News Providers, Owners (RESOURCES-MEDIA-2)
COMMENTARY Various Groups on System Abuse, Various Articles or Links These groups seem to be fighting system abuse on various fronts, including legally and through education campaigns. See Two Horns, Racketeering, Making the Other Guy Look Bad, Invisible Fingers etc. for optional ways of keeping an objective viewpoint about groups like this in case things are not as they seem. Although it might be unlikely, invisible fingers could tweak problems first with clean-up crews following up by making money off legal fees. In other words, mafia types of operations could be making sure they have fingers in the pie both for and against. There could also be an international terrorist component trying to both disturb the flow of American operations (like police and prison systems) by having abuses in them, and then bankrupt the United States from resulting huge lawsuit costs against government. [Investigative Journalism Schools-Note from PF: In general, watch for things not being as they seem among investigative journalist schools - investigative might mean leftist in some circles; watching for “calling card lingo” among media outlets, corporations and journalists might take an investigator down a trail back to certain journalism schools or university departments] [News Groups owners-note from PF: WORD OF CAUTION Although what we read on Wikipedia about who owns which news company might be true, remain objective. It is suspected here that people might try to hide behind fake names or publicity figures, or something like that. Also we might be getting part of the answer and not all of it. [Fake News Claims on BLM donation articles-Note from PF: Verify claims to be checking out fake news on social media and elsewhere about who is donating to Black Lives Matter, etc.] Cont from Media-1 Owners, etc. Century Fox would be the legal successor and continuation of the old News Corporation, with the new News Corp being an entirely new company formed by a stock split [accessed 09/14/2017] Comcast GE OPERATION MOCKINGBIRD An often cited CIA operation which invoved CIA infiltration of the news media. Hatrick Penry: Operation Mockingbird Alt. Media Infiltration (10/2012) Corporate, Trust or Other Owners of Media (some also listed in News Groups section) News Corporation Wikipedia: News Corporation This article is about the media company that existed from 1979 to 2013. For the company split off in 2013, see News Corp. Excerpt: The original News Corporation or News Corp. was an American multinational mass media corporation headquartered in New York City. It was the world's fourth-largest media group in 2014 in terms of revenue.[7][8][9][10][11] Board members include prominent former Spanish prime minister José María Aznar.[12] News Corporation was a publicly traded company listed on the NASDAQ. Formerly incorporated in Adelaide, South Australia, the company was re- incorporated under Delaware General Corporation Law after a majority of shareholders approved the move on 12 November 2004. News Corporation was headquartered at 1211 Avenue of the Americas, New York, in the newer 1960s–1970s corridor of the Rockefeller Center complex. On 28 June 2012, after concerns from shareholders in response to its recent scandals and to "unlock even greater long-term shareholder value", Rupert Murdoch announced that News Corporation's assets would be split into two publicly traded companies, one oriented towards media, and the other towards publishing. The Corporate spin-off formally took place on 28 June 2013; where the present News Corp. was renamed 21st Century Fox and consists primarily of media outlets, while a new News Corp was formed to take on the publishing and Australian broadcasting assets. Its major holdings at the time of the split were News Limited (a group of newspaper publishers in Murdoch's native Australia), News International (a newspaper publisher in the United Kingdom, whose properties include The Times, The Sun, and the now- defunct News of the World—which was the subject of a phone ha cking scandal that led to its closure in July 2011), Dow Jones & Company (an American publisher of financial news outlets, including The Wall Street Journal), the book publisher HarperCollins, and the Fox Entertainment Group (owners of the 20th Century Fox film studio and the Fox Broadcasting Company—one of the United States' major television networks. [accessed 09/14/2017] News Corp Wikipedia: News Corp Excerpt: News Corporation (officially referred to as News Corp; trading as News Corp) is an American multinational mass media company, formed as a spin-off of the former News Corporation (as founded by Rupert Murdoch in 1979) focusing on newspapers and publishing.