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WaPO walks back ’debunked conspiracy theory’ of Wuhan lab leak coverage

WaPO walks back ’debunked conspiracy theory’ of Wuhan lab leak coverage

The WaPo is the latest media outlet to reverse its earlier insistence that the Wuhan lab leak theory was a ’debunked conspiracy theory.’ The newspaper has issued a retraction of an article published in February 2020. ’Earlier versions of this story and its headline inaccurately characterized comments by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) regarding the origins of the coronavirus,’ states the retraction.

Aaron 2 weeks

Why was there so much bad reporting during the last election period? I am sure there was a lot of covid "cases" that could have been avoided without the mass misinformation from the media.

Tired of the BS
Tired of the BS 2 weeks

They’ve labeled every single thing that goes against the official/approved narrative as “conspiracy theory “ and positioned themselves as the only source of truth and the gatekeepers of “science” and “fact” , when in fact, they are the prime peddlers of propaganda and lies. They forget that there still exist some people that have the ability to think, investigate and determine for themselves, what is fact, and that some actually still remember what REAL science is and does. But they’ve turned their programmed cult followers against anyone who dares to think for themselves and taught them to dismiss any other thought, suggesting or even evidence, as “conspiracy theory “.

The Late Boy Scout
The Late Boy Scout 2 weeks

In other words “Trump was right, but we weren’t about to tell you that last year, because you might have voted for him if we did.”

Vark 2 weeks

Leftists will completely pretend this didn't happen. They have no morality or justice. They'll just switch their opinion. We were always at war with east Asia.. or is it eurasia?;)

Tachyon 2 weeks

Interesting how the usual pack of pompous Lefty commenters are silent in the comments on this one.

Hypnotica 2 weeks

I still want to know how this was "debunked" in the first place other than orange man bad reasons. I mean if thats all it takes, its clear most MSM outlets are at best tabloids, and at worse propaganda platforms.

Ironborn Pyke
Ironborn Pyke 2 weeks

Wapo should be called "The Walking it Back Post," since fake news has already been passed over, or maybe call it "The Circling Back to That Post."

Jeremy 2 weeks

Not a good look for WaPo but this is just result of reactionary journalism attempting to counter the conservative narrative of the virus being some kind of antagonism from CCP against the US at the time. Spent all their time and energy trying to find someone to blame when White House media resources should have been going into mitigation.

Ben 2 weeks

Most informed people know the WaPo is compromised and therefore just a tabloid for left.

Colton 2 weeks

RETRACTOOOOOOO!!!! The Retraction Alpaca!!!

Csaba 2 weeks

More bad reporting, now debunked due to anti Trump hysteria! Who would of known????

michel booltink
michel booltink 2 weeks

The mainstream media always tells what is convenient for them selves. They are not here to tell the truth, only what fits theire narrative.

John W
John W 2 weeks

Biden shuts down Trump era covid leak investigation says they will rely on the World Heath organization for more reliable information.

Daniel 2 weeks

So the collective right was correct, yet again — the entire left was wrong, yet again... what a shocker.

Change Matters
Change Matters 2 weeks

Can we cancel them yet? They have repeatedly shown that they are the enemy of the people

JoDaBubb 2 weeks


Central Scrutinizer
Central Scrutinizer 2 weeks

Are we having a late thaw? Snowflakes gotta melt sometime.

Mandraquex3000 2 weeks

"Walks back"... is YouTube going to "walk back" all the channels that got nuked because they talked about the lab leak hypothesis?

Jas 2 weeks

Well yeah, the GOP should get their grandmothers to read them "The Boy Who Cried Wolf"... If you spout crap all day everyday, when you slip in some reality, who's to know?

Jon 2 weeks

Fauci had been saying all along to Investigate the Wuhan lab, he just didn't jump to conclusions like the cultists and proclaim it was a bioweapon being made in a lab.

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