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Get off my buttons, please

I’m getting a little weary of our friends in the media. No, seriously, our friends in the media. The ones on our side. I understand they have a product to sell and I’m here for that, but they’re leaning on my buttons now.

Various times I saw the above story tweeted, 100% of respondents believed Biden was forbidding people saying “Wuhan flu.” But muh First Amendment!

He’s forbidding it in government documents, and they wouldn’t have used “Wuhan flu” even under Trump. They’d use whatever CDC uses. Probably “covid-19”.

Because that’s all he can do with Executive Orders: give directions to his own cabinet and federal agencies. They’re incredibly narrow in scope. He can get up to a little mischief, but only a little. If you could do big things with EOs, every president would have.

It is a nothingburger. A nothing soufflé. Nothing on the rocks.

Man, I’d give a lot for a news source that tried to be absolutely straight and tell me when a provocative tweet was no biggie.

As an aside, this isn’t a very effective approach with conservatives, anyway. The left runs on rage. We like a pep talk. All of our most beloved communicators – Reagan, Limbaugh, Breitbart and, yes, Trump – were upbeat, happy warriors.


Comment from Mark Matis
Time: April 21, 2021, 8:11 pm

Everybody knows that it is far more properly called the “Hung Flu!!!”

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: April 21, 2021, 9:51 pm

I wouldn’t be surprised if the current White House resident ordered that all govt docs be purged of the term “White House”.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: April 21, 2021, 9:51 pm

Chynah Virus !!!!!!

That’s the preferred “Jab at Xi” term.

True story.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: April 21, 2021, 10:03 pm

A decrepit, nearly abandoned blog detailing conditions as they were more than five years ago, in Johannesburg, SA. Can’t imagine things have improved.


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: April 21, 2021, 10:06 pm

Look at these U.S. CDC numbers:

2016-2017 U.S. influenza cases: 29 million
2017-2018 U.S. influenza cases: 45 million
2018-2019 U.S. influenza cases: 36 million
2019-2020 U.S. influenza cases: 38 million
2020-2021 U.S. COVID-19 cases : 32 million
2020-2021 U.S. influenza cases: 1.5 THOUSAND

Maybe banning the govt use of the terms “Wuhan virus” and “China virus” is a step towards honesty¹. They should call it “influenza”.


Comment from OldFert
Time: April 22, 2021, 1:19 am

I would never call it the Wuhan Flu. It’s the Chinese Lung Rot.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: April 22, 2021, 1:55 pm

Fear and anger sell.

And Biden probably thinks he did ban those words nation wide.

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