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The worst thing about Vox is the smugness. It’s almost like every single article gets spot checked by Ezra Klein himself in order to ensure a high degree of elitist snobbiness. I mean, we are talking about an organization who’s motto is “Understand the News”. Their legitimate self purported goal is to not just report the news, but dumb it down and explain it, so their readers can know what to think . . . without having to think. The problem with what I just said is that I lied. The worst part about Vox isn’t their smugness, it’s their bias. As noted by writer David Harsanyi, Vox selectively choses facts and leaves out opposing viewpoints and different perspectives. So with that being said, let’s take a dive into one of the worst pieces of writing ever recorded in the history of the English language, and examine a Vox article on the Corona Virus.
So, in the typical snobby, “I know better than you fashion”, Vox starts out by saying they are debunking the Corona conspiracy theories. This shouldn’t come as a surprise as Vox has a disturbing obsession with combating conspiracy theories, which in effect means, combating information they don’t approve of.
Vox then jumps into the fray noting that the conspiracy theories center around the level 4 Wuhan biosafety lab. IN one version of the theory, the virus was bio-engineered, in another the theory states that the virus escaped form the lab due to poor safety controls. They then go on to cite evidence that the genome stems from nature, and does not appear to be altered. However, they then make the following claim that “The emergence of the virus in the same city as China’s only level 4 biosafety lab, it turns out, appears to be pure coincidence.” In fact, the evidence they cite does not support this claim at all. It only supports the fact that the virus was bioengineered, not how the virus was transmitted. In fact, the lab was actively collecting coronavirus samples from the far south of China, and a growing body of evidence now points to the lab as the cause, as reported by the National Review. 
Next Vox makes the case for why these conspiracy theories are dangerous, “The scientific evidence disproving these rumors matters because the conspiracy theory could persist and undermine trust in public health authorities at this critical moment.” In essence, Vox is stating that disproving the rumors are of paramount concern so people listen to authorities. By their own admission, they are concerned with information that disproves the rumors, not information that brings the truth to light.
Vox follows that up by heaping praise upon the CCP, “Soon after the Chinese government acknowledged there was an outbreak of a mysterious new virus in late December in Wuhan, scientists raced to sequence its genome. By mid-January, they had it and shared it with the World Health Organization.” The only problem with this is that The WHO would not declare the Coronavirus an emergency until March. They even went so far as to specifically denounce travel bans. China would not let CDC doctors into China, and would not share early biological samples. All information, which was conveniently left out of Vox’s article.
Vox then makes the claim that the Wuhan lab had the same safety protocols as a comparable European or American Institution. Despite the fact that Vox in no way shape or form has any access to this lab. In fact, the Washington Post has even reported State Department cables as early as 2018 in which researchers who visited the lab raised concerns about safety at the lab due to a shortage of trained technicians and protocols. As if all that wasn’t enough, Vox then quotes the disgraced WHO employee Bruce Alyward, completing ignoring his pro-CCP political bent. Finally, Vox leaves us with this in closing, “In the meantime, remember that in a public health crisis, conspiracy theories are a distraction.” Truth be damned, in a public health crisis, considering alternative information is a distraction.
Sources: How Vox Makes Us Stupid  Vox Coronavirus  Conspiracy Theories  National Review Coronavirus  WHO Recounting  Washington Post Safety Concerns