Tucker Carlson discusses how articles on China were mysteriously deleted from the New York Times and how much of what we saw and heard from the main stream media in 2020 sounded more like China state propaganda from the Chinese Communist Party.
Last summer as the COVID pandemic raged throughout the United States people who still read the New York Times began to notice something very strange happening at the paper. Hundreds of articles that had appeared there, going back nearly a decade, suddenly vanish, they disappeared, there’s no way to find them. Nothing like this has ever happened.
The New York Times considers itself, very self-consciously, a living historical record. The paper maintains meticulous, searchable archives going back to before the Civil War, to 1851. Yet last August a huge number of articles just disappeared.
So what was in those articles? We know the answer because a handful of history minded readers preserve them when they first appeared. Every one of them was a propaganda piece paid for by the Chinese Communist Party, all designed to look like news articles. You’re seeing one of them on your screen right now. It reads, “China Watch Diaoyu Islands belong to China.” That’s the headline.
Now why would the New York Times, America’s paper of record, print propaganda from a totalitarian regime and pretend it was a news article? Well, for money. Financial filings shows the New York Times made more than $100,000 a month from this garbage. Those payments were not disclosed at the time, they were hidden from New York Times readers. They were only uncovered after the fact by the Washington Free Beacon. And the times wasn’t the only news organization that did this, that took money from the Chinese Communist Party. Since 2016 the Chinese Communist Party paid 20 million dollars to outlets like the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, and The Washington Post. Twitter, which now operates as a publisher also receive checks from the Chinese government totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Now these arrangements, as we said, continued for years and then last summer they stopped abruptly. The New York Times tried to hide the evidence that any of it ever happened. But why? The New York Times won’t say, when we asked. We do not discuss revenue beyond was in our quarterly earnings report, a spokesman told us this morning. So we kept looking. But first, here’s some context for what the New York Times did. This is what mainstream news coverage in the United States look like from most of last year. As you watch it, see if you can tell the difference between this and what you might see on Chinese State television.
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So as this virus emerged from Central China to kill Americans in huge numbers, and people throughout the West, news organizations in this country made the same aggressively pro-china noises, almost all of them. Politico, for example, hired a full-time China shill called David Wertime to write articles and headlines like this, quote, “The verdict is in: China has outperformed while the once respected American system has disastrously faltered”. As you read that once again wonder how is that different from what the Chinese would write about themselves. Well, it’s not different. The American media were especially hysterical on the question of where the coronavirus came. Under no circumstances were you allowed to entertain the possibility that that coronavirus covid-19 could have come from a lab in Wuhan, China. That was a conspiracy theory. All the footage you are about to see is from early 2020.
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So, the Rachel Maddow impersonator didn’t believe it, but it wasn’t just dumb people on cable news, that was Anthony Fauci, who’s in charge of the US government’s COVID response. That was Scott Gottlieb who ran the FDA. These are people in positions of authority who are respected as scientist, whose word carries great moral weight, and they all lied. The New York Times led the way on this.
A recent piece on unherd.com deconstructs The New York Time’s role in the propaganda effort on behalf of China.
Beginning in the winter of last year, in the very beginning of the outbreak of COVID, the times constantly dismissed the lab leak hypothesis as a quote “fringe theory”. In other words, only lunatics believe it. The New York Times reporter called the theory quote “the kind of conspiracy once reserved for the tinfoil hatters”. Your a nutcase if you think it’s possible. Then a few weeks later the paper published an op-ed by Peter Daszak, the virologist paid by Tony Fauci to experiment on bat coronaviruses. Talk about a conflict of interest. So Daszak , needless to say, denied that the virus could have come from any lab he was funding. He knew better. Instead Daszak blamed the pandemic, and we’re quoting now, “on road building deforestation, land clearing and agricultural development.” In other words he blamed it on poor people.
As 2020 continued, lies like this became less and less tenable. They were more obviously untrue. People even started to notice that he level 4 virology lab, one of the few in the world, in Wuhan, was conducting dangerous experiments on bat coronaviruses with fewer safeguard than the typical dentist’s office has in the United States. They also noticed that Tony Fauci was helping to pay for those experiments, and that’s when the Times decided it had to delete those articles from its archives.
