Do the Left and their Allies in the Media Really Not Get It?

By: Roger Aronoff | Gulag Bound

Do they really not get it? Do the liberals, leftists, Democrats, and establishment mainstream media (obviously a lot of overlap among those four entities) really not see that there was a plot, a plan, a conspiracy – call it what you will – by the highest levels of the Obama administration, to spy on, electronically surveil, plant informants, and ultimately crush and defeat the Trump presidential campaign, and then the Trump presidency?

Can they really look at the Horowitz Report from December of last year and not believe that the “17 significant errors” made during presentations to the FISA Court were actually corrupt acts meant to deceive the judges on the court? For example, changing a document to say that Carter Page was a Russian asset when they knew that he was a CIA asset so that they could order surveillance on him. For example, using the Steele Dossier and Christopher Steele, who had been fired by the FBI as a “confidential human source.” In addition, “Steele played a ‘central and essential role’ in obtaining the FISA authorizations and was represented to the court as ‘a reliable source’ even though his own handler warned Comey and McCabe that Steele was not reliable and was uncorroborated and that his principal sub-source was ‘a boaster, egoist . . . [who] embellishes,’ according to Steele himself. Yet the source was asserted to the FISA Court to be ‘truthful and cooperative.’”

Can they not see that Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn was cleared by the FBI of having done anything wrong in his talks with the Russian ambassador, before deciding to re-open the case, and then setting him up during a January 24 White House meeting to try to get him to say something that they could eventually indict him for? And that his guilty plea for giving false statements to the FBI didn’t mean that he was admitting to have committed a crime, but rather it was a settlement agreed to that kept Flynn’s son from being indicted, and kept him from going completely broke?

Do they not recognize the double standard, and that Andrew McCabe walked free after lying to the FBI, and that Comey, Brennan, and Clapper lied to the FISA Court and to Congress so they could carry out their plan to bring down Trump, who, much to their surprise, defeated Hillary Clinton in November?

If they didn’t know from two-and-a-half years ago that Barack Obama was, at the very least, kept informed from the outset, as memorialized in Lisa Page’s September 2, 2016 text to her lover and fellow FBI conspirator Peter Strzok that “POTUS wants to know everything we’re doing,” then surely they know now that the notes from the January 5, 2017 meeting in the White House have been released, showing a plan underway to get Flynn. Don’t forget that Strzok wrote about an “insurance policy” in case Trump happened to win. What could that have been referring to?

In addition, the recent release of the transcripts from the House Intelligence Committee reveals that many key figures in the Obama administration knew early on that there was no evidence that Trump conspired or colluded with the Russians to help him defeat Hillary Clinton. But until those transcripts were finally released this [May}, they and their allies in Congress and the media lied and claimed that evidence exists proving that Trump had coordinated with Russia. Robert Mueller couldn’t find such evidence, and he knew it long before he reported it. Adam Schiff was still claiming “ample evidence of collusion in plain sight.” Those key Obama administration figures include James Clapper, Ben Rhodes, John Brennan, Loretta Lynch, Samantha Power, and of course, Rep. Adam Schiff.

What about that January 5, 2017, White House meeting in which Obama made clear that he knew about the investigation of Michael Flynn, and was fine with withholding information from the incoming Trump administration since he was so carefully doing it all “by the book,” as Susan Rice wrote to herself on Trump’s inauguration day. Joe Biden was at that meeting, and he was one of the people who unmasked Michael Flynn. What did he know and when did he know it?

The fact that our media are so corrupt is apparent and has been for many years. We understand that they hate Trump at CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the broadcast news networks. Will any of them have people on their network to explain all of these issues, and examine them in an honest, open way? I conclude that the answer is no. To them, these stories don’t even deserve to be examined, because, of course, they are all “conspiracy theories based on no evidence.” They basically share the view of the woman who wrote in The New York Times that “I believe Tara Reade. I’m voting for Joe Biden anyway.” They must know the truth, but it doesn’t change their politics or their reporting. Orange man bad. Anything goes in the effort to help the Democrats win back the White House and Senate.

They are far more concerned with defeating Trump than they are with practicing real, honest, journalism. The New York Times’ Jim Rutenberg made that clear back during the 2016 election. He suggested that “reporters could abandon their objectivity and engage in ‘oppositional’ journalism because then-candidate Donald Trump was ‘an abnormal and potentially dangerous candidate.’” He gave reporters permission.

