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The Media Are Embarrassing Themselves
Over Trump’s Use Of ‘Chinese Virus’

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Posted By: MissMolly, 3/20/2020 4:50:14 AM

Yesterday, amid the ongoing economic and social disruptions caused by the coronavirus, rising numbers of infections and deaths globally, and widespread closures of schools and other extreme measures imposed across the country, the mainstream media decided we should have a national debate about whether it’s racist for President Trump to call it the “Chinese virus.” In what can only be described as a moment of unconscious self-parody, the media pretended not to understand why Trump would refer to the virus in geographic terms—as if they’d never heard of the Spanish Flu, West Nile Virus, Ebola, Zika, Lyme Disease, or the many other diseases named for their places of origin.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: MissMolly 3/20/2020 4:50:49 AM (No. 351692)
Federalist.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: TruthFetish 3/20/2020 5:12:31 AM (No. 351699)
We have dopey Symone Sanders bashing Trump's supposed "Chinese virus" racism in one breath and breezily recalling the "Ebola virus" response just moments later.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: VirtuDawg 3/20/2020 6:41:35 AM (No. 351738)
The media is missing the point. Last week, the ChiCom government accused the UNITED STATES of originating the COVID-19 virus in China, has basically clamped down on reporting any new infection/death cases, is refusing to take responsibility for its deliberate attempt to hide the severity of its internal epidemic and the resulting spread of this virus internationally to its current pandemic state, and has unleased a social media propaganda campaign against PDJT as a "racist" (which the US enemedia is parroting). PDJT is intentionally calling this the "Chinese virus" at every opportunity as a way of lifting his middle finger to this corrupt murderous "government."
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rinktum 3/20/2020 7:30:18 AM (No. 351766)
What we are seeing is that there are many people in the pockets of the Chinese and they have no qualms about calling in markers so they are out there protecting the Chinese. I am proud of the President for calling it what it is. He is sticking his finger in the eye of the politically correct and that is always good. He knows exactly what the media is doing and he is going to have none of it. He will, I believe, exact his pound of flesh from the Chinese for their irresponsible and dangerous actions at a time his choosing as he should.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: F15 Gork 3/20/2020 7:51:38 AM (No. 351790)
KUNG FLU. KUNG FLU. KUNG FLU. KUNG FLU! - Get over it!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: bpl40 3/20/2020 7:52:20 AM (No. 351791)
Every argument being made by posters here is well known to the Media detractors. They are not uninformed or naïve. Just evil.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 3/20/2020 7:55:03 AM (No. 351795)
The Disease Which Gives You Little Spots All Over Your Body - - - - - - formerly known as German Measles.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Periwinkel 3/20/2020 8:11:10 AM (No. 351818)
It is time for a long over-due realignment of our relationship with China. AND look who got it started?!? Our President Donald Trump. I truly believe that DJT's insistence on fixing the trade deals between the ChiComs and the US made the Chinese so angry they have overplayed their hand and we can see clearly what President was talking about. These people are not our friends; they are adversaries and require close scrutiny. China Virus will not be the last time they come after us.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: chillijilli 3/20/2020 8:28:10 AM (No. 351848)
In a time like this, could we please just stop it with these petty take-downs and squabbles? There's serious stuff out there like: I want to know why Kurabo Industries Ltd. will begin selling testing kits next week to the Japanese that can detect the new coronavirus in 15 minutes. How come WE don't have that? Isn't that far more important than trying to score a few zingers over a name?
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Rotten in Denmark 3/20/2020 8:37:58 AM (No. 351871)
Nay, the proper phrase is Continues to Embarrass and beclown themselves once again.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: cor-vet 3/20/2020 8:42:54 AM (No. 351881)
Short term memory must be a requirement to be a CNN/MSNBC opinionator. Watching a montage of those networks 'star's talking about the 'China' virus and the 'Wuhan' virus a week ago and now it's racist, but it wasn't then tells you why the media is not trusted.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Axeman 3/20/2020 10:31:44 AM (No. 352010)
I think it would be more proper to call the SARS-CoV-2, "The China Coronavirus" and the COVID-19, "The Wuhan Disease" There would be the usual melting snowflakes but this would be correct and proper.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: moonlightflip 3/20/2020 11:00:22 AM (No. 352042)
Calling Symone Sanders "dopey" is being kind.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: VietVet68 3/20/2020 11:05:24 AM (No. 352051)
That the media chooses to focus on the racist angle further erodes any credibility they had remaining. What's next, a program to rename all previous epidemics removing the point of origin to eliminate any possibility of racism. The Corona virus will turn out to be a watershed moment where all critical supply chains move out of China, the Chinese economy is left in tatters and the left wing media goes down in flames.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: HotRod 3/20/2020 11:29:57 AM (No. 352080)
I think journalists are a race and should not be called that. They should be called a race neutral name, like ''hack!''
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Calico Al 3/20/2020 11:53:15 AM (No. 352114)
All these talkers are actually echos or parrots. I don't think any of them can utter an original thought.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: lakerman1 3/20/2020 12:37:52 PM (No. 352170)
I giggle at the name Kung Flu. and I guess we could call the behavior of the youngsters at spring Break in Florida - Kung Flu dancing.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Omen55 3/20/2020 7:08:35 PM (No. 352581)
While everyone is Kung Flu fighting never forget The Black Plague!
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Reply 19 - Posted by: judy 3/21/2020 3:09:48 AM (No. 352784)
I suggest the media self quarantine
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