Journalists want to focus on the name and not what Trump is actually doing.
You would think coronavirus is a large enough problem facing
the United States right now. With infection rates skyrocketing, and the death
toll steadily ticking upwards, most citizens are rightly worried that we are
taking the correct measures to combat the spread of the virus.
Trump, while not perfect when COVID-19 reared its ugly head,
has been making sure his administration is keeping the public informed of
developments and taking the proper precautions. Trump himself, notorious for
not holding press conferences during the last three years, has been in front of
the podium answering questions about the nation’s present and future course.
You would think that the media would, at the very least, be
willing to support the president and his team. We all know that isn’t
happening. Instead, Trump and his crisis response team got four questions regarding
Trump’s labeling of coronavirus as “the Chinese virus”.
A lot of the media has been carrying water for the Chinese
government for some time. But it has been this latest crisis that has seen many
of them intent on swallowing and redistributing Chinese propaganda. For
background, China has been working to pin COVID-19 on the U.S., instead of
taking the blame themselves.
The reason the media is refusing to question the actions of
the Chinese government and their handling of COVID-19 is probably easy to guess:
they want to see Trump fail. And if they have to broadcast the Chinese position
to do so, they don’t have any qualms about doing just that.
As Becket Adams at the Washington Examiner stated:
America is in the grip of a viral pandemic that originated in China. The virus is in more than 120 countries and has killed more than 8,000 people precisely because of China’s incompetence and malicious arrogance. And two White House correspondents used their access to the leader of the free world Wednesday to waste his and everyone else’s time with inane, vapid, useless questions based on Chinese communist propaganda.
Well put. Maybe we could focus on actual problems and not
what the name of the virus is.