Thomas Gallatin / March 19, 2020

MSM Goes to Bat for ChiComs by Fomenting Faux Racism

Leftmedia ridiculously claims Trump’s reference to COVID-19 as the China Virus is racist.

It’s beyond dispute that the novel coronavirus officially known as COVID-19 originated in Wuhan, China. In coverage of the growing pandemic, the mainstream media has repeatedly and regularly referred to COVID-19 as both the Wuhan Virus and the China Virus, neither designation being inaccurate. However, as the Chinese communist government seeks to shift blame for its poor handling of the initial outbreak and its subsequent cover-up of its own failure to properly alert the rest of the world, rather than shine a white-hot spotlight on Beijing’s failure, the American media elected to go to bat for the ChiComs.

At Wednesday’s White House press conference, an ABC reporter asked President Donald Trump: “Why do you keep calling this the ‘Chinese Virus’? There are reports of dozens of incidents of bias against Chinese Americans in this country. Your own aide, [HHS] Secretary [Alex] Azar, says he does not use this term. He says ethnicity does not cause the virus. Why do you keep using this? A lot of people think it’s racist.” (By which, of course, she means she and her media pals.)

Of all the practical, urgent, and substantive concerns the American people have during this pandemic, the MSM elects to gin up a faux “racist” controversy over Trump’s referencing the coronavirus as the “China Virus.” Talk about a raging case of Trump Derangement Syndrome.

Trump responded in a measured and entirely appropriate manner, answering matter-of-factly, “Because it comes from China.” When the reporter doubled down by insisting that “people say it’s racist,” Trump shot back, “It’s not racist at all. No. Not at all. It comes from China. That’s why.”

At another point during the press conference, a PBS reporter once again pushed the “racist” accusation, this time claiming that an unnamed member of the administration had referred to the virus as the “Kung Flu” and asking if Trump thought that was wrong. Trump then asked who specifically had called it that, to which the reporter had no answer but continued to ask if using the term “Chinese Virus” put Asian Americans at risk. Once again Trump bluntly answered, “No, not at all. I think they probably would agree with it 100%. It comes from China. There’s nothing not to agree on.”

What the MSM is doing is acting as the propaganda arm of the ChiComs. Criticism that Trump has gone out of his way to mendaciously label COVID-19 the China Virus is false — and it’s not him simply trolling the Leftmedia. In fact, his rationale for doing so has everything to do with combating Beijing’s state-media disinformation campaign that the U.S. military seeded the virus. “That can’t happen,” Trump emphasized. “It’s not going to happen — not as long as I’m president.”

The truth is that the Chinese communist government is to blame for this global pandemic, not the Chinese people at large. In fact, those who have suffered the most from the pandemic are the Chinese people, thanks to their communist overlords’ malpractice and attempted cover-up. And now the rest of the world is suffering.

Never have MSM propagandists acted more despicably than they are now, effectively going to bat for those most responsible for unleashing this pandemic and then turning and blaming an American president for accurately and pointedly noting this reality. The degree of hypocrisy and divisiveness displayed by the MSM at a time of national crisis is simply unacceptable.

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