That pesky “lab-leak” theory about COVID escaping a Chinese research lab just won’t go away, no matter how angrily China denies it. When those rumors started to circulate, Democrats, the MMMs and big tech scrambled to squash it by scoffing at it, refusing to report on it, an deleting any hint of it from social media.
Evidence is mounting, though, that a lab in China was sequencing viruses for vaccinology research, and COVID escaped the lab thanks to improper containment procedures.
Democrats and their MMMs are following their established procedure for issues like this: Deny it until it’s impossible to ignore, then change their messaging overnight.
Remember how masking and social distancing were still strictly necessary, even after folks were vaccinated? Until Biden abruptly announced they weren’t necessary? And the media cheering him on?
Democrats and the media are about abruptly reverse their stance on the lab-leak theory in just the same way. It’s already starting:
Just yesterday WaPo called the issue “the vexing ‘lab leak’ theory,” as if they’re trying to debate Flat Earthers.
Today they’re saying “the lab-leak theory suddenly became plausible.”
No it didn’t. It’s been plausible all along. Democrats, the media and the left spent the last 18 months pretending it’s a loony conspiracy theory, but now that they can’t, they’re going to pretend they fearlessly sought the truth all along until they heroically found it.
And sadly, they’ll probably get away with it again.