Benjamin Franklin penned a satire in 1773 mocking the dysfunction of government called Rules by Which a Great Empire May Be Reduced to a Small One. In the piece published on Sept. 11 of that year, he comically advises the British on how to lose an empire. With great wit, the Founding Father makes the point that great nations do it to themselves. Right now, the U.S. is following his outlandish advice by allowing the establishment media to take payoffs from China and publish its communist propaganda.
“Wherever the readers are, wherever the viewers are, that is where propaganda reports must extend their tentacles,” China’s leader Xi Jinping reportedly said in 2016.
Despite being exposed for taking communist money, wide-reaching American “news” outlets continue to put the so-called China Watch supplement on the street. Orchestrated by an organization known as China Daily, the print and online narratives are designed to sway public opinion to favor the totalitarian actions of the communist party.
“They are all substantially owned or effectively controlled by a foreign government,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly said. “We simply want to ensure that American people, consumers of information, can differentiate between news written by a free press and propaganda distributed by the Chinese Communist Party itself. They’re not the same thing.”
Over the last few years, China Daily sent millions to U.S. media outlets to spread its pro-communist persuasion pieces as a supplement. Although paid for as an advertorial, it is difficult to distinguish the print publication from the American paper it’s inserted into. Numerous media corporations around the country were taken to task for pushing the treasonous supplement. The Washington Post and New York Times reportedly stopped cashing communist checks after feeling pushback from readers. But too many unethical companies continue the money-grabs.
The U.S. Department of State requires China Daily to file financial information as a Foreign Missions, and the money train has reportedly not slowed down. During the previous six months alone, it dumped $4.4 million into propaganda. And if any question about the legitimacy of the information-spread remains, its income was an astonishingly low $123,700. In simple math terms, China’s communist party spent upwards of $4.3 million to convince Americans to abandon Democracy and throw in with them.
“Party-owned media must embody the party’s will, safeguard the party’s authority,” Xi Jinping reportedly said. “Actions must be highly consistent with the party.”
Patriotic Americans must know which outlets are pushing this treasonous brand of fake news. From June through October 2020, they reportedly include the following.
- LA Times: $111,000
- Bay Area Productions (San Francisco): $235,000
- Seattle Times: $68,000
- Stellar Printing (NY City): $142,000
- Boston Globe: $76,000
- Chicago Tribune: $35,000
It’s crucial that everyday Americans push back and deter greedy fake news and establishment media outlets from helping China’s communists to manipulate our First Amendment and tear down the country. This is precisely what Ben Franklin was mocking the British Empire about and how our great nation can be reduced to a small one.