MSNBC's Richard Engel Gives the Craziest Reason Why You Really Shouldn't Call It 'Chinese Virus'

FILE – In this May 31, 2015 file photo, NBC News foreign correspondent Richard Engel attends the 74th Annual Peabody Awards in New York. Engel is borrowing Rachel Maddow’s MSNBC time slot Friday nights over the next month for “On Assignment,” a series that sets aside constant cable news chatter for deeply reported stories about world affairs. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Exactly how far do media seem to be going to carry water for the Chinese government?

Pretty far.

Check out this nutty video from MNBC’s Richard Engel. He tells us why you really can’t call it a “Chinese virus.” It’s not really the CCP’s fault they covered it up for at least a month. It’s the fault of the bats.

This is nonsense, since viruses are frequently called by where they were discovered or place of origin.

So can Engel explain why media including MSDNC did call it Chinese coronavirus along with Wuhan coronavirus previously? At least until the Chinese government started a propaganda campaign to call it “racist.”

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People had a few things to say about Engel’s hot take.