Allegations are fueling that Dr. Anthony Fauci lied to Congress over
whether or not the U.S. government funded gain-of-function research in
Wuhan leading up to the coronavirus pandemic, but much of the legacy
media has yet to cover the recently-released bombshell documents that
appear to contradict the top Biden official's testimony.
Fauci adamantly denied during his testimony on Capitol Hill that the
National Institutes of Health funded any gain-of-function research in
Wuhan, but The Intercept published a story on Monday exposing several
hundred pages of documents that revealed the U.S. government pumped $3.1 million into American health organization EcoHealth Alliance to back bat coronavirus research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) and that
almost $600,000 of that federal money was partially used by the WIV to
find and alter bat coronaviruses that could jump to humans and infect
However, the bombshell revelations have received zero coverage on CNN,
MSNBC, ABC, CBS and NBC throughout Tuesday and Wednesday, according to
Fauci even appeared for interviews with CNN anchor Jim Sciutto and MSNBC
host Joy Reid on Tuesday, both of whom avoided the subject.
The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, Politico, Axios and
The Associated Press also appeared to skip the major development.
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who's long been a vocal critic of Fauci, reacted
to the report, tweeting that the NIAID director "lied again." Other
lawmakers like Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., and Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wisc,
are calling on Fauci to resign.
Much of the legacy media similarly ignored the damning leaked phone call transcripts from July showing President Biden urging then-Afghan
President Ashraf Ghani to push a "perception" of stability in
Afghanistan "whether it is true or not" ahead of the chaotic military withdrawal and the takeover of the Taliban.