Amazon-owned newspaper The Washington Post changed the headline on a story published more than a year ago that accused Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., of pedaling a supposed “conspiracy theory.” The headline now calls the Wuhan lab leak theory “disputed,” instead of “debunked.”
Speaking to Fox News in February 2020, Cotton alluded to the idea that a Wuhan lab examining bat coronaviruses could have been the origin of COVID-19.
“We don’t know where it originated, and we have to get to the bottom of that. 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,” said Cotton.
“Now, we don’t have evidence that this disease originated there, but because of China’s duplicity and dishonesty from the beginning, we need to at least ask the question to see what the evidence says,” he said.
After Cotton’s comments, The Post crafted the headline “Tom Cotton keeps