MSNBC host Chris Hayes shamelessly shared and promoted an image created by a Chinese government ‘news source’ which denigrated the United States during its independence day celebrations.
As The Daily Wire reports:
MSNBC, which frequently accuses its critics of spreading foreign propaganda, saw one of its own prime-time hosts share a Chinese government “news” agency’s image intended to denigrate the U.S. as it celebrated Independence Day.
Chris Hayes, who anchors “All In” during the 8 p.m. Eastern time slot opposite Tucker Carlson, retweeted an image from Xinhua News Agency that presented American constitutional liberties as the gateways to mass violence.
Xinhua tweeted a message on July 5, the legal observance of Independence Day this year, saying, “How a gun-happy nation spends its #FourthofJuly weekend.” The accompanying editorial cartoon shows two well-to-do men toasting while a wild-eyed street thug stands on a blood-spattered grave firing an AR-15 with one hand and a semiautomatic pistol with the other. The caption reads, “To Freedom … Of Shooting!”
Continue to be grimly fascinated by how much America’s truly exceptional levels of gun violence figure in the perception of the country around the world. https://t.co/axcW21Pp18
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) July 6, 2021
Hayes seemed to take that example of state-run media at face value, indicating that it could help Americans understand what the rest of the world genuinely believes about the U.S.
Is it really a coincidence that the news agency of a totalitarian and communist state like China would be promoting anti-gun propaganda, and that Hayes would uncritically share it? Let us know what you think in the comments below.