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Chinese Writer Effortlessly Shuts Up White Reporter Pushing 'Chinese Virus Is Racist' Narrative

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When CNN first began reporting on COVID-19 in January, the network called it “Chinese coronavirus” or “Wuhan coronavirus.”

In record time — under two months, in fact — those phrases became racist.

Why?

Because the president was using them, of course.

The establishment media, mostly lily-white, has bravely stuck up for people of Chinese descent everywhere. They’re white knighting, as they say, in more ways than one.

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In fact, even Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts censored the word “Chinese” when she “retweeted” the president this week:

In spite of Warren’s occasional protestations to the contrary, she’s in fact very white.

Do you think 'Chinese virus' is racist?

So’s Kyle Clark. He’s the port-listing news anchor at Denver’s KUSA-TV, and he doesn’t like it if you call the virus pretty much anything that’s not “COVID-19” or “coronavirus.”

As it so happens, conservative writer and Human Events editor Ian Miles Cheong is ethnically Chinese and doesn’t have any problem with calling it the “Chinese virus” — thus effectively shutting up Mr. Clark.

First, the news anchor’s tweet:

“Tip: If you’re calling it something other than COVID-19 or coronavirus at this point, everyone else knows why,” Clark said Wednesday.

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See, it’s because everyone knows that you’re racist. Do you get it? That’s why.

Cheong had a different take on it, however.

“I call it the Chinese coronavirus because it comes from Wuhan, China and China is responsible for its negligence in containing the outbreak,” Cheong said in a retweet.

“I’m Chinese, in case that isn’t obvious,” he added.

Technically, Cheong is Chinese-Malaysian, which I suppose doesn’t make a difference if you think this is a race thing. Whatever the case, this isn’t a bigotry thing, either. It’s a “China done screwed up” thing.

Remember: If China’s communist leaders hadn’t lied about this for a month or more, we could have been much closer to containing this.

If they hadn’t silenced voices of dissent, this all could have been a month closer to solved. I’m not saying it wouldn’t have happened. However, China is the only country that actively hindered the response to COVID-19. They broke it, they bought it.

That’s why it gets called the “Chinese virus.”

But this is what the media wants to deal with. They don’t want to look too hard at President Donald Trump’s handling of the virus or to attack that, at least not anymore. Apparently, he’s doing a good enough job that they can only get in a few snide remarks and then go back to the putative xenophobia of “Chinese virus.” That’s their narrative and they’re sticking to it.

It doesn’t seem that Kyle Clark has responded to Cheong. Instead, he decided to train his fire on easier targets:

Tip: If you’re willing to retweet to random hypercaffeinated trolls to mock them and not address an actual Chinese individual who doesn’t think the term is racist, everyone else knows why.

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C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014.
C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014. Aside from politics, he enjoys spending time with his wife, literature (especially British comic novels and modern Japanese lit), indie rock, coffee, Formula One and football (of both American and world varieties).
Birthplace
Morristown, New Jersey
Education
Catholic University of America
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Topics of Expertise
American Politics, World Politics, Culture




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