Every now and then, life confronts you with a “you know there’s a problem when…” moment. For example, you know that late-night entertainment has a self-perception problem when one of their top hosts doesn’t think there’s any such thing as an “extreme liberal.”
Well, thanks to the Chinese Communist Party’s lengthy “Human Rights Record of the United States in 2016” report, we are confronted with a hilarious irony.
In the section of the report entitled “Political Rights Undermined," China’s Communist government accuses the U.S. media of failing “to be objective and impartial.”
“U.S. media published a lot of biased reports and commentaries during the 2016 election, fully demonstrating their failure in staying objective or impartial. The media clearly chose their side in covering the election. Among the top 100 newspapers based on daily circulation, 57 endorsed the Democratic nominee while 2 the Republican, according to data revealed by the media endorsements count conducted by University of California, Santa Barbara.”
That’s right. China’s Communist government, which controls media coverage, restricts internet speech, and is one of the world’s worst human rights abusers, is now accusing U.S. media of being too biased. And what's even worse, they're right.
If that’s not deliciously ironic, I don’t know what is.