Disconnect: Hours After Journos Grill WH on Lab Leak, Nets Move on from It

Curtis Houck | February 28, 2023
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With the sudden news Sunday night via The Wall Street Journal that the Biden Department of Energy believes COVID-19 came via a lab leak from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, Monday’s White House press briefing featured one hardball after another for both Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and her main crutch John Kirby of the National Security Council.

However, the “big three” networks of ABC, CBS, and NBC didn’t follow suit into Tuesday morning as, after full coverage Monday morning and evening, the story disappeared (aside from the “Eye Opener” on CBS Mornings). Prior to this, they had spent 13 minutes and 48 seconds on their flagship morning and evening newscasts.