Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and China’s President Xi Jinping shake hands prior to their talks on the sideline of the 11th edition of the BRICS Summit, in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019.The BRICS Summit, gathering the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, will take place in Brasilia Nov. 13-14. (Ramil Sitdikov, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
For the last four years, the mainstream media and Democrat politicians have lost their minds over “foreign influence” in our elections and government. Enough editorials have been written on Russian bots to fill the Library of Congress. Pearls have been clutched, teeth gnashed, and hair set on fire. For much of Donald Trump’s presidency, he’s been made to answer for supposedly being “Putin’s stooge” and every random action someone of Russian origin takes.
But good news, the the same people who still wet themselves at the sign of a Russian Facebook meme have finally found foreign interference they like. Namely, the Chinese kind, and they are more than willing to be conduits for whatever propaganda is put out as long as it snipes at Donald Trump.
When the flu broke out in US, we never called it “American Flu”. Unfortunately American is American! Some US politicians’ blame game by calling it “Chinese virus” is groundless and unacceptable. Scientists with justice in the world will show us the evidence of its true origin. https://t.co/zsgyjhvU7n
— Chinese Embassy in South Africa (@ChineseEmbSA) March 18, 2020
To be clear, the network you work for called it the “Chinese coronavirus” in January and you didn’t say a word.
The corporate political media don’t care about the American public. They only care about destroying the media’s political enemies. https://t.co/EXjj20wRqE
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) March 19, 2020
To be sure, there’s no doubt the communists are now running a full scale information war against the United States with an intent to affect the 2020 election. As I wrote yesterday, Joe Biden is China’s choice and it’s abundantly clear.
Here are some recent examples showing Chinese bots at work.
The CCP agents found my tweet. pic.twitter.com/H0MZoYzwYO
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) March 19, 2020
Here’s one with 9 followers trying to engage me earlier today.
— 无名之辈🇨🇳 (@COOLFISH233) March 19, 2020
To be clear, I’m not that popular on Twitter. For this rando Chinese bot to find me, translate what I said, and then respond in Chinese (because he’s obviously unable to type in English) is only possible via bot farms that are searching keywords.
I've blocked more bots in the last three days than in the previous 11 years since I joined Twitter. They're all Chinese (sorry so racist!), and they swarm anybody who dares to use one of the keywords they've been assigned to suppress. This is a full-on propaganda effort.
— I didn't vote for him, so think of a new retort (@jtLOL) March 19, 2020
Despite this very obvious attack on our government by a foreign power, the media are absolutely silent on the matter. You won’t find CNN freaking out about it, pointing out it’s happening, or demanding Joe Biden denounce what’s going on. They are not just ignoring what’s happening, they are actively aiding the Chinese in their attempts to spread false narratives about racism and America being responsible for the Wuhan flu . All day, everyday journalists are making an issue of what we call the virus instead of working to hold China accountable. That’s not an accident. There’s a lot of Chinese money that’s pumped into the mainstream media.
The truth is, the media don’t actually care about “foreign interference.” They only care about defeating Donald Trump. That’s the only goal. Whether it’s money or politics at play, it’s certainly shameful and no one that has worked to spread Chinese propaganda during this time should be allowed to forget it.