Choosing TDS Over Country, CNN’s Harwood Attacks Trump for Standing Up to Reporter From Chinese Gov’t-Owned TV Station

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FoxNews.com reports that

CNN reporter John Harwood suggested on Tuesday that President Trump showed authoritarian tendencies for questioning the legitimacy of a reporter who peppered him with questions about his cooperation with China.

During Monday’s coronavirus task force briefing, an unidentified reporter for Hong Kong-based Phoenix TV addressed Trump: “Mr. President, only last week there were multiple flights coming from China, full of medical supplies. Companies like Huawei and Ali Baba have been donating to the United States like $1.5 million, N95 masks, and also a lot of medical gloves, and much more medical supplies.”

“Sounds like a statement more than a question,” Trump replied. The reporter went on to cite a Chinese ambassador’s op-ed calling for cooperation with the United States. “Are you personally, working directly with China?” she asked.

After Trump cited his trade agreement with China, the reporter again asked whether he was cooperating with China. “Who are you working for? China?” Trump responded.

On CNN’s “New Day,” Harwood cited the exchange as part of a pattern of “lashing out, again, at the legitimacy of criticism itself.”

“He went after a reporter and said do you work for China? … This is the kind of thing he did, we remember, in 2016 when he said, well, it’s a Mexican judge, I’m trying to build a wall, they can’t be fair. That is not the case. There is expertise within the government.

“He has disregarded that expertise. And now he’s trying — I think he feels a sense of injustice that the good conditions that he was running for re-election on have been taken away and he’s reacting, in a way, frankly, that authoritarian leaders behave. You can’t question me, I’m the leader of the country, what I say is true.”

Phoenix TV is partially owned by a company backed by China’s government, and U.S. intelligence has reportedly identified the station as a propaganda outlet.

In 2005,  The Washington Post reported that Phoenix TV CEO Liu Changle served in the People’s Liberation Army and worked as a “military journalist” for Central People’s Radio, a state-owned outlet that was later renamed “China National Radio.” The Hoover Institution at Stanford University previously labeled Phoenix TV as “quasi-official” state media, adding it was “completely controlled by Chinese government.”

Curtis Houck, managing editor for the conservative website Newsbusters, wasn’t surprised by Harwood’s statement.

“There is no bottom for liberal ‘journalists’ like Harwood,” Houck told Fox News on Tuesday.

“It was ludicrous that CNN hired him and he’s continued to beclown himself by standing up for the authoritarian, communist regime due to his deep-seated disdain for Trump. It’s harder to find a worse example of Trump Derangement Syndrome then choosing Beijing over Washington simply because of who’s the U.S. President.”

In a 2005 interview with the Post, Phoenix TV’s Liu Changle openly discussed the “tightrope” he was walking in dealing with the Beijing government.

“If we do everything the government wants, people will treat us with contempt,” he reportedly said. “If we follow the people completely, the government will wipe us out … It can be very uncomfortable.”

Other organizations have shed light on the outlet’s ties to China’s government. A research analyst from Freedom House, a pro-democracy group, previously testified that the outlet’s coverage is “typically favorable” to the Chinese Communist Party and airs televised confessions of the party’s critics.

“Such coverage is perhaps not coincidental, considering that CCTV reportedly holds a 10 percent stake in Phoenix,” a research analyst from the group said.

The depth of their grief and the blind rage of their ensuing temper tantrum has, without a doubt, wiped out any vestiges of journalistic integrity that remained after decades of being the Propaganda Arm of the Democratic Party.

President-elect Trump will never be able to please the Main Stream Media.

Nor should he have to.

The Presidency of the United States of America is the most important leadership position on the Face of God’s Green Earth.

The Main Stream Media knows that.

The problem is the Main Stream Media is still having a conniption fit (Southern colloquialism for being upset over something to the point insanity) over the election of Donald J. Trump as the next President by us rubes here in Flyover Country.

The Main Stream Media not only lost their meal ticket with the defeat of the Queen of Mean, Hillary Clinton, but they also have been “punked” for  last three years by Donald J. Trump, who treats them like a school of Largemouth Bass, baiting the hook with the promise of a big announcement or story, causing them to pack the room wherever Trump is speaking, only to find out that they have been used to gain free publicity for Mr. Trump and whatever cause he is trying to forward that day.

Or, refusing to play nice with them when they slander him.

As I have noted before, Trump has made the Media look tremendously naïve and stupid on several occasions, in scenes reminiscent of Lucy Van Pelt promising to hold the football for Charlie Brown to kick, only to pull it away at the last minute leaving a helpless Charlie Brown to wipe out, tumbling head over heels.

The Main Stream Media are no longer in control of the dissemination of the news…and they know it.

Between Trump’s playing them like Charlie Daniels playing a fiddle and average Americans becoming their own reporters through the use of Social Media, “professional journalists” have watched their influence over the daily lives of Americans dwindle and diminish right before their very eyes.

Unfortunately, the lies will just keep on coming from both the Democratic Party and their Propaganda Arm, the Main Stream Media.

Like the attention-seeking spoiled brats that they are, the Main Stream Media believe that they can get away with anything…even defending a representative of the country which has caused a worldwide pandemic.

That is why grandstanding idiots like Harwood feel ’empowered” to show the entire world their backside and to be everything but professional toward the President of the United States of America.

Harwood and grandstanding grieving Democratic Propagandists like him are why President Trump decided to pull the plug on the normal daily White House Press Briefings to begin with.

Americans want their news to be just that: Information about the events going on around them, delivered by unbiased professional reporters.

