Xi, not China this time; how coy of him:
‘Blame Xi, not China, for the impact of the coronavirus’, Austin Lowe, Opinion Contributor — 03/25/20, the hill.com (two paragraphs of a propaganda piece)
“To refer to the coronavirus as the “Chinese virus,” as Trump and other members of the GOP leadership have, is deeply problematic. It is also misleading. The severity of the virus has nothing to do with action or inaction by the Chinese people; on the contrary, many Chinese citizens should be lauded for their efforts to sound the alarm on the issue.
Chinese experts who will fly to Italy to help fighting the coronavirus pneumonia on 11 March, 2020 © Photo by TPG/Getty Images
‘From villain to hero? After its badly botched response to the Covid-19 outbreak, China now seeks to be the world’s savior’, Damian Wilson, RT.com, March 20, 2020
“While China still faces criticism for its mishandling of the coronavirus outbreak at the start, first by refusing to admit it existed and then by arresting those doctors who tried to raise the alarm, when the government finally came to terms with reality it performed a massive U-turn in front of the entire watching world.
Now, while it seems to be mopping up the worst of its problems at home, Beijing has turned its attention abroad, sending experts and medical supplies to Italy – now surpassing the Chinese death toll from coronavirus with more than 3,400 victims – and Iran, where 1,284 people have died in the pandemic so far.” [snip]
Some local evidence:
Mr. wd called me from Cortez, CO at the beginning of his grocery-shopping misadventure early on Saturday morning. To put it mildly, he was agog, agape, and aghast during his first stop at Walmart. What he found were empty shelves where OTC pain relievers, etc., toilet paper, kleenex, paper towels, and likely paper napkins (he hadn’t checked), should have been. Most canned foods were also absent, and the wage slaves he’s friendly with reported that the meat aisle was likewise…empty. They were all horrified at the mammoth cartloads of shelf-stable foods being tugged about. Meat? Unless the shoppers had large freezers…well, not so stable.
‘Salisbury poisoning unleashed Russian bogeyman … but where are the Skripals 2 years on?’, Simon Rite, Rt.com, March 4, 2020
“It’s exactly two years to the day since the Russian spy and his daughter were novichoked in Salisbury, and we’ve still not seen hide nor hair of them.
First, Part 4 of UkraineGate (of a projected 8 parts) from Les-Crises.fr has been published.
three recent emails:
Dec. 15: “Ed Asner: 9/11 Government Obstruction and Misconduct
Politikḗ on Twitter: ‘Bellingcat’s new magnum opus’
On Dec. 3, this had come in on the Popular Resistance newsletter: ‘Omidyar’s Intercept Teams Up With War-Propaganda Firm Bellingcat’, Whitney Webb, Mintpressnews.com, December 3, 2019…and I’d thought close to ‘holy hell’ not for the third time!’ As I’d reported on that in a compendium diary on Oct. 2019: ‘All the Manufactured News That’s Fit to Believe™’ But when I’d come back and had clicked in to read more closely, at the top they’d noted:
“This article was originally published in October 2018. We are reposting this because Bellingcat recently won an Emmy Award for a documentary film.
Despite promoting itself as an “independent” and open-source investigation site, Bellingcat has received a significant portion of its funding from Google, which is also one of the most powerful U.S. military contractors and whose rise to prominence was directly aided by the CIA.” Well, Webb had named many more funding sources, but I’ll paste it in below the fold just in case you’d never read it and would like to.