(Natural News) Following the lead of The New York Times, The Washington Post has issued an “explanation” about its earlier false claim that the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) originated in bats at a wet market rather than probably at a Chinese laboratory funded by American taxpayers through Anthony Fauci.
As you may recall from back in February 2020, WaPo called the lab leak idea a “debunked conspiracy theory.” Now that the tides are turning, WaPo is shifting this narrative by admitting that the Chinese Virus may have come from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV).
“Earlier versions of this story and its headline inaccurately characterized comments by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) regarding the origins of the coronavirus,” an updated version of WaPo’s now-discredited article reads.
“The term ‘debunked’ and the Post’s use of ‘conspiracy theory’ have been removed because, then as now, there was no determination about the origins of the virus,” it further explains.
In other words, WaPo, like most of the rest of the Western mainstream media, lied about having “debunked” a fairly credible theory concerning the true origin of the Wuhan Flu, which it never actually looked into in the first place.
WaPo made the sudden correction only after independent journalist Michael Tracey on his Twitter account “reported that journalist @paulina_milla (Paulina Firozi) had flagrantly mischaracterized a key expert she quoted in the article.”
Mainstream media, social media all backtracking on debunked covid wet market narrative
Once again proving that the indy media is usually more credible than the establishment media, WaPo now has egg on its face as it scrambles (no pun intended) to come up with some kind of explanation for its earlier reporting “error.”
Clearly, the agenda was to deny all links to nefarious activity in Wuhan and at the WIV, once the plandemic really started picking up speed. The deep state then got away with lying about everything for nearly a full year, and is only now reluctantly backtracking after Fauci was grilled by Sen. Rand Paul.
Author: Ethan Huff
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