How Peng Shuai exposed the WTA
Taylor Report Commentary
Image: Peng Shuai interviewed by a Singaporean journalist
There has been a new development in the U.S. campaign to try to undermine the Beijing Olympics.
Peng Shaui gave an interview to a Singapore newspaper, in which she sent a public message to the WTA:
1) She reaffirmed that she had never said she was sexually assaulted
2) She rejected WTA boss Simon’s recommendation for surveillance of her
3) She reaffirmed that her previous e-mail was written by her, of her own free will, and reflected her own views.
4) Contrary to the Guardian, she didn’t retract a claim of sexual assault. She reaffirms that she had never claimed she was sexually assaulted.
Contrast the treatment of Peng Shuai by the Western media with its treatment of the “Two Michaels.” Chinese Ambassador to Canada Cong pointed out on December 10 that the “Two Michaels” had signed confessions that they had violated Chinese national security laws as part of the process of return to Canada.
While the Western media relentlessly pursued Peng, they have studiously avoided pursuing neither the 2 Michaels, nor the Canadian government to determine its views on Ambassador Cong’s claim.
Clearly, the Western media has determined in advance of its journalism that China (like Russian and Iran) are BAD, and our media’s job therefore is to harass Chinese sports figures and officials. All-the-while giving Western figures an easy ride.