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We’re all in COVID-19 together, but that doesn’t mean we have to believe and praise the Chinese government.

Sure, maybe you don’t ridicule the Chinese response at the time it’s being crafted, but you can certainly criticize it. You can maybe mumble a “whatever” through gritted teeth at the lying of the communist government in Beijing, but you don’t have to pretend it’s not lying.

This seems to have been forgotten among members of the media who are showing unvarnished admiration for how a wholly tyrannical government that hid the existence of coronavirus from the world for an extended period of time — a mistake that might have caused up to 95 percent of the cases worldwide, according to one study — says it controlled COVID-19 through despotic measures.

Note that word “says.” It’s because we’re not in a position to necessarily trust what China’s leaders say. How many cases did they bury? Have they really turned the corner? The person who takes their position at face value is always the kind of person at face value for an opportunistic reason.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has likely dealt with more than a few of these people over these past few weeks. Fauci isn’t exactly an uncritical supporter of what the president says, as anyone who’s watched the White House’s daily coronavirus news briefings knows.

However, when a reporter asked Wednesday about the World Health Organization praising the Chinese government for its response to the crisis, Fauci had little patience.

President Donald Trump answered first, saying, “It’s been very unfair. … I have heard for years that that is very much biased toward China, so I don’t know. Doctor, do you want to you — do you want me to get you into this political mess?”

“No, I don’t want you to do that. But I will,” Fauci said with a laugh.

He stepped to the podium and said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was an “outstanding person,” adding, “I mean, obviously, over the years, anyone who says that the WHO has not had problems has not been watching the WHO. But I think, under his leadership, they’ve done very well. He has been all over this. I was on the phone with him a few hours ago leading a WHO call.”

“Praising China’s transparency, sir?” the reporter said.

“No. No, I’m not — I’m not talking about China,” Fauci said. “You asked me about Tedros.”

The reporter then said, “The World Health Organization was praising China for its transparency and leadership on their response to the pandemic.”

“You know, I can’t comment on that because — I mean, I don’t have any viewpoint into it,” Fauci responded. “I mean, I don’t — I don’t even know what your question is.”

He then walked away from the podium dismissively.

Enter Trump: “Welcome to the group.”

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6 Comments
  • FoolIggy says:

    Ignorant media people are always LOOKING for the liberal view to be reinforced!

    This kid isn’t ‘dry behind the ears yet’ but he has a job that pays well and he sits at the White House and asks STUPID questions!

    Probably got his degree from harvvvvard!

  • Nr says:

    Swamp News, MSM=Fake News (CNN,FOX,MSNBC.etc)The Pravda/Racists Divisive Commie news and their propaganda HATE machine at full throttle! They are destroying the country within!‪ Expose, Boycott, Sue, prosecute and bring to justice all these lying Fake News deep state treasonous Godless NAZI commie liberal demoncrats and RINOs post-haste,Patriots! Drain the rat infested swamp President Trump!‬ Keep America great again and not let it become another liberal commie shit hole like the rest of the lib run cities! Prosecute these deep state traders now, President Trump!

  • Ellen Whiting says:

    You forgot to mention that Dr. Fauci came back to the podium and issued a very polite apology just a few minutes later.

  • Roadtreck says:

    Pretty simple to resolve. You know who these idiot media people are so stop pointing to them and giving them airtime. If they can’t get their questions in then perhaps they might start to smarten up. Unlikely yes, but worth a try.

  • mike dar says:

    Reporters doing nothing but attempts on gotcha questions, is the measure wanted by Media, the Streamer Companies that own the relevant Medias, the Streamers that donate all to corrupt Democrats.
    Might as well have the DNC sitting in all those seats. W.H.O. and the U.N. readily accepted the Chinese lie that the disease was not transferable person to person till in January.. media doesn’t care at all, then the W.H.O. says China is great. Give me a break, China caused it, hisd it, lied about it and the reporter wants to ‘Gotcha’??!!
    In any event, it is entirely apparent any foreign country can do to America whatever it wants and Media is happy as a clam, to Gotcha’.

  • Intellectual Impaler says:

    Could the praise for China be because the Media has Chinese money invested in them?

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