Never before in human history has a global pandemic resulted in the dismemberment of first-world economies, highly divisive universal vaccine and mask mandates, education-stunting school shutdowns, and the isolation of entire societies to the point of extreme mental health damage. Throughout all this, the media have remained incurious as to how this historic misery happened. Anyone with half a brain cell already knew that a new virus that started within a stone’s throw of a biosafety level 4 laboratory in an authoritarian nation likely either leaked or was released from that laboratory. But acknowledging this obvious fact immediately led to expulsion from “polite” society, or at least from social media. But the fact that Saint Fauci is the director of an organization, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, that provided U.S. funding on “gain of function” research to the tune of nearly $600,000 on several types of coronaviruses at the very lab where the leak happened may well be the biggest story of the last fifty years. […] In between yawns, the media’s primary response to the story is to bury it and disparage anyone who notes it.