Fox Nation vs. Reality: Who’s Praising Communist China?

The Fox Nationalists have demonstrated their aversion to the truth on so many occasions it’s hard to keep an accurate count. Now, in response to an new ad by Massachusetts senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, they have not only lied, but exposed their latent unpatriotic tendencies as well.

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To state bluntly that “Elizabeth Warren Praises Communist China” is a thoroughly manufactured falsehood. She never did anything remotely of the kind. What she did was advocate for the importance of America remaining competitive on an international basis and not permit China to take the lead. Here is what she said:

“We’ve got bridges and roads in need of repair, and thousands of people in need of work. Why aren’t we rebuilding America? Our competitors are putting people to work, building the future. China invests 9 percent of its GDP in infrastructure. America, we’re at just 2.4 percent. We can do better. We can build a foundation for a strong new economy and get people in Massachusetts to work right now.”

The Fox Nationalists have a decidedly shallow grasp of world affairs. They think that lamenting America falling behind on matters critical to international competitiveness is the same as praising a political system of government. Were these same conservatives outraged when Reagan, and other cold warriors, argued that the U.S. was falling behind the Soviet Union militarily and, therefore, they were praising Russia’s communism? And more recently, did they hammer Newt Gingrich as a commie-symp when he said last January that “You cannot compete with China in the long run if you have an inferior infrastructure.”

For Fox News, and its conservative benefactors, to criticize Warren for these comments is akin to advocating for America to succumb to foreign competitors. A better headline for Fox’s article might have been: “We’re #2. Conservatives Celebrate the U.S. Coming in Second to China on Infrastructure Development.” In effect, it’s conservatives who are acceding to China’s superiority – not the other way around.


One thought on “Fox Nation vs. Reality: Who’s Praising Communist China?

  1. If it’s not blame it’s praise, just as they have accused Obama of blaming the recession on Europe when he mentioned how Europe’s financial troubles have an impact on America’s economy (which it does), so now acknowledging that another country is better than America in some way through certain policies performances is praising that country and should not be allowed?

    China’s economic progress is certainly praiseworthy even if Elizabeth Warren didn’t praise it. Acknowledging it and acknowledging that America must do more or is lacking in some way in order to remain competitive is the first step toward actually doing something about it.

    Of course the current American exceptionalism from the right forbids that. America is the best, no apologies allowed, acknowledging that other countries are better is a no no. That means that, regardless of the facts the Right have sent a message that they would be willing to sit back and simply deny that others are moving ahead of them, all the while letting America stay where it is.

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