COVER-UP: Former CNN president Jeff Zucker ordered network to avoid discussing covid lab leak theory, which he called a “Trump talking point”
By Ethan Huff // Mar 07, 2023

The failing cable news network has billed itself as "the most trusted name in news," but CNN is anything but honest when it comes to dealing with the lab leak theory behind the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19).

In the early months of the scamdemic, former network president Jeff Zucker refused to allow any reporting on the lab leak theory because he felt as though it was a "Trump talking point."

Even after FBI Director Christopher Wray, the United States Department of Energy (DoE) and other government entities began warming up to the idea that covid did not originate in bat soup as was originally claimed, Zucker dug his heels in and avoided all reporting on the subject so as not to be viewed as supporting Donald Trump.

"People are slowly waking up from the fog," a "well-placed" CNN insider reportedly told Fox News Digital. "It is kind of crazy that we didn't chase it harder."

(Related: In 2020, Project Veritas dropped a bombshell recording of Zucker refusing to pursue allegations against Hunter Biden over his infamous laptop.)

CNN became an anti-Trump network under Jeff Zucker

Zucker played an instrumental role, it turns out, in steering CNN to take an anti-Trump stance. Prior to Trump's run and win for the presidency, CNN was still seen as a somewhat run-of-the-mill American news outlet.

This really became apparent in early 2020 when CNN started publishing "fact checks" about the Chinese Virus that "debunked" any alternative theories about the origin of the so-called "virus."

"Here's how to debunk coronavirus misinformation and conspiracy theories from friends and family," reads a March 28, 2020, headline from CNN's Oliver Darcy, who instructed CNN readers and viewers to accept and obey the official story.

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"While the coronavirus pandemic has isolated family and friends inside their homes, it has in many cases increased online or over-the-phone communication with loved ones," Darcy wrote in the piece.

"But, in some cases, relatives and friends share poor information – whether it is bad science related to how to prevent the virus, debunked rumors about cities being put on lockdown, or conspiracy theories about the origins of Covid-19. While any strain of misinformation is not ideal, misinformation related to a public health crisis has an especially dangerous element to it," Darcy continued, adding that "bad information during a public health emergency poses a risk to those who fall victim to it."

CNN was among the first to declare the lab leak theory of covid to be bunk, with host Fareed Zakaria declaring that "the far right has now found its own virus conspiracy theory" while discussing it.

A little more than a month prior to the publishing of Darcy's piece, CNN published a "Facts First" examination of claims by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), one of the early supporters of the lab leak theory.

At the time, CNN admitted that a lab leak was "possible, yet unlikely," citing an infectious disease expert who declared that there was no "solid information to support that theory."

"I think at this point you can draw a line through it and say that didn't happen," this so-called "expert" went on to declare.

CNN fake news anchor John Vause further blasted Cotton for spreading "misinformation" while speaking on-air to Tony Fauci, who responded in the affirmative that "theories that are not based on evidence and facts often can really mislead people."

Then we have the April 2020 CNN headline that read, "Nearly 30% in the U.S. believe a coronavirus theory that's almost certainly not true," this one also referring to the lab leak theory.

The latest news about CNN can be found at CNNSoFake.news.

Sources for this article include:

FoxNews.com

NaturalNews.com



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