For nearly a year, almost every major news outlet declared that it was a debunked, fringe conspiracy theory to even discuss the idea that the coronavirus pandemic began as a leak from a laboratory in Wuhan, China. https://t.co/CXCcqJMQSn— The Daily Signal (@DailySignal) May 30, 2021
It now seems highly credible that COVID-19 originated inside a Chinese state laboratory—and that China knew about it as early as November. https://t.co/t5PnLZrIxG— The Daily Signal (@DailySignal) May 29, 2021
Here Are The Headlines That Got It Dead Wrong On The Possibility Of A Man-Made Virus Leaked From A Lab https://t.co/Jnee3WJKWU— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) May 31, 2021
...stories from The Washington post, including “Was the new coronavirus accidentally released from a Wuhan lab? It’s doubtful,” and “President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo continue to push unsubstantiated Wuhan lab theory on novel coronavirus origins,” were similarly dismissive of the idea that coronavirus could have come from a lab....
ABC News slammed Trump for pulling a grant for coronavirus research that was tied to the Wuhan lab, running an article titled “Trump admin pulls NIH grant for coronavirus research over ties to Wuhan lab at heart of conspiracy theories.”
NPR ran two stories citing “scientists” and “virus researchers” who supposedly “debunk[ed]” the possibility that the novel virus leaked from a lab.
The first article, “Scientists Debunk Lab Accident Theory Of Pandemic Emergence,” cited an episode of NPR’s All Things Considered where “scientists dismiss the idea that the coronavirus pandemic was caused by the accident in a lab.”
“They believe the close interactions of people with wildlife worldwide are a far more likely culprit,” the article continued.
The second article was called “Virus Researchers Cast Doubt On Theory Of Coronavirus Lab Accident” and cited “more than half-a-dozen scientists familiar with lab accidents and how research on coronaviruses is conducted” who said that “there is virtually no chance” coronavirus came from a lab.
‘Wrap Up Shop And Go Home’: Dan Bongino Torches ‘Talking Head Media Buffoons’ For Bungling Lab Leak Story https://t.co/jdXoXDCIxn— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) May 31, 2021
‘No Interest In Pursuing China’: Rep. Mike Turner Predicts Biden Will Dismiss Investigation Into COVID-19 Origins https://t.co/7Hc4kUVZE0— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) May 31, 2021
Surprise !— BenjaminT /Boycott 2022 Genocide Olympics (@BenjaminT0001) May 31, 2021
Elaine Chao's Wuhan connection !! pic.twitter.com/2ZBL5o3f5T