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Brian Stelter attends the 11th annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute at the American Museum of Natural History on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

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If we had a White House press corp full of actual professionals with no left-wing political narratives to push and no identity politics axes to grind, the daily White House coronavirus task force press briefings would probably go more smoothly and be more informative.

But we don’t, so we’re stuck nearly every day with a new media-driven manufactured “controversy” about how President Trump and/or a member of the task force was allegedly inconsistent/wrong/pushing dangerous information/racist, etc.

The latter was the case yesterday, as my RedState colleague Bonchie noted earlier in a story about how CBS News White House correspondent Weijia Jiang was up to her old tricks at Monday’s briefing, insinuating Trump was engaging in racism by telling her to “ask China” in response to a strange question she asked the President about testing.

For those who missed it, here’s the clip:

Jiang’s “why are you saying that to me specifically?” question was utterly ridiculous, for reasons Bonchie explained in his post. Trump has often spoken of China’s deceptions during press briefings, and his comments on China have most definitely not been restricted to journalists of Asian descent.

Nevertheless, the Usual Suspects in the mainstream media including CNN media firefighter Brian Stelter rushed to Jiang’s defense, suggesting Trump’s answer was part of a larger pattern of Trump allegedly attacking Asian-American and female journalists.

Here’s how Stelter framed the “issue”:

Here’s how the Washington Post framed the “issue”:

CNN really went for the virtue signaling gold in another segment they did. “CNN’s Alisyn Camerota, Kaitlan Collins and Abby Phillip discuss President Donald Trump’s pattern of demeaning female reporters” is how they promo’d it on their website.

Several Twitter users, including GOP campaign officials, let the race/gender pearl clutchers have it:

Greg Gutfield in particular unloaded on Stelter:

The ratio on Stelter’s reply to Gutfeld was gold:

The media/left’s routine talking points on China and Trump’s remarks about them are so. danged. tiresome. Definitely not unexpected, though, considering how pushing China’s propaganda about Trump’s response to the virus outbreak being “racist” has been a hallmark of the media’s Wuhan coronavirus coverage since way back when Trump implemented the China travel restrictions at the end of January.

As I’ve said many times before, the MSM are nothing if not a predictable lot (and no, that’s not a compliment, Mr. Stelter).

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