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China spin machine uses US liberal media in its whitewash [Video]

Propaganda may be getting utilized by hopeful American anti-Trump leftists in insane resistance

COVID map at 14:37 UTC 24 March 2020

Recently, we put forth the notion that China is in trouble and that they know it. This speculation has borne itself out over the last week quite strongly, as multiple sources in China spin the story to try to tell about how well Chinese authorities handled the coronavirus outbreak in-country, while subtly, and sometimes not so subtly, blaming the virus’ appearance in China on American visitors carrying the virus into China thinking they had only the regular influenza. Like this:

Mr. Zhao also tried to spin an American article in USA Today that suggested that by calling the virus the “Wuhan coronavirus”, the American President was spinning up anti-Chinese xenophobia.

And in a most recent example, caught by Dr Steven Turley, the Chinese government ported MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, a steadfastly ardent anti-Trumper (but also quite a consummate liar, just remember the three years of ‘Russiagate’), to show how awful and evil President Trump is being towards the Chinese:

This video is a superb report on the story itself and is an absolutely must-watch. We are indebted to Dr. Steve for his astounding analysis.

Still we wish to emphasize two main points about this.

Fodder for continued efforts by Trump-hating globalists in the US

This propaganda attack has little fertile ground to grow except in those in the United States who are already insane with their opposition to Trump. These people certainly include the newly emboldened Democrat / socialist / globalist crowd, like Nancy “the Ripper” Pelosi and Chuck “I am never happy about anything” Schumer, who on Monday were trying to introduce all sorts of left-wing riders into a very-much-needed coronavirus relief bill, which was openly and honestly ridiculed by a very amused Mitch McConnell. Ever see someone smile when they are angry? Look here:

The “Turtle” is slow, but he is rock steady. Schumer is just… lying. And Nancy Pelosi seems to be channeling the spirit of some LSD-stoned loon down on Haight-Asbury in San Francisco with her request for the President to drop his lawsuit against Obamacare.

For these folks, who are already clearly delusional, the Chinese propaganda mill probably looks like a sign of hope that maybe now the evil, dastardly President Donald Trump will be taken out of the picture.

Reality? Most likely not. It would seem that the reactions from folks over the Chinese games are pretty consistent: No, we are not prejudiced against Chinese people, but their government is spinning this story.

The response to the Twitter posts above is amusing and anyone who wants to waste a little time can do so on this fine quarantine Tuesday if they choose to. One has to give the Chinese credit: they are really trying to push their narrative. This is far from idle chatter, it is purposeful and it does play on the thoughts of some nutters and conspiracy theorists for whom America must always be wrong.

This is the tragic part of this story. America sometimes is wrong in her decisions both at home, and for the last thirty to fifty years, in many, many foreign policy matters. Look around here on The Duran and you can read all about it, sometimes even in pieces I authored.

A deadly game, with American people as the victims

But an honest look at this situation reveals that the biggest problem now is a real one – the mitigation of the virus, trying to guide and control its spread (as there really it not a way of stopping it that is definitive yet), and the fact that this week, the US is going to get walloped by the explosion of cases of COVID-19.

At the time of this writing (13:14 UTC, 1:14pm Greenwich Mean Time), the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 map puts the US death toll at 593. It was five hundred last night. The total US case number stands now at 46,481. It would be easy to see both these numbers increase by a factor of between three and five between now and this time next week. New York City alone reports 13,119 cases at this time.

This is not to incite panic, but it is to note reality. The problem is bigger than partisanship. Perhaps, honestly, these people who think they have enough power to use the virus to push Americans into the mire of leftism are forgetting that they themselves may come down with the disease. It doesn’t care what party you are. And politicizing this matter within the US borders is self-destructive nonsense, and a terrible waste of the American people’s time, not only in terms of wasted time listening to political garbage, but in delaying the implementation of actions that might save lives.

China does not care if a huge disaster happens to the United States. The number of cases in the US will easily exceed China’s presently reported 81,600, probably within about two days. The same is true for Italy and probably Spain in the next four or five days. We still do not know the effect that will be borne on Russia or other nations in Europe.

