(PatriotWise.com)- Over the weekend, the New York Times published a slobbering article praising China and President Xi Jinping ahead of the 2022 Beijing Olympics.
New York Times Beijing bureau chief Steven Lee Myers, along with Shanghai bureau chief Keith Bradsher and global sports reporter Tariq Panja offered up a glowing bit of propaganda titled “China’s Games: How Xi Jinping is Stating the Olympics on His Terms,” which praised China and Xi for fulfilling their promises to the consternation of China’s critics.
It recapped the heroic tale of how China overcame the odds and got the International Olympic Committee to choose Beijing for the 2022 Winter Games “despite China’s limited snowfall and lack of experience in winter sports.”
In their article, the writers recount the promises President Xi made and how he put his “personal prestige” on this “audacious bid.” And, dad-gum it, he succeeded!
It probably isn’t surprising that the New York Times playing propagandist for Communist China was roundly condemned on social media. Between unleashing COVID on the world and China’s human rights abuses against ethnic minorities, having the New York Times take on the role of Beijing’s cheerleader was a bit much.
But it isn’t exactly a new trend for the New York Times.
According to an August 2020 article in the Washington Free Beacon, in 2019, the New York Times was paid millions to publish hundreds of “advertorials” written by the Chinese state-run news publication China Daily.
Yeah. They got paid to publish Chinese state propaganda. And they weren’t the only US news outlet to do it. The Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Houston Chronicle, and other major regional papers were also cashing in by publishing propaganda from China Daily.
According to the Free Beacon, in early 2020, the Times went back and quietly deleted all of the advertorials China Daily paid them to share.
Now we know that the New York Times doesn’t need to be paid to shill for Communist China, nor does it need the China Daily to provide the propaganda since its writers are happy to pick up the slack and write their own.