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You may have seen how President Donald Trump called out a reporter for the Chinese gov’t connected media outlet Phoenix at a White House briefing on Monday.
The reporter asked a question that was more of a laundry list of things the Chinese government and companies connected to China were allegedly doing to donate medical supplies and equipment to deal with the pandemic, rather than a question.
Trump said it that it was a “statement more than a question” and then asked her if she worked for China.
Turns out Trump was right and the reporter’s response was not quite accurate.
From Daily Caller:
The Hoover Institution regards it as a “quasi-official” news outlet with links to the Chinese government’s ministry of state security.
Freedom House, a pro-democracy think tank, said in a 2017 report that Phoenix TV is owned by a former Chinese military officer with close ties to Beijing officials.
“Phoenix TV’s coverage is typically favorable to the CCP [Chinese Communist Party],” the report says.
“Moreover, over the past two years, it has been used as an outlet for airing televised confessions by various detained CCP critics, most notably all five Hong Kong booksellers abducted by Chinese security forces in late 2015.”
Sen. Ted Cruz blasted the White House Correspondents Association for allowing the outlet a seat at the briefing. The WHCA is run by journalists, not the White House.
Why is anyone connected to the Chine government even permitted at this briefing, particularly under the present circumstances?
Meanwhile the WHCA booted conservative outlet OANN had to be kicked out because of “social distancing guidelines” and CNN flipped out that she dared to ask a question they thought was a softball question.
Where is their objection to this reporter and her propaganda? Bottom line? The WHCA seems to have more of a problem with OANN than they do with a communist government connected reporter. Why are they providing a seat when the Chinese government is currently involved in a propaganda war against us?