Our nation’s leading Spanish-language networks are not exempt from being susceptible to Chinese propaganda, as Telemundo has recently displayed.
Watch below as Telemundo’s news programming pushed three separate instances of Communist Chinese propaganda:
JOSÉ DÍAZ-BALART: Cristina, the president also created controversy by calling it the “Chinese virus”.
CRISTINA LONDOÑO: José, he no longer calls it “coronavirus”. He calls it the “Chinese virus”. Many people have told him that that’s a racist remark that could spawn hatred. He insists that this is not the case, that it comes from over there, and points out that it was Chinese officials who said several days ago that the virus was brought to that country by the U.S. military.
ROGELIO MORA-TAGLE: The Trump Administration has also been asked to take measures similar to those taken in China: to build new hospitals exclusively for treatment of COVID-19 patients, a measure that, per the World Health Organization, helped the Asian nation save many lives. Hospitals in the United States are on the verge of facing a crisis that is only similar to those during times of war.
NICOLE SUÁREZ: Meanwhile, China reports no new cases within Hubei Province, where the outbreak began. National authorities indicated that the cases therein are those of persons who came from abroad, and although this doesn’t mean that China is free from the virus, it does show that their epidemic containment strategy has worked.
The three instances of Chinese propaganda shown by Telemundo within an 18-hour period are, to wit:
- That addressing the pandemic by its geographical origin is now racist
- That China’s handling of the outbreak “saved lives” and is worth emulating, and:
- That China’s government reporting on containment is somehow credible.
Telemundo seems intent on mirroring the rest of the liberal media’s “Blame America” coverage of the Wuhan virus, and on asking its audience to accept Chinese propaganda at face value. Telemundo's audience deserve better, and the market continues to cry out for an alternative.