“Mature, responsible countries”

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has chided China for expelling journalists. From The Week:

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is condemning China for its decision to expel three reporters from The Wall Street Journal from the country.

“Mature, responsible countries understand that a free press reports facts and expresses opinions,” Pompeo said in a statement on Wednesday. “The correct response is to present counter arguments, not restrict speech.”

This came after China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said three journalists from the Journal would have their credentials revoked over the paper’s recent headline, “China Is the Real Sick Man of Asia,” The New York Times reports.

The moment I saw this, I couldn’t help but wonder if Mr. Pompeo has any idea that his own government, and some of its allies, have been guilty of the same crime that he’s chiding China for.

How can our Secretary of State not know that:

Lauren Southern was deported, and banned, from the UK for criticizing Islam. Listen to her account of what happened to her here.

Jared Taylor was deported, and banned, from the European Union for advocating for white people.

Richard Spencer was banned from the EU also for advocating for whites.

Greg Johnson was arrested, and almost deported, from Norway for advocating for whites.

US Border Control agents prevented a Canadian colleague of Greg Johnson from entering the US under an obviously false pretense that he was planning on “working” in the US without a work visa.

It wouldn’t take much effort to compose a longer list, but this one should suffice for my point.

Mr. Pompeo, instead of criticizing China’s authoritarian regime, why don’t you first focus on protecting freedom of speech in America, and among America’s allies?



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