Free Beacon: NYT Quietly Scrubs Chinese Propaganda
Thu August, 2020, Age: 4 years
The Washington Free Beacon reports that the New York Times made the decision at the beginning of 2020 to stop accepting branded content ads from state-run media. This change would encompass its long-standing relationship with China Daily. Following this choice by the business leadership, NYT staffers deleted hundreds of past advertisements that the CCP-run China Daily had paid for. A Justice Department probe found that blue-chip American media outlets such as the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal were each paid more than $100,000 a month for their work with China Daily, while hundreds of thousands of dollars more were paid to newspapers such as the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, and the Houston Chronicle. The NYT is the first paper following these revelations to officially end its relationship with CCP propaganda organs; it is to be hoped that other media companies will follow its lead.