Two high-level employees at the New York Times confirmed to The Spectator in London with the paper stopped any investigation into evidence the coronavirus had immerged from that lab in Wuhan. Quote “In early 2020,” said one whistleblower, “I suggested to a senior editor at the paper that we investigate the origins of COVID-19. I was told it was dangerous to run a piece about the origins of the coronavirus. There was resistance to running anything that could suggest the [COVID-19 was man-made or had leaked accidentally from the lab].” “It was untouchable everywhere,” said another Times source to The Spectator, “The fact that Trump embraced it, of course, also made it a no-go.” According to whistleblowers though, the biggest factor wasn’t politics, the biggest factor was the fact that the New York Times was taking money from the Communist Chinese government. So, they killed a story. a story, which by the way, was not a conspiracy theory at all, but entirely real.
The House Foreign Affairs Committee just released a report suggesting the coronavirus first escaped from that lab in Wuhan much earlier than we thought, way back in mid-September of 2019. Now, at the time, athletes from around the world where in Wuhan. They arrived several weeks later to compete in international games. Many of them brought COVID home with them.
Now, why didn’t we know this until now? Well, because of a massive and coordinated lying campaign on behalf of the government of China. The Foreign Affairs committee identifies Peter Daszak, who, irony of ironies, is still, by the way, used by The Washington Post as an authority on the origin of COVID. They describe him as “…the face of a CCP disinformation campaign designed to suppress public discussion of the potential lab leak.” End quote. The committee discovered evidence of the Wuhan Institute of virology sought bids for two contracts in September 2019. That was around the time the coronavirus begin to spread. One of those contracts was for something called a quote, “Security Service Procurement Project” and it was issued on September 12th. Now September 12th was the very same day that the Wuhan lab abruptly took its entire virus database offline. Then just four days later the Wuhan Lab announced another contract competition. This time the contract is for a 600 million-dollar effort to completely renovate the labs air conditioning system. Now, why would the Wuhan Institute of Virology want to replace its air conditioning system? Well, just like the times dispatches from the Beijing Bureau, all evidence of those contracts has now been wiped from the website of China’s Finance Ministry. What does this add up to?
John Radcliffe is the former Director of National Intelligence in this country and he just wrote an op-ed on FoxNews.com that includes this assessment quote, “I had access to all of the U.S. government’s most sensitive intelligence related to the pandemic. My informed opinion is that the lab leak theory isn’t just a “possibility, at the very least it is more like a probability, if not very close to a certainty.”
John Ratcliffe: China Olympics 2022 – COVID cover up by country’s leaders means they should forfeit games
The IOC should deny the Chinese Communist Party the ability to burnish its global image despite its COVID crimes
With the summer Olympics kicking off in Japan in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this is a good time to remember that in a matter of just six months, another Olympic Games is scheduled to take place in Beijing, where the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leadership coordinated — and continues to perpetrate — a massive cover up of the virus’s origins and the circumstances surrounding its initial outbreak.
As Director of National Intelligence during much of the pandemic, I know this particularly well.
The 2022 Winter Games should go on. We should not punish hard-working athletes who have dedicated their lives to preparing for this moment. But the world — and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) — should not allow Beijing to enjoy the benefits of hosting a massive global event while rejecting transparency and refusing to allow inquiries into, much less answering for, the deaths of millions of people around the world.
Just last week, China rejected the World Health Organization’s (WHO) plan to investigate the theory that the virus escaped from a Chinese laboratory in Wuhan. This was remarkable not only because of China’s continued belligerence, but also because the WHO was once complicit, caving to the CCP’s initial pressure to dismiss the lab leak theory and downplay the CCP’s coverup. But now the facts are too hard for even the WHO — and hopefully the IOC — to ignore.
I had access to all of the U.S. government’s most sensitive intelligence related to the pandemic. My informed opinion is that the lab leak theory isn’t just a “possibility,” at the very least it is more like a probability, if not very close to a certainty.
More than 18 months after the virus first leaked into the world, I still have not seen a single shred of scientific evidence or intelligence that the virus outbreak was a naturally occurring “spillover” that jumped from an animal to a human.