WaPo’s New Terminology to Appease the Trumpers: Are Drunk Driving Laws Government “Preferences?”

June 08, 2021

I suppose trying to be unbiased is difficult when one side of a debate is certifiably loony, but the Washington Post should try a bit harder. In an article on Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ attempt to prohibit cruise ships docking in Florida from requiring vaccines, the Post wrote:

“DeSantis’s resistance to companies’ use of so-called vaccine passports, which would certify an individual’s immunization, is just the latest rejection of corporate preferences in favor of cultural appeals that resonate with Trump voters.”

The vaccine requirement is a safety regulation, designed to protect crew and other passengers from the risk of catching the Covid. The paper is trivializing this risk by describing it simply as a “preference.”


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