CNN Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party
Network gushes over Xi Jinping’s speech and ‘show of strength'
Establishment "news" network CNN celebrated the 100-year anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party on Thursday.
Many would argue the 100 years should not be celebrated at all as it includes death, genocide, and destruction.
CNN correspondent Kristie Lu Stout even praised Xi Jinping’s speech and "show of strength."
On a day of projected strength and triumph for the CCP, Xi Jinping hailed the party's successes and the "national rejuvenation" it has been able to achieve.— Kristie Lu Stout✌🏽 (@klustout) July 1, 2021
He also said foreign countries that "bully" China will meet a "great wall of steel."
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One hundred years ago this July, in a small brick house in Shanghai's former French Concession, Mao Zedong and around a dozen other delegates gathered together in secret to form a new political party.
Much has changed since 1921, but the Chinese Communist Party, which today boasts more than 95 million members, equivalent to almost 7% of China's entire population, has remained an ever present fixture -- even as communist parties elsewhere collapse or fade from view.
Graeme Smith of the Australian National University told CNN in the run-up to Thursday's anniversary:
"How do you prove that you are the legitimate government of China?
'You do so by putting on an enormous show to remind people of what you've given them.
"You've lifted them out of poverty, given the economic growth, and restored China to a central place in the world."
Earlier this week, Donald Trump blasted CNN for their abysmal ratings.
Trump took aim at the network in a statement and singled out CNN anchor Jake Tapper, highlighting the ratings "are down 70%," calling it a "wonderful thing to see!"
Jake Tapper gave a knee jerk reaction to Trump's remarks:
"If I had incited and inspired a deadly insurrection and attempt to undo American democracy, I might not be out there bragging about how many viewers it had. On any channel. But maybe that’s just me, I’m a different breed of cat," Tapper wrote.
Ratings from Neilsen Media Research reported that during primetime hours of 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (EST), CNN lost 65% of its total viewers since the beginning of the year.
But in the 25-54 age demographic, the most important age group for ad networks, CNN saw 71% of its viewers for both the day and primetime disappear.