CBS Fake News: Caught Again!

 The victims in Lombardy, northern Italy, are being treated by doctors wearing hazmat suits

Ooh-ooh! Beds all over the place, never mind the wards! Doctors and nurses with more work than they could ever hope to do!

This, said CBS News last week–they had a video to go with it–is a New York City hospital overworked by the coronavirus plague. This, said CBS News, is America’s virus “epicenter.” Sounds scary, doesn’t it?

Except it wasn’t a hospital in New York City, it was a hospital in Bergamo, Italy, described as the hospital “hardest hit” by the pandemic–and the exact same video footage had already been shown three days earlier on the British news network, Sky News (https://summit.news/2020/03/30/cbs-news-uses-footage-of-worst-hit-hospital-in-italy-while-describing-new-york-coronavirus-outbreak/).

Oops. BTW, check the link above if you want to see and compare the footage.

CBS admits to showing video from Italy and saying it was from New York. For the record, Italy is the country that has suffered most from the virus. The death rate in Italy is many times the rate here in America.

But the whole cock-up was just an “editing mistake,” says CBS. Of course they weren’t trying to scare us into a state of such desperate fear as to panic us into voting for Democrats in November.

And I have a very nice bridge to sell you.

 

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8 responses to “CBS Fake News: Caught Again!

  • unknowable2

    I laugh in derision at the way people misuse the word “epicenter”. Apparently not one in a thousand people understand the term. A news report comes on and talks about an earthquake’s epicenter. Wow, epicenter! That sounds really important and obviously is a lot more serious than a mere center. Except it doesn’t mean that at all.

    Earthquakes start somewhere underground. The hyper center of an earthquake could be miles below the surface of the ground, while the epicenter is the spot on the surface which is directly above the hyper center of the earthquake. The terminology is quite specific to seismic events.

    If Italy were the epicenter of the disease, that would imply that there are a lot of sick people somewhere under the ground in Italy. I don’t believe this to be the case. Italy is the center of the disease, which is a lot less scary or impressive than epicenter, but it’s a lot more accurate.

    This is a perfect example of the way the media uses loaded language to stir up emotion. I would love to give a closed book test to every reporter that misuses the word epicenter and have them define the word. I’d be shocked if any, with the possible exception of science reporters, would have even a clue.

    I don’t know if the picture above is one the media is using to advertise SARS-Cov2 hysteria, but if so, it would appear that the virus now has orthopedic consequences. The guy in the bed closest to the camera seems to have both legs in casts. Maybe he got the disease so fast that it made him fall off of his motorcycle. 🙂

  • Watchman

    If the Media and Dems, oh heck they’re practically the same at this point, had their way the shutdown would last indefinitely.

  • thewhiterabbit2016

    Italy has a socialized/nationalized health system that just lets the “old people” die. The is what the Left wants us to have. May we never let them, by the grace of God. Almost all the counties in our State are covid-19 free but they are suppose to hunker down in their houses? I hope the 5-minute virus test is for real and readily available so the churches can get back to assembling the saints on the Lord’s Day.

  • SLIMJIM

    Shame on NBC

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