alter the course of individual lives families and of the and of the Cuban nation And in great contrast, President Elect Donald Trump tweeted: Fidel Castro is dead! the only way that tweet is more callous is if he tweeted a meme Like if he posted “my face when I found our Fidel Castro was dead” and it was fucking, like Yosemitte Sam shooting guns Or started the hashtag And he posted a gif of him arriving like an elegant queen. but also to my reaction, well I’m like oh my god that’s a world leaders reaction. For the most part the people that voted for him don’t care about him being politically correct and on the left I think a lot of people are just numb at this point. There was that and then you had green party candidate Jill Stein trying to get a recount in three states. It was initiated by Jill Stein, then the Clinton camp said that they will also participate in it and Donald Trumps response to this is that is essentially a sad scam This is a scam by the green party for an election that has already been conceded people have spoken in the election is over and as Hillary Clinton herself seven election night in addition to our conceding by congratulating me must accept this result and then look to the future is important to point out that with the help of millions of voters across the country we won 1,306 electoral votes on election day the most of any Republican since 1988 and we carried 9 of the 13 battleground states 30 of 50 states and more than 2,600 counties nationwide most since president ronald reagan in 1984 all three states were won by large numbers of voters especially Pennsylvania which was won by more than 70,000 and then seemingly in response to the people and articles pointing out that he lost the popular vote by over two million votes now. He once again said that he campaigned based on the system and rules that were in place That if the election was based on popular vote that he would have campaigned much differently adding, and this is a true beauty In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally serious voter fraud in Virginia, New Hampshire, and California so why isn’t the media reporting on this. serious bias big, big problem How do you say that everything is rigged but then you win, your like no everything’s legit and your saying the people have spoken there is no need for a recount but also ps: there are millions of votes that were cast illegally in the system that I won legitimately. If your saying that there is a serous voter fraud problem, your words to the extent of millions of people, your words and numbers how did those things coming out of your mouth equal recount is ridiculous it’s like you went into the super bowl saying that the refs in this game are paid off that’s why we’re probably gonna lose but then you won and people were like hay lets really- lets look into refs being paid off and your like WHY? Obviously the only refs being paid off and shenanigans taking place where going to be against me. Even though this would be a huge problem for our game, AKA our democracy there’s no reason to look into it cause I won we’re done onward upward and personally I think this is a win, win, win. Could this just be a move by Jill Stein to make her relevant for the future, sure but she could also have genuine concerns about our votes We had a candidate saying that the hole system was rigged until he won and he was like was like nah never mind. we’re so awesome we beat the rigged system If you beat the rigged system its a shitty rigged system. So there’s that Then for the Hillary Clinton supporters out there if you are skeptical of the numbers hopefully this gives you some closure If the numbers are wrong it shows that there is a serious problem with our system. but for this to actually have some sort of effect other then oh that’s intresting is that you’d have to swing the votes in: Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. So you get an answer or you don’t. and to the republicans and or trump supporters this is a win for your too, one hopefully you care that votes are being counted and two if the votes are valid you can fully embrace your drinking liberal tears memes because of reporting this video six point two seven five million dollars of most likely liberal voters have been donated to this cause because if it’s all legit like you think then they just waste a shit ton of money main point if you’re saying that there are over three million illegal votes that seems like something we should look into cause donald in four years and let’s be honest it’s gonna really be more around two because that’s when everyone’s gonna start getting riled up about the next election cycle gunna have to run for president again and in a lot of those swing states if you haven’t come through on what those people feel like you promised them maybe next time the don’t swing your way and you’re like ah I had the chance, I had the chance to show people that I actually believed the words that were coming out of my mouth and uh and yet I seemingly didn’t do anything about this scammed filled rigged system. Then did you guys hear that thirty minutes of transexual porn