GOP sounds alarm after ‘quasi-official’ Chinese outlet gains access to coronavirus press briefing, promotes Beijing

“Phoenix TV has been waging information warfare in the US for yrs,” Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, wrote on Twitter. “They are nominally private but actually state owned. In 2018 I led effort to block them from using cutouts to spread propaganda. MSM should NEVER have given them seat at WH press conference.”

Trump grills ‘propaganda reporter’ and asks ‘do you work for China?’ after her pro-Beijing questions

In a report the Hoover Institution,said the “quasi official Phoenix TV” was linked to the People’s Republic of China’s “Ministry of State Security” and has a “substantial presence on all major social media platforms in the United States”.

Here’s How Pro-Beijing Outlet Phoenix TV Made It Into The White House Coronavirus Press Briefing

Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday said it’s “disgraceful and reckless” that Phoenix TV is allowed into the press briefings amid China’s propaganda campaign meant to absolve itself of responsibility for the virus’s outbreak. (RELATED: WHO Chief Won Election With China’s Help. Now He’s Running Interference For China On Coronavirus)

As Australian arts moves online, here is where to check out comedy, theatre, music, drag, visual art and more

Can’t visit the Sydney Opera House?Australia’s most recognisable built structure, and premier home of the arts, has been forced to shut up shop. In response, the Sydney Opera House has launched From Our House to Yours. Every Wednesday to Sunday night at 6:00pm, the Opera House will release archival footage, live broadcasts and even premieres.

Alan Rickman’s private letters reveal he was ‘frustrated’ with Severus Snape

In one particular letter, director David Heyman wrote to him, “Thank you for making HP2 (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets) a success. I know, at times, you are frustrated but please know that you are an integral part of the films. And you are brilliant.”

Crisis on Infinite Earths EP Offers Fans a Chance to Own A Piece of Arrowverse History and Help Those Impacted By COVID-19

Arrow co-creator and “Crisis on Infinite Earths” showrunner Marc Guggenheim is offering fans a chance to own two of the original pitch boards created for the event, with the money going to benefit people impacted by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Two of the pitchboards — one featuring a listing of the Paragons who would team […]

Coronavirus live updates: California deaths top 500

2:23 p.m. State DOJ agents seize N95, surgical masks in Alameda, San Mateo County raids: State agents confiscated an undisclosed number of N95 masks and surgical masks among other items Tuesday while executing two search warrants in Alameda County and one in San Mateo. Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s office declined to say how many items […]

Coronavirus live updates: CDC traces one mildly sick person to 13 illnesses, 3 deaths

11:31 p.m. CDC report shows how one person with mild symptoms triggered 16 coronavirus infections, including three deaths: A report released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention documents how one person who tested positive for the coronavirus, but displayed only mild symptoms, may have triggered 16 infections in Chicago — three of […]