The White House Correspondents Association is allowing media with ties to China’s communist government into coronavirus task force briefings after moving to exclude One America News from them.
During Monday’s briefing, a reporter with Hong Kong outlet Phoenix TV was pressed on whether or not the station she represented was owned by China. The reporter claimed the company was privately owned.
The Correspondents Association’s inclusion of the pro-Beijing outlet came after the entity banned One America News from the briefing rotation last week for what they allege was a violation of it’s social distancing policy.
Despite the organization’s move, OAN’s White House correspondent Chanel Rion has continued to attend briefings and has notably been called on by the president.
OANN = Out!
Phoenix TV = In!
A former news director of the outlet testified in 2018 it is controlled by China’s Communist Propaganda Dept. and there are internal directives to not report positively on the U.S.pic.twitter.com/UsKwjnT6Vm
— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) April 7, 2020