Friday, March 20, 2020
On Wednesday, President Trump held another grim press conference to inform the public he was deploying wartime powers to fight the impending coronavirus threat. Several members of the White House press corps responded by squandering what little time available to them by lecturing the president about what they deem to be appropriate names for the virus.
"If we must have an absurd debate on whether it's racist to refer to the Chinese virus,' fine, but is it too much to ask that purportedly objective reporters not take a side in that debate?" asked National Review editor Rich Lowry. "Judging from today's press conference the answer is, Yes, of course it's too much to ask.'"
What's particularly obnoxious about the press's desire to force this debate is that it falls right in line with the Chinese government's propaganda campaign...
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