[2] It is one of two companies which succeeded the former News Corporation, alongside 21st Century Fox—which consists of the old News Corporation's broadcasting and media properties, such as Fox Entertainment Group. The spin out[clarification needed] was structured so that 21st Purveyors of Social Media Facebook Settles Civil Rights Lawsuits Over Ad Discrimination The tech giant will make significant changes to curtail ad targeting on the basis of factors like race. https //www motherjones com/politics/2019/03/facebook-settles-civil-rights-lawsuits-over-ad-discrimination/ FAKE NEWS W USA 9 dot com Did these companies donate millions of dollars to Black Lives Matter https //www wusa9 com/article/news/verify/draft-verify-did-these-companies-donate-millions-of- dollars-to-black-lives-matter/65-bdd590e9-0118-44a6-9e73-1ab7775235ea FAKE PHOTOS BBC 2020/06/09 The hidden signs that can reveal a fake photo. By Tiffanie Wen https //www bbc com/future/article/20170629-the-hidden-signs-that-can-reveal-if-a-photo-is-fake Excerpt: If a photo has been tampered with, the shadows of some objects in the image may not match the light sources in the rest of the picture. One trick he has picked up over time is to check the points of light in people’s eyes. “If you have two people standing next to each other in a photograph, then we will often see the reflection of the light source (such as the Sun or a camera flash) in their eyes,” he explains. “The location, size, and colour of this reflection tells us about the location, size, and colour of the light source. If these properties of the light source are not consistent, then the photo may be a composite.” Another giveaway is the colour of people’s ears. “If the Sun is behind me, my ears will look red from the front because you’ll see the blood,” he says. “If the light is coming from the front, you won’t see the red in the ear.” But Farid also has some more scientific tools at his disposal. As the chair of computer science at Dartmouth College, he has been studying how to spot photographs that have been manipulated for decades. https //www bbc com/future/article/20170629-the-hidden-signs-that-can-reveal-if-a-photo-is-fake ALTERNATIVE VIEWS ON VARIOUS NEWS GROUPS AND OTHER INFORMATION Prototype of Anti-Zionist Conspiracy - Example of the type of ideas and wording. One group known to express this form of Jewish hatred are the Muslim Brotherhood. There are Jews who feel the Muslim Brotherhood are doing a takeover of the media, as well, through an Islamic Extremist/Communist/Socialist network. The Jews in their writings usually offer a trail of evidence including American lawsuits against conspirators, and show examples of public cases involving violence against Jews. The Anti-Zionists seem to use emotion-grabbing ploys with evidence that seems hard to prove. Real Zionist News http //www Below is an excerpt from a highly anti-Jewish website expressing an example of the more far out anti-zionist material. Today, the Protocols are being practiced by an elite group of Jews who own America’s mass media. If you hear of major corporations listed as owners of the major television networks with Gentile sounding names such as “General Electric” or “Westinghouse,” it is part of Jewry’s ploy to place a blindfold over the eyes of the Goyim. An open and shut case can be made that the media in 2010 is NOT “Corporate-owned,” as so many fearful political analysts put it, but rather, “Jew- owned.” This author does not fear the Jews and needs no pleasing euphemisms agreeable to Jewish ears. So long as the Jews control America’s media they will control our politicians and the policies they make. We will not be able to shut down the welfare system, control our borders, or restore Christian values to our society so long as the Jewish media-masters make Americans feel “intolerant” for wanting to do these things. http //www realzionistnews com/?p=493 MISCELLANEOUS Carl Bernstein: CIA and Media Additional Material List below is from U of W, class: http //www uow edu au/~sharonb/STS218/media/ownership/nbc html Anon. 1992, 'General Electric: You have the right to remain silent', Extra! June. Anon. 1993, 'America's worst toxic polluters; eight companies with poor environmental records', Business and Society Review, Vol. 84, No. Winter. Coppolino, Eric F. and Paul Rauber, 