Who among them is willing to stand up and admit they were wrong, and walk away from the lies? Who will put honesty and “equal justice under the law” above party loyalty? You, Chuck Todd? You, Wolf Blitzer? You, Andrea Mitchell? You, Brian Williams? You, George Stephanopoulos? We’ll be waiting, but not expecting much. The reality is that it comes down to John Durham, the prosecutor appointed by Attorney General Barr to look into the origins of the Russian collusion investigation. Durham apparently has a grand jury and loads of evidence of corruption. The question is, can he, will he, put together the facts in such a way as to result in indictments for some of the key participants in this conspiracy.

Obama cabinet 2015

Roger Aronoff is the executive director and editor of the Citizens Commission on National Security. Aronoff founded the Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi. He has produced and directed six documentaries, and produced a weekly series on PBS called “Think Tank with Ben Wattenberg.”


Democrats Exposed as the Racists They’ve Always Been

By: Joan Swirsky | Canada Free Press

They say that out of every bad thing comes a good thing. Ask any mother who has been through a 20-hour labor!

The same can be said of the criminal behavior of the Marxist-inspired radicals––Antifa and Black Lives Matters––which eclipsed the legitimate outrage that followed the horrific murder of George Floyd by a white policeman, Derek Chauvin, in Minneapolis, MN.

This crime called for reform of the Minneapolis Police Department, which had ignored 18 grievances against Chauvin. But that is not what happened.

Instead, the peaceful protests against this savage act were obliterated by the professionally orchestrated, bountifully financed rampage of the above-mentioned anarchists-cum-terrorists through American cities and suburbs, leaving a massive swath of destruction that included dozens of black-owned businesses and dozens of white-owned businesses that employed black citizens. So much for Black Lives Matter!

What a beautiful tribute to George Floyd––God spare all of us such a Memoriam!


However, the good that came out of this disgraceful, destructive, criminal behavior was the willingness of many black conservative commentators and writers to tell the American public what Democrats and their leftist media lackeys have been concealing from the public for decades.

  1. Since the 1960s, the welfare system rewarded single black mothers with lifetime financial support which resulted in every generation for the last 60 years with fatherless homes—in short, the destruction of the black family. When the mothers worked outside the home to make ends meet, their children were left to the streets to admire the rich pimps, drug pushers and other criminals who became their role models….a doomsday scenario for every child.
  2. Public schools run by Democrat-controlled unions and benefits-infatuated teachers and administrators allowed generations of illiterate students to “graduate” without the knowledge or skills necessary to be productive members of society. Just mention the name Eva Moskowitz to any leftist and you will be assaulted with vile language and the deep hatred Democrats feel toward the woman who runs upward of 25 Charter Schools in New York City, schools attended by children from black ghettos who pass the Regents with flying colors, score high marks on the SATs, graduate from high school and go on to top-flight colleges (without the “benefit” of Affirmative Action). This is tragically unlike the children who attend public schools and go on to survive either through lives of crime or welfare dependency.
  3. The result: a disproportionate number of blacks––mostly men––in prison, representing a complete waste of potentially vibrant and contributory lives.
  4. And the women? Most Planned Parenthood facilities are located in minority neighborhoods… on purpose! In fact, 25 percent of abortions performed each year are on black women. The founder of these baby-destroying factories, Margaret Sanger, as John Nolte reports, was an impassioned eugenicist who spoke before Ku Klux Klan groups. On December 10, 1939, in a letter to Dr. Clarence Gamble of the Eugenics Society––in the context of discussing the Negro Project, which she developed in concert with white birth-control reformers––Sanger wrote: “We do not want word to get out that we want to exterminate the Negro population…” The Planned Parenthood Federation of America aborted 345,672 babies during the 2018 fiscal year, which equals approximately 86,500 dead black babies. So much for Black Lives Matter!
  5. Democrats conceived of and implemented Sanctuary Cities which flout federal immigration law in protecting illegal aliens from deportation and prosecution. These laws go further in providing cradle-to-grave benefits like taxpayer-funded free food, free housing, free medical care, free schooling, and of course welfare payments. The result, of course, is that the states who subscribe to this communist philosophy are both crime-ridden and bankrupt. The cost is in the multibillions of dollars, which could and should have been spent on better schools, jobs, and living conditions for black citizens, but never is and never was. So much for Black Lives Matter!

