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Insider Reveals Why CNN Disregarded COVID-19 Lab Leak Theory


In 2020, anyone who dared say COVID-19 originated from a lab leak was deemed a conspiracy theorist and censored on social media.

Mainstream media outlets echoed similar sentiments.

They said the lab leak theory was nonsense.

However, U.S. government agencies are finally admitting COVID-19 was likely engineered in a lab.

The U.S. Energy Department released a report stating with “low confidence” that COVID-19 arose from a lab leak.

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The lab leak cover-up continues getting exposed as new evidence comes to light.

Congressional investigators accused Anthony Fauci of prompting the drafting of the “Proximal Origins” paper to disprove the SARS-CoV-2 lab leak theory.

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“New evidence suggests Dr. Fauci prompted the drafting of ‘Proximal Origins’ to disprove the lab leak theory, the authors of this paper skewed available evidence to achieve that goal, and Dr. Jeremy Farrar went uncredited despite significant involvement,” the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic tweeted with a memo.


Now, CNN's role in the lab leak cover-up is coming to light.

According to a CNN insider, former boss Jeff Zucker told his staff not to pursue the COVID-19 lab leak theory.

He said it was a "Trump talking point."

Fox News had the story:

But in the early months of the pandemic, then-CNN president Jeff Zucker would not allow his network to chase down the lab-leak story because he believed it was a "Trump talking point," according to a well-placed CNN insider.

"People are slowly waking up from the fog," the insider told Fox News Digital. "It is kind of crazy that we didn't chase it harder."

Throughout Zucker's tenure as CNN's chief, he pulled what was once widely seen as a straight-news organization to an anti-Trump operation. CNN bent over backwards to knock down what former President Trump and members of his administration said lending credibility to the lab-leak theory, as the White House was deemed a nemesis by the network.

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On March 28, 2020, CNN’s Oliver Darcy published a story headlined, "Here’s how to debunk coronavirus misinformation and conspiracy theories from friends and family," that offered advice about dealing with pesky loved ones who didn't believe in mainstream COVID-19 narratives at the time.

"While the coronavirus pandemic has isolated family and friends inside their homes, it has in many cases increased online or over-the-phone communication with loved ones," Darcy wrote.

"But, in some cases, relatives and friends share poor information – whether it is bad science related to how to prevent the virus, debunked rumors about cities being put on lockdown, or conspiracy theories about the origins of Covid-19. While any strain of misinformation is not ideal, misinformation related to a public health crisis has an especially dangerous element to it," Darcy continued before declaring that "bad information during a public health emergency poses a risk to those who fall victim to it."

Darcy's admonition came as CNN was one of many mainstream outlets to declare the lab-leak notion utterly preposterous.

In the end, CNN's anti-Trump obsession has obliterated the Fake News Network.

The COVID-19 lab leak theory adds to the stories where their dishonesty backfired.


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