I believe the above headline is repetitive, something you are not supposed to do in journalism.
Except that they do it all the time.
Ah, the rudeness. Weijia Jiang is the insistent female reporter who has twice asked President Trump obnoxious and argumentative questions. That, also, is considered journalism today, in fact it is a prerequisite.
Several times this 36 year old CBS White House correspondent (used to be a post given to older, seasoned reporters) asked President Trump gotcha questions in the Rose Garden. Monday she asked this:
Q [Jiang]: Thank you, Mr. President. You said many times that the U.S. is doing far better than any other country when it comes to testing.
THE PRESIDENT: Yes.
Q [Jiang]: Why does that matter? Why is this a global competition to you if, every day, Americans are still losing their lives and we’re still seeing more cases every day?
THE PRESIDENT: Well, they’re losing their lives everywhere in the world. And maybe that’s a question you should ask China. Don’t ask me; ask China that question, okay? When you ask them that question, you may get a very unusual answer.”
She kept interrrupting and attacking which prompted the president to end the news conference.
Last month she “scored” with this exchange:
JIANG: Thank you. Yesterday Jared Kushner said the notion of the federal stockpile was, it’s supposed to be our stockpile. It’s not supposed to be state stockpiles that they then use. What did he mean by our?
THE PRESIDENT: What are you asking?
JIANG: Even the fact that taxpayers from every state pays [sic] for it.
THE PRESIDENT: What’s that? A got you? I got you. You used the word our.
JIANG: No, it’s not a got you.
THE PRESIDENT: Our, you know what our means? United States of America. That’s what it means.”
Jiang is also the one who alleged that someone from the White House called the #coronovirus Kung-Flu to my face. Makes me wonder what they’re calling it behind my back.”
I believe it was Kellyanne Conway who denied this and asked the reporter to come forward and name the person. Jiang never did.
And in March, she accosted President Trump in this manner:
WEIJIA JIANG, CBS NEWS: Since you shared with us something else that you saw on TV today. I have a question about something you said Thursday. You said you were angry because information about the virus should have been told to us earlier and a lot sooner. “People knew it was coming and people did not want to talk about it.”
Many Americans are saying the exact same thing about you, that you should have warned them the virus was spreading like wildfire through the month of February instead of holding rallies with thousands of people. Why did you wait so long to warn them and why did you not have social distancing until March 16th?
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Who are you with?
JIANG: I’m Weijia Jiang with CBS News.
TRUMP: So if you look at what I did in terms of cutting off or banning China from coming in —
JIANG: Chinese nationals. But by the way, not Americans who were also coming from China.
TRUMP: Just relax. We cut it off. People were amazed. Everybody was amazed that I did it. With 21 people in the room, everyone was against it but me. Dr. Fauci said, had I not done that, perhaps tens of thousands, may much more than that, people would have died. I was very early. Very, very early.
You saw Bret Baier making a statement. They had a debate well into February and not even mentioned, it wasn’t mentioned, the Democrats. We were very early. Oh, I’m the president, and you know what I just did?
JIANG: When you issued the ban, the virus was already here.
TRUMP: You know how many people when I issued the ban — how many cases of virus were in the United States when I issued the ban? Do you know the number?
JIANG: There was —
TRUMP: No, how many cases were there? Remember I said one person. How many cases were here when I issued the ban?
JIANG: But did you know —
TRUMP: No, no, no. You have to do your research.
JIANG: I did the research. On the 23rd of March, you said you knew this was going to be a pandemic.
TRUMP: I did know it, I did. All you have to do is look.
JIANG: So you knew it?
TRUMP: Anybody knew it. Are you ready? How many cases were in the United States when I did my ban? How many people had died in the United States when I did this?
JIANG: Do you acknowledge you didn’t think this wouldn’t spread?
TRUMP: Keep your voice down, please. Keep your voice down.
JIANG: Did you not think it would spread?
TRUMP: How many cases were in the United States? I did a ban where I was closing up the entire country. How many people died?
JIANG: And that’s a fair point.
TRUMP: How many people died in the United States and yet I closed up the country and I believe there were no deaths. Zero deaths at the time I closed up the country. Nobody was there. And you should say thank you very much for good judgment.
So who is she?
Yes, she was born in Xiamen, China. When she was two she moved with her parents to West Virginia. She attended William and Mary College then Syracuse University. Marathi.tv adds “She is interested in causes that concern children, education, economic empowerment, civil rights and social action.
She also loves to participate in anything, which involves the arts and culture. Her close association with the political arena has led to a keen interest in politics.” In other words, a perfect SJW.
Her husband, Travis Luther Lowe, is from Arkansas. They married in 2018 and he “works as the global vice president for public policy at Yelp, the website and mobile application for consumer reviews. He oversees public policy initiatives, including competition policy, consumer free speech and open data.”
So a marriage of Media plus Big Tech. They met at William and Mary when the two of them hosted an online TV show with news and political commentary. William and Mary, by the way, has a Confuscious Institute on campus, as do many universities including U of Memphis. These are funded by the CCP and widely suspected of espionage, stealing intellectual property and attempts at subverting young Americans, according to Senate inquiries and the FBI.
Rush called Jiang a provacateur. She is a race baiter and virtue signaler who has a platform. A dangerous one.