MSNBC's Brian Williams Sounds Like A China Apologist, Until His Own Guest Sets Him Straight!
MSNBC's host Brian Williams became a bit of a Chinese apologist on his '11th-Hour' show. He claimed that he's offended Americans refer to China as 'communist China'. The host falsely claimed that conservatives are pandering for war and he's confused why people aren't viewing China more favorably...
Williams's remarks came during a segment with former retired Admiral and former NATO Supreme Commander James Stavridis where Stavridis offered a blunt assessment of U.S.-China relations in the wake of the summit in Anchorage: "I hate to say it, but we're in a cold war with China. Let's hope it doesn't turn hot."
Stavridis corrected Williams by saying, "I hate to say it, but we're in a cold war with China. Let's hope it doesn't turn hot.
A confused Williams reiterated his point, "Why am I seeing so many people in the cheap seats? And that, by the way, is the definition of Twitter, the cheap seats, talking up some kind of a confrontation? War with China? Why, as I mentioned last night, have we seen just in the last two weeks, mentions especially on the right in the media of people only calling it Communist China, like when you and I were growing up?"
Stavridis broke it down for the bewildered host:
"Because of the spectrum of contentious issues between the two nations and you heard Tony Blinken, who you and I both know well. He is balanced, sensible, hardly on the right. Yet on public cameras, he talks about treatment of Uyghurs as a genocide, that China's preposterous claims to own the entire South China Sea, a body of water, Brian, that's half the size of the continental United States. It’s enormous. The crackdown of human rights in Hong Kong, theft of intellectual property, the recent cyber hacks, I could go on and on. This is real, and can we still avoid a conflict? Absolutely. But if we don't measure the distance between us, we can never close it."
In the first big talks with Chinese diplomats, Biden's team got their rears handed to them. An interaction that was described by TownHall as The US getting 'rolled in front of cameras' on our own soil:
"Team Biden had their first big foreign policy test with China—and they failed. There’s no way to spin it. Even the liberal media is saying the whole meeting in Alaska devolved into anarchy. This meeting is supposedly the one that will determine if President Depends is going to meet with Xi Jinping. By how things turned out, I don’t think we should even consider it. Why embarrass the United States even more? Secretary of State Tony Blinken just exposed how weak we are in dealing with China. They know it. We got trashed on our own soil and from the looks of it, we didn’t really respond in any way, shape, or form. We got rolled in front of the cameras"
We are so screwed. Royally screwed. pic.twitter.com/I6cMivxIug
— Amy Kremer (@AmyKremer) March 19, 2021
The final insult was when top Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi said, “So, let me say here that in front of the Chinese side, the United States does not have the qualifications to say that it wants to speak to China from a position of strength.” It’s all in the clips, a rather ignominious ‘watch until the end’ footnote regarding that exercise.
The first talks with this news administration went so miserably wrong with the Chinese officials portraying the US as weak and hypocritical. Meanwhile, the US official, Blinken's only response was basically, 'Oh yeah? Well, that's YOUR opinion.'
It was embarrassing.