Jim Acosta Tries to Gin Up Outrage Over Trump Saying "Chinese Virus" and the Internet Gives Him a Dose of Reality

FILE – In this Aug. 2, 2018 file photo, CNN correspondent Jim Acosta does a stand up before the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington. Acosta says President Donald Trump’s attacks on the media must stop or there’s a risk someone will get hurt. He is one of the most visible members of the press corps covering Trump and a target for verbal abuse at the president’s rallies. He said Monday that Trump has, “normalized and sanitized nastiness and cruelty” in an unprecedented way. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

The weirdest thing coming from the media right now is the sudden pearl-clutching they’re doing over President Donald Trump saying the words “Chinese virus.” The virtue signaling has been turned up to 11 as they declare that Trump’s use of the term is xenophobic and racist.

This is wholly strange because up until recently, that’s exactly how the media itself was referring to the virus. What’s more, it’s not just weird that they had a sudden reversal of the narrative. In fact, that’s not the weirdest part at all. The media will go back and forth on a position based on whatever position Trump takes.

The weirdest part is that they think they can virtue signal like they do out in the open with their hypocrisy just hanging out for all to see and that we, the people, won’t know any better. This is a position they hold in the age of the internet where information distribution is done peer to peer, not just necessarily media to the consumer.

So it’s really weird that anti-Trump White House reporter Jim Acosta of CNN would tweet this out.

“Trump again calls Coronavirus the “Chinese virus,” tweeted Acosta.

Tweeting this out makes absolutely no sense, especially in light of his own network using that very phrase repeatedly.

In fact, Acosta himself used the name of the location the virus originated in himself in a tweet.

Needless to say, the ratio began.

It goes on and on.

Journalists and outlets like the kind Acosta is and works for are bafflingly stupid if they truly believe they can get away with pulling this narrative over the eyes of the people who have their very own tweets from the recent past to look at. The only thing that I can conclude from this is that media figures think we’re stupid.

Brandon Morse
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