Where Is the Media Outrage?

2020 May 27
by bc3b

For 3+ years the media has been focusing on Russia attempting to influence the 2016 election. 90% of the time someone tuned in CNN he/she would likely be viewing coverage of alleged Russian collusion and/or impeachment.

But, what about China? China has been working successfully to influence US elections since 1992, if not earlier. Remember Bill Clinton’s Chinese money bundlers?

Lately the Chinese are getting far bolder and all the US media can do is yawn:

The Chinese Communist Party has threatened that American politicians seeking to hold China accountable for the coronavirus pandemic will face “severe consequences,” including targeted economic sanctions. An article in the Communist Party’s propaganda outlet, the Global Times, names many Republicans by name, including Sens. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Martha McSally (R-Ariz.), and Rick Scott (R-Fla.), along with Reps. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) and Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas). It also names the attorneys general of Missouri and Mississippi, the two states that filed lawsuits against China.

“Republicans who have been groundlessly accusing China and inflaming the ‘holding China accountable’ political farce will face severe consequences, sources said, noting that the aftermath will also impact the upcoming November elections, while business and trade between Missouri and China will be further soured,” the Global Times reported.

“China is extremely dissatisfied with the abuse of litigation by the US against China over the COVID-19 epidemic, and is considering punitive countermeasures against US individuals, entities and state officials, such as Missouri’s attorney general Eric Schmitt, who filed a lawsuit against China, seeking compensation for the coronavirus pandemic, sources close to the matter told the Global Times exclusively,” the paper added. “At least four US Congress members, including Josh Hawley and Tom Cotton, and two entities will be put on China’s sanctions list, analysts said.”

Banks, perhaps a lesser-known name on the Chinese Communist Party’s target list, led twenty-one of his fellow Republicans in sending a letter to Attorney General William Barr, demanding the U.S. bring a case against China in the International Court of Justice. He was the first lawmaker to suggest China should pay reparations for the fallout from the coronavirus crisis and he introduced a resolution making it clear that the Chinese government is responsible for the spread of the pandemic.

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Hat tip: PJ Media

26 Responses leave one →
  1. 2020 May 27 9:10 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    This was really outstanding. A 2 hour show. By PBS.
    And yet, it was outstanding. Turns out I never knew anything about Justice Thomas and I learned a lot from this.
    Data factoid: critics rate this at 30%, public votes are at 99% LOL
    https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/created_equal_clarence_thomas_in_his_own_words

    https://www.pbs.org/video/created-equal-clarence-thomas-in-his-own-words-rymp6z/

    Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words

  2. 2020 May 27 9:35 pm
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    justrand permalink

    Bc3b: “Lately the Chinese are getting far bolder and all the US media can do is yawn

    You misspelled “KNEEL”

  3. 2020 May 28 5:50 am
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    drdog09 permalink

  4. 2020 May 28 6:28 am
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    We should have learned our lesson when we imported “foreign workers ” from Africa to pick our cotton.

  5. 2020 May 28 6:40 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    4,

    That is a interesting observation. Most would not make the connection.

  6. 2020 May 28 6:41 am
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    bc3b permalink

    ip727 #4 –

    That’s why the NY Times claim that the American Revolution was fought over slavery is so ridiculous. The war was primarily fought in the northeast. Why would people in the northeast battle the British over slavery when they didn’t have any slaves?

    Besides, Britain didn’t ban slavery in its colonies until 1833, over 50 years after the American Revolution.

  7. 2020 May 28 7:24 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Feel good story: maybe around 50’of the 500ish CBS News employees are laid off.
    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/cbs-news-hit-hard-by-layoffs-is-shocked-129615

    Here in Silicon Valley, more and more people told to expect “work from home” to continue till October (at least)

  8. 2020 May 28 7:26 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    btw, agree that IPs 4 is brilliant!

  9. 2020 May 28 9:06 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

  10. 2020 May 28 11:35 am
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    bc3b permalink

  11. 2020 May 28 11:36 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Jim,7,

    HR is trying REAL HARD to bury that CBS story. The direct link, though correct, won’t come up unless you do a search for ‘cbs’ on the site.

  12. 2020 May 28 11:41 am
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    drdog09 permalink

  13. 2020 May 28 11:47 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Membership in national black gun owners club growing:

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/gun-control-national-african-american-gun-association-im-not-goin-down-without-a-fight/

    Question: While NRA membership may be declining (because of politics and corrupt practices by leadership), isn’t the membership in Gun Owners of America growing?

