He is also getting an assist from the New York Times. The newspaper has run an op-ed from a Chinese communist who is attacking our handling of the virus and bragging about China’s handling.
The man, Yi Rao, renounced his American citizenship due to his “moral obligation to China,” and has been blacklisted by the United States. He also bullied colleagues for suggesting Taiwan was its own nation. The man has a disturbing history the Times chose not to highlight.
This comes on the heels of a New York Times reporter defending TikTok, an app used by kids, but that is actually a Chinese espionage tool. The parent company of TikTok is controlled by the Chinese military and the head of the company has pledged his transcendent loyalty to the cause of the Chinese regime.
The United States and other nations are considering banning TikTok based on intelligence reports and the New York Times is defending it.
I have gotten a lot of heat from people in the press for suggesting China has American journalists on their payroll, but though I have no evidence of it I am convinced of it. Increasingly, however, I don’t think China has to pay any journalists to take up for them. A number of American journalists are clearly sympathetic to that regime and are willing to run Chinese communist propaganda and downplay problems with China.
It’s not just the press. Look at Mark Cuban of the Dallas Maovericks. The man has refused to even question the videos of ethnic Chinese minorities being blindfolded, rounded up, and put on trains. Even the NBA store, for a time, blocked people from making jerseys with “Free Hong Kong” written on them.
The Chinese are throwing their money around and buying the silence and complacence of American journalists, billionaires, athletes, Hollywood studios, and more.
The supposed “paper of record,” which melted down over running an op-ed by a sitting United States Senator calling for the President to do exactly what he is now doing, i.e. sending troops to American cities, is running an op-ed by a man who gave up his US citizenship and is blacklisted by this country just so the man can criticize this country from a communist perspective.
That’s pretty telling.