If CNN is the leader in fake news, the New York Times bested the media outlet by throwing support to the Chinese Communist Party.
The woke newspaper stunned the free world by running an op-ed by one of the most infamous anti-Democracy advocates in Hong Kong. After the communist reneged on their “one country, two systems” agreement, protests erupted throughout Hong Kong. Rather than lend support for the freedom advocates being beaten and hauled out of the homes in the dead of night, the New York Times disgracefully provided an international platform to pro-Communist Party member Regina Ip. Called “Hong Kong is China, Like it or Not,” her message denounces the right to peacefully protest and efforts of free people to push back.
“No amount of outcry, condemnation or sanctions over the Chinese government’s purported encroachment in Hong Kong’s affairs will alter the fact that Hong Kong is part of China and that its destiny is intertwined with the mainland’s,” Ip states in the Times. “The West tends to glorify these people as defenders of Hong Kong’s freedoms, but they have done great harm to the city by going against its constitutional order and stirring up chaos and disaffection toward our motherland.”
Ranked among the least credible major media outlets, the paper has a disturbing history of supporting communism. The New York Times sold-out to China long ago when it repeatedly took money to publish communist propaganda called “China Watch.” The supplement was routinely inserted into the New York Times as a paid advertorial. But the section’s clever design made it appear to be a news section of the overall publication. Only after fierce criticism did the media corporation stop running China Watch narratives produced by the Chinese Communist Party.
“So, any of those woke staffers who care so much about human rights going to demand the resignation of the op-ed editor who is now printing open Chinese propaganda cheering the complete tyrannical takeover of Hong Kong,” conservative commentator Ben Shapiro tweeted.
Ironically, the liberal staff at the New York Times declared open revolt against editors for running an op-ed penned by Republican Sen. Tom Cotton. He called for the deployment of federal forces to restore order as Antifa and violent offenders assaulted citizens, looted businesses, attacked police, and burned buildings. The New York Times staff have not stood forward in solidarity with Hong Kong residents suffering brutal attacks from Chinese forces.
If taking a communist payoff was the motivation for publishing anti-democracy propaganda, Americans could shrug off the media outlet’s shame as financial desperation. It’s an open secret that the once-respected media resource is in fast decline. But the pro-communism op-ed follows a troubling pattern of propping up dictators and totalitarian regimes.
The outlet has been open arms to publishing narratives of Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Despite joining Democrats in the great Russian collusion hoax, it is the New York Times that published the words of none other than Vladimir Putin.
By getting into bed with the Chinese Communist Party, the media outlet has achieved a higher standard of fake news than CNN. The New York Times can safely be deemed “disinformation.”