NBC Under Fire for Parroting China’s Latest Coronavirus Stats Without Scrutiny: ‘Did A Communist Write This?’
Following a tweet from NBC News touting China having no more new reported coronavirus cases, critics on Twitter ripped the outlet for regurgitating talking points from the Chinese Communist Party, Tuesday.
“U.S. reports 1,264 coronavirus deaths in over 24 hours,” the NBC tweet stated, adding “Meanwhile in China, where the pandemic broke out, not a single new coronavirus death was reported.”
The story from NBC News noted that, as the death toll climbs in the United States with each day, China has moved to lift its lockdown after they have begun to report no new coronavirus cases.
Many have questioned the authenticity of coronavirus case numbers coming out of China, with CNN even running the headline “China changed how it counts coronavirus cases. The full picture is still far from complete,” on Feb. 14.
Twitter observers — particularly conservative — blasted NBC for pushing the Chinese government’s talking points:
NBC bought it. Hook, line and sinker. Well done China. Well done. https://t.co/ziVQTfz92L
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) April 7, 2020
The Chinese Communist Party, which relies heavily on information control to maintain power, has reported a miraculous zero new coronavirus deaths & NBC is running with that. Brilliant. https://t.co/4LdSoRtq6e
— Natalie Johnson (@nataliejohnsonn) April 7, 2020
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) April 7, 2020
Actually China told me they had a bunch of people straight up come back to life. So even better than zero! https://t.co/beh76aZnmh
— Caleb Howe (@CalebHowe) April 7, 2020
Find someone who loves you like the American media loves the CCP https://t.co/nFS5DF6ASb
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) April 7, 2020
I am shocked to see this level of dishonesty coming from the network that spiked the Harvey Weinstein story because it was too busy covering up the Matt Lauer story. https://t.co/bGrOpWbcgh
— Andrew Klavan (@andrewklavan) April 7, 2020
did a communist write this? https://t.co/KCttkJ6mxr
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) April 7, 2020
— Pamela Geller (@PamelaGeller) April 7, 2020
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) April 7, 2020
Regurgitating Communist propaganda is not journalism. https://t.co/O0jOUju5zM
— YAF (@yaf) April 7, 2020
China is shown to have lied the entire time about coronavirus and NBC news still runs with their story as a way to make us look worse.
Take a bow. https://t.co/3DKWFSK5yM
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) April 7, 2020
Man, China’s state media is really working overtime on the propaganda right now. Oh, wait… https://t.co/iOI57S7J83
— Jarrett Stepman (@JarrettStepman) April 7, 2020
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) April 7, 2020
Years from now, history books will recount how U.S. media freely broadcasted Chinese propaganda to help absolve them of any blame during a pandemic. https://t.co/khFSebSdXj
— Cabot Phillips (@cabot_phillips) April 7, 2020
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