We are honestly glad that the Chinese run of this pandemic appears to be stopping. That gives the rest of us cause to hope that perhaps some unrealized mechanism in the virus – or even the combination of quarantine and restriction of movements and medicine that the Chinese government eventually implemented, helped. We hope the same for every place where the virus springs up.

But the fact remains that this virus is a pandemic that largely sprang from the effort of that selfsame Chinese government to conceal it. While China lost several thousand people, tragically so, their refusal to honestly act as responsible citizens of Planet Earth (a real way in which globalism does hold true – we are all residents on the same world), their secrecy has contributed to the loss of many more lives than they themselves lost.

Here is the final thought: China is spending a lot of time and energy trying to deflect responsibility for the outbreak. Why? If the disease was one of these occasional natural crossovers that happen, why is China trying to spin blame and conspiracy? And further, what if the disease was more known about than its described humble origins in a filthy market in Wuhan?

Often the hand that points the fingers of blame does so – to distract attention from itself.

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mijj
mijj
March 24, 2020

glad to see Duran isn’t above being an outlet for Establishment Propaganda.

Terry R
Terry R
Reply to  mijj
March 24, 2020

Yes the works of the above US conservative author are hard to distinguish from those of Bellingcat and the Atlantic Council in terms of blatant US propaganda directed against China, Russia, Iran, Venezuela etc

Peter
Peter
March 24, 2020

Is this article satire, or does he think he gets away with lying? China informed the WHO late December 2019 and on January 3rd the director of the CDC. The USA had ample time to respond, instead the CDC tried to use an ineffective test, and did nothing for weeks to control the influx of passenger from affected. South Korea, Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong had the same time a the USA to prepare and look:. Those data clearly expose the vile propaganda that author is peddling. Just blame the others instead the incompetence of your own government. A lot… Read more »

Tom Welsh
Tom Welsh
March 24, 2020

Either this guy Hanisch goes, or I go. I didn’t sign up for “The Duran” to read this kind of trash; I could get it from the BBC or the newspapers.

The only reason I haven’t gone already is that I like the two Alexanders.

eskm
eskm
Reply to  Tom Welsh
March 24, 2020

be fair. you will not.

Sean
Sean
Reply to  Seraphim Hanisch
March 24, 2020

Yes, and spreading US propaganda is another.

TravelAbout
TravelAbout
Reply to  Sean
March 24, 2020

Bingo!!! But I’ll at least give him credit for civility which is more than can be said about that Zuesse character who actually resorts to name calling poster’s comments.

Peter
Peter
Reply to  Seraphim Hanisch
March 24, 2020

There is a difference between considered opinion that relies on facts, and propaganda that twists facts to serve a particular agenda.
You are a propagandist for a president and government that promised much and delivered little.
Your “opinion” has been refuted by among others the facts on the ground, scientific research into the Sars cov2 and the WHO.
You completely disregard your own governments incompetence to react when they knew since January what was developing in Wuhan and Hubei province while other governments not so white as the USA one reacted in much more timely fashion.

padre
padre
Reply to  Seraphim Hanisch
March 25, 2020

Free press doesn’t mean you are free to say anything that comes to your mind and dress it into opinion!

eskm
eskm
March 24, 2020

“Often the hand that points the fingers of blame does so – to distract attention from itself.” having lived and done business in China and the region and learned something of the culture around dispute and face saving, I can tell you this argumentative tactic is their favourite. any experience would show how a great wrong is not so great the second time. thus once someone is accused of doing a great wrong, regardless of the final verdict and even if it is the accuser, the second to be accused of the same wrong will receive less opprobrium. therefore it… Read more »

Tony Booth
Reply to  eskm
March 24, 2020

That tactic is not unique to China. A certain ME country has elevated it to an art form and their followers in the US have found it a useful and successful tactic. We saw the same tactics used against Corbyn in the run up to recent elctions.

Sean
Sean
March 24, 2020

What a load of deluded Bs!

Matt Bianco
Matt Bianco
March 24, 2020

Thank god there’s a billion of them.

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