Chinese propaganda outlet The Global Times celebrated Enes Kanter Freedom’s cut from the NBA last week, and mocked the anti-Chinese Communist Party basketball player as a “below-average player” who has “who has been ignorant and arrogant on China’s core interests and internal affairs.”
Kanter Freedom on Thursday was traded by the Boston Celtics to the Houston Rockets, where he was waived shortly thereafter.
The Celtics used him in 25 of 53 games at 11.7 minutes a game, The National Review reports. Over his seven previous seasons, he scored 19.9 points per 36 minutes. With his lack of playing time, he managed 11.2 points per 36 minutes. The 29-year-old Kanter Freedom averaged 14 rebounds per 36 minutes, which ranks him as one of the better NBA players.
Kanter Freedom, a Turkish Muslim, added Freedom to his name in November after becoming a U.S. citizen. He has been a critic of the Chinese Communist Party over human rights abuses such as the Uyghur genocide.
ESPN Senior NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski on Thursday tweeted that the Rockets were waiving Kanter Freedom. His tweet was inundated with responses from anonymous users celebrating the news.
Global Times then pointed to the Twitter comments against Kanter Freedom to support their view. The Times notably ignored the dozens of tweets from verified U.S. officials and celebrities in support of Kanter Freedom.
The paper wrote that Chen Weihua, EU Bureau Chief of the propaganda paper China Daily, received more than 1,600 likes on a tweet telling Kanter Freedom, “Now you can be a full time John Bolton puppet.”
The Global Times identified people commenting against Kanter Freedom as “netizens,” which are anonymous online accounts often used by China to justify their points of view.”‘I always thought of you as someone that stood for freedom, and then I heard you’re going to CPAC, the exact […]
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
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