The Los Angeles Times has published an opinion column that has a title that is indistinguishable from China state media propaganda.
The title is “China rises as Trump cedes leadership in coronavirus crisis.”
Doyle McManus is the writer and according to his Twitter bio, Columnist for the Los Angeles Time and director of Georgetown University’s Journalism Program.
Here are some of Doyle’s other pieces, claiming Trump is fixated on Ukraine because Putin in and praising Mitt Romney.
— Doyle McManus (@DoyleMcManus) October 27, 2019
Mitt Romney deserves the mockery he got for creating Pierre Delecto. But he also deserves credit for standing up to @realDonaldTrump more forthrightly than any other GOP senator — and that will prove more important in the long run https://t.co/cnYAjqPPKX
— Doyle McManus (@DoyleMcManus) October 23, 2019
McManus writes in the new column:
In the best of all pandemic-ridden worlds, the coronavirus would spur powerful countries to cooperate with one another since everyone is facing the same danger.
Not this time. The United States and China have turned the pandemic into a battle zone in their struggle for global influence.
And so far, the United States is losing ground.
After bungling its initial response to the infections that first appeared in Wuhan, China appears to have largely contained the contagion and is delivering medical supplies to Italy, Spain and other hard-hit countries. Chinese President Xi Jinping spent last week on the phone offering well-publicized help to leaders around the world.
The White House bungled the U.S. response by failing to stockpile test kits and medical supplies, insisting that a travel ban with China would protect Americans. It didn’t. After initially sending aid to Italy, federal officials are now frantically trying to buy masks and other critically needed gear from other countries to cover shortages at home.
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