This is an interesting little clip. Fox News’s Martha MacCallum had on as a guest NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins and, seeing as it’s now become a hot topic, she had some questions about the origin of COVID-19. Watch Collins have a little fit and beg MacCallum to please move on to ways to save lives … people are still dying, after all.
Fox News’ Martha MacCallum asks NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins several questions about the origins of COVID.
Eventually he says: “Please, could we have a bit more of the focus on how we’re going to save lives?” pic.twitter.com/MrpDccFvay
— The Recount (@therecount) June 2, 2021
Why do you think he wanted to move on so badly?
Fox News’ Martha MacCallum questioned NIH director Francis Collins over an email exchange in which officials called references to a lab leak part of a "conspiracy theory." pic.twitter.com/LcfOrcS5NC
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) June 2, 2021
.@MarthaMacCallum is torching NIH Director Francis Collins over #FauciEmails. She asked about one w/the subject line "conspiracy gains momentum" re: the lab theory, but he lamented this is something he "never thought…would become a topic for Fox News" & they never dismissed it pic.twitter.com/bktbiNA1v0
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) June 2, 2021
“extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence,” collins says here. is the lab-leak theory any more extraordinary than the zoonotic one? https://t.co/E5eaKvWPUg
— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) June 2, 2021
Most in the comments are praising Collins for putting MacCallum in her place, but we’re not. We think it’s worth a few seconds to clear up what the media has been calling a debunked conspiracy theory for more than a year.
That’s a serious deflection
— Ping Pong Seemillers (@see081480) June 2, 2021
I don’t believe this man.
— vote2022 (@Bucs06) June 2, 2021
“Let’s not talk about how we inadvertently funded the pandemic with taxpayer dollars…”
— FudgeTosser (@FudgeTosser) June 2, 2021
Everyone else in the comments would be better sticking with BuzzFeed or CNN, who are using the release of Dr. Anthony Fauci’s emails to prove what a super guy he is.
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An April 2020 email from NIH Director Francis Collins to Fauci under the subject line: Conspiracy gains momentum. The email included a link to an article about Brett Baier saying on FOX News that covid outbreak started in Wuhan lab. Fauci's response is redacted. pic.twitter.com/G8F7SUB23U
— Jason Leopold (@JasonLeopold) June 1, 2021
Fail: Glenn Kessler tries to nail The Federalist for covering its changing of a 15-month-old headline https://t.co/ZdSdgJfJb3
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 2, 2021