Seeing the success of The Epoch Times as America’s fastest-growing newspaper, NBC News has published a hit piece that is riddled with inaccuracies, blatant errors, and misrepresentations.
For example, NBC News mischaracterizes our subscription campaigns for our print newspaper. We provided a statement to NBC News in June to clarify this, but they chose to ignore it—against well-established journalistic practices.
While The Epoch Times has been at the forefront of covering the actions taken by officials in the Obama administration who targeted the Trump campaign during the 2016 election, NBC News is refusing to look at verifiable evidence and simply dismisses the reporting as a “conspiracy theory.” This comes from an outlet that misled the American public for more than two years with false claims that President Donald Trump colluded with Russia to win the 2016 election.
Further, in an attempt to discredit The Epoch Times, NBC News resorts to repeating propaganda produced by China’s ruling communist regime. This comes as NBC’s parent company, NBCUniversal, continues to work with a consortium of Chinese state-owned companies on a multibillion-dollar project in Beijing.
It is sad to see a once-respectable news organization engaging in such behavior.
The reality is that NBC News is inadvertently lending legitimacy to China’s ruling regime at a time when it is cracking down on its own citizens in Hong Kong.
The NBC News report also adds fuel to the Chinese Communist Party’s ongoing, horrific 20-year persecution of tens of millions of Chinese citizens for their practice of Falun Gong—an ancient Chinese meditation practice based on the principles of truthfulness, compassion, and forbearance.
In June, an independent people’s tribunal in the UK headed by Sir Geoffrey Nice QC—who previously led the prosecution of former Yugoslavian President Slobodan Milosevic—unanimously concluded that Chinese authorities have been killing Falun Gong practitioners for their organs “on a significant scale.” In 2016, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously condemned the communist regime’s forced organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners in China.
The Epoch Times has been transparent that our founders, who fled communist China themselves, were practitioners of the spiritual discipline. This information is in our own “About Us” video.
The Epoch Times is a proudly independent media based on the principles of Truth and Tradition and is dedicated to upholding the highest standards of journalism. Over the years, we have sustained ongoing attacks. This includes the arrest of 10 of our staff members in China. They were given extensive prison terms for their commitment to independent media.
The reality is that The Epoch Times is growing so quickly exactly because we believe in the principle of truth, something many other media have abandoned.
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The Epoch Times has previously addressed questions by NBC News in a statement issued on June 20, 2019.