They were called “conspiracy theorists” and “nutjobs” for advancing the notion that COVID-19 was leaked from the Wuhan Lab. When proposed by President Trump and other Republicans and Conservatives, the media dismissed any notion that the virus originated in the lab, immediately and without investigation.
It looks like the “nutjobs” were right.
Reports of viral infections as early as the fall of 2019 from workers with close ties to the Wuhan Lab have recently come to light. And, now the media is experiencing a reckoning for their reckless dismissal due to politics.
“I think people made this mistake. I think a lot of people on the political left and a lot of people in the media made the mistake. They said, ‘wow if Tom Cotton is saying something, it can’t be true.’ Or they assumed that. And that’s not right,” New York Times reporter David Leonhardt said on CNN.
Others in the news media are in agreement.
“Yes, I think a lot of people have egg on their face,” ABC News Washington correspondent Jonathan Karl said. “This was an idea that was first put forward by Mike Pompeo, secretary of state, Donald Trump, and look, some things may be true even if Donald Trump said them.”
Thus proving what I’ve been saying all along: the media is biased, and investigative reporting is dead.