Rebekah Jones during an interview with WPTV News in 2020 (Screengrab via YouTube) Help us continue to subject the so-called expert consensus to critical examination and deflate the heroes of the Left.
For about a year straight, Rebekah Jones smeared Governor Ron DeSantis and the state of Florida — and got away with it.
Journalists may have had suspicions about her, but they hadn’t crystallized. Scientists definitely knew the score, but they were too scared to go public. And a frenzied online mob backed up her every ridiculous claim and shouted down her critics.
This is all changed when Charlie Cooke wrote his careful, detailed demolition of Jones in NR a few issues ago.
The dam broke in the press and among scientists — Jones was exposed for the peddler of preposterous conspiracy theories that she is, and the debate over Florida’s COVID response will never be the same.
We have been running this little, weeklong webathon based on our coverage of the lab-leak theory and how we refused, from the beginning, to honor the conventional wisdom that said suspicions of the Wuhan lab were out of bounds.
But I wanted to write about Jones in my final missive because it is another example of essentially the same phenomenon.
The conventional wisdom about Jones was that she was a serious data scientist who called into question the Florida pandemic response and she paid the price in rank retaliation against her.
But we didn’t accept that conventional wisdom — indeed, we made it impossible for any fair-minded person to continue to buy into it.
Our Web drive has been a great success, thanks to your generosity. We started out with a goal to raise $50,000, and here at the very end have increased that goal to $100,000, which is ambitious but achievable with your help.
If you value not just what we have done on the lab-leak theory over the last year, but also what we have done on Rebekah Jones, with Charlie’s initial piece and follow-up coverage responding to her ever-shifting stories, please chip in whatever
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