John Nolte asks what the following cities have in common:

Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Fayetteville, Atlanta, New York, Nashville, Seattle, Portland, Philadelphia,  Chicago, Milwaukee, Salt Lake, Washington DC, Detroit, Indianapolis, San Francisco, Kansas City, Houston, Charlotte, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Denver, Dallas, Phoenix, Tampa, Baltimore, Oakland, Louisville…

  1. They’re all run by Democrats, many for generations.
  2. They’ve all been looted and burned by left-wing Antifa terrorists and other Marxist groups over the past few weeks.
  3. These riots are wholly-owned, supported, indeed applauded by the Democrat Party.

Here is but one example:

Democrat Run

Make no mistake: all of the above actions were taken with one overriding goal in mind: to accumulate votes for Democrat candidates. The strategy was obviously to keep minority populations dumb and dependent, the better to convince them that hope for a better future lay right around the corner.

If you go to horrible schools, you’re not going to keep up on politics and you are going to listen to sermon-spouting “reverends”––like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson and Jeremiah Wright, et al––who tell you what to think and who to vote for, while they are making millions and their gullible acolytes are barely getting by. So much for Black Lives Matter!


But now that President Trump enacted the unprecedented prison-reform First Step Act, and created an economy in which black people have enjoyed the highest employment rate in American history––money in their pockets, unlimited opportunity, increased awareness of the slave mentality of the Democrats––which political party will this minority population vote for?

As I said, good comes out of bad. A black vote of 20 percent, and quite possibly 30 percent for President Trump, will teach the Democrats that even their most cherished “value”––abortion––is not enough to keep the black population loyal to their historically empty promises and innate racism.

Joan Swirsky — Bio and Archives

Joan Swirsky is an award-winning author and journalist. Her work can be found at joanswirsky.com.


Stop Pandering to Leftists’ Systemic Racism “Big Lie”

By: Lloyd Marcus

Folks, I realize many of you are going through the same range of emotions as I am as I watch leftists’ full-blown war on our country.  One part of me wants to produce a YouTube video in which I scream at all the idiots pandering to the scumbag hate groups Antifa and Black Lives Matter.  The other part of me says, Lloyd, you must remain calm and simply deliver facts.

In the Bible, Daniel was thrown into the lion’s den for refusing to kneel in worship to a government leader.  Daniel said he kneels only to the true God.  Here in the United States of America, Antifa is demanding that white America literally kneel in worship to Black Lives Matter, an evil false god.  Shockingly, Democrat congressional members, mayors, and governors along with major corporations, churches, and indoctrinated white youths are kneeling.

Etched on my brain is the image of the sea of yellow school buses I saw as a child with my dad at the 1963 March on Washington, where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech.

I heard Dr. King say, “I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave-owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.”

“I have a dream that one day … there in Alabama, little black boys and little black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and little white girls as brothers and sisters.”

Dr. King would be appalled how his vision of racial equality and unity has been perverted into an anti-Christian movement that demands that whites hate themselves, kneel, and beg forgiveness for being born white.

Fake news media and Democrats repeatedly use the bullying tactic dictating what everyone must say and think about an issue.  Anyone who dares to go against their narrative is high-tech burned at the stake in the public square.  Here are a few examples of the growing long list of topics we are not allowed to tell the truth about.

People have been fired for stating the scientific fact that a man cannot transform into a woman.  A broadcaster was fired for stating the biblical truth that “all lives matter.”

The left’s latest “Big Lie” that we don’t dare reject is that America is irreversibly infected with “systemic racism.”  Sadly and frustratingly, Christian broadcasters, corporations, and politicians are on their knees, bombarding us with TV commercials pledging to fix the cruelty blacks are suffering at the hands of racist white America.  Their cowardly surrender to the “Big Lie” turns my stomach!

Joseph Goebbels said, “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.”

As a proud and grateful American who happens to be black, I challenge leftists to show me this mythical “systemic racism” that is supposedly making life in America hell for me and my fellow blacks.

“Systemic racism” is a big lie to keep blacks voting for Democrats who have been promising to fix it for over 50 years.  The real and greatest enemy of black Americans is “monolithic loyal voting for Democrats.”  Every city in which blacks are suffering from failing schools, black-on-black homicides, fatherless households, gangs, drugs, incarceration, and poverty have been controlled by Democrats for decades.  If BLM was really about empowering blacks, they would angrily protest Democrats rather than white Americans, statues, old movies, U.S. history, and free speech.

I don’t know about you guys, but I am so done with leftist political hacks being allowed to bully the masses into embracing their divisive, racial hate–generating, anti-Christian, and evil socialist/communist agenda.

