In this photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency, medical personnel wearing protective suits work in the department of infectious diseases at Wuhan Union Hospital in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei Province, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. Hong Kong’s leader announced Tuesday that all rail links to mainland China will be cut starting Friday as fears grow about the spread of a new virus. (Xiao Yijiu/Xinhua via AP)
I wrote a piece a few days back about how it was vitally important to refer to the coronavirus as the “Wuhan virus” because that’s where it originated, Chinese were trying to cover that up and claim otherwise, and that whistleblowers risked their lives to bring us that information and we need answers as to what happened to them.
Yet media and Democrats have been losing their minds over that, claiming to do so is “racist,” despite the fact that until recently they called it the Wuhan virus, Wuhan coronavirus or Chinese coronavirus until recently too, as my colleague Sister Toldjah reported.
Liberal media pundits want you to think referring to the coronavirus as the "Wuhan" or "Chinese" virus is racist.
Here's just a few of the times the liberal media did just that. pic.twitter.com/ss3kV5smSP
— MRCTV.org (@mrctv) March 12, 2020
Shot. Chaser. pic.twitter.com/dkjUt058py
— Alex VanNess (@thealexvanness) March 13, 2020
In doing so, they are serving the cause of the Chinese Communist Party to sweep the cover-up and the whistleblowers under the rug, letting the Chinese get away with rewriting reality in classic Communist style.
But now China is taking it a step further. As my colleague Bonchie reported earlier, China is now trying to falsely claim that the virus originated with the U.S. and we gave it to them, despite all facts that it started in Wuhan.
So how is media responding to that propaganda?
Check this AFP tweet out. US and China “spar” over origin.
China, US spar over origin of #coronavirus.
— AFP news agency (@AFP) March 13, 2020
The article is a little better, but why even do this tweet or present such clear propaganda? Unless you’re clearly calling it out as propaganda, and not “sparring.” Agence France-Presse (AFP) is the world’s oldest news agency and one of the world’s top three, behind the United Kingdom’s Reuters and The Associated Press of the United States. It’s largely controlled by the French Government.
We're "sparring" with China in the sense that we're outlining facts about the origin of the Wuhan virus & they're using their state media to push out gaslighting nonsense. Which, yeah OK, they have a state media so they use it.
Question is why Western outlets are playing along. https://t.co/CldzMsxgSx
— Omri Ceren (@omriceren) March 13, 2020
AFP is legitimizing Chinese communist propaganda
There is no two sides to where the coronavirus came from
It came from China, that is a fact, the case is settled https://t.co/q8NQ1fmZww
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) March 13, 2020
We’re gonna do this aren’t we. Like we’re two weeks away from Lebron, Alyssa Milano, Omar and others boot licking for China.
— Commando Rando (@julius8319) March 13, 2020
— We Are Home (@WeAreHomeNow) March 13, 2020
"Chinese propagandists blame outbreak on US army, leftists think it's inappropriate to name viruses after the locations of their outbreaks, like we always have".
— CherryFairy (@CherryFairy15) March 13, 2020
This is demented.
Stop shilling for the CCP.
— Tristan Elliott (@ETito604) March 13, 2020
— BattleStarDidactica (@DidacticaStar) March 13, 2020
— kwan 😷 (@Vincent_lkm) March 13, 2020
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) March 13, 2020
“This outbreak in Wuhan was covered up. There’s lots of open source reporting from China … Doctors involved were either silenced or put in isolation so the word of this virus couldn’t get out. It probably cost the world community two months.” – Robert O’Brien, NSC https://t.co/rB9tdETGji
— Geoffrey Ingersoll (@GPIngersoll) March 13, 2020
Some media is also trying to sell the story that China “bought us time,” another CCP line.
Lack of transparency, active suppression of early warnings, and persecution of first responders by the Chinese Communist Party accelerated the spread of the virus beyond their control. Complete doublespeak. https://t.co/iWPqZMLQaN
— Payton Alexander (@AlexanderPayton) March 13, 2020
Just to be clear: China reacted to the outbreak of Coronavirus by suppressing news of its spread, punishing and isolating doctors who tried to raise the alert, and fabricating health statistics to make it look like it was under control/not an issue. This is a shameful tweet. https://t.co/TaomSRC3Zu
— Esoteric Jeff (@EsotericCD) March 12, 2020
We saw how China had a stranglehold over businesses and media with their attempts to suppress the Hong Kong protesters.
Now we can’t let this go without including a classic, from our Hong Kong protester friends, which is making the rounds for obvious reasons today.
A prophet for our times pic.twitter.com/p3L2sbptw8
— Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) March 12, 2020