Senator Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are demanding that the United States save Gaza from the coronavirus and Israel, which it hardly has, without caring about what’s going on in China, where the Wuhan Virus originated, meanwhile Republicans are looking at the PRC’s treatment of whistleblowers whose videos and pictures warned us of the threat that their regime was covering up.
And the brave whistleblowers who drew the world’s attention to the virus. They, not the PRC, as the media has falsely claimed, were the ones who were buying us time.
A U.S. congressman is calling on the State Department to urge China to investigate the disappearance of three Chinese citizen journalists who sought to expose the impact of the coronavirus on the Chinese city of Wuhan.
In a letter dated Tuesday, Republican Representative Jim Banks asked the U.S. government to seek a probe into the fates of Fang Bin, Chen Qiushi and Li Zehua. According to media reports, they went missing after taking videos and publishing them online including images of overwhelmed hospitals and corpses piled in a minibus.
“All three of these men understood the personal risk associated with independently reporting on coronavirus in China, but they did it anyway,” Banks wrote, alleging that the Chinese government “imprisoned them – or worse.”
Don’t look for much in the way of action.
The Democrats won’t touch this. And the State Department will follow its usual trajectory. Meanwhile the chattering media classes will push more Jamal Khashoggi spam. Real whistleblowers who may have lost their lives trying to save the world will be forgotten.