The Wall Street Journal told an egregious lie, slandering Mr. Guo Wengui and GTV with rumors that they were investigated by the FBI. This false information came from anonymous people supposedly “familiar with the matter.”
On August 19, the Wall Street Journal published an article titled, “Fundraising at Company Tied to Steve Bannon, and Guo Wengui Faces Probe” (link 1), misleading readers by fabricating and misinterpreting facts. In the article, according to anonymous sources, “The federal probe is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation… whether GTV or associates of Mr. Guo violated securities laws through the private share placement,” misleading readers and making people believe that the FBI is investigating Mr. Guo Wengui and GTV. But in fact, the FBI has never conducted any investigations against Mr. Guo.
The article also diverted and deliberately distorted facts, implying Voice of Guo Media released false information about the GTV investment. The article says, “… they could invest in the GTV Media offering through another entity called Voice of Guo Media Inc. …,” and “GTV Media said in its statement that it didn’t issue shares to anyone through Voice of Guo Media.” However, Mr. Guo announced in his live broadcast on June 2 that the funds raised by Voice of Guo are not within the scope of GTV’s private placement (link 2). Although the writer of this article from the Wall Street Journal did not want to believe it, the truth is that the funding of Voice of Guo Media has nothing to do with GTV.
The article also calls white black by misquoting facts. For example, one paragraph said, “In Taiwan… police had prevented one supporter of Mr. Guo from transferring $43,000 to Voice of Guo because they suspected financial fraud,” which implies that the investor’s remittance failed due to Mr. Guo Wengui’s financial fraud. All the people familiar with the Whistleblower Movement know that this statement is completely inconsistent with the facts. The true identity of this “Taiwanese” is Mr. Hou Xiaobao. He once personally appeared on the Lude News program and stated clearly that the remittance was not fraudulent. He noted that on the surface, the reason for the Taiwanese police’s refusal to transfer funds was fear of financial fraud, but it was actually one of the measures taken by the CCP to slander the Whistleblower Movement (link 3).
The Wall Street Journal uses half-truths and fiction throughout the article, supplemented by leading implications and suggestions, to create illusions that make readers believe GTV, Voice of Guo, Mr. Guo and Mr. Bannon, etc. are involved in a huge case of financial crimes. However, deliberate misinterpretation of basic facts can hardly conceal its real purpose of suppressing the Whistleblower Movement and Mr. Guo Wengui. Authors Brian Spegele and Aruna Viswanatha have used lies and rumors to discredit the Whistleblower Movement and Guo Wengui in the past (link 4).
But what is the real motive behind the Wall Street Journal’s article? Mr. Wengui Guo answered in his latest live broadcast.
All this happened as Mr. Guo Wengui expected. In the Getter video on August 20, Mr. Guo suggested that his supporters be prepared. In the next few days, the CCP and the dark forces of the West will launch the most “ferocious and full attack” on the Whistleblower Movement and the international justice alliance. The purpose is to destroy the Whistleblower Movement, or “at least take half of their life.” In the face of fierce attacks, Mr. Guo suggested that all his supporters “distinguish between right and wrong… don’t rush to judge”, and come forward to resist under safe circumstances. Overall, this article by the Wall Street Journal is just a prelude to the CCP’s operation of destroying the Whistleblower Movement.