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Facebook & Podesta Ran Dirty
Tricks Against Trump In China

By Yoichi Shimatsu  
Exclusive to Rense


Imagine if the White House had invited Guagua, the celebrity son of imprisoned crooked Chinese politician Bo Xilai, to the White House a week before Xi Jinping’s state visit at the Mar-e-Lago summit. There would have been a typhoon of angry complaints from the Chinese ambassador.
The equivalent just happened in China, with help from the astute publicity-information department, which accepted the request from U.S. Democratic Party presidential candidate Mark Zuckerberg for a personal meeting with Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People. Tactfully, Donald Trump did not raise a fuss over this cold slap at his face.
Then the Podesta brothers CAP machine, which is entrenched here inside NGOs, American tech companies here, and even at the U.S. Embassy, pulled off a classic dirty trick with a Facebook-funded publicity stunt. The news came out a day before Trump’s visit that three freshmen with the UCLA basketball team got “caught” stealing from the Louis Vuitton mega-store in Hangzhou. ESPN played up the news of the local police questioning players with the Bruins and Georgia Tech, which were scheduled for the NCAA season-opener in Shanghai on November 10.
A star from the Facebook reality show “Ball in the Family”, LiAngelo was one of the arrested trio. His family of ballplayers (dad, mom and three boys) are featured in Facebook’s first-ever reality show, produced by the same production team for “Keeping up with the Kardashians”. The mastermind behind FB’s “Ball in the Family” series, which premiered in late August, is daddy Lavar Ball, a media clown who loud-mouths to the TV reporters at L.A. Lakers games, where his eldest son Lonzo is a rookie guard with a lousy start for this season. Who cares about scoring, when It’s all about “Showtime!” and keeping up with Kim and her girlie corps of fashion models?
Now back to the arrest in China: The George Tech Bulldogs swore to the detectives that they are as honest as the team mascot that always barks at thieves. So the police took a long close look at the crew from UCLA, who fit every stereotype of gangsta’ rap. LiAngelo has slit-shaven eyebrows, Jalen Hill is adorned with dreadlocks, and Cody Riley’s got a crazed stare. Now, officers, don’t judge them by appearances. These boys aren’t really South-Central ghetto, where I spent time in my childhood. Papa Lavar gave LiAngelo the keys to a brand-new Ferrari at the semester’s start, presumably bought with the down payment from Zucketberg for the reality-show contract, since daddy hasn’t sold enough $495 sneakers from his Big Baller sporting wear company to cover his . . . hoop. You see, officer, it was just a spoof, a stunt for the reality show, the manager at Louis Vuitton on Rodeo Drive was in on it all along.
ESPN played right into the Facebook publicity scam with ballistic reporting that the B-ball boys were facing a possible 3 years in a Chinese prison. For what? For swiping three pairs of sunglasses? This is the best publicity Louis Vuitton has ever received, now that upscale luxury sales are down in China. Suddenly, the brand is Bling-Bling. Not even Rihanna could put Louis Vuitton into the hiphop must-have list. This all makes one start to wonder how much did LV pay for product placement in this reality show?
Their scary overnight detention in a Chai-neeez police station, where a firing squad is waiting out back and there’s no toilet paper (according the script of the reality show), ends in their release the next morning on bail under “house arrest” inside the Hyatt Regency Hangzhou Tower, one of the most expensive hotels in China’s most expensive tourist city, with meals and beer delivered by room service. If that’s prison, we should all be locked up.
Meanwhile, basketball and football hero Lavar (who just never got the breaks he deserved like Magic or OJ, and so ended up playing American football in England) and Mama Tina (who was also a college women’s basketball player) are sitting in the Shanghai stadium, worrying about their boy in the clink (don’t mess with the spelling of that), before this meaningless season (pre)opener, which isn’t going to count in the 2017-18 season ratings anyway. It’s just a scrimmage between freshmen on both sides to drum up interest in NCAA satellite feed into the world’s biggest media market.
(This offshore ritual was started three years ago by a team from Harvard, a game which sold less than 600 tickets, mostly to alums who’ve never seen basketball before). So after a slow start, this year’s Shanghai opener was melodrama at its finest, which makes one wonder how much did the organizers pay Facebook for the news of the arrest. It also give Lavar another chance to say that in his prime he could do a jumper against Michael Jordan anytime of day, with a billion Chinese fans nodding their heads in awe at this living legend of American sports.
Mind you, this entire scripted and staged fake reality occurred just one day before the arrival of the soon-to-be deposed Republican President Donald Trump, while the news coverage and public comments during his visit were massively blotted out by Zuckerberg’s business partners inside the propaganda bureau; it’s Ball in the Family, right? Facebook would have to pay a billion dollars or more from one of his wife’s accounts to get the licensing to crack the Chinese market. Trump is a pauper by comparison.
(For official purposes, and so I don’t get thrown into a Hangzhou jail cell for slander and libel, let me state here that, after close inspection with my magnifying glass and pocket calculator, I ascertain that media licensing in China is absolutely free of corruption. And if you don’t believe my sworn statement, go ask the propaganda chief who hosted Zuckerberg and Tim Cook.)
Meanwhile, a herd of Silicon Valley execs, mostly Democrats, timed their “promises, promises” Beijing promo visit to distract online media away from Trump. When I say the Podesta machine is entrenched in Beijing in alliance with other countries hostile to Trump, including India, let’s cite one example. The online hacking of Carter Page’s alleged “money-laundering” from the Balkans to the Trump campaign headquarters in New York was organized by former U.S. military cyber-warfare personnel assigned to China by the Obama administration.
These less-than loyal Americans are still here, trying to pick apart Trump. It’s called Benedict Arnold-type treason, and Podesta’s crew is guilty on top of their vice-related offenses. How much of their “discoveries” are true and how much is invented and put online from a foreign country? Of course, the USA is doing the same with turncoating Chinese citizens residing in the States to snoop against their own country. We live in a world without a shred of respect for the principle of strong fences making good neighbors.
So the winner of the dirty tricks is the king of fake news Mark Zuckerberg, whose 2020 presidential campaign against incumbent Trump was kick-started with a pre-emptive photo-op with the world’s most powerful leader, his venture into reality media assured by the staged shoplifting and arrest for dramatic purposes, and by now a big piece of the Ball brothers’ marketing franchise. With these assets, he probably hopes sooner than later to own the Lakers and China online along with the White House.
Social Media Rules! As the movie suggested, there’s more to social media than meets the eye. Therefore, my advice to Steve Bannon and his bulldogs at Breitbart is to take a long close look at the wife’s connections with the Vietnamese “trading” empire that pumps “sleepy time” into the USA and via Boston into Ireland and Europe, the immigrant underworld that provided the wherewithal for FB to get its start-up. Then maybe the Zucks can trade places with LiAngelo inside a jail.
Yoichi Shimatsu, science writer, was a community volunteer during the boat-people era of the  1980s in a parole program in New York City that removed Vietnamese youths from NYC, Boston and Chicago out of heroin-smuggling gangs and put them to work in real-economy jobs or on a college track. Listen to his radio talk with Jeff Rense from Beijing during the Trump visit.