There’s no excuse for dismissals of GOP claims about covid’s origin

There’s no excuse for dismissals of GOP claims about covid’s origin. By Paul Mirengoff.

The Democrats and the mainstream media have a lot of explaining to do when it comes to their dismissal as a “conspiracy theory” of questions as to whether the Wuhan coronavirus originated in a Chinese lab. It was clear all along that the questions were legitimate, and now, finally, the media and the Dems are asking them too.

In doing so, they recognize the need to explain their earlier dismissal of the subject. And you’ll never guess the explanation they have come up with.

Just kidding. You know exactly where they place they blame. It’s Donald Trump’s fault.

Glenn Kessler, the Washington Post’s fact checker, started the ball rolling in that direction. He wrote that “the Trump administration’s messaging [on the origin of the virus] was often accompanied by anti-Chinese rhetoric that made it easier for skeptics to ignore its claims.” ..

Kessler was honest enough to characterize Trump’s rhetoric as anti-Chinese (which it was, but why was that a problem?). His three colleagues peddle the Democrats’ talking point that Trump’s rhetoric was “racially charged.”

They cite no such rhetoric, and there was none. China is a country, not a race. …

Awful behavior:

They are confessing to the rankest kind of partisanship — the dismissal of important and legitimate questions based on the political orientation of their source.

Democrats hate Donald Trump and Tom Cotton so much that they refused to entertain the possibility that what the two were saying about an important subject that is (or should be) non-partisan — where did a virus originate — might be true.

Talk about Trump derangement syndrome. …

Beware of the media:

I’m keeping it mind next time the Washington Post or some other tool of the Democratic Party talks about bipartisanship. The Democrats and their media allies act in bad faith. Always. Even when we’re trying to get to the bottom of the source of a pandemic.

It’s a similar story with ivermectin and HCQ. The media and ruling class have blocked the truth for petty partisan reasons, preventing any reasonable discussion of anti-virals. But the anti-viral case differs from the covid origins coverup, because the former has cost hundreds of thousands of lives. The media have blood on their hands.