The liberal mainstream media’s influence on American politics is having an adverse effect on how President Trump and his administration are able to handle the ongoing global pandemic.
While we all believe in the freedom of the press in this country, when the media’s leftist bias and hatred of President Trump distort reality, it’s just liberal propaganda.
And President Donald Trump just destroyed the liberal mainstream media about this key bias on the coronavirus.
One of the most obnoxious things spreading around social media right now is that referring to the coronavirus as the “Chinese virus” is racist.
Scientists will bemoan, “That’s not how microbiology works!” But COVID-19 did originate in Wuhan, China. It’s a fact.
And we still say “Spanish flu” and “German measles” don’t we? Nobody complains that those terminologies are racist.
But the mainstream media and blue-checkmark brigade on Twitter accuse Trump of “dog-whistling” racist sentiments to his supporters by calling it the “Chinese virus.”
Recently, President Trump criticized the media for siding with China amid the coronavirus outbreak saying, “It is fake news. It’s more than fake news. It’s corrupt news. They write stories without calling anybody.”
This was in response to stories in both the Wall Street Journal and Washington Post that had been critical of the White House’s handling of the pandemic.
President Trump said, “The press is very dishonest. They are siding with China. They are doing things they should not be doing. They’re siding with many others.”
Right now, China is trolling the world and avoiding the blame.
China is literally operating a state-run campaign to blame the United States for the outbreak.
They’re sowing doubt as to the origin of the virus and have accused our military of creating and spreading the deadly disease. There are thousands of comments on Chinese social media echoing conspiracy theories that the United States did this on purpose.
We all know China desperately wants to deflect blame and the liberal media is happy to help the communist country do just that.
Additionally, White House reporters are actively spreading a narrative that President Trump lashes out at them and that he’s unstable for doing so. But it’s for good reason.
During the press briefing with the coronavirus response team, PBS Newshour White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo what message it sends to other countries when the President lashes out at reporters.
Pompeo said, “I have had my frustrations with reporters too. All I ask when I talk to the media is that you listen to what we say and report it accurately. It’s frustrating. It’s frustrating. It’s enormously frustrating. We have a responsibility to tell the American people the truth, and those who are reporting on what it is we’re doing and saying have an equal responsibility to report accurately.”
He also added how they’ve reported inaccurately about the State Department.
“I’ve seen many things about the State Department be reported wildly inaccurately on multiple occasions. I have spoken to those reporters each and every time, and I will continue to do so,” Pompeo stated.
The media’s impulse to ridicule and demonize President Trump and his administration has been consistent for several years. But to glorify China and refuse to acknowledge their responsibility in the coronavirus pandemic is a gross abuse of the freedom of the press.