Brandon Martin calls for U.S. national media to "stop parroting totalitarian propaganda."
SIERRA VISTA, AZ – March 31, 2020
Brandon Martin, Republican candidate for Arizona's Second Congressional District, addressed the U.S. national media's credulous fawning over China's COVID-19 crisis management with the following statement:
"According to official Chinese government data, 50,006 people were infected with the COVID-19 virus in Wuhan with 2,535 dying from the disease. For anyone counting the urns coming in and out of Wuhan, they will find the tallies greatly exceed the 'official' numbers reported by the Chinese Communist Party.
"Perhaps the U.S. national media and wire services should stop swallowing Chinese propaganda hook-line-and-sinker. It is disturbing to see American journalists praise Chinese officials for their crisis mastery, as though these journalists were paid-up mouthpieces for the Politburo. Journalism is about getting to the truth. Parroting press releases from China's Foreign Ministry is not journalism.
"In other news, North Korea has zero cases of COVID-19. Because they're either lying or Kim Jong-un has executed everyone infected. This is the quality of the regimes America's national media are covering for. U.S. national media must stop parroting totalitarian propaganda. The same totalitarian regimes they praise send reporters to prison - or worse - for attempting to report the truth."
Republican Brandon Martin is running for the U.S. House of Representatives in Arizona's Second Congressional District located in Southeastern Arizona. Brandon is an Army combat veteran running to support President Trump's agenda, secure the border, and champion 2A, vets and our military, deregulation, small business, and American workers.