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Establishment Media Torn Between Disdain for Trump and Hostility Toward China

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.orgHome – Stephen Lendman)

Establishment media march in lockstep with Washington’s imperial agenda.

They serve as press agents for its endless wars by hot and other means on nations it doesn’t control, along with ordinary people everywhere — at home and abroad.

China is US public enemy No. One because of its growing prominence on the world stage — not for any threat its ruling authorities pose to America and other nations.

No threats exist, so both right wings of the US war party invent them, including about Russia, Iran, and other nations free from control by Washington’s repressive boot.

Instead of uncompromising truth-telling and full disclosure, what journalism is supposed to be, establishment media feature state-approved managed news misinformation, disinformation, fake news, and Big Lies — notably on geopolitical issues.

The New Republic earlier called NYT neocon extremist Bret Stephens an “infamous bedbug…constantly clamor(ing) for war…equat(ing) freedom with Western domination” of sovereign states and their people worldwide.

The Times “foist(s)” him on its readers twice weekly, a disreputable over-the-top figure, featuring war-mongering, hate-mongering propaganda in lieu of all the news that’s fit to print. 

His latest column unleashed venom on China. Defying reality, he accused President Xi Jinping of “becom(ing) drastically more repressive at home, more aggressive abroad, and more shameless about both than at nearly any point since the death of Mao (sic),” adding:

“What stands out now is just how brazen Beijing has become (sic).”

“(W)hat you have is arguably the largest single theft of foreign property since Germany looted Europe in World War II (sic).” 

“Whatever else one might say against the Trump (regime), it isn’t lying about China (sic).”

Like virtually all other establishment media Chinaphobic propaganda pieces, Stephens presented no credible evidence backing his extremist claims because none exists.

Most important is what’s omitted from establishment media reports on China and other sovereign independent countries on the US target list for regime change that threaten no one.

Like Russia, Iran, Syria, North Korea, Venezuela, Cuba, and other nations US hardliners aim to transform into vassal states, China is at peace with other countries, at war with none, threatening none, working cooperatively with the world community.

Throughout the post-WW II period, Washington’s geopolitical agenda has been all about seeking dominance over other nations by pressure, bullying, threats, bribes, and war by hot and/or other means when other tactics fail.

China is a good neighbor, the US an unparalleled threat to world peace and stability.

What media hacks like Stephens and likeminded presstitutes omit is what’s most important to report.

Like other establishment media, the CIA house organ Washington Post maintains the illusion of democracy in America and the West, the notion abhorred by their right-wing extremist ruling class.

Ignoring their imperial agenda that features endless war on humanity at home and abroad, WaPo called for the US to lead the West against China, falsely accusing Beijing of “tightening totalitarianism and escalating belligerence (sic).”

At the same time, its editors slammed Trump’s “reckless, incoherent and unilateral offensive against Beijing that appears designed to boost his reelection campaign, not manage the complicated challenge posed by” bilateral relations.

WaPo was right about Trump, but failed to explain how he’s manipulated by Pompeo and likeminded recklessly dangerous extremists surrounding him.

Tit-for-tat consulate closures by Beijing and Washington accomplish nothing but advancing things toward rupturing bilateral relations and risking direct confrontation if US hardliners push things too far.

WaPo editors know the risk, yet stopped short of explaining it, saying only that Trump’s ordered closure of China’s Houston consulate “is a case study in (his) counterproductivity,” adding:

His regime knew in advance that Beijing would respond appropriately by ordering closure of a US consulate in the country, expelling its staff, including numerous CIA operatives engaged in espionage while masquerading as diplomats.

Commenting on Trump’s ordered closure of China’s Houston consulate, Wall Street Journal editors roared as follows:

Trump’s “reckless, incoherent and unilateral offensive against Beijing that appears designed to boost his reelection campaign, not manage the complicated challenge posed by” China.

Journal editors falsely blamed Beijing for hostile US actions against the nation, its ruling authorities, and people.

All nations spy on others, none as aggressively as the US worldwide, including against ordinary Americans.

Edward Snowden connected the dots on NSA spying against the world community of nations and their leadership.

The same is true about the entire US intelligence community.

US diplomatic facilities worldwide are infested with CIA spies — masquerading as diplomats, fooling no one.

Unrelated to national security at a time when America’s only enemies are invented, not real, information sought aims to give the US and corporate America a political and economic advantage in trade, geopolitical, and military relations.

The US extrajudicially records electronic communications at home and abroad worldwide.

Years earlier, Snowden said “I don’t want to live in a world where there’s no privacy and therefore no room for intellectual exploration and creativity.”

Intrusive Big Brother USA operates far more aggressively than other nations, requiring them to respond defensively.

Washington’s imperial agenda risks possible global war 3.0.

Instead of explaining the risk of hostile US actions against invented enemies, establishment media support what demands denunciation — providing press agent services for its war on humanity.

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Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.