So, the other night I'm scrolling down my Twitter feed and I come across a POLITICO article, and the headline read: "'Not the World's Number One': Chinese Social Media Piles On the U.S."
What I found stunning about it though was how POLITICO decided to promote their article on Twitter: "Trump is getting roasted on Chinese Twitter for his virus response, highlighting a broad verdict there: America disastrously faltered while China outperformed"
"Getting roasted" on Chinese Twitter? Really? Is that really what we're doing?
I'm sure a lot of it is Beijing-influenced, whether through bots, or for people to increase their social credit score or just to outright avoid going to a Chinese gulag. It's China for Christ sake, with one of the most authoritarian governments in the entire world, if not the most of all. I'm sure none of that plays a factor at all. (Obvious sarcasm)
And then you had this from Raw Story:
"Trump escalates [the] blame game."
I've seen this a lot from the political Left, trying to say that everyday is a "blame game" for the president and each day he'll choose from his victims of China, the mainstream media, WHO and so on.
In fact, here is some random leftist tweeting about it with a political cartoon:
Never mind China doing the countless amount of violations, crimes and immorality that they've done before and during this COVID-19 pandemic (which we'll get into later).
Never mind the media hyping this thing up like it's the black plague and scaring the living hell out of people and governments.
Never mind WHO being wrong about pretty much everything and protecting the Chinese on a consistent basis.
Never mind Democrats saying things like "we can't let a good crisis go to waste" and trying to take advantage of the pandemic to push through their most radical policies.
Never mind the Obama administration giving a Chinese lab a $3.7 million grant -- the same lab in Wuhan, China where the coronavirus was originated.
Never mind all of that.
It's just Trump trying to play a "blame game," which has now become a talking point for the Left.
Never mind that everybody that Trump is "blaming" is actually guilty of something, he's just finding someone to blame to overshadow his own apparent failures -- yeah, the same president who took a country with no face masks and ventilators, and then two weeks later, there's magically more than enough face masks and ventilators. Yeah, that guy.
He's just playing a blame game to cover up the success, like getting massive COVID-19 tests in just a short amount of time, that he's had.
And then you have the media over here in New Zealand:
You see what I mean by the "blame game" talking point?
It's in the global media as well, including New Zealand, which their media is very to the Left.
"And China keeps hitting back."
I'll let a New Zealander take care of that for me, and this on another article of NZ's Stuff:
That seems to be the checklist for the mainstream "glory" media all across the world, constant anti-American filth mixed in with a ton of praise for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
So can you honestly blame President Trump for attacking the mainstream media with their consistent negative bias?
I personally love the president's attacks on the so-called "legacy media," a bunch of outlets mixed together who do nothing but blatantly lie and slice-and-dice information to fit their narrative -- that's literally all the mainstream media has become.
"But aren't you in the media?"
Of course, and it's the perfect place for me, which reminds me of a quote that I use for myself:
"I hate the media so bad, it's the perfect place for me."
With the large quantity of nonsense, lies and misinformation out there, I want to be one of the journalists on the correct side of things and actually report the facts. Yeah, I'm conservative, and I'm honest about my bias towards the political Right, but I try to stay fact-based.
But then you have journalists, so-called "journalists," on the other side of the aisle who don't report the facts, everything is to fit an agenda -- even if that means lying. And they also claim to be "independent," which its obvious that they lean tremendously to the Left.
Which is probably one of our downfalls here on the Right. We're honest about our political bias, even in the media. The average American (and worldwide citizen) still takes the legacy media serious, not everybody sees what me and you see. They actually see independent journalists, so they must be the ones who are fact-based, right?
But, I'm here to tell you, from my own experience in professional journalism, it's actually the right-leaning outlets who are reporting the most truth -- don't discredit an outlet just because they're called 'Conservatives Are The Best News,' who knows, they could have some quality journalism there. I get a ton of misinformation from left-leaning outlets, so you truly have to be careful where you get your news.
Reality is reality though, and in reality, the "independent" left-leaning mainstream media is still effective, and it's scary when you think about the pure anti-America, pro-China propaganda that is put out on a daily basis. At the end of the day, they're reaching Americans who have votes.
That's just apart of The New York Times' boat load of tweets that were directed at President Trump in one sitting, but you notice you see that word "blame" again?
There's that talking point making another appearance.
Don't hit China, nor the others that are guilty, Trump is just playing that same "blame game" again.
The Washington Post would use that talking point in one of their pieces as well:
And then you have CBS News proving that even when the evidence is there, they'll still continue to push their anti-American agenda while defending the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
How about this beauty from MSNBC though?
