CNN presenter Jake Tapper blasted Hollywood on Sunday during the State of the Union show for his silence on human rights abuses in China – after CNN played down those same abuses and helped elect Joe Biden, who is compromised by ties to China.
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Jake Tapper blew up Hollywood, Silicon Valley and the NBA during CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday for undoubtedly pursuing business with China despite human rights violations committed by the administration of Xi Jinping.
The presenter called on US businesses to follow the lead of the Women’s Tennis Association, which canceled events it was scheduled to host in China after tennis player Peng Shuai accused former Deputy Prime Minister Zhang Gaoli of sexually assaulting her.
He compared this with the fact that the NBA continues to host events in China as the International Olympic Committee continues its plans to host the Beijing Winter Olympics in February, even though IOC officials said they had been in contact with Shuai.
“Millionaires and billionaires in Hollywood, the NBA, the CIO and Wall Street are all so hungry for Chinese money that they claim none of this is happening,” Tapper said. “There is no money that can buy enough soap to wash this blood off their hands.”
But as NewsBusters noted, CNN has played the same game on several occasions. Last month, it added an “editor’s note” to an editorial on CNN.com about China’s human rights violations. against Muslim Uyghurs, noting that China has denied the allegations.
The network took months to report that the Chinese Communist Party regime lied to the world about the COVID-19 outbreak even as it kept a continuous tally of deaths during President Donald Trump’s administration (now abandoned under Biden, even though more Americans have died from the coronavirus pandemic under Biden, and despite the availability of vaccines Trump developed as part of Operation Warp Speed).
And earlier this year, CNN was criticized for its “glowing” coverage of the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party and its apparent glorification of the Chinese dictator, Xi Jinping.
Additionally, CNN did its best to demonize Trump for four years and promote Joe Biden in the 2020 election, while ignoring serious concerns about Biden’s ties to China, including through trade deals involving Biden’s son. , Hunter Biden.
CNN’s Brian Stelter even applauded the establishment media and Silicon Valley for censoring reports on Hunter Biden’s laptop, some of which showed Hunter Biden had organized a joint venture with a government-linked Chinese company in which Joe Biden – the “big guy” – was holding a 10% stake.
This evidence was corroborated by Hunter Biden’s former business partner. And yet, Stelter praised the censorship of history, saying such efforts need to be more aggressive.
Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). He is the author of the recent eBook Ni Free ni Fair: The 2020 US Presidential Election. His latest book, RED NOVEMBER, tells the story of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary from a conservative perspective. He is the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni scholarship recipient. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.