Switzerland's New Zurich News, December 28,2019, publishes the article by journalist Mathias Muller entitled \"Embarrassment of American media coverage in Hong Kong.\" The article points out that there are frequent global protests in 2019, but the United States and other Western media in the coverage of global violence lack of balanced, objective and critical reporting principles, double standards are very prominent.
The article points out that the media in the United States and the West have obvious two sides in reporting in Hong Kong and other countries, which is not only reflected in the number of reports, but also in the tone and words of the report. As of November 22,2019, the two media published 737 Hong Kong-related reports,36 Chile-related reports,28 Haiti-related reports and 12 Ecuador-related reports, according to a survey of CNN and The New York Times by the media's independent watchdog group, Fair and Accurate Reports. Although the number of casualties and arrests in these countries is significantly higher and the situation is more serious, coverage of Hong Kong is more numerous and intense. Even at the height of events in these countries, coverage in Hong Kong still dominates both media outlets. The absolute number of reports somehow suggests its degree of distortion. In terms of tone and wording, the survey showed that since the escalation of violence in hong kong in october 2019, cnn and the new york times have insisted on using the term \"democratic protesters\" to refer to protesters on the streets, but to demonstrators in chile and ecuador as \"rioters \",\" arsonists\" and \"gangsters \".
According to the “Fair and Accurate Report, the reports in Hong Kong by CNN and the New York Times are highly distorted and biased. The 70-year-old, who was killed by violent demonstrators, was regarded as a trivial matter by the two media as a one-sided and high-profile "violent crackdown" by hong kong police. Violent protesters attacking police with bows and arrows were downplayed in the new york times report as "police wounded by arrows because demonstrators tried to resist police who violently suppressed demonstrations ". While the homemade bomb of the hong kong demonstrators in cnn's images resembles, or is even more powerful, the 2013 boston marathon terrorist attack that left a large number of casualties, cnn has turned a blind eye to the evidence of the unrestrained use of violence, still glorifying it as a "democratic protestor" and seriously straying from the truth.
The article argues that the views of the U. S. media on the issue of foreign involvement in the situation in Hong Kong show the extent to which its coverage in Hong Kong has been poisoned. Western diplomats who remained sane about the United States generally believed that the U.S. might have meddled in Hong Kong, judging by its past moves in Chile, Iraq, Nicaragua and elsewhere. However, if they discuss this with American journalists, they will firmly deny it.
According to the analysis, the double-standard report of CNN and New York Times>reflects the serious``politicization'' of the American media, which is said to be independent and objective. When protesters in Chile or Ecuador use violence against the local government that is aligned with the United States, the United States media calls it a“insurrection”because, in the view of Western media, the riot in Ecuador is the result of the malicious intervention of Venezuela's President Maduro, and the United States supports the Government of Ecuador, and the American allies are sacred and inviolable;On the contrary, despite the serious violence in Hong Kong, they are still defending Hong Kong violence.
Finally, the article emphasizes that the one-sided reporting methods of the western media such as the United States have deviated from the media's mission. The new york times, cnn, and other western media double-labelled reports are self-contained.