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ANALYSIS – A new investigative report has uncovered that the Washington Post’s owners at Amazon are working hand-in-hand on a despicable propaganda project with Communist China. The project’s goal? To sell a fake version of the brutal totalitarian communist regime to the West.

The Reuters report notes that most recently Amazon banned reader reviews on its Chinese website so no one could critique a collection of speeches by Chinese dictator Xi Jinping.


But this isn’t a one-off thing. Reuters explains that this was “part of a deeper, decade-long effort by the company to win favor in Beijing to protect and grow its business in one of the world’s largest marketplaces.”

As part of this joint, pro-China propaganda effort, Amazon created a book selling portal on the company’s U.S. site, Amazon.com – known as ‘China Books.’  Significantly, the key operative on this project is Jay Carney, the former press secretary for Barack Obama and Joe Biden, who is now the global head of Amazon’s lobbying and public policy operations.

The transition from peddling fake news at the White House to shilling for Communist China appears to have been a natural one for Carney.

The Daily Signal notes that: “According to Chinese government reports, during a 2018 trip to Beijing, Carney promised an alternate member of the Communist Party central committee that Amazon would make ‘every effort’ to promote China Books and make it ‘bigger and stronger.’”

How does this effort work? Start by including insulting and offensive books praising the Chinese dictatorship which could have been written by Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels.

For one, take the paperback titled “Incredible Xinjiang: Stories of Passion and Heritage” by the “Xinhua News Agency Team.”  Tim Graham at the Daily Signal reminds us:

Xinjiang province is where China interns 1 million ethnic Uyghurs in concentration camps. But the book touts a local online comedy show in Xinjiang, where an actor plays a local “country bumpkin” and insists ethnicity is “not a problem” there. This echoes the lying communist denial that there is any mistreatment of minorities.

Amazon also helps push communist China’s COVID propaganda. One such book is titled “Stories of Courage and Determination: Wuhan in Coronavirus Lockdown” by “The Editorial Board.” Wuhan is of course the original epicenter of COVID -19. Another book on this pandemic includes introductory commentary from Xi: “Our success to date has once again demonstrated the strengths of [the Communist Party of China] leadership and Chinese socialism.”

In response to Reuters’ questions, writes Graham:

Amazon said it “complies with all applicable laws and regulations, wherever we operate, and China is no exception.” It added, “As a bookseller, we believe that providing access to the written word and diverse perspectives is important. That includes books that some may find objectionable.”

Oh, come on! In America, Amazon has banned the sale of conservative books on the wrong side of the LGBT censors, such as “When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment” by Ryan Anderson, but it sells preposterous Communist Chinese propaganda because it proclaims “diverse perspectives” are important.

Amazon’s perverse reply removes any doubt about where it stands. As Graham concludes: “Media companies that genuflect to Chinese tyranny should take down their brave mottos or proclamations that they’re warriors for democracy and transparency and resistance … starting with The Washington Post.”

The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of AmericanActionNews.com




Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.

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Dan
Dan
7 months ago

No more Amazon for me. I’ll be deleting the app asap

Norma Joyce Jenkins
Norma Joyce Jenkins
7 months ago

No surprise here Obama and Mikey both are communist and I am going to get Amazon off of my bank account it’s time we all stood up about these people I do not understand why the progressive think they’re so smart when they’re trying to make our country a socialist country they’re going to go down in history as for everything that I’ve done

Brian
Brian
7 months ago

“…I do not understand why the progressive think they’re so smart…”

The Democrats realized years ago that their base will believe whatever they are told, without question and without scrutiny, and a complicit media (American Pravda) is more than happy to help. Further evidence that they aren’t very smart is in their belief that the entire Country is buying the load of garbage they’re trying to sell.

I’ve always said “to be fair, not all Liberals are as stupid as I believe them to be. Conversely, not a single one of them is as smart as they believe themselves to be“.

SDOFAZ
SDOFAZ
7 months ago
Reply to  Brian

Well Said Brian! Could not have expressed this root problem with Amazon and the other business owners and fake news myself. Would add that I have curbed all business with the businesses who though American born have stabbed this nation in the back and business should be seriously falling off for them in the USA!

Bella
Bella
7 months ago

Defund Amazon and the Washington Post and anything that’s has to do with the Democratic Party, they’re a waste or time and money,use your energy for the good of the American People.Time to take our government back from these so call Woke.

colleen
colleen
7 months ago
Reply to  Bella

They want to turn the United States into another Communist China and control the population just like they do in China. Too bad more of the real information about Obama wasn’t released when he was first running for office. It sure could have avoided all this “planted Marxists” all over our country. Now what a job to root them out! They have brainwashed so many people, the big phonies!

Al E Gator
Al E Gator
7 months ago
Reply to  colleen

True, true and true