President Trump’s speech at his rally in Tulsa, Okla. further confirmed that despite fake news media’s Democrats’, Deep-Staters’, and #NeverTrumps’ unprecedented evil and unlawful efforts to transform him into a sycophant of the Washington, D.C. swamp, Trump remains solidly one of us.  He understands us.  He talks like us.  And he wants what we want for America!  Praise God!

Our president said, “The choice in 2020 is very simple.  Do you want to bow before the left-wing mob?  Or do you want to stand up tall and proud as Americans?”

“Joe Biden and the Democrats wanna prosecute Americans for going to church, but not for burning a church[.] … They believe you can riot, vandalize, and destroy, but you cannot attend a peaceful pro-America rally.”

My fellow Americans, we are so blessed to have President Donald J. Trump.  Remarkably, Trump has been able to defeat Democrats’ long list of schemes to transform our country away from the divinely inspired vision of our Founding Fathers.

Trump must be re-elected in November.

Lloyd Marcus, The Unhyphenated American
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Trump Must Break Up the Big Tech Monopolies Now

By: Cliff Kincaid

A conservative website, The Federalist, is crying about Google censorship because of a threat to “demonetize” the site. Excuse me if I don’t shed a tear. There are excellent conservative sites that don’t get one red cent of Google ad money but stay in business through donations from readers or other independent sources of revenue.

Mine is one. That’s America’s Survival, Inc.

The story demonstrates the power of Google, which owns YouTube, but also the failure of conservative politicians, including President Trump, to do anything about the power of Big Tech over the last three years. Trump ran on a platform of breaking up the Big Tech monopolies but only acted in a minor way recently when Twitter censored and silenced him. Trump simply issued an executive order noting that the monopolies are in that position because of a law passed by Congress, Section 230 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.

The executive order is interesting but of no practical value. It’s also too late. But the ability of The Federalist to get attention from Fox News says a lot about the priorities of the conservative elite.

A more serious matter involves VDARE, a website that opposes unlimited immigration and favors the traditional racial and cultural identity of America. It is in danger of losing its domain name registrar because of left-wing pressure.

The Federalist came out of nowhere but quickly became the news and information go-to source for Fox News. Sean Davis of The Federalist was on Tucker Carlson’s show griping about the left-wing crybabies at NBC News working with a foreign entity that got Google to threaten to demonetize The Federalist’s platform. The Federalist publisher Ben Domenech was on “Fox and Friends” and then the Fox “Media Buzz” show on the same topic.

Clearly, The Federalist has friends in high places. Indeed, the publisher is married to Meghan McCain, daughter of Cindy McCain, who is worth a reported $200 million.

The Federalist can be a good source of news and information but the idea that missing out on a few crumbs from Google’s platform of monetary profits doesn’t seem like a big deal to those of us who have been struggling against left-wing censorship for many years. Both sides censor. Some of my recent columns criticizing the Trump presidency have been “censored” or published with disclaimers on some sites so as not to offend a pro-Trump audience. That’s just the way it goes.

Joy Pullman, the executive editor of The Federalist, rejected a piece two years ago on the LGBTQ movement by writer Amy Contrada. “No real reason was given for the rejection,” Contrada told me. She had copied Domenech and Mollie Hemingway, a senior editor at The Federalist (and now Fox News contributor), at the time, asking for their take, but heard nothing back from them. It was then published at Salvo, a Christian magazine.

These days, however, Pullman is strongly critical of the recent Justice Neil Gorsuch ruling in favor of gay and trans rights, and even recommends Mass Resistance, where Amy Contrada works, as a resource.

It’s too bad The Federalist was late to the fight.

It was also wrong about Gorsuch since it had run a piece claiming that he was a staunch defender of religious liberty. By contrast, I had published two columns about his spotty record, with one noting that the hearings on Gorsuch’s nomination did produce controversial comments suggesting that “he could turn out to be a member of the court’s liberal bloc on issues like gay marriage, abortion, and even gun rights.” That’s exactly what happened with the LGBTQ ruling.

I wrote, “The conservative media are not raising the questions that they should about this nominee. They seem to have accepted the notion that President Donald Trump has nominated a true conservative, backed by the Federalist Society and the Heritage Foundation, and that nothing more needs to be done or said, except to rubber-stamp his nomination.”

Davis co-founded The Federalist with Domenech, who married into McCain money through his wife Meghan McCain, a “moderate conservative” co-host of the left-wing women’s show “The View.” Meghan occasionally takes conservative positions but is known for her animus toward President Trump, never a fan of her father, the late Senator John McCain, a peddler of the Russia-gate fake news Steele dossier.

