Mainstream Media Discovers Wuhan Coronavirus Lab Leak Theory

After spending a year discrediting anyone who discussed the theory of the coronavirus originating from a Wuhan lab, mainstream media are suddenly interested in it. Some voices on the right are reminding them of their dishonesty.


President Biden has ordered his administration to “redouble” their efforts to conduct an investigation in to the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic, contradicting months of remarks that characterized the possibility of a Chinese lab leak as a “fringe theory.”

  • According to reports, the intelligence communities have narrowed their focus to two possibilities: natural animal-to-human transmission and a laboratory accident. (These have been the only two theories since the beginning of the pandemic. Either Reuters’ reporter had a word count minimum to meet or the Biden administration is trying to frame their intelligence gathering as more robust than it actually is.) 
  • Following his shift in position on the likelihood of a lab accident at the Wuhan Institute of Virology leading the coronavirus pandemic, Dr. Anthony Fauci faced lawmakers and calls for his ouster this week
  • Former President Trump released a statement this week that “declared victory”, saying “everybody is agreeing that I was right when I very early on called Wuhan as the source of COVID-19.” 
  • Media columnist for The Hill Niall Stanage wrote the sudden reversal by the media on the origins of the coronavirus is fuel for the fire of conservative skepticism toward mainstream media they often see as biased against them, saying the media “disparaged” those who said it could have been a lab leak last year “almost surely because its loudest promoter was then-President Trump.”

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Author’s Take

Well, at least the mainstream media is talking about the lab leak theory now.  If you’re waiting for an apology for the way journalist snarked and sneered at Sen. Cotton, President Trump, or anyone else betraying The Narrative, don’t hold your breath.

There is liberal media, and then there is The Washington Post, which has performed such breathtaking acrobatics to maintain a false façade of journalistic integrity. After leading the charge in the mainstream media’s attempts to discredit Cotton and Trump, their editorial board is *very concerned* that China has been duplicitous. Attempt to rewrite the past and gaslight readers to protect their credibility is why they are not trusted by conservatives.

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