"Restricting negative portrayals of China is a price foreign companies must pay if they want to access the Chinese market. And pay, it seems, they will. For instance, it may be startling to realize that Hollywood has not made a movie with a China-critical plot since 1997."
Am told by people who know about such things that this story is the most-read ever in the history of our website, exceeding such greatest hits as our news story about Trump on the “Access Hollywood” tape.
We’ve been through
Media hate 24/7
Deep state coup
And we are still with our President and kicking their Aces! We will get thru a stock market dip and a pandemic! Stay strong!!!
The IC assessed Russia preferred Trump in 2016 and its actions corroborated that, such as releasing stolen Podesta emails just minutes after release of Access Hollywood tape.
A question for briefers & lawmakers now is: what is the evidence Russia’s preference has changed?
@LPDonovan@PresidentNPerryYep . Also the 2016 GOP campaigns looked very different than 2018 and especially 2020 campaigns. A large number in GOP were outright opposed to Trump even in general post-Access Hollywood. Rubio was explicitly running as a check on Hillary AND Trump!
As a non-American, watching all the “Bloomberg got destroyed!” coverage, have to recall predictions of Trump doom after Access Hollywood tape. America is in a very weird place, I don’t know if anyone knows how any of this plays.
Remindier: Wikileaks started publishing first of hacked Podesta emails within an hour of the release of the Access Hollywood tape. This was also the same day ODNI/DHS first publicly blamed #Russia for election interference.
Speaking of the report of the firing of the person who leaked the ABC video alleging coverup of Epstein story... Whatever happened to the person who leaked the Access Hollywood audio of Billy Bush and President Trump?
I watched the post-Access Hollywood presidential debate with Brian Kemp at a Kansas hunting lodge. (He didn't realize I was a reporter.) He joked "Trump should have gone over there and groped her!" to a room of corporate donors and other secretaries of state.
“I’m automatically attracted to beautiful - I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.”
- Trump on 2005 Access Hollywood tape