Cotton was the first to raise concerns that COVID-19 could be lab-made
By: Tank Murdoch @TheNatSent
(TNS) It’s about time the Garbage Party’s media were called out for acting as the propaganda wing of the Chinese Communist Party when it comes to echoing their coronavirus falsehoods.
And Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton is doing just that.
Following reports that U.S. intelligence agencies are aware that Chinese leaders have covered up the extent to which coronavirus has both infected and killed their people, Cotton unloaded on the U.S. lamestream media for its role in repeating those lies unchallenged.
“The mainstream media are largely apologists for Chinese communists and they will accept Chinese communist propaganda,” Cotton said Wednesday. “They immediately try to accuse anyone who raises these reasonable questions as conspiracy theorists that are accusing China of creating a biological weapon.”
The Daily Caller noted:
Cotton, who was one of the first senators to raise the alarm about coronavirus, was widely criticized in February for suggesting that the novel virus could have been leaked from a biochemical lab situated just a few miles away from the Wuhan wet market which at the time was generally thought to be the outbreak of the virus.
The lab, run by the Wuhan Institute of Virology, has a history of studying coronaviruses isolated from bats. In 2017, a lead researcher at the institute, Zhengli Shi, announced that she and her colleagues had discovered 11 new strains of coronaviruses in horseshoe bats that when put together contain the genes necessary to make a SARS coronavirus similar that of the 2003 outbreak.
A second lab situated about 300 yards from the Wuhan wet market, the Wuhan Center for Disease Control & Prevention, has also conducted studies involving horseshoe bats, according to a study from two Chinese researchers in February on the possible origins of the novel coronavirus.
“The reason I have raised these questions from the very beginning is because of China’s statements and their actions,” Cotton told the Daily Caller. “After concealing the virus for many weeks in December and then minimizing its severity for most of January, they then peddle an origin story about the food market in Wuhan.”
“Given their dishonesty and the proximity of these labs, which we know were working with coronaviruses, it is only reasonable and responsible for us to ask the question and demand the answers.”
Meanwhile, Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Tuesday reported on a study from a pair of Chinese researchers who reported that horseshoe bats, which are believed to be the source of the COVID0-19 coronavirus, are not found within 600 miles of Wuhan city, the origin of the outbreak.
According to interviews conducted by the researchers, the bat was “never a food source in the city, and no bat was traded in the market.”
“The killer coronavirus probably originated from a laboratory in Wuhan,” the Chinese researchers stated.
We don’t know that yet, of course. But we do know that China’s been lying about this outbreak from the beginning. And our media have been nothing but supine echo chambers for Beijing’s Communist regime.
This article originally appeared at The National Sentinel and was republished with permission.
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