One has to love the irony of this, the left, who has pressed the narrative, even now, of Russian collusion with Trump, have their hands so deep in the pockets of the Chinese, even when they acknowledge that the leadership of China is acting like “Nazi’s” they are still demanding their reporters put out nothing that will paint them in a bad light.
“Six years ago, Bloomberg News killed an investigation into the wealth of Communist Party elites in China, fearful of repercussions by the Chinese government,” reports the far-left NPR.
Bloomberg “successfully silenced the reporters involved. And it sought to keep the spouse of one of the reporters quiet, too.”
According to NPR, the Chinese ambassador got wind of an embarrassing story and warned Bloomberg not to publish the story, they went ahead and published, this resulted in the reporter fleeing to even a further left-leaning site, the New York Times were he came under death threats for daring to publish the story.
The reporter, Mike Forsythe, and his wife, Leta Hong Fincher, were living in Hong Kong at the time, they were forced to flee for their safety.
The problem with Bloomberg began when “the reporting team pursued the next chapter, focusing on Chinese leaders’ ties to the country’s richest man, Wang Jianlin.”
This story was killed. It never ran.
According to NPR, the reasons were finally revealed in an October 2013 conference call led by Bloomberg’s then-editor-in-chief and co-founder, Matthew Winkler. Someone recorded the call, and NPR says it obtained the recording.
The alleged transcript reveals what any serious media watcher already knows: America’s elite media kowtow to the communist Chinese in the same way the press kowtowed to the communist Soviet Union decades ago. These greedy, power-hungry media freaks love communism, love communists, and are desperate to be their useful idiots — even at the expense of truth, their integrity, what’s best for their own country, and what’s best for humanity:
“It is for sure”It is for sure going to, you know, invite the Communist Party too, you know, completely shut us down and kick us out of the country,” Winkler said. “So, I just don’t see that as a story that is justified.”
Winkler returned to those fears repeatedly. “The inference is going to be interpreted by the government there as we are judging them,” Winkler said. “And they will probably kick us out of the country. They’ll probably shut us down, is my guess.”
Winkler suggested reporters could find a uniquely “Bloomberg” way to cover the wealth of Chinese ruling elites. But he added a caution about covering the regime.
“It has to be done with a strategic framework and a tactical method that is … smart enough to allow us to continue and not run afoul of the Nazis who are in front of us and behind us everywhere,” Winkler said, according to the audio reviewed by NPR and verified by others. “And that’s who they are. And we should have no illusions about it.“
“There’s a way to use the information you have in such a way that enables us to report, but not kill ourselves in the process and wipe out everything we’ve tried to build there[.]” [emphasis added]
Most startling here is that Winkler is quoted as calling the Chinese leaders “Nazis,” yet he then, after making such a statement, tells his staff to make sure these “Nazis” don’t feel judged by the papers’ coverage.
The hypocrisy is astounding, the very paper which has made it their mission to label all of us Trump supporters as racist, they are willing to cover for a nation that has concentration camps where they exterminate the worst offenders of their Muslim minorities, the rest they reeducate.
Why Bloomberg, New York Times, or others like CNN and MSNBC think they have to carry water for the communist tyrants in China is beyond me. This is the same paper that none stop accuses Trump of collusion. We find the reason they were yelling so loudly is they were guilty of this themselves.
I have found over the years when a liberal is up in arms and accusing me of something; I take a hard look at them, and 95% of the time, they are doing precisely what they are accusing others of.
According to Breitbart:
At the time of those remarks, Mike Bloomberg was still mayor of New York. He returned to his company two months later. Later that year, Forsythe was suspended after the company accused him of “leaking word of the controversy to other news outlets.” Eventually, he was fired, but he had already signed a nondisclosure agreement.
According to NPR, “Bloomberg News pressured someone else to sign a nondisclosure agreement: Forsythe’s wife, Fincher.”
If Fincher spoke up, Bloomberg threatened to sue Forsythe for tens of thousands of dollars. Forsythe’s story eventually ran at the far-left Times, and Fincher told her story in The Intercept as the controversy arose during the 2020 presidential election over then-presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg’s history of nondisclosure agreements.
The paper NPR is not upset that they found Bloomberg so deep into the pockets of the Chinese; they were more upset that they got caught.