China Focus: Dangerous rhetoric, reporting doom U.S. understanding of China

In my latest editorial for China Focus, I examine how consistently negative political rhetoric and a compliant media harm America's understanding of China. Whether it is reporting about China’s military growth, economic development, human rights record or something else, these mainstream news media stories repeatedly fabricate the intentions of the Chinese government; the picture that … Continue reading China Focus: Dangerous rhetoric, reporting doom U.S. understanding of China

Bloomberg: China not eager, but ready, to expel U.S. journalists

Bloomberg reports the Chinese government continues to wait for the U.S. government to stop picking on Chinese journalists stationed in Washington. “If the U.S. continues to deliberately make things hard for our journalists, then we will have no choice but to take countermeasures, although we haven’t done so thus far,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua … Continue reading Bloomberg: China not eager, but ready, to expel U.S. journalists

FAIR: Western Media Incite Anti-Asian Racism When They Join in Cold War Against China

An opinion piece that reminds us Western media are complicit in the animus surrounding Asians. Despite WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus’s calls to avoid politicizing the virus and “pointing fingers,” because it would hinder international cooperation crucial to combating the pandemic, Western media have also echoed the Republican Party’s strategy of blaming China to avoid accountability … Continue reading FAIR: Western Media Incite Anti-Asian Racism When They Join in Cold War Against China

Nidhi Razdan doubles down on phishing claim

Flag of India, Wikipedia Nidhi Razdan — the Indian journalist who insists she was duped into believing she had been hired as a journalism professor at Harvard — has doubled down on her claim. In a lengthy blog post, Razdan states “my "appointment" to Harvard was all part of an elaborate and sophisticated phishing attack … Continue reading Nidhi Razdan doubles down on phishing claim

Important questions to consider in the Nidhi Razdan phishing claim

Flag of India, Wikipedia It’s increasingly difficult to believe Indian journalist Nidhi Razdan. She claims she was duped into believing she had an associate professorship waiting for her at Harvard University. Razdan took to social media on Friday, stating she had fallen victim to a phishing attack that had convinced her that she would be … Continue reading Important questions to consider in the Nidhi Razdan phishing claim

Indian journalist says she was duped into believing she had a teaching job at Harvard

Harvard Stadium, Cambridge, MA. Public domain photo. Something doesn’t add up. A prominent television journalist in India says she quit her job there because she was offered a faculty position at Harvard. The Boston Globe has the details. “While I was making preparations to take up my new assignment, I was later told that due … Continue reading Indian journalist says she was duped into believing she had a teaching job at Harvard

We must stop destroying our institutions

America enters 2021 still in the grip of a pandemic. One of the reasons coronavirus continues to burrow ever deeper into our society is the attack on science has succeeded; sufficient numbers of Americans believe coronavirus falls somewhere on a continuum of flu to hoax. The undermining of science is just one example of the … Continue reading We must stop destroying our institutions

Putin has Parkinson’s? Let’s consider this claim carefully

Public domain image If the news is true, then Russia will soon see the end of Vladimir Putin’s reign as president. If the news is true. The New York Post jumped all over a report in The Sun suggesting Putin would step down next year. Here’s the most relevant information from The Sun’s story: Moscow … Continue reading Putin has Parkinson’s? Let’s consider this claim carefully

What we’re not admitting when it comes to ASU journalist Rae’lee Klein

UPDATED: 1:55 p.m. EDT, 9-20-20; I've edited the First Amendment section of this post and expanded on the tolerance section. In adopting the point in the initial post that the First Amendment doesn't allow someone to be tossed in jail, I should have included a reminder about ASU being a public university. Rae’lee Klein is … Continue reading What we’re not admitting when it comes to ASU journalist Rae’lee Klein