Mainstream media outlets including CNN and The New York Times appear to have reached the same conclusions about the origins of Covid-19 as President Trump and former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon – roughly one year later.
The revelation – that the disease originated in China and that the Chinese Communist Party withheld accurate information – was apparent in CNN’s report “Leaked documents reveal China’s mishandling of the early stages of Covid-19.”
Documents from the Hubei Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention “reveal numerous inconsistencies in what authorities believed to be happening and what was revealed to the public,” insisted CNN.
Less than a week later, the Times published a report entitled “China Peddles Falsehoods to Obscure Origin of Covid Pandemic” revealing the Chinese Communist Part’s plot “to push the idea that the virus didn’t come from China” with “misrepresented experts’ remarks” and “dubious theories the veneer of science.”
The outlets, however, have been ridiculed for taking roughly one year to arrive at the conclusion the Chinese Communist Party willfully lied about the pandemic – a now-proven theory long believed by President Trump and Bannon. The outlets relentlessly criticized President Trump for linking China to the virus, branding him a “racist” for doing so, and uncritically published papers tracing Covid-19 to the U.S. and Europe.
In contrast, Bannon launched the War Room: Pandemic show on January 25th and had hammered China’s government for obscuring data and potentially spawning the disease long before. And in late January, President Trump moved to suspend travel from China and has consistently hammered the country as needing to be “held accountable” for Covid-19.