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Politifact Removes "Fact-Check" That Said China Virus could not be Created in Wuhan Lab

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posted on May, 21 2021 @ 08:41 AM
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First off...kudos to Politifact for actually retracting/amending it's previous fact check.

So, the question is...why did Politifact change it's mind?

Politifact states of it's archival retraction, that it's assertion that the China Virus could not have been manipulated in a lab is now more widely disputed by researchers and others...contradicting the researchers it had originally interviewed for it's debunking of the idea.

IMO...this is likely connected to the recent stories that Dr. Fauci may have been involved with 'Gain Of Function' (GOF) research in Wuhan, China.

If this is not the singular reason...it means something is happening with the original premise that the China Virus absolutely could not have been engineered and, either accidentally or intentionally, was released from a lab in Wuhan, China.

If Dr. Fauci is becoming a persona non grata with the administration and the MSM and it's fact checking apparatus is covering it's previous tracks...could it mean that irrefutable evidence of the China Virus being lab-manipulated is about to explode onto the scene?

At the very least, this move by Politifact shows that it's sources do not represent the absolute truth in any inquiry.

Background:

Politifact is owned by the Poyter Institute and PolitiFact is a project operated by the left-leaning newspaper, Tampa Bay Times.

Politifact also uses FactCheck.org...which is funded by Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical, through the Robert Wood JOHNSON (Yes...a relation to J&J heirs) Foundation which has 16% of it's financial assets in CV Vaccine-maker, Johnson & Johnson stock.

7 of 8 the major 'Fact-Checking' organizations (Including Politifact) are vetted by the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN).

IFCN was created by the Poynter institute (which, again, also owns Politifact), a journalism nonprofit organization, funded (almost completely) by Pierre Omidyar (eBay founder) whom is a major donor to Biden/Harris, Democrat organizations and other Democrat candidates.

Pierre Omidar's chief acolyte (Joelle Gamble) is now Joe Biden's Senior Economic Advisor.

Sources:
www.factcheck.org...
en.wikipedia.org...
bigleaguepolitics.com...< br /> nationalfile.com...
freebeacon.com...
www.allsides.com...


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posted on May, 21 2021 @ 08:52 AM
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This just makes me pity the leftist 'journalists' even more.

Who in their right mind would hire ANYBODY from cnn or msnbc or any of these usual hacks for that matter?



posted on May, 21 2021 @ 09:07 AM
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What a crazy thing for a news site to correct itself. They should have their press credentials stripped and be flogged live on Newsmax.

How dare they.



posted on May, 21 2021 @ 09:08 AM
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There is a good synopsis on Zero Hedge.

Politifact Queitly Admits Covid-19 Could be Lab Created



posted on May, 21 2021 @ 09:11 AM
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originally posted by: underwerks
What a crazy thing for a news site to correct itself. They should have their press credentials stripped and be flogged live on Newsmax.

How dare they.


No, the point is that last year people were being censored and lambasted for pointing out that there were signs that Covid came from a lab when it turns out that is wasn't conspiracy, but maybe some truth to it.

A lot of things many of us were saying last year are being proven true and media is having to walk back some of their positions.



posted on May, 21 2021 @ 09:18 AM
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It may also be connected to the recent"leaked document" out of China:


Written by Chinese scientists and health officials in 2015, the paper reportedly argued that coronaviruses are a “new era of genetic weapons” that could be “artificially manipulated into an emerging human-disease virus, then weaponised and unleashed in a way never seen before”.
The document was originally obtained by the US State Department during its probe into the origins of Covid-19

www.independent.co.uk...

That,the "bat lady"whistleblower,and Fauci's connections to the gain of function experiments in a wuhan research lab operated(or at least funded by) by the chinese military makes the idea that Covid19 was engineered seem highly possible IMO

And no one responsible will pay for it because its been very useful to usher in the great reset/agenda 21/global xianjiang style technological straight jacket/borg system.



posted on May, 21 2021 @ 09:34 AM
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People got demonetized from youtube, banned from other social media etc. over this. The intel was all there. It just didn't fit the narrative at the time. Now even CNN is entertaining it because it's not Mike Pompeo and Intelligence agencies under Tump saying it.

Politifact literally called this a 'Pant on Fire' lie.

The moral of this story is (and most of us knew this) "fact checkers" are just a censorship tool owned by the same ones censoring.



posted on May, 21 2021 @ 09:41 AM
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Fact Checkers?

I prefer Fact Chess.

Checkmate...

Nowadays facts are malleable like putty.

You just create a creepy Gumby fact and let it loose...




posted on May, 21 2021 @ 09:44 AM
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originally posted by: Edumakated

originally posted by: underwerks
What a crazy thing for a news site to correct itself. They should have their press credentials stripped and be flogged live on Newsmax.

How dare they.


