Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers Hunter College’s commencement address, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Here’s a story that got overlooked last week but is worth posting on. China found the sources for their latest propaganda video right here in the United States.
The video was pushed out by the Global Times, which is a ChiCom owned mouthpiece that pushes communist drivel in English. In it, we find CNN and NBC personalities, among others, being cited to push the narrative that everything going on right now is Trump’s fault. Hillary Clinton even makes an appearance.
This per Becket Adams yesterday over at the Washington Examiner.
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.
Here’s the actual video in question.
— Global Times (@globaltimesnews) March 23, 2020
You’ll likely be familiar with some of the excerpts highlighted by the CCP outfit.
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.”
We are in the midst of a pandemic and the U.S. media are so absolutely terrible that a foreign enemy is able to use their words in a propaganda video. Think about how insane that is. And this isn’t just any foreign enemy, it’s the country that actually started and propagated this crisis with their lies and authoritarianism.
Yet, the Global Times is able to find common cause with people like Hillary Clinton and Chris Cuomo. Perhaps that should be a sign to the media that it’s not good to serve as useful idiots for the communists, but it won’t. They keep doubling down, keep citing bad stats from China, and continue to pretend the spread in the United States is “the worst” when the reality is that we’ve just done the most testing.
I’ll also note the incredible hypocrisy here. Had Donald Trump unwittingly appeared in a propaganda video for a foreign adversy, the media would go absolutely nuts over it and proclaim it proof that what he was saying is bad. How do I know? Because years back, Al-Shabab used a clip of Trump calling for his original travel ban in a propaganda video. News organizations went wild with it, but now we see their own members being shown to push Chinese conspiracy theories.
Eventually, this will all be over and the receipts will come due. People are not going to forget who took the side of the tyrannical government that foisted this upon the world in the first place.