  14. 2020 May 28 11:54 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Picked up a new cell phone this morning (to replace a 6-year old one that was barely working). Not as much fun or as easy (ordering online and picking up at a store instead of simply saying to a sales clerk “I want that one.”). Customers aren’t allowed inside the store and wait in line (on the X’s on the sidewalk).

    Demanded a photo ID to pick up the phone. Who ever wouldda thought Verizon was racissst?

  15. 2020 May 28 1:23 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    Connecticut Transgender Athlete Policy found to violate Title IX:

    https://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/29234386/connecticut-transgender-policy-found-violate-title-ix

  16. 2020 May 28 1:26 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    15,

    Was it a new phone on an existing line? If it was that is why they asked for ID. Imagine the alternative —

    Perp: Hey I am here to pick up my phone.
    Clerk: Was it and I8?
    Perp: Yes it was.

    Perp walks out of the store with your phone making long distance calls to Namniba till you show up. My former employer was not in the habit of hiring the best and brightest for their stores. Turn over is atrocious.

  17. 2020 May 28 2:10 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    American Air to cut 30% of personnel.

  18. 2020 May 28 3:44 pm
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    justrand permalink

    I’m so old I remember being lectured on “CIVILITY” by Martina Navratilova a few years back. Of course, while Obama was “president” we also got lectured on “CIVILITY” by Kathy Griffin (the never-was “comic”), yet she once mocked holding up his Truimp’s head, and then just the other day she called for the assasination of the President…TWICE.

    https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2020/05/28/tennis-great-martina-navratilova-declares-that-its-time-to-riot-everywhere/

  19. 2020 May 28 3:44 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Here are a few of the key actions in President Trump’s order:
    Makes it U.S. policy that platforms who selectively edit, censor, or are not acting in “good faith” with regards to content will not receive the liability protection included in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act

    Directs the Commerce Department to petition the FCC to make clarifying rules on Section 230 in line with U.S. policy

    Helps stop millions of taxpayer dollars from being wasted by federal agencies on advertising with biased social media platforms

    Ensures the Justice Department will review more than 16,000 complaints about politically motivated censorship that were collected by the White House in advance of a Social Media Summit held last year

    Mobilizes State Attorneys General—who have massive subpoena and consumer protection authorities—to ensure social media platforms are not engaging in unfair or deceptive acts or practices

    Acts as federal law and lists the many ways in which tech platforms act with bias against viewpoints they disagree with

    Massive corporations that treat millions of American citizens unfairly shouldn’t expect special privileges and protections under the law. With President Trump’s Executive Order today, our country is one step closer to having an honest, fair public debate.

  20. 2020 May 28 3:47 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    12, looks like my screwup, I truncated the link.
    For CBS News layoffs:
    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/cbs-news-hit-hard-by-layoffs-is-shocked-1296157

  21. 2020 May 28 4:40 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    20,

    Not really in favor of POTUS action on this front. Not that I don’t think that Twitter needs a shaft up to the hilt where the sun don’t shine. But there is the old adage —

    “Beware the club you use today. The next person in line might find it useful for entirely different purposes not of your liking.”

    What Trump is attempting is along those lines.

    Personally I would prefer to see the FEC step in and declare Twitters’ actions as a like-kind contribution. The DNC would have a S$%^ as it would impact contribution limits in many ways specifically in how much cash they can accept/retain. Imagine every tweet worth $5 x millions of tweets.

  22. 2020 May 28 4:40 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Jim,

    It look right to me at a glance.

  23. 2020 May 28 4:45 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    No kidding — https://www.zerohedge.com/health/981-covid-19-deaths-massachusetts-had-underlying-health-condition — CoVid is the biggest fraud ever concocted. No you don’t want to get it. It does impact lung function in even healthy individuals. That said, all the measures taken in the various States were worse that worthless.

  24. 2020 May 29 1:34 am
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    2 – More like.. cash their checks.

  25. 2020 May 29 1:35 am
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    20 – Let me tell you what will come of that… nothing.

    3 – Yet it’s not stopping them… nor another what 2 dozen in the house that signed that BS letter… which should sign their political death warrants this year but i’d bet all if not most waited till after their primaries to make these stupid ass statement. fking scum

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