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Energy Department agrees with FBI: Wuhan lab leak theory “most likely” COVID origin

I’m not so young that I don’t remember when all of the talking heads in the White House, the corporate media and Big Tech, were labeling the lab leak theory of COVID origins as “false news” or a “conspiracy theory”. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. were all handing out bans and suspensions to anyone who talked about it. The journalists in the corporate news media labeled the theory a “conspiracy”.

So what’s true? Let’s take a look in the Wall Street Journal and see.


WASHINGTON—The U.S. Energy Department has concluded that the Covid pandemic most likely arose from a laboratory leak, according to a classified intelligence report recently provided to the White House and key members of Congress.

The shift by the Energy Department, which previously was undecided on how the virus emerged, is noted in an update to a 2021 document by Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines’s office.

The new report highlights how different parts of the intelligence community have arrived at disparate judgments about the pandemic’s origin. The Energy Department now joins the Federal Bureau of Investigation in saying the virus likely spread via a mishap at a Chinese laboratory.

[…]The Energy Department’s conclusion is the result of new intelligence and is significant because the agency has considerable scientific expertise and oversees a network of U.S. national laboratories, some of which conduct advanced biological research.

[…]The FBI employs a cadre of microbiologists, immunologists and other scientists and is supported by the National Bioforensic Analysis Center, which was established at Fort Detrick, Md., in 2004 to analyze anthrax and other possible biological threats.

So, what were the corporate news media saying about this theory, before the FBI and Energy Department labeled it as the “most likely” explanation?

  • The New York Times: Senator Tom Cotton Repeats Fringe Theory of Coronavirus Origins
  • Washington Post: Tom Cotton keeps repeating a coronavirus conspiracy theory that was already debunked
  • CNN: Tom Cotton is playing a dangerous game with his coronavirus speculation
  • MSNBC: Cotton repeats coronavirus conspiracy theory, despite evidence
  • The Hill: Sen. Cotton repeats coronavirus origins conspiracy theory
  • Business Insider: A GOP senator keeps pushing a thoroughly debunked theory that the Wuhan coronavirus is a leaked Chinese biological weapon gone wrong
  • Huffington Post: Sen. Tom Cotton Still Pitching Debunked Theory About Coronavirus
  • The Atlantic: The Pro-Trump Culture War on American Scientists
  • Scientific American: Eight Persistent COVID-19 Myths and Why People Believe Them: (Myth #1: THE VIRUS WAS ENGINEERED IN A LABORATORY IN CHINA)
  • Science: (peer-reviewed journal): Scientists ‘strongly condemn’ rumors and conspiracy theories about origin of coronavirus outbreak

Why are people in the corporate media (and mainstream science publications) spreading lies about this story?

Well, I think it’s because many of these journalists either don’t have STEM degrees, or they don’t have any experience using their STEM degrees in private sector STEM careers.

There is something that happens in American schools, where the laziest students realize that they can get high grades with low effort, simply by agreeing with the teachers. According to voting records and political contribution records, the teachers are almost entire far-left progressives, so these students just adopt far-left views. The goal of these students is not really to understand how to do anything in the real world. They don’t want to write code or fix cars or wire up a house for electricity. They don’t read books by Thomas Sowell, just what the teacher says will be on the true/false or multiple choice tests. They just want to get back to drinking, drugging, hooking up and partying. And that’s really what’s going on in these places. The people who get to the top either dropped math in grade 9, or they never used math in a real competitive private sector environment. They just repeat whatever gets them public approval.

Look at this article from the New York Post, talking about the biased writers at the New York Times:

Academics joined this chorus in marginalizing anyone raising the theory. One study cited the theory as an example of “anti-Chinese racism” and “toxic white masculinity.”

As late as May 2021, the New York Times’ Science and Health reporter Apoorva Mandavilli was calling any mention of the lab theory “racist.”

She embodies the model of the new “advocacy journalism” at the Times. Reporters who remained wedded to the dated view of objective journalism were purged from the ranks of the Times long ago.

Mandavilli and others made clear that reporters covering the theory were COVID’s little Bull Connors. She tweeted wistfully “someday we will stop talking about the lab leak theory and maybe even admit its racist roots. But alas, that day is not yet here.”

Something to think about. Be careful where you get your news. A lot of people who work in the corporate news media are just there because they are angry at Christians and conservatives for making them feel bad about their heavy drinking, their drug addictions, their divorces, their abortions, their pedophilia, their use of prostitutes, their infertility, their childlessness and singleness at age 40, etc. They are neither willing nor capable of determining truth about STEM issues like viruses. They just write what makes them look good and feel good about the terrible choices they’ve made with their own crappy lives.

A lot of these people on the secular left think that the universe has always existed. That cosmic fine-tuning for complex life in the universe isn’t real. That the origin of life was caused by unobservable aliens. They think that men can become women, and women can become men. They think that two men or two women will be as good for raising a child as two married biological parents who attend church every week. They think that embryos are just clumps of cells. They think that raising minimum wage does not cause unemployment to rise for young, unskilled workers. Just ignorance to the point where they respond like insane people. Why trust mentally ill people about anything?

6 thoughts on “Energy Department agrees with FBI: Wuhan lab leak theory “most likely” COVID origin”

  1. “their heavy drinking, their drug addictions, their divorces, their abortions, their pedophilia, their use of prostitutes, their infertility, their childlessness and singleness at age 40, etc.” Is this common? Men and women both? I had no idea; mind boggling.

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  2. Terrible, isn’t it. Terrible how we conservatives continually run out of conspiracy theories because they’ve all come true. niio

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  3. So is something inherently wrong with singleness when the Word Itself sanctions it as not only a legitimate walk with God but a preferable one? 1 Corinthians 7 is perhaps even more relevant today than when it was written considering the toxic social and dating climate as it is now. There’s nothing God-honoring about dysfunctional marriages and families.

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    1. 1 Corinthians 7 is one of my favorite passages in the New Testament. Nothing is wrong with it. It just sounds bad to people who want relationships to amuse and fulfill them.


      1. And I can fully understand questioning when people are single or unchilded out of reasons related to their own narcissism, but the same can apply to married with kids too. We should always consider our motivations. But we are also called to use discernment and to be wise as serpents. God even advised Jeremiah not to marry or have kids in a bad place.


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