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Posted by: TEEBONE ģ

02/09/2021, 19:58:37

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Did an NYT Columnist Really Say These Two Things Are What Makes China Better than the US?

Matt Vespa
4-4 minutes

All I can say is God bless the crew at Newsbusters. Not because thatís where I got my first taste at monitoring and exposing media bias as an intern there, but because they have to watch some of the biggest clowns in the liberal establishment spew their idiocy on a daily basis. We all know the media is 1000x worse now than anything that occurred under Obama. Back then, some Aspirin could alleviate the headache you received from watching MSNBC and CNN. Now, you need straight-up opiates to maintain a level-head. How they keep sane is beyond me, especially after watching this segment with New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman who decided to heap praise on China. Apparently, the "China good, America bad" narrative he constructed here is solely based on the fact that our main economic and military rival has fast trains and no Republicans.

I wish I could be making this up, but thatís the gist right there. China has really fast trains and they donít elect people like Marjorie Taylor Greene into the National Peopleís Congress, or something. Yeah, an authoritarian government has no time for electing crazy people like that. Are you kidding me, Tom? You say America is unserious and then you deliver that braindead lecture. Youíre actually going to compare elected leaders (you can put air quotes around elected Chinese politicians by the way) and voting rights between our two countries and come out on the side ofÖBeijing? The nation with an appalling human rights record that crushes its own people is better becauseÖthere are no nutty Republicans there? Oh, and the Chinese are only in the midst of executing a high-tech genocide right now, but letís just ignore that. It blows up the whole pro-China advocacy here. Anyway, hereís the exchange Freidman had with CNNís Chris Cuomo, which was clipped and analyzed by Nicholas Fondacaro (via†Newsbusters):

New York Times columnist Tom Friedman has a long history of being a communist China sympathizer, singing their praises and being their mouthpiece whenever he can. And during a Monday appearance on CNNís Cuomo Prime Time (in which Chris Cuomo often hails Friedman for his supposed intellect), the commie backer argued that China was better than the United States because they had fast trains and didnít need to deal with Republicans.


Friedman then praised China for having a bullet train while some Americans had chosen to elect conspiracy theorist Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA):

You know, Chris, do you know that it takes four hours and 18 minutes to take the bullet train from Beijing to Shanghai? And it takes 21 hours to take the train from New York to Chicago. And they're both about the same distance.

I can't -- I'll tell you something they weren't thinking about in China this week. They weren't thinking about some knucklehead. They weren't spending the week thinking about a knucklehead who claimed 9/11 didn't happen. They weren't thinking about some guy who is a Q-Anon shaman.

You simply cannot make this up. Look, if you donít elect crazy people and have good infrastructure, you can kill anyone you donít like. I guess thatís a new NYT standard or something. It also seems like a joke, but it isnít. Our media establishment is either afraid to take on China or are bought and paid by them. You see it more and more every day, but this is just straight-up insanity. Decent people should be second-hand embarrassed by this segment.


Democrats wouldn't buy a clue if it was government subsidized.

Liberals are people who stand on their heads and insist that the world is upside-down.

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