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On Sunday, a television host publicly dunked on the NBA, Hollywood, and Wall Street, all in one sitting. And he did so because each industry continues to lick China’s boots, despite its restrictions on human rights. Most surprising of all, this host works for CNN.
Jake Tapper credited the Women’s Tennis Association for terminating the events it had scheduled in China when concerns surfaced that tennis player Peng Shuai was being suppressed by the CCP. Like Ted Cruz says, the Women’s Tennis Association has bigger balls than the NBA. Tapper seems to agree, saying:
“Yes, the Olympics are supposed to be free and without politics. But this is not about politics. The allegations against the Chinese government go far beyond its treatment of Shuai.
“Of course, Apple and Nike publicly claim to decry slave labor. But to be clear, the behavior we are seeing from U.S. corporations is not about a company surviving. It’s about discontent with just hundreds of millions of dollars, desiring instead billions of dollars.
“The millionaires and billionaires of Hollywood and the NBA and the IOC and Wall Street are all so eager for Chinese cash, they’re pretending none of this is happening. There is no amount of money that can buy enough soap to wash that blood off their hands.”
Here’s the full clip:
“There is no amount of money that can buy enough soap to wash that blood off their hands.”
— The Recount (@therecount) December 5, 2021
Credit to Tapper. So few pundits in his position have the self-confidence to blast China and the NBA, and doing so will likely lead at least one player to label him a racist. Tapper works for CNN, but he has a spine and credibility. Objectively, Tapper should take over for Chris Cuomo in primetime.
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