CBS Glorifies China’s Response to Coronavirus


CBS hailed China’s response to the novel Coronavirus as a “lesson” for the United States, alleging the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) comprehensively “attacked” the virus.

It’s a prime example of fake news styled after Chinese propaganda, especially considering the CCP denied the existence of the virus in its infancy and remains unwilling to accept blame for spawning a global pandemic.

The only thing the CCP “attacked” was the first Coronavirus whistleblower, Dr. Li Wenliang, who had police sent to his home after he alerted fellow health professionals about the virus.

Dr. Li was forced to return to work, forced by the CCP to ignore the impending coronavirus catastrophe, and was exposed to the virus, dying weeks later. He was then called to the Public Security Bureau and forced to sign a letter declaring he “made false comments” that had “severely disturbed the social order.”

The CCP also admonished: “We solemnly warn you: If you keep being stubborn, with such impertinence, and continue this illegal activity, you will be brought to justice – is that understood?”

And an additional eight individuals were investigated for “spreading rumors” (read: pursuing the truth).

Yet CBS believes characterizes the CCP’s response to the virus as: “In China, the government attacked.”

The report continues, extolling praise on the response in Wuhan, the epicenter of the virus: “In the epidemic’s heart of Wuhan, city officials built two hospitals with more than 2,000 beds in the span of a few weeks. To stop the spread, a massive lockdown radiated out to nearly 60 million people across central China strong-arm tactics were used against people who refused to wear masks, with some beaten while others were locked into their homes, forcefully quarantined.”

And there’s another fault in CBS’s logic.

The evidence the network uses to allege the CCP adequately responded to the virus is directly from the CCP – the same power-hungry regime that denied the existence of coronavirus in the first place: “And new incredible stat out of China just today. The country reported just one, only one new domestic coronavirus case. There were 20 more, but those were imported from people traveling in from overseas. And anyone doing that gets to face a mandatory 14-day quarantine, and that’s on their own dime.”

While CBS may stand for Columbia Broadcasting System, it’s the de facto Chinese Broadcasting System.

Natalie Winters

Natalie Winters is freelance reporter.

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