Anthony Hall, Professor Emeritus of Globalization Studies (University of Lethbridge) and editor of American Herald Tribune, is the author of a brand-new six-part series on Wuhan virus “conspiracy theories” and free speech: [Complete article] [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3] [Part 4] [Part 5] [Part 6]
Mainstream media have used the Wuhan coronavirus crisis as a cudgel to bash China. The main talking point: China’s authoritarian system, with its restrictions on free communications and freedom of the press, has supposedly impeded an effective response to the pandemic. Yet these same MSM outlets have also tried to restrict the debate—by labeling uncensored speech on the subject “conspiracy theories” that are likened to a dangerous virus that needs to be quarantined.
In this interview Anthony Hall discusses his terrific new six-part series on coronavirus “conspiracy theories” and free speech. He notes that the coronavirus crisis has become a convenient pretext for ramping up internet censorship—and that the mainstream media that endlessly harp on Western “freedom” versus Chinese “authoritarianism” are themselves often the worst enemies of free speech, as exemplified by the coordinated attack on American Herald Tribune by mockingbird presstitutes embedded in CNN and The Washington Post.