The Washington Post published an article attempting to attack Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., over his comments on the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and their cover-up of the coronavirus epidemic, after Cotton suggested the ongoing spread of coronavirus is connected to a lab in Wuhan, China.
“We don’t know where it originated, and we have to get to the bottom of that,” Cotton said on Fox News Sunday. “We also know that just a few miles away from that food market is China’s only biosafety level 4 super laboratory that researches human infectious diseases.”
Cotton never suggested there was proof the disease originated from the lab, instead, he said the United States should dig deeper to rule out the possibility given the CCP has undeniably tried to cover-up the initial release and mass spread of coronavirus in an attempt to repress information.
“Because of China’s duplicity and dishonesty from the beginning, we need to at least ask the question to see what the evidence says. And China right now is not giving any evidence on that question at all,” Cotton said.
In the Washington Post’s attempt to “debunk” Cotton’s remarks, they quoted Richard Ebright, a professor of chemical biology at Rutgers University in New Jersey.
“There’s absolutely nothing in the genome sequence of this virus that indicates the virus was engineered. The possibility this was a deliberately released bioweapon can be firmly excluded,” Ebright said.
However, in an Asia Time article, Ebright was quoted saying he could not rule out the virus was genetically engineered.
“Richard Ebright… told the BBC that genomic sequencing of the coronavirus showed no proof that it had been artificially modified, yet he could not rule out the possibility that the unfolding pandemic could not be the result of a ‘lab incident,'” Asia Time wrote.
This is not the first time the Washington Post has peddled Chinese propaganda in their pages. In August of 2019, the Washington Post published an eight-page “advertising supplement” showcasing the achievements and talking points of the CCP.
According to the Free Beacon, China routinely broke U.S. federal law by publishing regime propaganda in the New York Times, Washington Post, and other newspapers, without disclosing how much it spent on advertisements. This bidding is done through China Daily, an official mouthpiece of the CCP. China Daily attempts to make these advertisements look like regular news stories and the New York Times and Washington Post approve this propaganda for their publications.
According to Mark Hemingway, “a few times a year, the Post comes wrapped in a special advertising supplement called China Watch that, again, does its best to approximate a legitimate newspaper. But underneath the masthead in fine print, it reads: “This supplement, prepared by China Daily, People’s Republic of China, did not involve the news or editorial departments of the Washington Post.”
In an attempt to degrade a Republican Senator, the Washington Post has successfully promulgated Chinese propaganda yet again.