CBS ran a story that sent people around the United States into a deeper panic, last week. The story ended up circulating social media with pleas for someone to do something about this virus that was taking over New York.
Hospitals were being overrun and the supply of workers and supplies was running short. They even took a tour of a hospital in NY where they walked into a room and everyone was on ventilators and workers in gowns and masks. It looked scary and it probably was.
Except there was one problem. IT WAS FOOTAGE FROM ITALY. That’s right. It wasn’t a hospital in NY. Apparently they couldn’t find one that looked scary enough so they went with a Sky News video of hospital conditions in Italy that aired a few days before.
CBS aired the footage last Wednesday on CBS This Morning. It was circulating around social media for days before someone caught the deception. Like the rest of the fake news stories - the damage was already done. People were already scared and that can't be reversed. Very few people will even know that it was fake.
CBS says it was an 'editing mistake'.
Remember back in October when ABC aired footage of a 'fierce battle between Syrian Kurds and Turkish forces'?
It turned out to be footage from a gun range in Kentucky. The timing was perfect for the liberal media, though. President Trump was pulling troops out of Syria and the media was telling everyone what a mistake that would be and how it would lead to a bloodbath over there.
Here's The Atlantic on it.
Here's Politico on it.
Here's USA Today on it.
Here's NBC on it.
I could go on forever.
Oops. Just another fortuitous accident, I guess.
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Here's Bloomberg with a headline to scare people about being drafted over WWIII fears..
Here's USA Today on it. "U.S. - Iran Tensions: How close are we to WWIII?"
I think you get the picture.
Seeing this every week, because you will see it every week if you start looking, one has to ask the question:
At what point are there too many coincidences to not be a coordinated effort? At what point do all of these 'mistakes' equate to fraud?
Is there a legal backstop for this? Are Americans okay with this? Will anyone be held accountable for these 'mistakes'?
Americans deserve better than what the media has done to them and it's time they demand better.