No, the point is that last year people were being censored and lambasted for pointing out that there were signs that Covid came from a lab when it turns out that is wasn't conspiracy, but maybe some truth to it.

A lot of things many of us were saying last year are being proven true and media is having to walk back some of their positions.


Which is what they should do, being media. I realize that’s a strange thing for people living in delusional right wing land where trickle down economics works and January 6th was a plot by Anti-Fascists to make Trump look bad.

I get that right wing media never corrects any lies they publish so I can see where the confusion might come from.




posted on May, 21 2021 @ 09:45 AM
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originally posted by: underwerks

How dare they....


Greta?




posted on May, 21 2021 @ 09:52 AM
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originally posted by: underwerks
What a crazy thing for a news site to correct itself. They should have their press credentials stripped and be flogged live on Newsmax.

How dare they.


It would be an even crazier thing for news sites to actually use facts for something they're calling a fact check.



posted on May, 21 2021 @ 10:08 AM
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It is funny that "fact checkers" are used for leftist propaganda. Our local leftist news was using their own fact checker once a week, now it's everyday!



posted on May, 21 2021 @ 10:13 AM
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originally posted by: underwerks

originally posted by: Edumakated

originally posted by: underwerks
What a crazy thing for a news site to correct itself. They should have their press credentials stripped and be flogged live on Newsmax.

How dare they.


No, the point is that last year people were being censored and lambasted for pointing out that there were signs that Covid came from a lab when it turns out that is wasn't conspiracy, but maybe some truth to it.

A lot of things many of us were saying last year are being proven true and media is having to walk back some of their positions.


Which is what they should do, being media. I realize that’s a strange thing for people living in delusional right wing land where trickle down economics works and January 6th was a plot by Anti-Fascists to make Trump look bad.

I get that right wing media never corrects any lies they publish so I can see where the confusion might come from.



Yawwn, off topic/deflection...this thread is about the deliberate misleading of the public with respect to COVID's origin. Maybe make a new thread about your bizarre fixation with right-wing politicians.

ANYWAYS BACK ON TOPIC.

The reason people get upset about the media's inaccuracies with front page news stories is that it's quite clearly NOT a case of mistaken reporting or poor information sources. This has been demonstrated time and time again.

When there are time-critical opportunities, the MSM's modus operandi is to run the stories that fit their narrative, seize the initiative to craft the narrative THEY desire in that given moment, then when the time crunch is passed, it's fine to pretend that the earlier misinformation was one big misunderstanding.

So, let me ask YOU. Why did the media race to disprove that the COVID pandemic's clear and irrefutable origin in Wuhan, China, the location of highly sensitive and hazardous research into biological organisms, had nothing to do with the spread of the virus?

Here's your big chance to astonish us with some critical thinking rather than insults.



posted on May, 21 2021 @ 10:13 AM
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"The science is settled"

^

The science is NEVER settled. That's the first "fact check" we can do.

They are doing the same thing with people asking questions about the Vax.

Usually they aren't so fast to retract, which leads me to believe they have ulterior motives, like some big news about the origins of C19.

Which a lot of us suspected from the beginning.

What am I saying.....they always have an ulterior motive...

CBC.CA-
Can adian Scientists sent deadly virus to Wuhan shortly before Covid Outbreak

Nothing to see here...

edit on 5/21/2021 by MykeNukem because: eh?



posted on May, 21 2021 @ 10:37 AM
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originally posted by: underwerks
What a crazy thing for a news site to correct itself. They should have their press credentials stripped and be flogged live on Newsmax.

How dare they.

The OP gave them kudos for doing it.



posted on May, 21 2021 @ 10:43 AM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

so what politifact and fact checkers say is definitive and not up for debate, until it isn't.



posted on May, 21 2021 @ 10:46 AM
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originally posted by: underwerks
What a crazy thing for a news site to correct itself. They should have their press credentials stripped and be flogged live on Newsmax.

How dare they.


we aren't allowed to question the fact checkers, they are the end all, be all in the world of truth. If they get it wrong, it's a really, really big deal. Once the truth ministers get it wrong, they loose credibility.

Maybe, they should stop trying to manipulate the narrative.

And yes, evil right wing news lies too. So that negates anything negative about the left. (is that about right?)



posted on May, 21 2021 @ 11:08 AM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

More like "Fact Chekas"




posted on May, 21 2021 @ 11:14 AM
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a reply to: underwerks


Which is what they should do, being media.


So people should literally lose their livelihoods and be censored because the media says something and those people disagree and point out facts countering them?



posted on May, 21 2021 @ 11:19 AM
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originally posted by: network dude
a reply to: IAMTAT

so what politifact and fact checkers say is definitive and not up for debate, until it isn't.


Right.
Their debunks stand...until they get around to debunking their own debunks.

Timing is everything.
Actual facts...not so much.



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