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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 12:03 PM

"As someone who has had my press credentials denied by authoritarian China, I never thought I'd see



As someone who has had my press credentials denied by authoritarian China, I never thought I'd see this crap happen in the US. And this "most reporters are okay but @Acosta is aggressive" thing is the EXACT line Chinese propaganda printed about me. It's a tactic, people.

Right now, they're singling out @Acosta. But tomorrow it'll be Journalist X. And later Journalist Y and Z. It can happen very quickly. And of course, there's always something wrong with the reporter. They'll go back ten years to find something you misreported if they have to.

They'll start casting suspicion about not just your work, but your very character. All they need is a whiff of anything unsavory. And it'll be a talking point different people in the government will say, in public and private.

And you know what? This too will just be today's news, a blip. Because we're in the era of the exhausted majority. This too, I saw in China. Ordinary, decent people with busy lives who have no energy to be exhausted or outraged by politics.

And that, folks, is how a billion+ people in China live in an authoritarian state. Guess what? You don't feel daily oppression in an authoritarian country. You have Starbucks and the usual normal people stuff. But

While you don't feel daily oppression in an authoritarian country, part of my job was to see what happened when the state DID cross paths with ordinary people. And when it does, law and justice are not there for you, and trust me, it's BAD.

BY THE WAY WHITE HOUSE REPORTERS: Something foreign correspondents in places like Beijing and Moscow have learned: Hang together, or else you'll hang separately. My peers supported me when I got expelled from China. That stuff matters.

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northoftheborder Nov 8 #1
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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 12:11 PM

1. They should all boycott WH press briefings. Nothing is learned there anywhere.

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Response to northoftheborder (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 12:24 PM

2. And that would make it easier for Fox to put out pure propaganda. Someone has to bear witness.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 12:31 PM

3. Melissa Chan: I hope we hear more from her. nt

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 12:36 PM

4. K&R...

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