aired on CNN yah at least that’s what tens of millions of people actually think happened because once again a fake news story once again spread out to the internet lot of sites everywhere reporting hardcore porn on CNN for thirty minutes the internet reacts millions and millions of views, millions of shares but wait there’s an update The Verge said CNN has issued a statement blaming rcn for the incident wait apparently that’s being reported from another party that’s not that’s not affiliated with CNN nope ok new update the whole thing was fake and seemingly all of this came from person tweeting I can’t wait until rcn connects wakes up tomorrow and realize that hardcore porn was broadcast on CNN instead of parts unknown tonight side note I hate fake news, that’s not a surprise I- I- with a passion hate fake news but part of me also does want to tip my hat to the person that created this fake story for saying that hardcore porn aired instead of parts unknown a very small stupid part of my brain appreciates the idea of hardcore porn playing instead of parts unknown which also by the way would make for a fantastic DVD title for a first-time transsexual porn Anthony Bourdain wants he could also be in it he could make it a unnecessarily artistic. Winner! Main point this isn’t even on people anymore just sharing stories this is on the news organizations themselves but as long as we but as long as we have the current system and I don’t see it changing anytime soon just get as much traffic as possible doesn’t matter how true it is because as long as the mob believes that it’s true and these places just gonna keep cash and checks for days because why would they not in the last thing i want to talk about today is a story that hurts my heart I’ve been really busy trying to finalize stuff on this channel some projects, holiday stuff never really been able to focus on my social stuff the sub right at things like that even though I’ve been trying to maintain what’s great is that they’re fantastic communities that support and can thrive without me and there’s a post I missed that was sad but it wasn’t specific is titled a message for Phil3 then he talks about how his kids would watch all the the videos we put out every time Charlie saw Trey she would point out and say baby and watch Treys every movie kind words you can offer would be greatly appreciated whole tray close he’s ever so special then why wasn’t paying attention people look further into this story and they found out that horrific tragedy does it it’s accurate but words can really describe the pain that Jason must be in right now its public news but it seems that Jason found out that his wife was cheating on him with his neighbor even after finding out he want to figure out a way to make it work for the kids there’s a post about how we confronted his wife and the neighborhood she allegedly responded by threatening to take the kids away then realize that being in an unhealthy marriage wouldn’t be good for the kids and there’s no reason to stick with it so we went to talk to a divorce attorney and then because she didn’t want him to get the kids she killed her children she stabbed them and then stabbed herself affordably she told police and I don’t know what to say two innocent children were killed their futures stolen by the person that gave them life so much love was just ripped from Jason’s life nothing seems adequate was nothing is adequate for this moment you have a kid it’s just it’s just it’s love and then just fear that something’s gonna happen to them and he’s living this nightmare because of a selfish horrible person a horrible monster so to jason to your family to everyone affected it it’s just words I hope you get through this that this is the most unfair situation obviously I feel a little closer to you just knowing that I’ve been a small part of your life just father to father human-to-human I want you to know that they’re there is love out here for you to the nation that’s watching whether it’s because you want to support one of your own or you just want to support a person going through a hard thing his employers started a GoFundMe so Jason get through this the funeral the other expenses and even just so Jason can focus on dealing with with his grief not have to worry about finances at a time like this gunna be tough link if you can donate you want to donate do that if you don’t have it just just to share his page not this video just this page you gotta try and be there for each other and I hate that it’s the worst stories that make me realize that there is love out there I want to pass on the message that Jason was giving to me and that is take who you have in your life and let them know you love them i know that we just passed thanksgiving he had some uncomfortable tabletalk flat-out arguments and cutting off ties just remember that there might not be a tomorrow that’s the eventual truth for every single one of us and the bad things should make us hug longer and hug tighter fuck just even remember to hug at all it’s actually I’m gonna end today show i love your faces I hope you have a good monday and I will see you tomorrow