Ironically, Cindy McCain is in the middle of one of the biggest stories of all time, having said that “we all knew” about pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and his sex trafficking. Who’s “we?”  We’d like to see The Federalist take on this story.

The funding of The Federalist, other than through Google ads, is unclear, but the co-founder of RealClearPolitics.com, has been listed on papers for the entity and is alleged to be a funder of some sort.

My own advice for Sean Davis and Ben Domenech is to man up and decouple themselves from Google’s ad revenue. Tucker Carlson’s former site, The Daily Caller, sends information to “Patriots” or “premium members” who pay to get ad-free news. The Federalist can do the same. Or it can tap into the McCain fortune.

The story of The Federalist’s rise to prominence is an interesting one.

I had never met or even heard of Ben Domenech before the controversy erupted over the Washington Post hiring him as a blogger back in 2007. The Post, which hired him after supposedly checking his credentials and background, then fired him after discovering instances of his alleged plagiarism. In a strange display of affirmative action, he was supposed to be their token conservative voice.  Today, that position is taken up by Jennifer Rubin, a faux conservative who despises Trump.

I didn’t know that Domenech had worked for Human Events, a publication I once served as a reporter and contributing editor, or was a book editor at Regnery Publishing, or wrote for an Internet site called redstate.com. His rise was rapid.

Domenech was hired and then fired as a conservative blogger for the Washington Post after first denying then admitting multiple cases of plagiarism. Later, he was among a group of conservatives accused of not disclosing secret payments to write opinion articles for the government of Malaysia. Today, he and his associates at The Federalist are regular guests on such Fox programs as “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” “Fox and Friends,” “Media Buzz,” and “Fox News Sunday.” Domenech’s past has been forgotten.

The McCain connection has proven to be helpful in getting Republican politicians to pay attention to Google’s censorship policies. Now, the Department of Justice is suggesting a possible anti-trust investigation of Big Tech. Much more is needed.   Trump must carry out his promise to break up the Big Tech monopolies. They affect all of us, not just The Federalist.

*Cliff Kincaid is president of America’s Survival, Inc. www.usasurvival.org.


Appeals Judge Orders Flynn Case to be Dismissed

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

A divided three-judge panel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit said U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan lacks authority to undertake a review of the Justice Department’s extraordinary decision to drop the case against Flynn, who twice pleaded guilty to lying about his past communications with the Russian ambassador to the U.S.

“This is plainly not the rare case where further judicial inquiry is warranted,” Judge Neomi Rao said in the majority decision. “To begin with, Flynn agrees with the government’s motion to dismiss, and there has been no allegation that the motion reflects prosecutorial harassment. Additionally, the government’s motion includes an extensive discussion of newly discovered evidence casting Flynn’s guilt into doubt.”

“Each of our three co-equal branches should be encouraged to self-correct when it errs. If evidence comes to light calling into question the integrity or purpose of an underlying criminal investigation, the Executive Branch must have the authority to decide that further prosecution is not in the interest of justice,” Rao wrote.

“This is not the unusual case where a more searching inquiry is justified,” Rao added in her opinion, which was joined by Judge Karen Henderson, an appointee of President George H.W. Bush.

Rao’s opinion leans heavily on the “presumption of regularity” often afforded to Executive Branch decision-making — the notion that courts should presume prosecutorial decisions are made in good faith. Through this lens, the judges concluded, the Justice Department’s discovery of new evidence that cast doubt on Flynn’s guilt should be treated with deference.

Judge Robert Wilkins' experience of "driving while black ...

Judge Robert Wilkins, an Obama appointee, issued a sharply worded dissent. Wilkins said the government’s U-turn in the case was so abrupt that a judge could reasonably question it.

“This is no mere about-face; it is more akin to turning around an aircraft carrier,” Wilkins wrote.

Wilkins also complained that his colleagues were departing with normal federal court practice by prematurely intruding in the affairs of a district court judge who had not yet ruled.

“It is a great irony that, in finding the District Court to have exceeded its jurisdiction, this Court so grievously oversteps its own,” wrote Wilkins.

Sullivan could ask the full bench of the appeals court to reconsider the issue or take the ruling to the Supreme Court, but it would be extraordinary for a district court judge to do that. However, any judge on the D.C. Circuit — including Wilkins — could call for a vote to do so. Source


Do You Recognize Chinese Propaganda?

