When a propaganda machine can just rely on quotes from American journos and Democrats, there needs to be a serious period of self-reflection.
Becket Adams at The Washington Examiner pointed out that a video released by the state-run Global Times included clips of several reporters as well as some Democrat politicians to try to paint President Trump as racist for referring to COVID-19 as the “Chinese virus.”
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.
— Global Times (@globaltimesnews) March 23, 2020
The video includes a tweet by Hillary, who managed to find her way out from the bottom of the bottle of chardonnay, to call Trump a racist.
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.
Don't fall for it. Don't let your friends and family fall for it.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 18, 2020
It also includes one by Mayor Bill de Blasio who blames Trump for the lack of test kits.
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. https://t.co/jjcO7treC2
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) March 17, 2020
Adams says that another video by Global Times blames the U.S. rather than China as the source of the disease.
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.”
Source: Washington Examiner
It’s shameful that some reporters are some Democrats are so caught up in their Trump-hatred that they’re willing to spout Chinese talking points.
And let’s be clear–some of them know precisely what they’re doing but they’re doing it anyway.
These are the same people that get their hackles up when the President calls them the “enemy of the people.”
If knowingly spouting Chi-Com propaganda isn’t being an “enemy of the people” then I’m not sure what is.