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Is saying the word ‘Wuhan’ racist? CNN says it is

They say this even though have used the term numerous times.

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Never missing a chance to embarrass himself and hit the president, CNN reporter Jim Acosta criticized President Trump for accurately describing the coronavirus as emanating from outside of the U.S.

Acosta said, “The president referred to the coronavirus as a ‘foreign virus,’ that I think was interesting because, I was talking to sources earlier this evening, one of the points that the president wanted to make tonight, wanted to get across to Americans, is that this virus did not start here, but that they’re dealing it. Now, why the president would go as far to describe it as a foreign virus, that is something we’ll also be asking questions about.”

Acosta then said Trump is “going to come across to a lot of Americans as smacking of xenophobia.” No, he’ll only come across that way to you, Jim.

CNN talking heads have said recently, during several talk shows, that the very term “Wuhan” is racist, because it unfairly singles out the Chinese. Though CNN newscasts used the term less than a week ago. By the way, this is reported on a day that the Chinese government newspaper mused about withholding drugs from America and sending us into “the mighty sea of coronavirus.”

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Is to say “Montreal” is in Canada racist? After all, like “Wuhan” it is merely correctly identifying the national location of a city. Also, CNN has had no problem in the past referring to the “Spanish flu” and the “West Nile virus.” Were they themselves irredeemably racist at that point and have only just recovered their humanity?

What about “French” toast and “Belgian” waffles? Do we risk insulting our NATO allies by referring to those treats in diner menus across the nation?

Yes, this is how absurd CNN has become. It is so hell-bent on trashing the president that it will go to ridiculous lengths to pursue its pathological goal. The good thing is, they look ridiculous in the process.

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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