According to a Fox News Digital report, former CNN President Jeff Zucker ordered staff to ignore the “lab leak” theory because it was exaggerated.
Former CNN president Jeff Zucker ordered network employees not to investigate the Covid-19 lab leak theory because he considered it a “Trump talking point,” a “well-placed” CNN insider told Fox News Digital on Monday.
The ‘theory’ was recently bolstered by a Department of Energy finding that a lab-leak was the most likely origin for the virus, while FBI Director Christopher Wray confirmed last week that his agency believes the same.
“People are slowly waking up from the fog,” the insider told Fox. “It is kind of crazy that we didn’t chase it harder.”
Throughout Zucker’s tenure as CNN’s chief, he pulled what was once widely seen as a straight-news organization to an anti-Trump operation. CNN bent over backwards to knock down what former President Trump and members of his administration said lending credibility to the lab-leak theory, as the White House was deemed a nemesis by the network. -Fox News
Fox News notes that on March 28, 2020, CNN‘s Oliver Darcy published a story with the headline:”Here’s how to debunk coronavirus misinformation and conspiracy theories from friends and family.”
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According to a report published last month in the Wall Street Journal, the US Energy Department supports the theory of lab leaks on COVID origins, which was based on a secret intelligence report given to the White House and key congressional leaders.
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