Jeff Zucker called Covid lab leak theory 'Trump talking point', demanded CNN not report on it

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At the onset of the Covid pandemic, the Trump administration said that the virus likely originated from a Wuhan lab leak, a theory that has gained credibility in recent months, but in 2020 disgraced former CNN boss Jeff Zucker said his network should not investigate the theory because it was a “Trump talking point.”

A CNN insider told Fox News about Zucker’s direction and said, “People are slowly waking up from the fog. It is kind of crazy that we didn’t chase it harder.”

The belief that the Covid pandemic began because of a lab leak from the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China has gained significant credibility recently in the wake of confirmations via the US Energy Department and FBI Director Christopher Ray.

According to the New York Post, at the onset of the pandemic “prominent media personalities, public health officials, and elected officials from the Democratic Party” all discredited the lab leak theory and even suggested it was racist to say the virus originated from China.

After Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, he continually grew as a prominent figure in CNN’s commentary under Zucker’s leadership. As Fox reports, Zucker transitioned “what was once widely seen as a straight-news organization to an anti-Trump operation.”

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