WaPo issues correction about covid lab origin after earlier claiming “debunked”

by: Ethan Huff

(Natural News) Following the lead of The New York TimesThe 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.

We now know that Fauci lied under oath about his involvement in the creation of the Chinese Virus, which never would have existed in the first place had he not been sending millions of dollars to the WIV for illegal “research.”

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We also know that the so-called “fact checkers” utterly failed to do their jobs this past year by “verifying” that the Wuhan Flu came naturally from bats. It took actual independent fact checkers – you know, the real ones – to debunk the claims of the establishment impostors.

Facebook, Politifact, and others are also joining the exodus from the bat wet market theory. Facebook recently announced that it will no longer “fact check” posts supporting the lab leak theory, and Politifact has suddenly decided that its previous “debunking” of the lab leak theory is no longer valid.

Somehow, every major media mouthpiece got it wrong, while every independent source that was chided for spreading “misinformation” got it right. It really makes you wonder what else they are lying about.

“Now that the wheels are coming off this cart, they need to deflect the blame,” wrote one commenter at Zero Hedge. “And how better to accomplish that then attempt to inculpate those they would love to send us to war with?”

“Whether this virus was released from China or not does not interest me,” this same person added. “The way to deal with China is to cut off trade. What does interest me is getting a list of all names of those individuals who weaponized this event and turned it against us in an act of war. Let’s get Mr. Fauci in some nice tight quarters and have ourselves a chat.”

More of the latest news about Chinese Virus deception can be found at Pandemic.news.

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