1994, Pandora's Poison, Sierra, Vol. 79, No. 5, pp. 40-9. FAIR 1991, 'GE Irrelevancies', Extra! January/February. General Electric, 2000a, GE Fact Sheet. General Electric, 2000b, GE Press Room. Greider, William, 1992, Who Will Tell the People: The Betrayal of American Democracy (New York: Simon & Schuster). Gunther, Marc, 1995, All in the Family, American Journalism Review, October. Jacobson, Michael F. and Laurie Ann Mazur, 1995, Marketing Madness (Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press). Kellner, Douglas, 1990, Television and the Crisis of Democracy (Boulder: Westview Press). Knoll, Erwin, 1993, Conflict of Interest, The Progressive, Vol. 57, No. 3. Lee, Martin A. and Norman Solomon, 1990, Unreliable Sources: A Guide to Detecting Bias in News Media (New York: Carol Publishing Group). Lobe, J. 2000. USA: Trade Unionists from 20 Countries Challenge General Electric's Globalisation. (Corporate Watch). McChesney, R. W. 1998. The Global Media Giants: The nine firms that dominate the world. (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting). Naureckas, Jim, 1995, Corporate Ownership Matters: The Case of NBC, Extra! November/December. NBC. 1996. NBC and Microsoft Announce Joint Venture. NBCi. 1999. NBCi Corporate - Press Room. O'Callaghan, Kate, 1992, 'Whose Agenda For America?', Audubon September/October, pp. 80-91. Ozone Action, 1995, 'Ozone Action and Environmental Law Foundation File Suit', Press Release, 19 October. Putnam, Todd, 1991, The GE Boycott: A Story NBC Wouldn't Buy, Extra! Jan/Feb. Rice, Faye, 1993, 'Who scores best on the environment', Fortune, Vol. 128, 26 July. Stapleton, Richard, 1992, 'Green vs. green', National Parks November/December. Stewart, T. S. 1999, See Jack. See Jack Run Europe. Fortune (27 September): 124+. Tenenbaum, Brian, 1990, 'G.E. Farben?', Lies of Our Times, August. Gilad: Paul Jay: Portrait of an anti-Zionist Zionist. By Gilad Atzmon Excerpt: Moreover, how many Goyim served as the secretary of JVP or ‘Jews for Justice’ in the last decade?  Not one is the answer, and the reason has much to do with racial and ethnic qualification. Sooner or later even Jay will have to admit that by its very nature, Jewish politics is exclusivist….(On biblical excerpt): No one who reads the above can turn a blind eye to the continuum between the Biblical call for plunder, the Zionist project and the Israeli practice. But Jay simply attempts to smokescreen this glaring fact….(letter responding to Gilad - notice names inin CC): Paul Jay to Gilad Atzmon CC:  Alison Weir, Harvie Branscomb  Jeff Balnkfort,  Monir Deeb Shahram Vahdany, Janet Mcmahon,   Delinda C. Hanley, Paul Latudee and others source:http://therealnews com/ Americans United AU Website: https //www au org/ Mission: Americans United for Separation of Church and State is a nonpartisan educational organization dedicated to preserving the constitutional principle of church-state separation as the only way to ensure religious freedom for all Americans. Americans United, or AU, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization based in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1947, Americans United works in the courts, in Congress and state legislatures, at the White House and in the arena of public opinion. --- EFF: ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION EFF Website : https //www eff org/ Coverage of Surveillance Abuse, Digital Legalities and Much More Electronic Frontier Foundation 815 Eddy Street San Francisco CA 94109 USA ACLU v Clapper and Congress How Second Circuits Decision Affects Legislative https //www eff org/deeplinks/2015/05/aclu-v-clapper-and-congress-how-second-circuits-decision-affects-legislative On the Alt-Right NBC News: 5 Things to know about the Alt-Right. By Benjy Sarlin (08/25/2016) https //www nbcnews com/politics/2016-election/hillary-clinton-delivering-speech-alt-right-what-s-n637701 SPLC - Southern Poverty Law Center SPLC has been, is, and will be experiencing lawsuits involving defamation of various groups. There is a history of past leadership involved in longterm sexual harassment and racial discrimination. There are indications they are linked to the terrorist organization CAIR. Stasi-like antics, people have been put on blacklists and ostracized and blocked as a result. There are indications George Soros funds this group; several groups, including ACT and AFDI, have indicated he is linked to far left aspects with deleterious consequences. Geller on the American Media Excerpts From 2017 book Fatwa: Hunted in