Ben Smith’s Semafor the Latest Chinese Regime Attempt to Gain a Foothold in U.S. Media

BuzzFeed founder Ben Smith’s announcement last week that his Semafor “global news platform” would be partners with a Chinese Communist Party think tank is just the latest example of Beijing’s relentless attempts to gain influence over U.S. media. China has invested a great deal of money and effort in shaping American news content, although most of its past efforts were a bit more subtle than Semafor’s openly-declared symbiosis.

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 06: Ben Smith, editor-in-chief of BuzzFeed News, hands out free copies of a BuzzFeed News newspaper outside the Union Square subway station, March 6, 2019 in New York City. The digital publisher and media company printed a free one-time special edition newspaper, featuring some of …

Hollywood Lost More Than $500 Billion in Market Value in 2022

For Hollywood, 2022 was truly an annus horribilis. Major studios, streamers, cable providers, and other media giants lost a combined $542 billion in market value in 2022, with left-wing studios the Walt Disney Co., Netflix, and Comcast accounting for the bulk of the bloodshed.

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