Pretty much every U.S. ‘mainstream media’ outlet has been regurgitating Chinese propaganda regarding the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic for days, but some have been much more enthusiastic about it, like NBC News.
The outlet’s social media staff tweeted this message on Tuesday: “U.S. reports 1,264 coronavirus deaths in over 24 hours. Meanwhile in China, where the pandemic broke out, not a single new coronavirus death was reported.”
The virus killed 1,264 over 24 hours in the U.S. as of 2:05 am ET on Tuesday, according to NBC New’s tracker. A total of 10,906 have been recorded killed by COVID-19.
Meanwhile China, where the pandemic broke out, claimed that not a single new death was reported, and the city of Wuhan in Hubei province, where the new virus was first identified, prepared for lockdown measures to be lifted.
While the U.S. media often report President Trump’s comments about various topics in some variation of this — “Trump said, without evidence” — NBC News lapped up the Chinese propaganda without a smidge of skepticism or doubt.
Even though it’s been well-reported by now that the Communist Chinese government has lied repeatedly about the virus and throughout the pandemic.
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Later in the story, NBC News reported additional alleged “official” data — and again, without a hint of skepticism:
Health officials reported 32 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus in mainland China on Monday, all of them imported, bringing the total to 81,740.
The former epicenter of the epidemic, Wuhan, reported only two new confirmed cases in the past 14 days.
“To begin with, the idea China suffered only 81,740 cases of the coronavirus is an audacious lie and NBC matter-of-factly passing that number along is a deliberate propaganda trick to blithely pretend it’s a fact,” writes Breitbart News’ John Nolte.
“Secondly, reporting that life is going back to normal in Wuhan, the epicenter of this pandemic, based on photos released by the communist government, is once again NBC deliberately seeking to misinform the American public,” he continued.
The Epoch Times, which has been doing yeoman’s work in reporting the truth about what’s really going on in China, has repeatedly caught the regime lying about official coronavirus illness and death figures:
Information provided by residents at the epicenter of the CCP virus in Wuhan, China, indicates that the real death toll there could be over 32,000, which is 12.7 times the official figure.
The Hubei provincial health commission announced on March 23 that in the whole of Wuhan, 2,524 people had died of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, commonly known as novel coronavirus. Wuhan is the capital of Hubei.
Medical specialists’ reports in the Lancet and other magazines revealed that Chinese authorities have been lying about the virus outbreak since day one. The real situation in Wuhan and the whole of China has been covered up.
In fact, leaked documents indicate that coronavirus infections in many provinces are purposefully being underreported, sometimes by as much as 52 times, the outlet notes.
Meanwhile, China’s global propaganda outfit, the World Health Organization, has come under fire from American journalists for been spreading false coronavirus figures and covering for the authoritarian regime for months.
As for Nolte, he sees another motivating factor for NBC’s desultory fact-checking and deceptive reporting.
“NBC is not only lying to the public for partisan reason, NBC is owned by Comcast, a multinational company that does business in China, including its Universal Pictures branch, that desperately needs its movies to gain access to China’s movie theaters,” he writes.