Opinion/Analysis: Chinese propaganda is now citing US journalists’ and Democrats’ coronavirus rhetoric

If the Chinese Communist Party cites you favorably in one of its propaganda videos, it might be time to take a step back. Democrats and members of the U.S. news media should be reconsidering their remarks defending and praising China amid the COVID-19 pandemic, especially now that those remarks are being highlighted by China’s aggressive and sophisticated propaganda machine. The Global Times, a state-run Chinese tabloid, released a video recently highlighting various U.S. media personalities and Democratic leaders, who have pushed the Beijing-approved talking point that it is racist to refer to the virus by its country or city of origin. The video features CNN’s Chris Cuomo and NBC News’s Richard Engel. The Chinese-produced propaganda also cites failed two-time presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Engel said earlier this month in one of the dumber soliloquies ever to grace television screens, “It is easy to scapegoat people, and that is what has always happened when there have been pandemics or epidemics. This is a virus that came from the territory of China but came from bats. This is a bat virus, not a China virus.” The Chinese propaganda video also features Clinton’s tweet wherein she wrote, “The president is turning to racist rhetoric to distract from his failures to take the coronavirus seriously early on, make tests widely available, and adequately prepare the country for a period of crisis.” She adds, “Don’t fall for it. Don’t let your friends and family fall for it.” De Blasio is cited in the video saying on social media, in remarks directed at President Trump, “If you’re looking for someone to pin this crisis on, try the guy who made up a phony Google website or promised testing kits that he STILL hasn’t delivered. Our Asian-American communities — people YOU serve — are already suffering. They don’t need you fueling more bigotry.” A separate video produced by the Global Times highlights CNN’s Chris Cillizza’s claim that the U.S. president is “weaponizing bigotry” to distract from the federal government’s sluggish and unfocused response to the pandemic in America. The video then questions whether the virus even really originated in Wuhan (it did), again citing Cillizza’s commentary to argue that Trump is using China as a “scapegoat for his government’s slow response.” “Reelection concerns are driving the Trump administration’s intense attack on China as a ploy to divert public anger over the federal government’s poor controls,” the propaganda video states. “They’ve indeed been quite incompetent. Perhaps they can’t face their public without blaming China.” As a reminder: The push to get people to stop referring to COVID-19 as the “Chinese virus” or the “Wuhan virus” is part of a broader propaganda campaign by the Chinese Communist Party to absolve itself of responsibility for the spread of the pandemic that spread solely because of its lies and its cover-up. To those American journalists and politicians who took their talking points straight from Beijing — I hope you’re proud of yourselves.

Thanks to Becket Adams for that spot-on op/ed.  Becket is breaking down exactly what we’ve been saying ever since this Wuhan virus (and yes, that’s exactly what it is, and where it came from) pandemic started.  Ebola, and hey.. Rocky Mountain Fever, for crying out loud, all describe WHERE those diseases came from.  This latest one came from Wuhan, China.  Period.  That’s NOT racist to say that.  It’s a matter of factual accuracy.  And, the fact that the Chinese government covered it up for MONTHS before finally admitting it, are responsible for allowing it to get out of control.  They are ALSO responsible for allowing these so-called “wet-shops” to reopen, where it all started.  So, if you’d rather call it the Chinese virus, then that should be perfectly appropriate since that country is where it came from, and whose government is responsible for allowing it to spread.

Trump was exactly right to quickly stop all travel to/from China, despite Hillary, Biden, and all of these anti-Trump tools in the dominantly liberal mainstream media (like Jim Acosta at CNN) calling him “racist” and “xenophobic”…playing right into the hands of the Chinese propaganda machine.  What a bunch of morons.  If you actually are still watching garbage like CNN or MSNBC, hopefully this will convince you it’s time to change the channel.

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