Oct
09
China lashes out after NBA team tweets support of Hong Kong


ALL THOSE STORIES COMING UP. FIRST, THE HOW FIRST, THE HOUSTON ROCKETSEN TANGLED IN THE HONG KONG PROTESTS, THE NOW DELETED TWEET BY THE GENERAL MANAGER OF THE ROCKETS, DARRYL MAUERY, READ THIS, FIGHT FOR FREEDOM, STAND WITH HONG KONG. MAJOR SPONSORS AND CHINA’S BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION RESPONDED, SAYING THEY WILL NO LONGER WORK WITH THE TEAM. JOINING US RIGHT NOW IS FOX NEWS SENIOR JUDICIAL ANALYST, JUDGE ANDREW NAPOLITANO. GOOD TO SEE YOU. WE KNOW THE ROCKETS HAVE ROLLED OVER AND SUCCUMBED TO THE CHINESE.>> THEY ASKED ME THREE OR FOUR DAYS AGO WHAT DO THE HOUSTON ROCKETS HAVE TO DO WITH THE HONG KONG RIOTS, WHICH HAVE — I WOULD HAVE SAID NOTHING. WE KNOW THAT’S NOT THE CASE. THIS IS NOT A CASE OF FREEDOM OF SPEECH. THIS IS A CASE OF WHAT SPEEM SPEECHWORK BEST TO SELL YOUR PRO SPEECHWORK BEST TO SELL YOUR PRU SPEECHWORK BEST TO SELL YOUR PRT SPEECHWORK BEST TO SELL YOUR PR. THERE IS NO FIRST AMENDMENT IN CHINA. THERE ARE NOT USED TO HAVING ANYBODY PUBLICLY CRITICIZE THEM, MUCH LESS AN ENTITY LIKE THE NBA WHICH THEY WANT OF TO COME OVER THERE. THERE ARE A COUPLE GAMES SCHEDULED TO BE PLAYED THERE, EVEN INVOLVING THE FORMER NEW JERSEY AND NOW BROOKLYN NETS FOR WHICH I AM A STRONG SPOUTER FROM WHEN THEY PLAYED IN NEW JERSEY — SUPPORTER FROM WHEN THEY PLAYED IN NEW JERSEY. THE QUESTION IS WHEN YOU MAKE A POLITICAL STATEMENT WHICH IS PROTECTED UNDER AMERICAN LAW WHICH AFFECTS YOUR PRODUCT IN CHINA, SHOULD YOUR BOSSES FORCE YOU TO RETRACT THE STATEMENT? THE BOSSES ARE GOING TO DO WHAT’S BEST FOR THE PRODUCT AND THAT’S WHATTED HAPPENED HERE. YOU MAY — WITH ALL YOUR HEART SUPPORT WHAT THE GENERAL MANAGER OF THE ROCKETS SAID. IF IT’S GOING TO IMPAIR THE ABILITY TO MARKET BASKETBALL IN CHINA, HE’S GOT TO THINK TWICE BEFORE HE MAKES THAT –>>THAT’S WHAT INTERESTING. IT’S INTERESTING IN A COUPLE PHASES, THAT HE SAID IT IN THE FIRST PLACE.>> IT WAS UNPROVOKED.>> IT WAS UNPROVOKED AND IT WAS GOING TO BE INFLAMMATORY. SOME INTERESTING THINGS ABOUT THE ROCKETS, THAT WAS YOU MING’S TEAM THAT DRAFTED HIM, THAT INTRODUCED CHINESE PLAYERS IN THE NBA. AND THE FACT THAT WE’VE GOT MORE AND MORE GAMES AN ENGAGEMENT WITH THE CHINESE, HUGE MARKET, WE TALKED ABOUT THIS EARLIER ABOUT HOW BIG THE MARKET IS TO THE NBA AND CHINA AND HOW THEY DON’T WAS TO SCREW IT UP THIS TIME.>> THEY TALK ABOUT SOCIAL JUSTICE. THIS REMINDS ME OF THE NFL KNEELING DEBATE. PEOPLE GOT OFFENDED THEY WERE GOING AGAINST THE FLAG. EVERYONE CAME TO A HEAD. THIS IS THE SAME THING THAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN WITH THIS SITUATION, BECAUSE AT SOME POINT THIS CONVENIENT SOCIAL JUSTICE, CONVENIENT SOCIAL JUSTICE WHEN IT FITS YOUR POCKETBOOK, NEEDS TO CHANGE. YOU’VE GOT TO BE ABOUT PRINCIPLES. I THINK YOU SEE THAT OVERALL IN SOCIETY RIGHT NOW IN AMERICA, BECAUSE EVERYTHING THAT WE’RE SHOWING THE KIDS IS THAT IF SOMETHING’S CONVENIENT, THEN STAND UP FOR IT. IF IT’S NOT CONVENIENT FOR YOU, THEN — WHAT HAPPENS TO PRINCIPLES. IT’S THROWN OUT THE DOOR.