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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Thursday, March 19, 2020

While the world fights the coronavirus pandemic, China is fighting a propaganda war. Beijing's war aim is simple: shift away from China all blame for the outbreak, the botched initial response, and its early spread into the broader world. At stake is China's global reputation, as well as the potential of a fundamental shift away from China for trade and manufacturing. Also at risk is the personal legacy of General Secretary Xi Jinping, who has staked his legitimacy on his technocratic competence. After dealing with the first great global crisis of the 21st century, the world must fundamentally rethink its dependence on China....

Yet no one knows if Beijing's claims that new indigenous cases are slowing down are true or not, given long-standing doubt about the veracity of any official Chinese statistics, and the party's failure to act in the early days of the coronavirus.

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Just yesterday I read Rep. Nunes telling people now is a good time to go out to restaurants, etc. China is hardly alone in their attempts to diminish the seriousness of this Pandemic. Less than a week ago posters right here were condemning CNN for even using the term Pandemic. Our President was telling us this was nothing to worry about. China did try to hide it at first but they quickly switched to trying to control it.

#2 | Posted by danni at 2020-03-19 06:32 PM | Reply

Chona should hire Fox News to handle their propaganda. They have 40% of the US believing an orange shartnado of lies.

#3 | Posted by bored at 2020-03-20 01:44 AM | Reply

"Once this pandemic runs its course China is going to face a global reckoning."

So, in 18 months then?
Why wait?

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-03-20 02:14 AM | Reply

Awwwwwwww Jeff is wishfully thinking again. Isn't that so sweet. The poor dear

#5 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2020-03-20 02:23 AM | Reply

If the spread of COVID19 and the Chinese government's lies and botched response takes down Xi and his administration, great.

If the spread of COVID19 and Trump's lies and botched response takes him and his administration down, even better.

#6 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-03-20 02:35 AM | Reply

"If the spread of COVID19 and Trump's lies and botched response takes him and his administration down, even better.
#6 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK "

With Joe "de Gaffe" Biden as his opponent, it will take a lot more to bring him down.

#7 | Posted by goatman at 2020-03-20 02:43 AM | Reply

With Joe "de Gaffe" Biden as his opponent, it will take a lot more to bring him down.

Compared to the nonsense the speed from spews from Trump's mouth and twitter feed 24/7?

Gaffes would be a welcomed change.

#8 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-03-20 03:03 AM | Reply

Compared to the nonsense that spews from Trump's mouth and twitter feed 24/7?

Gaffes are a welcome change.

#9 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-03-20 03:11 AM | Reply

"Gaffes would be a welcomed change.

#8 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK "

Gaffes won't get him elected, even if they are a welcome change.

#10 | Posted by goatman at 2020-03-20 03:25 AM | Reply

"If the spread of COVID19 and the Chinese government's lies and botched response takes down Xi and his administration, great."

In case you hadn't noticed, the Chinese government has more control now over their people than ever. Xi is not going anywhere.

#11 | Posted by sentinel at 2020-03-21 12:28 AM | Reply

"Gaffes won't get him elected,"

No, but the coming recession and 10% unemployment rate probably will.

#12 | Posted by sentinel at 2020-03-21 12:29 AM | Reply

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