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New York Times Told Staffers Not To Investigate Origin of COVID-19

A top editor at the New York Times instructed staffers not to investigate the origins of COVID-19, two employees at the Times confirmed to The Spectator on Monday. A veteran Times employee told Dominic Green, “In early 2020, I suggested to a senior editor at the paper that we investigate the origins of COVID-19. I was told it was dangerous to run a piece about the origins of the coronavirus. “There was resistance to running anything that could suggest that [COVID-19 was manmade or had leaked accidentally from a lab].” Why would the most notable newspaper in the country discourage its reporters from finding information? As the employees told The Spectator, it wasn’t an opinion that the Times quashed, but an investigation that could uncover news with massive international implications. Undoubtedly, the Times editors feared that their journalists would find information that would validate Donald Trump’s suspicions about the true origin of COVID ahead of the 2020 election. “The global pandemic was then in its early stages,” Green goes on. “Donald Trump was running for reelection and calling SARS-CoV-2 the ‘Chinese virus.’ His secretary of state Mike Pompeo had told ABC’s This Week in May 2020 that he had seen ‘significant’ and ‘enormous evidence’ […]

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Written by Bobby Burack

Bobby Burack covers media, politics, and sports at OutKick.