>> I AGREE WITH WHAT YOU SAY. THE CHINESE MARKET IS NOT LIKE THE AMERICAN MARKET. IF THE GOVERNMENT DOESN’T LIKE A MESSAGE THAT A ACCOMPANIES THE PRODUCT, THEY WON’T ALLOW THE PRODUCT TO BE SOLD. MARIA: MAYBE THE HOUSTON ROCKETS SHOULDN’T BE INTERESTED IN GOING TO THE CHINESE MARKETS. THIS IS JUST ABOUT MONEY. DAGEN: THIS ISN’T JUST A HOUSTON ROCKETS ISSUE, THIS IS AN NBA ISSUE. THIS IS NBA AND ADAM SILVER AND THE BUDDIES WHO RUN THE LEAGUE WRINGING THEIR HANDS OVER CHINA RATHER THAN THE UNITED STATES. THEY’RE CHOOSING COMMUNISM OVER ONE PERSON SPEAKING OUT IN FAVOR OF DEMOCRACY IN HONG KONG. THAT’S THE DECISION THEY’RE MAKING, OH, YOU CAN’T MAKE THE COMMUNIST GOVERNMENT MAD. THEY’VE GOT A MILLION PEOPLE IN CONCENTRATION CAMPS. THEY SPY ON THEIR OWN PEOPLE THROUGH A.I. AND FACIAL RECOGNITION. THERE IS NO HE FREEDOM OF THE PRESS, THERE IS NO FREE INTERNET AND THEY’RE STEALING FROM AMERICA AND THAT’S WHAT THEY’RE WORRIED ABOUT. THEY’RE WORRIED ABOUT CHINA. YOU CAN’T SAY ANYTHING THAT MAKES THE COMMUNISTS MAD. BUT THEY’RE NOT WORRIED ABOUT THE FANS HERE IN THE UNITED STATES. I THINK CONNELL McSHANE YESTERDAY TWEETED, HE SAID IT’S KIND OF — IT’S HILARIOUS THAT THE NBA HAS FOULED UP SO EPICALLY THAT THEY’VE UNITED THE PEOPLE IN AMERICA AGAINST THE LEAGUE. MARIA: AND DON’T FORGET WHAT CARRIE LAMB IS TRYING TO DO RIGHT NOW, THIS EMERGENCY MOVE THAT YOU’RE NOT ALLOWED TO WEAR A FACIAL MASK. YOU’RE NOT ALLOWED TO WEAR A MASK IN THE PROTEST. WHY DO YOU THINK THAT IS? CHINA HAS FACIAL RECOGNITION CAMERAS AND THEY WANT TO SEE WHO ARE AT THE PROTESTS. BECAUSE YOU’RE GOING TO GET IT. THERE WILL BE CONSEQUENCES FOR IT.>> MOST OF THE PROTESTERS ARE STILL WEARING THE MASKS. SO PEOPLE GET ARRESTED FOR WEARING MASKS AND THE ACT OF THE ARREST THE MASK IS DESTROYED AND NOBODY CAN FLOOIVE A COURT WHO — CAN PROVE IN A COURT WHO WAS WEARING A MASK AND THEY GET BAILED OUT AND WEAR THE MASK AGAIN. MARIA: THAT’S WHY I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH GOOGLE HAVING AN A.I. LAB IN BEIJING. GOO BELL — GOOGLE WALKED AWAY FROM A PENTAGON CONTRACT AND NOW THEY’RE WORKING WITH CHINA AND THERE’S NO SEPARATION OF MILITARY AND COMMERCIAL USE. WHEN YOU HAVE AN INNOVATION IN CHINA, THE FIRST PLACE IT GOES IS TO THE MILITARY. DON’T TELL ME GOOGLE IS NOT WORKING WITH THE CHINESE MILITARY.>> GOOGLE IS POKING THE — THEY’RE GOING TO ADDRESS HOW AMERICAN TECHNOLOGY FALLS IN THE HANDS OF THOSE WHO WOULD USE IT TO HARM US. MARIA: THAT’S WHY WE’RE GOING TO TALK WITH PALMER LUCKY COMING UP, THE FOUNDER OF ANDERL INDUSTRIES, THEY GOT THE PROJECT MAY VEIN MAVEVEIN MAVENEIN MAVEN CN MAVEN CONTRACT. THEY MAKE THE DRONES FOR THE PENTAGON. REALLY GOOD CONVERSATION AND