Conservative watchdog calls on NBC to put a spotlight on China’s human rights abuses during Olympic coverage

NBC News and NBC Sports have an obligation to provide full context during the Winter Olympics precisely because ignoring these events will play into China’s hands, and once again allow the Olympics to be used as a propaganda tool,” Bozell wrote.

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The letters, which have been also obtained by Fox News Digital, were addressed to NBC Sports chairman Pete Bevacqua, top NBC play-by-play broadcaster Mike Tirico, NBC Sports president Gary Zenkel and NBC News president Noah Oppenheim.

Protesters hold posters during a protest against Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics by activists of the Tibetan Youth Association in Europe in front of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters in Lausanne, Switserland, Saterdag, Des. 11, 2021.

Protesters hold posters during a protest against Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics by activists of the Tibetan Youth Association in Europe in front of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters in Lausanne, Switserland, Saterdag, Des. 11, 2021. (Jean-Guy Python/Keystone via AP)

Every four years, the Winter Olympic Games are supposed to unite the world and showcase every nation’s athleticism. Hierdie jaar is anders. China is hosting the Winter Olympics after unleashing COVID-19 on the world. Die Chinese Kommunistiese Party (CCP) botched the handling of the virus, refused to be transparent, and created fierce propaganda,” Bozell wrote.

The CCP oppresses and murders the Uyghurs, cracks down on legitimate protests in Hong Kong and silences those who raise justifiable grievances. Although some might prefer to carry on, pretending that nothing is wrong, we cannot,” Bozell continued. “NBC News and NBC Sports need to devote significant on-air reporting during the Olympics to telling the truth about the devastation caused by the Chinese Communist Party. The CCP intends to use the Games as a political showcase to both project strength and to create an image of itself that is at odds with the ugly truth. Capitulating to their wishes in silence is unacceptable, irresponsible and nothing less than propaganda.

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Bozell urged NBC to cover theCCP’s years-long genocide against Uyghur Muslimsso that Americans are informed about what is actually taking place where the games are being held. China s’n “egregious response to COVID-19 must be covered,” ook, according to Bozell.

The CCP rejected efforts by the World Health Organization to investigate the origins of the virus, making it more difficult for scientists to learn its true origins, how to fight it, and how to prevent another global pandemic,” Bozell wrote. “The CCP then went on to repeatedly lie about the number of cases and deaths in their country, once again stalling the global response. The CCP tried to absurdly blame the U.S. Army for COVID-19, then blamed other countries instead of taking any responsibility for the pandemic. NBC has a responsibility to tell the truth about the Chinese Communist Party during their Olympic coverage.

Media Research Center president Brent Bozell sent scathing letters to NBC Sports and NBC News on Tuesday, urging the network to put a spotlight on China’s human rights abuses during coverage of the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics.

Media Research Center president Brent Bozell sent scathing letters to NBC Sports and NBC News on Tuesday, urging the network to put a spotlight on China’s human rights abuses during coverage of the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics.

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