Washington Post Journalist Forced to Eat Crow Over Wuhan Lab Leak Theory

Washington Post journalist Glenn Kessler is facing ridicule after reporting that the lab leak origin of COVID is now “credible” having previously attacked Senator Ted Cruz for saying the same thing.

Back in May 2020, Cruz responded to Kessler’s assertion that the lab leak theory was “doubtful” by accusing the news outlet of “abandoning all pretenses of journalism to produce CCP propaganda.”

Kessler responded by accusing Cruz of missing “the scientific animation in the video that shows how it is virtually impossible for this virus jump from the lab. Or the many interviews with actual scientists. We deal in facts, and viewers can judge for themselves.”

That tweet has come back to bite Kessler in light of him now admitting, and being fully ‘ratioed’ on Twitter as a result, that the lab leak origin “suddenly became credible.”

“It didn’t “suddenly become credible” it was always credible,” responded Donald Trump Jr. “It literally always made the most sense. I understand the desired narrative media always wanted but didn’t anyone think the most likely scenario was the virus magically originated feet from the lab that worked with it?”

Numerous other respondents also piled in on Kessler.

After almost a year of social media networks censoring information about the lab leak origin and establishment organs insisting it was a “conspiracy theory,” many are now furiously backpedaling.

Last week, Politifact was forced to pull a ‘fact check’ that claimed it had “debunked” the lab leak origin theory of COVID-19.

Both current and former CDC Directors, credible groups of scientists and Dr. Anthony Fauci himself have all recently asserted that the lab leak origin is either possible or likely.

This once again illustrates how giving media outlets and fact checkers the power to decide what constitutes “harmful misinformation” and then pressuring socials to delete such content only serves to enable powerful interests to cover-up sensitive information.

Via https://summit.news/2021/05/25/washington-post-journalist-forced-to-eat-crow-over-wuhan-lab-leak-theory/