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100 thoughts on “Casey Neistat Sells To CNN For $25 Million, Fraud Allegations, and Horrible Tragedy Strikes Close

  1. I hope you enjoy this sleep deprived show. It got hard to finish near the end. Let's try and spread some love today Nation. <3

  2. Casey shouts out for Hillary Clinton…

    Then he stops making podcasts…

    then he is bought for many millions by CNN (pro-hillary, far left tv company)

    ….

    This sounds absolutely fair and clear cut…

    Also, Philip… did you really say Buzzfeed is a good news website? You mean that propaganda site, which denunciates men at every corner?

  3. CNN being used to money launder a pay off for a channel created to try and fail to get Hillary in, closed too quickly after Hillary failed. well it is the Clinton News Network 😉 … it will also be part of the 'Fake News' censorship… conspiratorial yes, what the facts show, yes…

  4. How much time was spent noting all the damage CNN and others caused by propagating the "hands up, don't shoot" lie? The ppl tasked with protecting us were killed as a result of this narrative from a fake news story. This is a tragedy with no chance of apology from CNN & company.

  5. Idc how "callous" Trump's Castro tweet was, Fidel was a goddamn murderer. I hope his death was as painful as possible

  6. I'm not sure if it's the comment section not showing the comments, but it's heart wrenching to see the main comments just being about Casey and "left" or "right". While hearing about a tragic story, only seeing one comment reaching out. Understandably, the comments section, as Phil has said, is for a conversation. It's just a little unnerving seeing the main focus was what leaning someone has in politics… Just a thought I had.  Sending my thoughts to Jason and I hope his GoFundMe not only reaches but exceeds the goal.

  7. To Jason: I am so sorry for your loss. There are no words that I can offer that may help you in this impossibly difficult time. My thoughts are with you.

  8. People shouldn't be sad at the death of Castro as he was a murderous cunt. Obviously the argument stands that being sad at a death is bad but I think that that is the least offensive thing trump has ever said.

  9. CNN is as Liberal as they come they must have saw Csaeys PRO Hillary video and said we want him. One of the only real news outlets is Vice News, CNN is probably going to try to follow Vices footsteps.

  10. Phil, when Trump said the election is rigged you and a lot of other people called him stupid. After Trump wins the election all the libtard Hillary supporters riot in the street claiming the election is rigged.

  11. That is really unfortunate about what happened. It is truly unfair and horrifying when the selfishness of others goes to committing such destructive and inhumane acts. I am not a father myself but hope to be one in the future and to give my future family the best home they can have. Thank you for reminding me what I had lost sight of and had taken for granted Phil.

  12. I just can't believe Casey turned out to be a shill. He will be used as an outlet to brainwash his young viewers with whatever mindset the left needs to push their agenda.

  13. My goodness how people are so cruel. My heart goes out to Jason and any good vibes that can help in any way and prayers will certainly be sent out to him. I do not know this man but my god how awful a thing to have happened. I can't even begin to imagine what the pain is like nor the anger. I will never, ever understand how there are such complete vile monsters out there to ever think that is an option. I really hope something will be able to help him. I just have no words for his loss and in such an atrocious manner. Maybe we could start a good letter train. Just have your subscribers possibly send letters of encouragement and good thoughts and prayers to this person since it feel we are all somewhat connected for the fact we watch and are subscribed to your channel on youtube. Anything to help this poor man recover.

  14. Casey Neistat can get fucked. His moronic vlogs are ridiculously stupid and he just shows off how much he gets paid for literally doing nothing.

    The buzzfeed dude needs to stop his cancerous buzzfeed video bs. They are the worst things to hit the internet since child porn.

  15. Phillip, I want to make a parody series of your show called Chicken DePanko. Where I get a voice narrator to comment on news and current events and overlay the audio with a video of a panko chicken. Can I do this or will YouTube's content IV or whatever get angry?

  16. Thank you for being one of the few parents on Social ANYTHING to finally mention the intense FEAR that a parent feels when they have a child (all anyone seems to talk about is the intense love that you feel for your child, and yes, I love my daughter more than my own life, but nobody ever mentions the horrific nightmares that you have of anything ever happening to your baby). What happened to those children takes a piece of my soul away. Being a mother to a small child myself, my heart goes out to Jason, and my prayers for your children.

  17. Newsflash- anyone living outside major liberal states knows that precincts voting 95% democrat are fishy. Take out California(and the bazillion liberal fruitcakes amassed there) and trump absolutely takes the popular vote by millions.

    Add to this the popular vote is meaningless and the electoral college invented to assure that mob rule would not win the day as it would if New York, California, and D.C were allowed to dictate to the rest of the nation.

