Governor Whitmer is a thorn in the side of every conservative and every decent law-abiding American Patriot. Some say she’s far worse. Her Draconian laws and mandates are causing more death, a spiraling out of control economy and a very unsettled citizenry.
Governor Whitmer has no regard for the citizens of Michigan she has an agenda and it does not resemble or represent America.
Chinese State-run Outlet Continues Paying US Newspapers Millions to Publish Its Propaganda
By Li Hai
November 23, 2020 Updated: November 24, 2020
China Daily, the Chinese regime’s propaganda outlet, has spent millions for the past six months on U.S. publications, according to its statement (pdf) filed last week with the Department of Justice under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).
According to the statement, China Daily’s overall expenses from May 1 to Oct. 31 this year were above $4.4 million, in which around $3.1 million was spent on printing, advertising, and distribution, and about $1.3 million for payrolls and other operating expenses.
The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Foreign Policy, the Seattle Times are some of the notable receivers.
Los Angeles Times received $340,000 for advertisements and $111,501 for printing newspapers in the past six months.
The filing document shows China Daily paid US media outlets million for the past six months. (screenshot/The Epoch Times)
Over the past few years, China Daily has spent millions running supplements—called “China Watch”—containing propaganda disguised as news in major U.S. media outlets. These supplements are inserted as advertisements in newspapers or paid programs online.
However, scholars researching Chinese influence activities in the United States said in a 2018 report (pdf) that “it’s hard to tell that China Watch’s material is an ad.”
A paid insert of China Daily inside the Jan. 17, 2017 edition of the Wall Street Journal. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)
On Feb. 18, China Daily and four other media outlets from China were designated as Foreign Missions by the Department of State. On June 22, the Department of State designated another four news outlets from China as Foreign Missions.
“[General Secretary Xi Jinping] said ‘Party-owned media must. . . embody the party’s will, safeguard the party’s authority … their actions must be highly consistent with the party,’ in short, while Western media are beholden to the truth, PRC media are beholden to the Chinese Communist Party,” Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said in her statement in June.
China Daily’s previous financial filings (pdf) with the Justice Department showed that it paid more than $4.6 million to The Washington Post and nearly $6 million to the Wall Street Journal since November 2016. It also showed the outlet paid The New York Times $50,000 in 2018.
The Washington Post and The New York Times stopped running the advertising insert early this year.
The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, and the LA Times didn’t immediately respond to requests for comments from The Epoch Times.
According to China Daily’s recent filing, for the past six months, its total subscription and advertisement income was only $123,700.56. However, the “Fund from Headquarter Office” was $4,416,133.35, accounting for about 97.3 percent of total income.
China Daily is headquartered in Beijing, China. It is owned by the Publicity Department, an internal division of the CCP (China Communist Party).
2020 Presidential Election
Published November 23, 2020
Last Update 5 hrs ago
Campaign has just hours to file a brief in the case following the court’s decision
By Ronn Blitzer | Fox News
The Third Circuit Court of Appeals granted the Trump campaign’s request for an expedited review of a lower court’s decision to dismiss a lawsuit over voting in Pennsylvania.
Trump campaign attorney Jenna Ellis tweeted the news with an image of the court record Monday morning.
PENNSYLVANIA JUDGE THROWS OUT TRUMP LAWSUIT, CLEARING WAY FOR BIDEN WIN
The appeal comes after U.S. District Court Judge Matthew Brann in Pennsylvania threw out the campaign’s lawsuit, which sought an injunction that would stop the certification of the election in Pennsylvania. Most counties in the state are expected to certify their results on Monday.
The Trump campaign argued that the Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection under the law was violated by the state when counties took different measures to inform voters of technical issues that arose with the unprecedented number of mail-in ballots.
Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar, along with seven counties that were sued by the Trump campaign and where Joe Biden led, argued Trump had already raised similar claims.
TRUMP QUESTIONS WHY BIDEN FORMING CABINET AS HIS LEGAL TEAM CONTINUES VOTER-FRAUD FIGHT
Brann issued a blistering ruling in which he dismissed the case with prejudice, not allowing the Trump campaign to file an amended complaint.
“Plaintiffs ask this Court to disenfranchise almost seven million voters,” Brann said. “This Court has been unable to find any case in which a plaintiff has sought such a drastic remedy in the contest of an election, in terms of the sheer volume of votes asked to be invalidated.”
The campaign raised a narrow appeal of Brann’s denial of its motion to amend the complaint “solely on the basis of undue delay.” The campaign asked the Third Circuit to send the matter back down to the lower court “to promptly decide it on the merits and proceed expeditiously to a hearing to enjoin certifying the results of the Presidential Election.”
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The Third Circuit’s order says the Trump campaign has until 4 p.m. local time Monday to file a brief supporting its argument for overturning Brann’s decision. Boockvar has until the same time Tuesday to file theirs.
It remains to be seen whether the Third Circuit will call for oral arguments before issuing a ruling.
Fox News’ Caitlin McFall and The Associated Press contributed to this report.