The newest Media Moral Panic which erupted on Twitter yesterday now infects another press conference:
Meanwhile, Twitter — allegedly an American company which once declared itself to be “from the free speech wing of the free speech party” — is busily censoring user posts to appease their Chinese friends and investors.
— Tim Murtaugh (@TimMurtaugh) March 18, 2020
Why call it the Chinese flu? Gee, I don’t know, maybe because China covered up the existence of the virus for critical weeks — critical weeks in which infected Chinese nationals or travelers to China went all over the world like Johnny Appleseeds of the the plague.
Chinese laboratories identified a mystery virus as a highly infectious new pathogen by late December last year, but they were ordered to stop tests, destroy samples and suppress the news, a Chinese media outlet has revealed.A regional health official in Wuhan, centre of the outbreak, demanded the destruction of the lab samples that established the cause of unexplained viral pneumonia on January 1. China did not acknowledge there was human-to-human transmission until more than three weeks later.
The detailed revelations by Caixin Global, a respected independent publication, provide the clearest evidence yet of the scale of the cover-up in the crucial early weeks when the opportunity was lost to control the outbreak.
Censors have been rapidly deleting the report from the Chinese internet.
And the alleged “American” media are eagerly helping them suppress this news.
Who’s paying them?
I’m not kidding: There will be hearings about foreign collusion, and specific reporters taking money for planted stories.
Let’s end on a heartwarming note:
Walked over to my Chinese neighbor's house this morning and told her that no matter what Trump says I do not blame her for the virus and she's always welcome in our country. She was speechless. Anyway turns out she's Japanese but if I do this enough I'll eventually get it right.
— Jeremy McLellan (@JeremyMcLellan) March 18, 2020
Quick, Steven Gutkowski — speech patrol this guy for his racism!!!