America by Pamela Geller Pamela Geller indicates several false plays from a large number/wide array of media groups. Numerous mentions of problems with the media; she indicates many times she has been interviewed by various media groups only to find her story was not mentioned in the articles that were actually published. Several indications that certain Islamic groups get more coverage and sympathy from the media. Indications of omission. Here are the news groups or other forms of media she mentions in the book Fatwa: Click the links to see more details of that topic below Facebook, Twitter, Youtube/AFDI-Geller Lawsuit 2016 sued Facebook in July 2016. pp. 200-207 in the Chapter Freedom of Speech in the Age of Jihad Garland, Texas Rally/Contest: Media Coverage of her January 2015 Garland, Texas Muhammed contest rally versus the Stand With the Prophet rally in the same city a short time earlier. Various News Groups - problems Geller has had with several news groups. Various references - supportive of Geller’s conclusions NEWS GROUPS PROBLEMS Various News Groups - Problems directly with, or she learned of a problem Geller had been the associate publisher of the New York Observer around the time of 9/11, and before that the Director of Agency Relations at the New York Daily News (p. 2) Vanity Fair: James Wolcott, one of the signature columnists at Vanity Fair, wrote a series of columns about me. In one, he wrote: “In a scene sadly reminiscent of those titty flashing Girls Gone Wild videos without which no bachelor’s party is complete, a female blogger fondles her breast while rubbing up against…Glenn Reynolds…I wasn’t fondling my breast, I was giving the thumbs-up sign. (p. 16) Found at the beginning of her book: The most dangerous woman in America - The Review, Independent Far right hate queen - Max Blumenthal, AlterNet The anti-Muslim movement’s most visible and flamboyant figurehead - Southern Poverty Law Center Noted subway uglifier New York Daily News One of America’s preeminent Islamophobes Village Voice Preaches hatred of Muslims…One of the leading voices promoting the idea of ‘creeping Sharia in the United States’ - Forward Shrieking bigot…lunatic racist--The Atlantic A hate-monger to critics, a free speech hero to fans - Los Angeles Times Every time I see her on television, I want to take a shower - Geraldo Rivera Not conducive to the public good - The British government A terrible poster child for free speech - and against Islamic extremism - Reason dot com A lightning rod for anti-Islamic fervor - New York Times Incendiary Washington Post America’s queen of hate - Veterans Today The New York Times on the Ground Zero Mosque: In early December 2009 The New York Times on its front page heralded the arrival of a fifteen story mega mosque going up at Ground Zero…it was shocking. I don’t know what was more grotesque, the jihadists triumphal mosque or the New York Times preening it….The Times article contained no quotes at all against the project (p. 37) San Francisco Chronicle, Evan Sernoffsky: That’s right, the Chronicle called these acts of vandalism [on Muni bus ads paid for and presented by AFDI] as “love.” … A reader of my website wrote a brilliant series of letters to the Chronicle, pointing out to Evan Sernoffsky that he was encouraging the commission of a felony. (p. 159) pp. 33-34 The Orlando Sentinel, along with Meredith Heagney of the Columbus Dispatch, Michael Kruse of the St. Petersburg Times, among others, consistently filed anti-Rifqa stories, actively attacking Rifqa and working hard to smear and discredit her - in submission to Hamas-CAIR and sharia….In July 2014 the Orlando Sentinel did a story on Rifqa…Sentinel’s Rene Stutzman reported her whereabouts, making her an easy target for devout Muslims in a town that covered up the honor killing of another Muslim woman, Fatima Abdullah. Stutzman…spun the story this way: Mohamed Bary is a doted Muslim father, intent on giving his daughter the best education he can. But he says he made a terrible mistake last October: He bought her a laptop computer.” Of Mohamed Bary’s death threat to this daughter, Stutzman wrote: “Mohamed Bary said, “I still cannot believe she would think that.” Much less known…is the campaign of intimidation that Omar Tarazi, her parents’ Islamic supremacist lawyer, continued to wage after her case was over…” p. 202 CNBC (UN luncheon Sept. 2015 with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg) p. 209 Baltimore Gazette, National Report fake news sites - were dropping hoaxes for