They’re claiming an “editing mistake?” Come on.
In a move that does not seem surprising to many people, CBS got busted for claiming footage of an overcrowded hospital room was in New York. However, it was really footage from Italy.
The move has sparked widespread speculation on just how accurate the media reporting actually is concerning the ‘outbreak’ of COVID-19.
Although the images don’t load, view this post on Twitter to see the comparison:
CBS News admitted to a “mistake” on Monday after airing footage of an overcrowded hospital room that was allegedly in New York City but was actually from a hospital in Italy.
“It was an editing mistake. We took immediate steps to remove it from all platforms and shows,” a CBS News spokesperson told Fox News.
Last Wednesday, “CBS This Morning” included a brief clip showing several patients and medical professionals in one room during a report about the rising threat of the coronavirus outbreak in New York City.
However, that same footage aired days prior on Sky News.
“This is the main hospital in Bergamo, in Lombardy province. It’s one of the most advanced hospitals in Europe,” Sky News reported.
The network aired the footage framing it as battlefield video, when, in fact, it appears to be from a night gun demonstration at the Knob Creek Gun Range in West Point, Ky.
ABC News issued a correction and apologized for the error.
Candace Owens summed up the CBS response perfectly:
Many people agree, and point out that there was no way this was a mistake.
In fact, the footage has caused many local journalists to capture footage of their areas hospitals’ ER’s and parking lots.
In an age when people still believe what many in the media (who have been proven repeated liars) say, having actual evidence seems vitally important.