(WatchDogReport.org) – When COVID-19 began spreading across the world, media organizations were accused of spreading propaganda for the Chinese. Popular conservative Dan Bongino recently slammed the press for doing exactly that.
On June 12, Bongino took the media to task on his Fox News show “Unfiltered.” He said the press ignored the evidence that the COVID-19 pandemic began in a Chinese lab. Instead, he told his audience they “practiced a bunch of Chinese propaganda and pumped it down your gullets.” He explained that, although he isn’t a virologist, there’s evidence to show that it did come from a lab. Bongino pointed to an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal that claimed COVID-19 has a “genetic footprint” scientists have never observed in “natural coronavirus.”
— Bongino Report (@BonginoReport) June 13, 2021
Evidence shows the conservative may be right about the propaganda. In May, a study by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) revealed that China’s image benefited from the pandemic, even though the virus originated in its Wuhan province. The study found that more than half of the 50 nations who were surveyed reported the media was covering China in a positive way since the beginning of the pandemic.
Did the Chinese government use the press around the world to cover up the fact that they created the virus?
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