Cotton: NYT Runs ‘Chinese Communist Propaganda’

Cotton: NYT Runs ‘Chinese Communist Propaganda’

July 25, 2020

Thursday on Fox News Channel’s America’s Newsroom, Republican Sen. Tom Cotton, who sparked controversy earlier this year when the New York Times caved to Cancel Culture and apologized for publishing his op-ed, slammed the Times for running an op-ed by a Chinese molecular neurobiologist, stating that the paper “will run explicit Chinese Communist propaganda, but they can’t run op-eds from Republican senators.”

In response to the Times publishing “My Relatives in Wuhan Survived. My Uncle in New York Did Not” by Dr. Yi Rao, Cotton said, “So, I guess the New York Times op-ed page now will run explicit Chinese Communist propaganda, but they can’t run op-eds from Republican senators. Let’s take a closer look at this author. He was a Chinese national. He immigrated here. He even naturalized to the United States, swore allegiance to our nation, and said he wanted to be an American citizen, but then he left and went back to China and renounced his citizenship, apparently because he didn’t like George W. Bush’s policies.

“There’s no doubt that this is just another effort by the Chinese Communist Party to exercise influence operations through the organs of American culture and media,” Cotton continued. “It’s disappointing to see the New York Times run propaganda like this, but it’s not terribly surprising.”

Not only is it not terribly surprising, it’s predictable. The New York Times has been nothing but a leftist propaganda outlet since at least the 1930’s. It’s an enemy of the American people.

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