CNN published a report on Monday that they plagiarized from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) about how their Navy is doing a better job than the United States Navy.
CNN did note that the report came from China’s English PLA website and the liberal network wrote that China’s Navy “has done a much better job controlling coronavirus than the US Navy.”
Portions of CNN’s articles are almost word for word of the PLA’s press release.
Here is a side by side, the top image is CNN the bottom is the PLA…
“The report said that the Chinese carrier was carrying out this operation while four US Navy aircraft carriers — the USS Theodore Roosevelt, the USS Ronald Reagan, the USS Carl Vinson and the USS Nimitz — have reported cases of coronavirus, crimping their operations,” CNN wrote.
The top image is CNN, the bottom image is from the PLA.
Screenshot CNN, https://edition.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-pandemic-04-13-20/h_56789fcd84e51ac3bc5f96a325cfdb72
*Dailycaller Screenshot China Mil, PLA, http://english.chinamil.com.cn/view/2020-04/12/content_9789946.htm
CNN even had the gall to quote the part when the PLA boasted about how good of a job they’ve done to prevent the virus.
“‘Through the voyage, the Liaoning showed that the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has done a great job in the epidemic prevention and control work and COVID-19 epidemic has not had an impact on its deployment and operations,’” the story says, citing Xu Guangyu, a senior adviser to the China Arms Control and Disarmament Association,” CNN wrote.
“‘It showed that the PLA can dispatch troops stationed anywhere at any time, with the troops always maintaining vigorous combat capabilities. The Chinese people can always count on them,’ Xu is quoted as saying.”
CNN’s Vice President of Communications Matt Dornic said that the story is valid and necessary for transparency because they have a global audience.
“[The story] explicitly states the sourcing as a PLA story and identifies the Global Times as ‘a state-run tabloid.’ That transparency is key as a global news source serving a global audience,” CNN’s Vice President of Communications Matt Dornic told the Daily Caller.
Written by April 14, 2020–