Hypocrisy Condition Level: DEFCON 1 – Biden bans references containing the term “China Virus” from all Federal documents.January 30, 2021
Stacey Matthews* at Legal Insurrection reports: Mentioning Coronavirus Place of Origin Called Racist, Yet Mentioning Location of Mutations Not Criticized.
Per the Executive Order…
The Federal Government must recognize that it has played a role in furthering these xenophobic sentiments through the actions of political leaders, including references to the COVID-19 pandemic by the geographic location of its origin. Such statements have stoked unfounded fears and perpetuated stigma about Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and have contributed to increasing rates of bullying, harassment, and hate crimes against AAPI persons. These actions defied the best practices and guidelines of public health officials and have caused significant harm to AAPI families and communities that must be addressed.
Oddly enough, this government edict seems to have flown unnoticed right over the media’s heads, as observed by Richard Grenell and Ari Fletcher.
So it’s ok to say Brazil virus but not China virus? pic.twitter.com/SEfEM5nZ2q
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) January 27, 2021
Wait a minute…After months of being told it was racist to refer to COVID as a “Chinese virus” the WP refers to its new strains as “British and South African variants.” So you can use the name of the nation where it comes from, so long as that nation is not China. Got it. pic.twitter.com/IlXLNbRPvx
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) January 25, 2021