    Common sense, it seems, is, as always, in short supply.

  18. ohhhh thats why casey neistat voted/promoted for hillary, lmfao, and now in with CNN which also promoted hillary. lmfao ! wow shady shit exposed.

  19. I knew there was something up with Casey getting free tickets on United emirates flights first class also Hillary supporter

  20. Ever watch that show "Dinosaurs"? my favorite quote from that show is:
    "It's temporarily accepted by the masses, so it's the truth."

  21. of course CNN bought him, after the Hillary thing they realize he can be manipulated and just used to promote whatever they want for money

  22. Casey has sold out but for $25M +/- I would too. You are right though, he has boxed himself in as a "Liberal nutcase" who is not trustworthy, I actually stoped watching his videos after this.

  23. Neistat's videos suck ass. They're all the same, fly a drone, skateboard, shower in airport, take a flight. Complete and utter garbage

  24. Casey Neistat is a filthy sellout confirmed JEW selling his channel to CNN and uploading liberal propaganda lies.

  25. So… going on to become the president of Buzzfeed Entertainment Group is supposed to be an accomplishment? Well.. I guess.. if you consider becoming cancer an accomplishment. lol

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  27. Never will I watch anything that Clinton News Network no matter who is contributing, Jesus Christ could show up for an interview and I still wouldn't view it. Niestat is an overpaid shill. Hurts my eyes to watch him anyway. Phillip, I love your channel, keep it up!

  28. Maybe Casey is the biggest SELL OUT in history. Why? He does not need the money
    at all! CNN are trying to use him and his app to get trust back in fake news. HE IS
    getting a live daily digital show for CNN, which will run at 5 p.m. Sounds like a new
    way to sell the same old BS!

  29. Way late to the party but wanted to check on the Casey/CNN deal and after that clicked on to another page I had open looking at wrist watches but still listening to you. Kinda heard the CNN/porno fake news and then it happened, that last story made me click back to see your beautiful face a little more worn out because of the weight of the story, a  story that just crushed me! My kids are 27 & almost 24 years old and YOU NEVER stop worrying about them, I felt so sad for this man that not only had a cheating wife but one that was cheating with a neighbor, most likely his friend and the guy does the right thing and starts a divorce and this bitch of a woman kills his kids, what could be worse and through this all your daily vlog had touched his soul enough he reached out to you in his time of need and you didn't let him down! I've been following you a little over a month and watch all the new video and try to go back to some older stuff, thru the process you have become my fav YouTube person and I can see why you've got 5.6M subs or more and what you said in that moment was amazing Phillip, so thank you for the humor and the tears..

    Thanks for keeping it real,

    Trevor

    PS so sorry i'm this late posting but just watched and needed to put something down for my own thought process even though you wont most likely ever read it…

  30. I can't imagine what kind of a person could take their children's own lives so selfishly and it must be even more unimaginable the type of pain that Jason must be going through. I'm not a mother yet but I know that with a child comes the most deepest form of love and care a person can have for another and sometimes people can get so lost in things like politics, money, society and jobs that we don't realize how little that matters in the end. Anyone who has a child or is expecting, please take care of your families and our prayers are with you Jason. Your kids were beautiful

  31. Maybe send enough fontus bottles so at least they have some other source to get drinking water. All places that use hot water as a sanitary aid would have to close like restaurants and hotels. I don’t know you can just tell they’re government wasn’t ready for this issue and delays now could mean lots of death later. If it’s bad enough I wonder if it will be labeled as the first preventable human die off event.

  32. I dig the arguments you bring to the table, but it's verry tiresome to follow you, it seems you are copying the neistat way of speaking..

  33. not everybody that voted for Hillary is a liberal though, some people just didn't want an incompetent individual in office that at this time has been exposed for being a criminal, sexual predator and a Russian puppet

  34. Trump is right ,the system was rigged thousands of illegals voted 10 times and recounting them won't yield a different result. We must prevent this vote corruption and prosecute vote rigging when it is found. Trump is doing that. Jill Stein is not.

  35. I watched a few Casey videos and that's it. Cute but boring after a while. Just a few great video shots once in a while.

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