A while back during a press briefing on Coronavirus, President Trump was asked an odd question by a Chinese reporter. Trump’s ears perked up and he asked the reporter where she was from. She said the stations call letters and mentioned Arizona. That was enough to get Trump curious and after some digging, he discovered they were a secret China-run propaganda radio station using a loophole to broadcast in the United States.
“Who are you working for, China?” Trump asked during Monday’s White House coronavirus task force briefing. “Do you work for China? Or are you with a newspaper? Who are you with?”
The reporter responded that she works for Phoenix TV, a Chinese media company based in Hong Kong sympathetic to Beijing.
“Who owns that, China? Is it owned by China? Is it owned by the state?” Trump asked.
“It’s a private-owned company,” she said.
“OK. Good,” Trump said, before moving on. “Look, I’ll let you know. I’ll give you a good answer to that in a few months.”
You can watch the video below:
This woman is a reporter for Phoenix TV
US Intelligence identified Phoenix TV as a “major overseas outlet used to spread propaganda & promote the policies of the Communist government in Beijing”
RT if she should be removed from the White House grounds pic.twitter.com/Y6hpmyg3F3
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) April 6, 2020
But it wasn’t “good.” Trump’s curiosity was peaked and as a result, he had them shut down.
A radio station controlled by the Chinese Communist Party propaganda outlet Phoenix TV has been ordered by the Trump administration to cease its broadcasts within 48 hours.
The Federal Communications Commission ruled on Monday that a Mexico-based radio station owned in part by Phoenix TV—one of the Communist regime’s leading propaganda organs—must end its broadcasts due to its failure to disclose its ties to China.
Prior to the FCC’s ruling, the station was exploiting a loophole that allows content produced in the United States to be broadcast from foreign radio towers, such as those in Mexico. Phoenix TV, which is headquartered in California, produced its content domestically and then used the more powerful Mexican station to broadcast across the U.S. border.
The FCC denied a license for that radio station, XEWW-AM, because it “failed to include in their application a key participant, Phoenix Radio, which produces the Mandarin programming in its studio,” the agency disclosed. Phoenix Radio, Phoenix TV’s radio affiliate, was using the station to broadcast Chinese propaganda across Southern California, in violation of FCC statutes.
Phoenix TV first found itself in Congress’s crosshairs earlier this year, after one of its reporters confronted President Donald Trump during a White House briefing about the coronavirus pandemic and Chinese government efforts to cover up the illness. The station’s presence at the White House generated concerns about the proliferation of Chinese state-controlled press organs in the United States.
This move to shut down the Chinese propaganda station wouldn’t have happened if Trump wasn’t tipped off by the strange question, but also its thanks in part to Senator Ted Cruz who has been trying to shut them down since April.
Cruz led the charge to dismantle the Mexican station over its ties to Phoenix TV.
As a matter of fact, Cruz introduced legislation exposing how Phoenix TV was using a series of corporate cutouts to purchase the Mexican radio station and use its airwaves to broadcast Communist propaganda in the United States.
Where there is one, there’s more. Let’s hope the U.S. and FCC hunt down anymore Chinese bad guys who are trying to poison our airways with communist propaganda.
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