" the media, whose judgment and simple pattern-recognition was overcome by Trump Derangement Syndrome, couldn’t and wouldn’t try to connect the dots"

Yesterday I shared with you this Ann Coulter column about the Wuhan Flu. I didn't quote this passage though:

And of course there was the fact that Trump had floated the lab theory. Before a liberal will answer any question, he needs to know:

  1. Has Trump ever offered an opinion on this?
  2. What is the 180-degree opposite position?

Well over at PJ Media you can read a similar take by Victoria Taft:
The self-described “fact-checker” of The Washington Post, Glenn Kessler, admits in a splashy article that because Leftist legacy media reporters (my words, not his) didn’t like President Donald Trump, they ignored his warnings that the “China virus” possibly escaped from a Wuhan, China, lab. They denounced it as a “thoroughly debunked theory.” And they ignored him and his legitimate warnings because they believed the usage of the term was racist.

Put another way, political correctness, blind hatred, and leftist wokism contributed to the burying of a key component of the most important story of our lifetimes.
Of course Ann's was a fly by the seat of her pants observation that it turns out Taft can point to existing based on testimony of one of the conspirators. Funny how often things like this align.
The media, majoring in minors, wasted valuable time denouncing Trump instead of considering that Orange Man Bad actually had the best interest of the nation in mind even as he and the rest of the administration tried to get their arms around the pandemic.

Trump doing something right? Unthinkable.

As I've remarked many a time before, if in the second quarter of 2020 you got all your news from Third Edge of the Sword and Glen Beck and Rush Limbaugh and Blazing Cat Fur and ZeroHedge you had better information than all the "expert" "scientists" being pushed on you by the media.

We have been, and will continue to be, superior to you.