Drew Holden asked the Washington Post a question earlier, after noting that the New York Times had pivoted from the coronavirus escaping from a Wuhan lab being a “fringe theory” of Sen. Tom Cotton’s to a story on a group of scientists calling for further inquiry into the origins of COVID-19:
do you still stand by your reporting that @SenTomCotton "suggested it’s necessary to ask Chinese authorities about the possibility, fanning the embers of a conspiracy theory that has been repeatedly debunked by experts." https://t.co/gi3kJ90XEC
— Drew Holden (@DrewHolden360) May 24, 2021
Even PolitiFact has appended a correction to its “fact-check” on the “debunked” Wuhan Institute of Virology conspiracy theory. But a Washington Post columnist has decided that Republicans are pouncing on the newfound curiosity as to where the coronavirus originated. And it’s not just a conspiracy theory, but “slanderous myths” driven by the “manias and vendettas” of the populist right.
The right is dwelling on slanderous myths about the origins of covid-19 – The Washington Post https://t.co/ZbAInVCChU
— Michael Gerson (@MJGerson) May 24, 2021
This won't age well
— Lester Diamond (@ChrisConnal) May 25, 2021
This ratio is off to a great start. pic.twitter.com/L9Nk0RdYMk
— Flo (@LiquidFlorian) May 25, 2021
Best time to delete this post is now pic.twitter.com/fsI7R1kQyU
— Viva La pajama trader (@smiths117) May 25, 2021
— CR (@ColbyRo48235099) May 25, 2021
It's not a myth, and the walls are closing in.
— Stuart (@T09sta) May 25, 2021
The right aren't being paid to lie by the CCP
— Ephion Kemuel (@Pargaras) May 25, 2021
My God, Michael, what happened to you?
— Arthur Chrenkoff (@TheDailyChrenk) May 25, 2021
Michael, how much did Pooh Bear Xi promise you for carrying his water on this.
— Dan (@danimal67) May 25, 2021
— Tom Karren (@tomkarren) May 25, 2021
Grow up bro! Admit you were wrong and retain a little self respect.
— Branimal (@BranimalDrums) May 25, 2021
You either have a super low IQ or an agenda. Of course this was manufactured in a lab. There is no possible way something like this could come from an animal. Be very careful.
— JustUSAlmond Williams (@wokemathman) May 25, 2021
You're a psychopath and the media as a whole is schizophrenic.
— BirdDogThousand (@BirdThousand) May 25, 2021
Your thesis here is significantly more evidence-free than the lab virus theory
— Whitton Dene 🇮🇱 (@whittondene) May 25, 2021
— Eric Horst (@emhorst) May 25, 2021
Ohhhh… this won’t be good for you.
— Charles H (@oneforallparty) May 25, 2021
Purely coincidental that a virus would emerge in the same town as a bio lab which researches highly infectious diseases and viruses right?
— Weekend at Biden's (@Marlarkey_Joe) May 25, 2021
— tjbreak (@tjbreak2) May 25, 2021
I know crow doesn’t taste too good, but be prepared to eat a big serving of it
— Billsfanatic21🇺🇸 (@billsfanatic1) May 25, 2021
— reality czar (@BobQuarantine) May 25, 2021
You’re like a month late on this being a good article
— The Great Scot 🟧⬛️ (@TheGreatScot_) May 25, 2021
Only been following this for over a year. Really, this is what you bring?
— kback (@kbackous) May 25, 2021
— Liberalism is a mental disorder (@rjblacktx) May 25, 2021
Journalists are trash people.
— Grumpy Dog (@ftuwciktytoeur1) May 25, 2021
I get the impression this will soon be a “this aged well” tweet
— Geez O. Wayne (@Yinzer_Yapper) May 25, 2021
Defending a regime that is *currently* committing genocide to own the Republicans.
I hope you're held to account.
— Miguel (@Deplorable_Mi) May 25, 2021
I had to check the date to make sure this wasn't a year ago, or 6 months ago. What are you doing.
— Bomus (@bomus71) May 25, 2021
— Bo Jangles (@SETX_Patriot) May 25, 2021
I have no idea how you are employed.
— TheRealUnFeminist (@RealUnFeminist) May 25, 2021
— AMPU (@amperfectunion) May 25, 2021
What kind of compromising photos does the CCP have on you? #EnemyOfThePeople
— Rufus T. Firefly (@JohnnyL68) May 25, 2021
‘When will you update your story?’ Drew Holden has questions for WaPo, NYT & CNN about what they called a debunked conspiracy theory last year https://t.co/JYvrmBrZvv
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 24, 2021