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Why didn’t the American Press report on Wuhan Lab Leak a year ago? [Video]

Mollie Hemingway and Tucker Carlson here give their opinions on this very important question.

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President Trump thought that COVID might have been lab-originated when it broke out. The BBC still has this report on file, available through Trump-hating Google, dated May 1st, 2020. Here are some excerpts from that story:

US President Donald Trump has appeared to undercut his own intelligence agencies by suggesting he has seen evidence coronavirus originated in a Chinese laboratory.

Earlier the US national intelligence director’s office said it was still investigating how the virus began.

But the office said it had determined Covid-19 “was not manmade or genetically modified”.

China has rejected the lab theory and criticised the US response to Covid-19.

At the White House on Thursday, Mr Trump was asked by a reporter: “Have you seen anything at this point that gives you a high degree of confidence that the Wuhan Institute of Virology was the origin of this virus?”

“Yes, I have. Yes, I have,” said the president, without specifying. “And I think the World Health Organization [WHO] should be ashamed of themselves because they’re like the public relations agency for China.”

Asked later to clarify his comment, he said: “I can’t tell you that. I’m not allowed to tell you that.”

He also told reporters: “Whether they [China] made a mistake, or whether it started off as a mistake and then they made another one, or did somebody do something on purpose?

“I don’t understand how traffic, how people weren’t allowed into the rest of China, but they were allowed into the rest of the world. That’s a bad, that’s a hard question for them to answer.”

This claim was attacked from within by none less than the American national intelligence services, as the May 2020 article continues to document:

What did the intelligence service say?

In a rare public statement, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, which oversees US spy agencies, said on Thursday it concurs with the “wide scientific consensus” regarding Covid-19’s natural origins.

“The [intelligence community] will continue to rigorously examine emerging information and intelligence to determine whether the outbreak began through contact with infected animals or if it was the result of an accident at a laboratory in Wuhan.”

[This] was the first clear response from American intelligence debunking conspiracy theories – both from the US and China – that the virus is a bioweapon.

But the story of the virus having a man-made (even an American-made) origin have not been silenced, and a few weeks ago, this story resurfaced with great force. Now it is becoming one of the dominant stories, gaining more steam as even Dr Fauci is trying to pivot to save his derrière.

President Trump, meanwhile, is standing by his claims, as this piece from Forbes, dated May 24th, acknowledges:

Following months of increased attention about the origin of Covid-19 and added momentum behind the theory the virus came from a laboratory in Wuhan, China, former President Donald Trump—an early proponent of the theory—declared in an interview Monday he was now near certain the disease leaked from the lab.

Speaking to Fox Nation’s Dan Bongino, Trump said he had “very little doubt” that the virus came from a lab and joked with Bongino that the host no longer needed to use the word “potentially” when talking about the theory.

“I think you can take the word ‘potential’ out that it came from the lab,” Trump told Bongino.

Trump was responding to Bongino referencing an article from the Wall Street Journal, which on Sunday published details about a U.S. intelligence report that found several researchers from China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology were hospitalized with a strange, Covid-like illness in November 2019, weeks before the first confirmed coronavirus case.

Now, one of the new questions is “how is it possible that the reporting on this was so wrong for so long?”

In the video below, Mollie Hemingway gives her take on the politics of journalism as applied to SARS-CoV-2. [Of note: an earlier news piece we have discusses how Joe Biden canceled Trump’s ordered COVID investigation, but this piece, with the video date stamped May 27, says that Biden ordered an investigation to begin. As one can surmise, Joe Biden is caught in the cross-hairs of this issue in many ways. We stand by our speculation that his actions are based on fear his own corruption of being found out all the more.]

Tucker Carlson gives his amazing perspective also – we felt it necessary to include his comments below:


The statements, views and opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of this site. This site does not give financial, investment or medical advice.

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May 27, 2021

Because it was funded by the medical weasel called Dr Fauci?

Helga I. Fellay
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Reply to  Luka-The-K9
May 27, 2021

That alone should tell you everything you need to know about the so-called “Chinese” virus. If accused of mass murder, your first defense should always be “It couldn’t possibly have been me, do I look Chinese to you?” Remember, it’s the Dems who are fully on board with the current Agenda, the economy-busting lockdown scam, and the soon to be mandatory “vaccine” which doesn’t protect you, but could kill you.

Reply to  Helga I. Fellay
May 28, 2021

We are being played with this, big time. YES, the early reports of the Wuhan labs involvement are accurate, However the reports that Fauci was involved up to his eyeballs are also accurate, in fact there is a paper trail proving this beyond a shadow of doubt. Now it gets rather murkey. It’s also FACT that the labs in the U.S. were also working on something that was TRANSFERED to Wuhan, (follow the money and receipts trail signed by Fauci) Those reports told us it was ILLEGAL to do such work on U.S. soil, therefore the transfer. Also on record,… Read more »

May 28, 2021

Why wasn’t the report leaked out a year ago? Simple; its called timing otherwise it just might look like another weapons of mass destruction plot.
This the US last resort to attempt and stop China taking over as the World No.1 economy. Well China is the biggest manufacturing economy in the world, and it has the biggest GDP in PPP terms.
While the US was sleeping at the wheel , Beijing overtook them and the US is straining its neck looking for China in the rear view mirror when its well in front of them.

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