NBC’s Ken Dilanian Called Out For ‘Deeply Irresponsible’ Report Praising China’s Coronavirus Response Over America’s
NBC national security correspondent Ken Dilanian received heavy criticism on Thursday over an article which praised China’s coronavirus response over the United States’ own efforts.
In his report titled, “As U.S. struggles to stem coronavirus, China asserts itself as global leader,” Dilanian and co-authors Dan De Luce and Carol E. Lee praised China for giving medical equipment to Italy.
“With Italy in dire need of medical equipment, an economic superpower stepped in to help. No, not the United States. It was China,” the article declared, noting that “Beijing last week promised Rome a thousand ventilators and 2 million masks.”
“The Trump administration, meanwhile, proposed slashing the U.S. contribution to the WHO last month and has said very little about international cooperation to stop the spread,” it continued, claiming, “Instead of providing aid abroad, Trump has been soliciting it.”
The article received a wave of criticism from conservatives on social media, with the majority of complaints directed at Dilanian himself.
You mean after they essentially burned down the world and contributed to the deaths of thousands they’re offering up one little care package?
China is a global leader is kicking off pandemics. https://t.co/oaCyosrPF0
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) March 26, 2020
Has NBC registered under FARA yet?
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) March 26, 2020
The virus originated in China and the Chinese Communist Party covered it up until it was too late to stop. Italy was China’s first victim. The fact that China sent a few masks to Italy is nothing compared to the billions we give to the W.H.O. each year. You are carrying water. https://t.co/vdaL6fbGFZ
— Alexander Muse (@amuse) March 26, 2020
This feels deeply irresponsible. https://t.co/At9opArQz4
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) March 26, 2020
You people are so pathetic with your open cheering for America’s greatest enemy: China
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) March 26, 2020
Sorry Ken, but China torching the entire neighborhood and then lending a couple of fire extinguishers to fight the inferno — does not equal “leadership.” https://t.co/8R5htAF8dX
— Steve Cortes (@CortesSteve) March 26, 2020
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