CNN Republishes Chinese State Propaganda in Coronavirus Report

CNN has been caught republishing exact talking points from the Chinese government in one of its latest reports on the coronavirus, as reported by Fox News.

In the report, CNN reported on the Chinese government’s efforts to halt the spread of the coronavirus in one of the branches of its military, with the headline “China’s PLA Navy is controlling coronavirus and aircraft carrier’s deployment proves it.”

The CNN article even goes so far as to praise the Chinese military’s efforts, while criticizing the United States military for allegedly failing to do the same with similar outbreaks on several aircraft carriers, saying “The PLA Navy has no such issues.”

The Daily Caller highlighted several key instances of how the CNN report lined up with China’s PLA military press release almost word-for-word.

The move was widely condemned on social media by figures on both sides of the political spectrum, including Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), and the Washington Post’s Isaac Fish. CNN has not responded to requests for comment from Fox and other outlets asking to address the controversy.

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About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

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