months to discredit conservatives who might pick up the story. she reported a number of fake conservative news sites created by left wing operatives in order to discredit the conservatives. New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, ABC News, NBC News, CBS News, CNN: They got it wrong all the time. Every article written about my colleagues, my work, or myself was fake. Most of what they wrote and didn’t write about the Orlando mass slaughter at the gay nightclub was disinformation and deception. p. 226 MSNBC, The Guardian, Salon all ran pages blaming the right wing for those November 2015 Paris attacks. p. 215 CNN ambushes Geller: from MSNBC and ABS to CBS and CNN and Fox - she indicates leftist, anti- Trump. determined to whitewash and deny the connection between Islam and terrorism. CNN reporter Money - Simon Ostrovsky, who seemed to be in on a trick. “But Ostrovsky lied in his emails to me.” References giving support to Geller’s various conclusions: p. 203 CAMERA Nitsana Darshan-Leitner of Shurat Hadin p. 204 on a test of Facebook’s favoritism over Muslims vs. Jews p. 210 Tablet - Google fake news algorithms, revealed in July 2017 they are skewed to be anti-Semitic and pro- jihad. Garland, Texas Rally/Contest: (both earlier Stand With the Prophet and Muhamad Contest Rallies) Page 176: Regarding a Stand With the Prophet even by Muslims in Garland, Texas shortly before her Muhammad contest: The media coverage of our rally was vicious, ugly and dishonest. It was extraordinary in the wake of the Paris jihad attack, where journalists were mercilessly slaughtered in cold blood, that journalists were covering and advancing the most extreme and brutal ideology on earth…” “They called it a peace conference…” WFAA, a news group, was complicit, showing limited photos of smiling hijab wearilng women and making it seem the Muslims were victims of threats and protest while only seeking peace. pp. 181-183 Problems with media and Garland attack (see chapter on Garland, Texas ISIS Attacks the Homeland/The FBI and the Garland Jihad Attack, pp 181-183, also listed in Islamic Extremism and FBI Some media she mentions in terms of the Garland Attack: CBS’s 60 minutes (March 2017), Justice Dept. press release, The Daily Beast, eventually in July 2017 even the Garland police refused to release documents on the FBI agent who colluded with the Garland jihadis. FACEBOOK - PROBLEMS WITH Facebook/Geller-AFDI/Lawsuit p. 210 Facebook should be broken up like Ma Bell was. Facebook doesn’t decide what’s good and what’s forbidden. Left-wing fascists do not and must not decide what news people can and cannot see. But that was exactly what we were seeing on Facebook. Facebook, where I had a million followers, made sharing my posts almost impossible. pp 200-223: p. 223 I have been covering leftist and Islamic protests for years, and they are rife with hate and violence that never get reported in the mainstream media. There is a systematic, organized movement to overthrow American freedoms and install an enemy regime. At every pro-America, pro-Trump, anti- sharia, counter-terrorism protest, leftists show up full of bloodlust and primed for battle… [to] agitate, incite, and attack our people whenever we peacefully assemble. And their stages in the media, like clockwork, then report what happened as follows: “Violence breaks out at a far-right rally…” “Far right” is the media’s term for anyone who doesn’t submit to these goosestepping, jackbooted thugs.” p. 205 Facebook was increasingly doing the bidding of vicious Muslim thugs and supremacists…One group of Arab ex-Muslims, after having their material repeatedly deleted by Facebook, prepared a petition at asking Facebook to stop deleting Arab Atheist and secularist groups. p. 201 Notoriously one-sided, those who oppose jihad terror, support Israel, and stand against the most brutal ideology..on earth… are systematically blocked and banned. p. 201 In June 2016 (the year preceding the publication of her book Fatwa), Facebook took down my page and blocked me after a devout Muslim opened fire on a gay nightclub in Orlando…Facebook said they took down the page because of their rule against “hateful, obscene, or threatening” content. p. 200 The…AFLC filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of AFDI in the US District Court of Columbia, challenging Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) under the First Amendment. In a press release, the AFLC explained that Section 230 provides immunity from lawsuits to Facebook, Twitter