If CBS News could wear pants, then they’d be on fire. It seems as though they keep getting caught using hospital footage from Italy, while describing instances ongoing within hospitals here in the states.
It’s almost as if CBS News was more interested in spreading fear rather than the actual news.
It all started back on March 22nd when CBS News was detailing developments related to COVID-19 in New York, while simultaneously showcasing hospital footage from Italy. The footage was used in concurrence while describing New York City hospitals to be specific.
Nearly anyone could see how that would be extremely misleading to say the least. Well, turns out some savvy viewers caught the misleading footage and called CBS News out on it.
In a statement to @DailyCaller
CBS News Says ‘Editing Mistake’ Led To Misleading Video Showing An Italian Hospital During Segment On New York’s Coronavirus Crisis
— ALX ?? (@alx) March 30, 2020
According to CBS News, they responded to the footage snafu with the following:
“It was an editing mistake. We took immediate steps to remove it from all platforms and shows.”
Last time I checked, an editing mistake is when someone forgets to mute an expletive on an FCC mandated airwave. Using footage from an Italian hospital, while reporting on NYC hospitals seems a little suspect.
It gets better though.
Days later after being called out, they were caught again using the same exact Italian hospital footage while reporting on the pandemic with regard to Pennsylvania.
After @CBSNews was called out for airing footage of a hospital in Italy and saying it was New York, they apologized and said it was an error.
Less than a week later, they aired the same footage, this time when talking about Pennsylvania.
— ALX ?? (@alx) April 8, 2020
Oh, CBS just can’t stop bringing the fake news.
They’re not only using footage from abroad to describe U.S. based hospitals, but they also posted a video testimony from a nurse sobbing about how her hospital wouldn’t let them wear, or even provide, N95 masks in the COVID-19 ICU.
During this attempt at a raw testimonial, former nurse Imaris Vera stated:
“I quit my job today. I went into work and I was assigned to a COVID patient on [sic] an ICU unit that has been converted to a designated COVID unit.
None of the nurses are wearing masks, not even surgical masks in the hallways when they’re giving reports to each other. I had my own N95 mask.”
Through teary eyes, Vera then says:
“I told my manager, I understand we’re short on supplies, but let me protect myself. Let me feel safe.”
The nurse was caught lying. Unfortunately, not until after the video was viewed millions of times.
Individuals in the comments section from the Twitter-posted video knew there was something fishy before CBS News issued a correction of sorts.
I find this extremely hard to believe. She says she has her own N-95 mask but her hospital refused to let her wear it?
Which hospital? Has any journalist vetted this woman? Has anyone bothered calling the hospital to ask them questions?
— Mandy ☕??? (@SpringSteps) April 5, 2020
You know it’s getting bad when people who are meant to consume media can tell when something seems off.
Because, to be frank, who would honestly believe that a hospital would not allow, or provide, someone to wear PPE while working in an ICU?
Did they remove the video though? Nope, they left their fake news up there.
Imaris Vera, the nurse in this video, clarified her experience on Monday in a tweet: "We were each assigned 1 N95 per 1 covid patient’s room but was not allowed to wear it outside of the room, wear our own N95 mask around the Nurses station or Halls, which I came prepared with."
— CBS News (@CBSNews) April 6, 2020
CBS News simply stated the following underneath the video:
“Imaris Vera, the nurse in this video, clarified her experience on Monday in a tweet: ‘We were each assigned 1 N95 per 1 covid patient’s room but was not allowed to wear it outside of the room, wear our own N95 mask around the Nurses station or Halls, which I came prepared with.’”
Seems as though they were just too thirsty for a headline of doom and gloom.
If they’d looked into Vera’s other social media posts, they would have seen that maybe…she’s a little off.
Internet sleuths didn’t take long to find video posts of Vera’s strange rantings weeks prior to her tear-jerking video.
Nothing to see here…pic.twitter.com/JANB406D9K
— Kevin Dalton (@NextLAMayor) April 6, 2020
Of course, Vera has since deleted her social media accounts.
Even the presidential dropout Bernie Sanders shared Vera’s fake account of the hospital ICU, with the statement of outrage to accompany it:
“It is insane that our nurses are being forced to care for the sick without masks and respirators. The Department of Labor must immediately issue emergency workplace standards to protect our health workers, their families, and their patients.”
It is insane that our nurses are being forced to care for the sick without masks and respirators. The Department of Labor must immediately issue emergency workplace standards to protect our health workers, their families, and their patients. https://t.co/Z8dWqtxz5X
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) April 5, 2020
Between hospital footage being used incorrectly and very deceptively, and sharing false accounts of the state of affairs for nurses working in hospital ICUs, CBS News reigns supreme in the mainstream phony corona-coverage.
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