Media resisted lab leak theory of Covid because of Trump-hatred?
We reported last week about how desperate many in the media were to avoid giving credit to former President Trump and other prominent Republicans who speculated on the issue of a possible Wuhan coronavirus lab leak a number of times last year but who were repeatedly dismissed as wacko conspiracy theorists by our intellectual betters on the left and in the MSM (but I repeat myself).
The theory, which others in the media recently admitted was downplayed at the time primarily because it was Republicans arguing the point, is now being treated as credible by leftists, reporters, and social media platforms who want people to all of a sudden believe they were on the right side of the issue the whole time if only they’d been able to connect the dots.
But while Associated Press White House reporter Jonathan Lemire huffed to MSNBC “Morning Joe” co-host Willie Geist a few days ago about how Trump and Republicans supposedly “taking a victory lap” on the left’s/media’s about-face on the theory’s credibility was nothing more than “he and his allies… practicing some revisionist history,” ABC News chief Washington correspondent Jon Karl had quite a different take during a panel discussion on the issue during this morning’s “This Week” program.
Karl argued that yes, the theory was indeed being treated as plausible now and that many people “now have egg on their face” for dismissing it as they did. But watch as he also admits that “some things may be true even if Donald Trump said them” before also confirming what reporters at the New York Times and the Washington Post have said about critics panning the theory in 2020 because Orange Man Bad.
There is more.
The media had an animus toward Trump and his supporters that led them astray. Now they are having to admit what the intel has been saying all along.