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April 5, 1999
Bill Shapard/Keith Appell (703)-683-5004

Bozell Chastises Networks For Ignoring China/Clinton-Gore Connection Bombshell
"The Chief Of Chinese Intelligence Tried To Give The Clinton-Gore Campaign $300,000 And That's Not A Story?"

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     ALEXANDRIA, Va. --- Media Research Center Chairman Brent Bozell today chastised the national news networks for ignoring the news bombshell that the chief of Chinese military intelligence tried to give the Clinton-Gore campaign $300,000 - the most direct link yet between the communist Chinese government and the Clinton-Gore re-election campaign. The story, which broke in yesterday's (Sunday April 4) Los Angeles Times, never ran on last night's evening network newscasts, nor did it run on this morning's (April 5) network news shows.

     "The chief of Chinese military intelligence tried to give the Clinton-Gore campaign $300,000 and that's not a story?" Bozell said. "Evidently there's a deep need to teach remedial reporting at these networks. They continue to embarrass themselves more and more with each scandal story they choose to ignore."

     In an explosive front page story, the Sunday L.A. Times reported that the Chief of China's military intelligence secretly directed funds from Beijing to help re-elect President Clinton in 1996 as told in testimony by former Democratic fundraiser Johnny Chung before a federal grand jury. The story goes on to report the FBI feared that a "hit squad" had been sent from China to kill Chung and placed him and his family under armed guard after Chung was threatened to 'keep quiet' by Chinese operative in a video-recorded meeting.

     "There has been an unmistakable, undeniable, irrefutable pattern: the networks are ignoring breaking scandal news as reported in major national newspapers. This is perhaps the most explosive story since the whole China connection scandal broke and the networks' refusal to air it is a blatant act of purposely misinforming the public," Bozell said.

     So what did the networks report last night instead of this newest bombshell about an adversarial world superpower trying to influence the outcome of our national elections with illegal money? Here is a quick sample of what Sunday's network newscasts found more newsworthy than the breaking Clinton/China connection story ...

  • ABC's World News Sunday ran a story about how Mexicans have adopted a passion for American baseball.

  • CBS' Evening News ran a story on how high schools are considering later start times to accommodate teenage sleep patterns. 

  • CNN's 9:30pm ET edition of The World Today ran a lengthy piece on a medical school which teaches future doctors about alternative medicine.

  • NBC's Nightly News was pre-empted by NBA Basketball.

  • Neither NBC's Today, ABC's Good Morning America, nor CBS' This Morning did a segment on the breaking Clinton/China connection story.


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To schedule an interview with Mr. Bozell, or MRC Director of Media Analysis Tim Graham, contact Bill Shapard at (703)-683-5004, ext. 106.



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