Marco Rubio ‘absolutely’ thinks China controls Hollywood, mass media ‘narrative’
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Chinese control goes deep.

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio “absolutely” thinks communists in Beijing have veto power over American mass media.

The Miami Republican, interviewed Tuesday on Fox News Radio, was unrelenting in his assertions of Chinese control over American corporate culture, answering a question from host Jimmy Failla about crackdowns on social media and control from afar.

“Yeah, absolutely it is. And it’s a narrative they continue to push out,” Rubio said. “Last week they were saying ‘Well, maybe it’s a U.S. Army experiment in their labs that created this.’ And that’s their counternarrative, the silliness they come up with.”

Rubio added that “we have to accept that’s already happening,” noting that the Chinese market leads American corporations to censor their own product from jump.

“There’s not a single studio in Hollywood that can produce a movie with a Chinese communist government bad guy,” he lamented. “You can’t do it, because it won’t be distributed in China. And they don’t want to walk away from that market.

Rubio turned his sights on professional wrestling legend John Cena, who cut a promo last week apologizing for calling Taiwan a nation, a phrase that’s a thought crime in China. Rubio called that mea culpa a “hostage video” and suggested Cena’s apology was what the studio deemed best for business.

“I’m not saying he’s an evil human being for doing it. He didn’t come up with that on his own. I guarantee you someone called him from the studio that’s producing it and said ‘you’d better get something out there right now because we’re going to get hit at the box office and it’s going to come out of your check,’ you know, the proceeds,” Rubio said.

The Cena controversy, revolving around rhetorical missteps in promoting The Fast and the Furious 9, has proved to be fertile ground for Rubio and Sen. Rick Scott, who blasted Cena in the wake of the controversy last week.

“Insane. Instead of kowtowing to the Communist Party of China — how about we stand up for our democratic ally Taiwan as they face increasing threats and aggression from General Secretary Xi?” Scott wrote Tuesday on Twitter.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


6 comments

  • John

    June 1, 2021 at 3:16 pm

    Yes, Foam Room wonder boy from Hialeah figured out the connection. Just follow the money.

  • James R. Miles

    June 1, 2021 at 7:10 pm

    Rubio is one endless joke with his off the wall comments! Meanwhile, he couldn’t find his butt with both hands in broad daylight. Watch out! There’s a commie under every rock coming’ to get ya!

  • Ron Ogden

    June 1, 2021 at 8:31 pm

    Rubio is correct to condemn China. Anyone who minimizes the threat to individual liberty posed by the Chinese Communists is blind–deliberately, I assume. Just yesterday the Chinese government granted couples “permission” to have up to three children. How can any government presume to exercise so much control over human beings as to direct how many children they can have? We need more Rubios with the guts to call them out.

  • Ocean Joe

    June 2, 2021 at 7:09 am

    Meanwhile, the Russians have launched their second major assault on our economy via malware ransom demands. First, our gasoline supply and now the meat packers. Rubio, and all his pals who know how much their boss loves the Russians stays mum.
    And Ron, “how can any government presume to exercise so much control over human beings as to direct how many children they can have?” is a good question for those who want to ban abortions. I dont support abortion, but if you want to preserve individual liberty you might take a look at what the GOP is up to.

    • Ron Ogden

      June 3, 2021 at 4:09 pm

      The American government does not compel someone to become pregnant. No woman can be compelled to become pregnant as a civic duty, and no woman can legally be forced against her will to become pregnant. That is a crime. As far as abortion goes, no child in the womb is ever guilty to forcing anything on anybody. It is morally impossible. But in America, children in the womb by the hundreds of thousands are forced to pay with their lives for the mere “crime” of existing. The GOP wants to protect individual liberty to live–especially for those who are least able to protect themselves. I hope you do too.

  • Tom Palmer

    June 4, 2021 at 8:14 pm

    Just read that Putin is supporting the Jan. 6 bozos. Once again Putin=Trump.

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