If they want to see two guys yell nonsensically at each other, they will tune into the WWE’s “Monday Night Raw” or Tuesday Night’s “Smackdown Live”.

Americans are now living in a time when the Main Stream Media’s blatant propaganda is no longer believed at face value, as the evidence which refutes it is appearing in the live videos and photographs being shared on Facebook and other Social Media.

Average Americans are winning the war against the “New Fascism” of the Tyranny of the Minority by the sharing of information through Social Media.

Self-righteous Liberals, masquerading as Broadcast “Journalists”, like Harwood and the rest of the Main Stream Media, need to wake up and smell what they’re shoveling before their version of “Broadcast Journalism” goes the way of the dinosaurs…

…after the Americans who are still watching tune them out to watch cat videos on Facebook.

Until He Comes,

KJ

Trump to CBS Reporter at Taskforce Briefing: “You Ought to Be Ashamed of Yourself”…Yes, the MSM Should Be

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“There’s an endless supply of idiots posing as reporters.” – Mark R. Levin

FoxNews.com reports that

President Trump had a tense exchange with CBS News White House correspondent Weijia Jiang during Friday’s White House coronovirus task force briefing over a question regarding remarks made Thursday by White House senior adviser Jared Kushner.

Kushner, the president’s son-in-law, had commented on the nation’s stockpile of medical supplies.

“The notion of the federal stockpile was it’s supposed to be our stockpile. It’s not supposed to be states’ stockpiles that they then use,” Kushner told reporters. “So we’re encouraging the states to make sure that they’re assessing the needs, they’re getting the data from their local situations, and then trying to fill it with the supplies that we’ve given them.”

“Yesterday, Jared Kushner said the notion of the federal stockpile was ‘it’s supposed to be our stockpile, it’s not supposed to be states stockpiles that they then use.’ What did he mean by ‘our?'” Jiang asked Trump Friday.”Why are you asking,” Trump dismissed the question. “What’s that, a gotcha? ‘I gotcha. He used the word our.’ You know what ‘our’ means? The United States of America, that’s what it means.”

“So that means the states,” Jiang followed.

“Our, our! It means the United States of America and then we take that ‘our’ and then we distribute it to the states,” Trump responded.

Jiang then pressed Trump was to why Kushner, the president’s son-in-law, said “‘it’s not supposed to be state stockpiles that they then use.'”

“To keep for our country,” Trump told Jiang. “The federal government needs it too, not just the states. But out of that, we oftentimes choose. As an example, we have almost 10,000 ventilators and we are ready to rock with those ventilators. We’re going to bring them to various areas of the country that need them.

“But when he says ‘our,’ he’s talking about our country,” Trump want on. ” … He’s talking about the federal government. I mean it’s such a basic simple question and you try to make it sound so bad. You ought to be ashamed of yourself. You know- you ought to be ashamed. It’s just a simple question.”

Jiang insisted she wasn’t trying to make the question sound “bad,” but Trump doubled down, “He said ‘our’ and ‘our’ means for the country. And our means for the states because the states are part of the country. Don’t make it sound bad, don’t make it sound bad.”

As the president was moving on to another reporter, Jiang pointed to language on the Department of Health and Human Services website that she said aligned with Kushner’s rhetoric and told Trump the president that he hadn’t answered her question.

“You just asked your question, you just asked your question in a very nasty tone,” Trump scolded Jiang. “I gave you a perfect answer.”

For the last several decades, Americans have witnessed the Fourth Estate, America’s Main Stream Media, slowly but surely lose their objectivity to become a Propaganda Arm for the Democratic Party.

While their reporting became decidedly one-sided, it was not a great danger to the country even though it was a completely different sort of propaganda than when President Franklin Delano Roosevelt used the Main Stream Media to support the American effort in World War II.

Then, the 1980s arrived and along with it a new era in mass communications. Cable News Networks began springing up, increasing the role of the media in our daily lives.

Because of this new role, news organizations increased in their power and their influence in our daily lives. However, with this increased role came the responsibility to fill a 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year, with new stories.

When actual new stories became hard to find, human interest stories began to fill the time, and when they ran out, news organizations decided to act like the National Enquirer and started to make news up.

Also, as the years wore on, America’s news rooms became bastions of Liberal thought as more and more Conservatives left the business simply due to attrition and being squeezed out by young Liberal reporters who were a product of American universities which had become fountains of anti-American Political Activism.

Of course, these Liberal news reporters were members of the Democratic Party as it moved to the left of the political Spectrum. So, naturally, these reporters started reporting news more and more favorably to their political party of choice while keeping with their own personal political philosophy.

We all remember what happened when Barack Obama appeared on the political scene. The Main Stream Media treated him as if it his appearance on the political scene was the Second Coming.

The Main Stream Media had finally become political activists instead of just political observers and pundits.

And, that is where we find ourselves today.

The Main Stream Media did everything in its power as political activists, working as the Propaganda Arm of the Democratic Party, to keep Donald J. Trump from being elected President of the United States of America.

Since his election, they have deliberately posted false and scurrilous news stories designed to impede and threaten his presidency.

And now, as Americans are dying from a coronavirus which originated in a country which would love for America to be knocked down a peg or two, China, all of the MSM and their masters, the Democratic Party Elite, can think about is trying to use the crisis to damage President Trump, who is doing his job and trying to save American lives.

And, they wonder why Trump’s Popularity Poll numbers keep rising and nobody trusts them anymore.

Until He Comes,

KJ