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

Fake accounts, false news stories, bots, and media paid by Chinese operatives. Sounds like Russia right? The same playbook, only perhaps more aggressive. As a public service, this article provides you as an Internet user, a consumer of news, and holding accounts on social media, be fair warned you could be vulnerable to Chinese propaganda.

(UPI) — The Trump administration on Monday designated four more major Chinese state-run media outlets as foreign missions for being propaganda mouthpieces of the Chinese Communist Party, a move that will likely worsen already strained relations between Washington and Beijing and attract retaliatory measures.

China Central Television, China News Service, the People’s Daily and the Global Times were all designated Monday as foreign missions as they are “substantially owned or effectively controlled” by the Chinese government, State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said in a statement.

The companies will have to report the names of their staff and their real estate holdings to the Office of Foreign Missions within the State Department, treating the companies as arms of the Chinese government in the United States like foreign embassies or consulates.

“The decision to designate these entities is not based on any content produced by these entities, nor does it place any restrictions on what the designated entities may publish in the United States,” she said. “It simply recognizes them for what they are.” More here.


There is a backstory, a good one on how this came to be:

A radio station controlled by the Chinese Communist Party propaganda outlet Phoenix TV has been ordered by the Trump administration to cease its broadcasts within 48 hours.

Here’s how pro-China station Phoenix TV got into the White ...

The Federal Communications Commission ruled on Monday that a Mexico-based radio station owned in part by Phoenix TV—one of the Communist regime’s leading propaganda organs—must end its broadcasts due to its failure to disclose its ties to China.

Prior to the FCC’s ruling, the station was exploiting a loophole that allows content produced in the United States to be broadcast from foreign radio towers, such as those in Mexico. Phoenix TV, which is headquartered in California, produced its content domestically and then used the more powerful Mexican station to broadcast across the U.S. border.

The FCC denied a license for that radio station, XEWW-AM, because it “failed to include in their application a key participant, Phoenix Radio, which produces the Mandarin programming in its studio,” the agency disclosed. Phoenix Radio, Phoenix TV’s radio affiliate, was using the station to broadcast Chinese propaganda across Southern California, in violation of FCC statutes.

Phoenix TV first found itself in Congress’s crosshairs earlier this year, after one of its reporters confronted President Donald Trump during a White House briefing about the coronavirus pandemic and Chinese government efforts to cover up the illness. The station’s presence at the White House generated concerns about the proliferation of Chinese state-controlled press organs in the United States.

The Mexican radio station failed to disclose Phoenix TV’s “extensive role” in producing content, an FCC spokesperson told the Washington Free Beacon. “It was a violation of the Communications Act for that company, which has ties to the Chinese government, not to be included on the application filed with the Commission. Therefore, the application was deficient and was dismissed.”

Phoenix TV used Mexican radio towers to skirt U.S. laws barring the dissemination of foreign propaganda in America. The FCC’s ruling is a sign the Trump administration seeks to more aggressively police these types of outlets, which for years have operated with little oversight. Congress has moved in recent months to crack down on a range of Chinese broadcasters and social media accounts that help the Communist regime saturate the American marketplace with state-approved propaganda.

The Free Beacon first reported in April that Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) was leading a charge to see the Mexican station shut down over its ties to Phoenix TV. Cruz introduced legislation exposing how Phoenix TV used a series of corporate cutouts to purchase the Mexican radio station and use its airwaves to broadcast Communist propaganda in the United States. The legislation would have closed loopholes in the FCC’s statutes that permitted Phoenix TV to operate in this manner.

“Today’s decision sends an important message to the world that the U.S. will not allow China to exploit FCC loopholes and spread its propaganda over our airwaves,” Cruz told the Free Beacon. “More importantly, this decision is a critical step in countering the Chinese Communist Party’s efforts to control what Americans see, hear, and ultimately think.”

The FCC ruling accuses XEWW-AM’s owners of trying to hide the station’s ties to Phoenix TV. The station’s license application, the FCC said, did not disclose Phoenix TV’s role in producing the station’s broadcasts. The license was rejected on this basis. While the station can resubmit its application at a later date, it is likely to be rejected due to mounting concerns about Phoenix TV’s distribution of Communist regime propaganda.

Cruz first raised concerns with the FCC in 2018, when the H&H Capital investment group purchased the Mexican station. H&H, Cruz said, is completely enmeshed in Phoenix TV’s operations. H&H is owned in large part by Vivian Huo, a U.S. citizen and Beijing native who formerly worked for several Chinese-run media outlets.