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March 26, 2020

Reminder: The Washington Post Has Been Publishing Literal Chinese Propaganda For Years

Mark Hemingway writing in the Federalist, though he has written about this outrageous practice in other publications previously.

If Media Don't Want To Be Called Propagandists, They Need To Stop Publishing Chinese and Russian Propaganda

Oh sure, he makes it sound so simple.

The American media’s Trump-Russia hysteria of the last few years gains some real perspective when you consider that they are more than willing to take blood money to distribute publications that whitewash authoritarian crimes.

If you ever spend any time in the Washington D.C. area, there’s a good chance you'll come across a publication known as China Daily. In appearance, it's a newspaper. In reality, it is official propaganda from the Chinese government that Communist Party officials deem appropriate for influencing those inside the Beltway. You can find it all over downtown D.C. in newspaper boxes. Large stacks of free copies are also dropped off directly at offices all over the city.

Even better, if you subscribe to the Washington Post, you can get communist propaganda delivered straight to your doorstep for a fee. A few times a year, the Post comes wrapped in a special advertising supplement called China Watch that, again, does its best to approximate a legitimate newspaper. But underneath the masthead in fine print, it reads: "This supplement, prepared by China Daily, People’s Republic of China, did not involve the news or editorial departments of the Washington Post."


Anyway, you may have recently heard about how two million people out of a population of seven million in Hong Kong recently protested in the streets against the Communist Party’s attempt to further snuff out their little pocket of freedom. Here's how China Daily is reporting what happened:

Parents in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region took to the streets on Sunday to urge US politicians to not interfere with the SAR’s extradition amendments and its internal affairs.

The protest, organized by several Hong Kong social groups, also condemned foreign entities for misleading young people in the city.

Among these social groups was an alliance of more than 30 local political, business and legal dignitaries who support the proposed amendments to the SAR’s extradition law. They marched outside the US Consulate General in Hong Kong and Macao, calling on the US to stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs.

The whole article is a damnable lie, and yet, as far as I know, the brave truth-tellers at the Washington Post have been taking money to distribute this kind of bilge at least since 2011.

And now The Economist is printing Chinese Communist Party propaganda as an "advertorial," too.

The Economist is running Chinese propaganda from an outlet that is violating U.S. law to spread the message that Chinese president Xi Jinping has done a masterful job handling the coronavirus pandemic.

The propaganda advertorials, which are ads designed to look like news stories, come from the Beijing Review, an entity backed by the Chinese Communist Party. The outlet has never registered with the Department of Justice as required by the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) and does not include a legally required disclaimer that the ad is being pushed by a foreign nation.

Has the Washington Post registered? Has NBC?

Then why should the Beijing Review?

"President Xi [Jinping] leads the battle against COVID-19 outbreak toward victory," an advertorial published in the March 21 edition of the Economist reads. "China has rolled out 'probably the most ambitious, agile, and aggressive disease containment effort in history.'"

...

The State Department has sharply condemned the advertorials, which China pays American media to disseminate, arguing that the outlets that published the advertorials are complicit in the spread of Chinese influence in the United States.

But the Democracy Dies in Darkness Washington Post will keep on sending them to people's homes, and the Economist will print their propaganda for money.

Compare to Fusion Ken's propaganda effort earlier today at NBC "News:"

The Enemy of the People press is positively giddy (as an informant tells me) that the US' new cases now exceed China's. This claim requires you to take the fake numbers being offered by China -- which has lied throughout this outbreak, and which disappears whistleblowers who attempt to contradict their numbers -- as being 100% true.

Which the leftwing Enemy of the People media is only too eager to do.

Whatever Uncle Xi says, goes!

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There is some enemy propaganda the media will absolutely refuse to report, however:

The press conferences about a health crisis by the President of the United States:



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