That quote is amazing to me: “This is a time where we need to actually cozy up to China and cajole them into letting us in and telling us the truth.”
"Cozy up to China."
"Let us in."
"Tell us the truth."
All of that is laughable. Expecting China to tell the truth and be transparent is like Barack Obama one day converting to the Republican Party -- it's just not going to happen. And if you think cozying up with China will get you anywhere, look at the past 30 years of bad policies that has given the CCP a lot of leverage over time, to the point where they've taken our jobs, manufacturing and even our healthcare system.
However, despite China taking advantage of the United States for three decades now, our lovely mainstream media still decides to spew anti-American propaganda doused in Communist Chinese gravy.
There really isn't a clear answer to that, but there's a lot to be skeptical about, especially in modern times here in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Why support China after all they've done?
WHAT CHINA IS GUILTY OF IN THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
China Falsely Claimed That COVID-19 Came From The United States Military
This was such a desperate conspiracy theory that even The New York Times debunked it as fake news and said there was "no shred of evidence" to support that claim by the Chinese:
BEIJING — China is pushing a new theory about the origins of the coronavirus: It is an American disease that might have been introduced by members of the United States Army who visited Wuhan in October.
There is not a shred of evidence to support that, but the notion received an official endorsement from China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, whose spokesman accused American officials of not coming clean about what they know about the disease.
Propaganda from the Communist Chinese. Shocker.
The Chinese Tried To Cover Up The Coronavirus By Silencing Both Doctors And Journalists
Dr. Li Wenliang was working at the centre of the outbreak in December when he noticed seven cases of a virus that he thought looked like Sars - the virus that led to a global epidemic in 2003. The cases were thought to come from the Huanan Seafood market in Wuhan and the patients were in quarantine in his hospital.
On 30 December he sent a message to fellow doctors in a chat group warning them about the outbreak and advising they wear protective clothing to avoid infection.
Four days later he was summoned to the Public Security Bureau where he was told to sign a letter. In the letter he was accused of "making false comments" that had "severely disturbed the social order".
"We solemnly warn you: If you keep being stubborn, with such impertinence, and continue this illegal activity, you will be brought to justice - is that understood?" Underneath in Dr Li's handwriting is written: "Yes, I do."
He was one of eight people who police said were being investigated for "spreading rumours".
They are citizen journalists, wanting to provide the "truth" of what is happening in Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak in China.
They posted videos online, shared pictures and dramatic stories from inside the quarantined city that has been virtually cut off from the rest of the country.
Now, they are nowhere to be found.
Fang Bin and Chen Qiushi were both determined to share what they could about the crisis, reporting from Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province, and sending what they found out into the world.
As a result, they racked up thousands of views on their videos. But their channels have now gone quiet, and those who followed them online fear they may have disappeared for good.
You would think the media would want to protect fellow journalists and the healthcare workers that they apparently want to honor so much. Huh, I guess not.
China Told The World COVID-19 Wasn't Transmittable, Even Though They Knew It Was
via Associated Press:
Doctors and nurses in Wuhan told Chinese media there were plenty of signs that the coronavirus could be transmitted between people as early as late December. Patients who had never been to the suspected source of the virus, the Huanan Seafood Market, were infected. Medical workers started falling ill.
But officials obstructed medical staff who tried to report such cases. They set tight criteria for confirming cases, where patients not only had to test positive, but samples had to be sent to Beijing and sequenced. They required staff to report to supervisors before sending information higher, Chinese media reports show. And they punished doctors for warning about the disease.
As a result, no new cases were reported for almost two weeks from Jan. 5, even as officials gathered in Wuhan for Hubei province’s two biggest political meetings of the year, internal China CDC bulletins confirm.
During this period, teams of experts dispatched to Wuhan by Beijing said they failed to find clear signs of danger and human-to-human transmission.
“China has many years of disease control, there’s absolutely no chance that this will spread widely because of Spring Festival travel,” the head of the first expert team, Xu Jianguo, told Takungpao, a Hong Kong paper, on Jan. 6. He added there was “no evidence of human-to-human transmission” and that the threat from the virus was low.
The second expert team, dispatched on Jan. 8, similarly failed to unearth any clear signs of human-to-human transmission. Yet during their stay, more than half a dozen doctors and nurses had already fallen ill with the virus, a retrospective China CDC study published in the New England Journal of Medicine would later show.
In the weeks after the severity of the epidemic became clear, some experts accused Wuhan off