February 26, 2023 New York Post article "Covid lab leak is a scandal of media and government censorship."
Here are some direct quotes from the the New York Post article(Covid lab leak is a scandal of media and government censorship):
"For years, the media and government allied to treat anyone raising a lab theory as one of three possibilities: Conspiracy theorist or racists or racists conspiracy theorists."
"Academics joined the chorus in marginalizing anyone raising the theory. One study cited the theory as example of "anti- Chinese racism" and "toxic white masculinity."
"As late as May 21, 2021, the New York Times, Science and Health reporter Apoorva Mandavilli was calling any mentions of the lab theory as racist."
"The Lancet op-ed stated, " We stand together to strongly condemn conspiracy theories suggesting that Covid-19 does not have a natural origin."
"No reference to the lab theory was to be tolerated. When Sen. Tom Cotton(R, Ark) merely mentioned the possibility in 2020, he was set upon by the usual flash media mob. The Washington Post ridiculed him of repeating a "debunked" coronavirus "conspiracy theory."
"The categorical rejection of the lab theory is only the latest media narrative proven to be false."
"On the lab theory, Media like the Washington Post piled on Senators like Cruz and Cotton for mentioning the lab theory only later to admit that it could be legitimate."
"By suppressing alternative scientific and policy views, the public was denied a full debate over mask efficacy, vaccine side effects, COVID origins and other important issues. Many of those questions are only being recognized as legitimate and worthy of debate."
"Censorship does not, as President Biden claims, save lives."
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