CNN published a report Monday from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) about how the country’s Navy is reportedly doing a much better job containing the novel coronavirus than its American counterparts.
Portions of CNN’s write-up are extremely similar to the PLA’s military press release.
“The report said that the Chinese carrier was carrying out this operation while four US Navy aircraft carriers — the USS Theodore Roosevelt, the USS Ronald Reagan, the USS Carl Vinson and the USS Nimitz — have reported cases of coronavirus, crimping their operations,” CNN wrote.
This was also noted in PLA’s write-up, as CNN noted in their blurb.
The CNN article even quoted part of PLA’s notice touting their job in preventing the virus.
“‘Through the voyage, the Liaoning showed that the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has done a great job in the epidemic prevention and control work and COVID-19 epidemic has not had an impact on its deployment and operations,’” the story says, citing Xu Guangyu, a senior adviser to the China Arms Control and Disarmament Association,” CNN wrote.
Other examples of MSM shilling for China, including the dishonest and divisive race-bating about the name of the virus:
Media pundits and publications have not only pushed Chinese propaganda amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, but praised the country as well for how it has handled the virus.
All of this comes despite numerous recorded events showing how China made early attempts to downplay the threat of the virus. If authorities in China acted three weeks earlier, coronavirus cases may have been reduced by 95% and its worldwide spread may have been limited, according to one March study.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian has often used American media outlet’s reporting on the novel coronavirus to push Chinese propaganda, a Fox News article noted. Zhao has peddled Chinese propaganda about the virus on Twitter. He suggested in a March 12 tweet that the “US military brought the epidemic to Wuhan.”
Zhao furthered Chinese propaganda by claiming on March 22 that the “US CDC admitted some #COVID19 patients were misdiagnosed as flu during the 2019 flu season. 34 million infected & 20,000 died. If #COVID19 began last September, & US has been lack of test ability, how many people would have been infected? US should find out when patient zero appeared.”
The spokesman has also consistently tweeted or re-tweeted various articles from American news websites about the virus, Fox News reported. Zhao has re-upped articles from The Washington Post, The New York Times and CBS News.
In one example, Zhao re-tweeted an article published March 20 by USA Today about President Donald Trump’s use of the phrase “Chinese Virus.” This article cites race and global health experts who allege that this term contributes to xenophobia.
The CIA is trying to find out the real numbers of Wuhan virus deaths, since Fake News isn’t interested in doing its own investigating. Here’s a great example of a news outlet doing REAL journalism:
It’s beyond outrageous that the Left is bashing Trump for being inhumane to illegals in this country while acting as a fifth column for the most brutal, genocidal regime in the world.
Disclaimer: This is a guest post and it doesn’t necessarily represent the views of IWB.