by Al Benson Jr.
Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America
How many of you all still think the American mainstream “news” media only presents honest, objective news to its poor audiences? Not too many, I hope. If you still labor under that delusion what I present here will really ruin your day. This is not news to those that understand what goes on in this country. It is just under-reported news.
The article I will quote from here goes all the way back to 1/2/21. It is an article by Judith Bergman entitled China: Paying US Media to Publish Propaganda. It can be found at https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/16865/china-propaganda-us-,media and it i definitely worth the read.
It says, in part, “In June, China Daily filed a disclosure with the Justice Department showing that, since November 2016, it had paid $19 million to U.S. media outlets, including $12 million to newspapers such as the Washington Post and New York Times.”
The article also notes: “The practice does not seem to have caused any sort of actual uproar in the media circles that engage in it… This reticence is odd… but because so many journalists and editors consider themselves as standing up against racism, ethnic and religious discrimination, and human rights abuses. Taking money from the Chinese Communist regime in exchange for spreading its propaganda would seem to indicate that this stance is simply empty posturing.” She is right on the money here. Much of what these mainstream “news” mavens do is empty posturing to fool the reading public–and what’s more–they know it.
China Daily is an English language newspaper that has, reportedly, been registered as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) since 1983. That being the case it is supposed to report all its financial dealings and its activities in this country to the Justice Department–which does not really seem to care whether it posts communist propaganda in this country or not. Other newspapers that received Communist financial goodies were the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, Seawttle Times, Houston Chronicle and Foreign Policy.
The article also observed that the “Wall Street Journal’s “China Watch” for example, has published a number of articles promoting China’s handling of the pandemic,…and a number of articles criticizing the US for its questioning of China’s handling of the pandemic…” Naturally, these articles were critical of Trump for daring to question what China had done and the way they did it regarding the pandemic. That’s not allowed in this country–even by a president.
The Communist dictator, Xi Jinping said: “China needs to strengthen media coverage…and use innovative outreach methods…to tell a good Chinese story and promote China’s views internationally” especially in the United States! And if doing that causes the Chinese Communists to pay US media outlets to print their propaganda, hey, no problem! For Communists the end always justifies the means.
Read the entire article. It is worth your time, which is why I included the link. Another article along the same line was printed on https://gellerreport.com for June 1st of this year and written by Ashe Schow. See if you can check this one out also.
These articles prove that the mainstream media is this country really is The prostitute press–in bed with the Chinese Communists for money. How many of these Red Chinese propaganda articles are printed in US papers in such a way that they seem to be real news instead of adds? From what I have read it seems that most folks can’t tell the difference–and so Communist propaganda is often presented by the mainstream media pretending to be news when it isn’t. But these papers don’t really care. They got the money for what they are doing–compliments of the Chinese Communist party!
Personally, I would accept nothing and I mean nothing, published by the mainstream media as real news. Real news is not their line of work. Peddling Marxist propaganda for financial favors is. They really are The Prostitute Press.