and Youtube, thereby permitting these social media giants to engage in government sanctioned censorship and discriminatory business practices free from legal challenge. The AFLC (American Freedom Law Center) explained that we were “often subject to censorship and discrimination by Facebook, Twitter and YouTube” because of our beliefs and views, “which Facebook, Twitter and Youtube consider expression that is offensive to Muslims. Such discrimination, which is largely religion-based in that these California businesses are favoring adherents of Islam over thos who are not, is prohibited in many states, but particularly in California by the state’s anti- discrimination law, which is broadly construed to prohibit all forms of discrimination. However, because of the immunity granted by the federal government, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are free to engage in their otherwise unlawful, discriminatory practices. For years, every day I received emails from readers and members of my various Facebook groups, asking for help after having been blocked for posting a story or comment that might offend Muslims. This is America, not Saudi Arabia. Enough. In July 2016, I filed suit. GOOGLE SEARCH - PROBLEMS WITH p. 210 In late 2017, my website, the Geller Report (previously Atlas Shrugs) all but disappeared from Google Search. Forty thousand posts and articles, fourteen years of hard work….the article didn’t explain how Google decided what results were “reputable” and which were “hate groups” but it comes under pressure from Muslim leaders, and was bowing to their demands. Sharia blasphemy laws were being implemented by Google…. YOUTUBE - PROBLEMS WITH p.210 In late July and early August 2017 many of my videos were removed from YouTube…which was purging videos en masse under the guise of “hate speech” or “controversial religious or supremacist content.” They claimed it was to counter terrorism, when in fact it was to silence those who dissented. The other side of the Youtube story… The same week that YouTube was banning my videos, news came out that a group of British jihadis were preaching bloodsed and murder and recruiting for jihad in videos that You Tube left up for over a year. PAYPAL - PROBLEMS WITH p. 212 Paypal bans Geller - August 2017 The Heritage on Voice of America 2020/08/07 “The Voice of America’s One-Sided Coverage of Black Lives Matter Protests” Helle C. Dale https //www heritage org/progressivism/commentary/the-voice-americas-one-sided-coverage-black-lives-matter- protests Excerpt: The Voice of America, the U.S. Agency for Global Media’s flagship operation, is putting its own spin on coverage of the Black Lives Matter riots in the United States. It’s a spin consistent with much of the rest of the mainstream media—the CNNs of the world—and hardly represents an accurate image of what is going on in America today. An Aug. 1 Associated Press story run by the VOA about events in Portland, Oregon, described the nature of the protests, which it said have now become so peaceful that federal forces could be withdrawn: “Portland Protest Strives for Peace as U.S. Forces Drawn Down.” In fact, the presence of federal agents comes across as provoking violence, and their removal as the way to calm the waters. The demonstrations sound positive, even idyllic. Despite the fact that the feds were actually invited in to stop explosive violence raging out of control in Portland, with the widespread destruction of property and lives as a consequence, there was no mention of this constructive role in the story: A group identified as ‘Firefighters for Black Lives Matter’ gathered in a small park a couple miles west of the courthouse. Another group, ‘Unemployed Workers for Black Lives,’ began to march towards the federal building around 8 p.m. People stood next to a makeshift memorial, with the pictures and names of Black people killed by police, at the Waterfront Park. A parade of cars with Black Lives Matter signs taped to their windows slowed traffic in the city. Just after midnight, the crowd had grown to over 1,000 people who remained outside chanting “Black Lives Matter” and shouting the names of Black people killed by police. Groups were also standing together engaging in conversations about social injustice. The AP story is fairly typical of the coverage of race relations and Black Lives Matter at the Voice of America. https //www heritage org/progressivism/commentary/the-voice-americas-one-sided-coverage-black-lives-matter- protests CHINA CENSORSHIP, INTERFERENCE