Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
I recently suggested a new on-going feature, walking back the lies. I have another item for the column.
The Best and Brightest people who sneered at Conservatives as ignorant, hateful racists for suggesting the debunked idea that a lab in Wuhan was the source of the virus and the Chinese were covering it up – are walking back the lie. It seems the virus may indeed have originated in Wuhan and the Chinese may indeed have covered it up.
No apology of course. No admission that Conservatives were right all along. We don’t insist on that, don’t expect it, and would be astonished if it were forthcoming.
But somebody should remember and therefore the purpose of this ongoing feature. We were right. And they knew it.
Series? Not a bad idea at all.
It’s verging on a Berg’s Law of “Fact-Checking” – something to the effect of “to the ‘fact-check’ caste, truth is directly correlated to “did a progressive say it”.