IN/OF USA MEDIA ABC (2020/02/19) US New Rules on State Owned Chinese Media Propaganda https //www abc net au/news/2020-02-19/us-new-rules-on-state-owned-chinese-media-propaganda- concerns/11979036 The Federalist 2020/05/04 A Rundown Of Major U.S. Corporate Media’s Business Ties To China: It seems a number of major US media outlets have financial ties to the Chinese Communist Party, and it shows in their coverage. https //thefederalist com/2020/05/04/has-china-compromised-every-major-mainstream-media-entity/ Excerpt of media companies listed in this article: The New York Times [Mexico-China complicity] Names, etc: Slim, Carlos - Mexico: Giant Motors joined ventures with China's JAC Motors, America Movil teaming up with Huawei Technologies Washington Post CNN Bloomberg MSN (2020/02/24) Expelled Wall Street journal reporters leave china after headline row https //www msn com/en-us/news/world/expelled-wall-street-journal-reporters-leave-china-after-headline-row/ar- BB10jIBy?ocid=spartandhp Photo caption: Wall Street Journal reporters Philip Wen (left) and Josh Chin walk through Beijing Capital Airport on their way out of China. Excerpt: Three reporters were ordered out of the country last week over what Beijing deemed a racist headline that the journalists were not involved in writing -- marking one of the harshest moves against foreign media in years. But analysts noted that the decision to revoke their press credentials came a day after Washington tightened rules on Chinese state media operating in the United States -- raising suspicion that Beijing had retaliated…. The Journal opinion piece -- headlined "China is the Real Sick Man of Asia" -- was written by a US professor who criticised the Chinese government's initial response to the coronavirus outbreak. China's foreign ministry said it was "racially discriminatory", and as the newspaper would not apologise, the three China-based reporters had their press cards revoked. Deputy bureau chief Josh Chin and reporter Chao Deng, both US nationals, as well as reporter Philip Wen, an Australian, were given five days to leave the country, according to the Journal. https //www msn com/en-us/news/world/expelled-wall-street-journal-reporters-leave-china-after-headline-row/ar- BB10jIBy?ocid=spartandhp Reuters 2018/05/11 Chinese censorship of Eurovision prompts LGBT community outcry. By Christian Shepherd. https //www reuters com/article/us-china-lgbt-censorship/chinese-censorship-of-eurovision-prompts-lgbt- community-outcry-idUSKBN1IC0KB Washington Examiner (2020/02/19) US designates five chinese media outlets as foreign missions of ruling communist party. by Jerry Dunleavy & Caitlin Yilek. https //www washingtonexaminer com/news/us-designates-five-chinese-media-outlets-as-foreign-missions-of- ruling-communist-party Excerpt: “Every single one of these entities does, in fact, work 100% for the Chinese government and the Chinese Communist Party," a senior State Department official told reporters during a briefing…Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Axios that “we are determined to treat China as it is, not as what we want it to be,” and that “in China, all media works for the Chinese Communist Party, as General Secretary Xi Jinping has explicitly stated.”…China Daily registered under FARA in 1983, but it is not without controversy. Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana and Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas, along with 33 other members of the House and Senate, sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr in early February urging him to investigate the outlets for apparent FARA violations. "These propaganda organs operate freely within the open American system, while journalists inside of China face massive restrictions,” Pompeo said of the five outlets. “We hope that the Chinese Communist Party will reconsider its treatment of journalists inside of China.” …All of this comes as the U.S. has stepped up its efforts against Chinese espionage and trade theft. The DOJ unveiled a 16 -count superseding indictment against Huawei last week, accusing the Chinese telecommunications giant of engaging in a global racketeering conspiracy to steal trade secrets and evade sanctions against North Korea and Iran. The U.S. has been warning its Western allies, especially its “Five Eyes” intelligence-sharing partners, not to use Huawei equipment for fear that the Chinese government could use “back door” access to spy on communications.
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