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CBS used Italian hospital footage in New York coronavirus story

March 30, 2020

  Back in October of last year ABC was caught claiming footage from a gun range in Kentucky was actually video of Syria bombing the Kurds after Donald Trump pulled a couple of dozen troops from the country. This was a blatant attempt by the news outlet to paint a bleak picture due to a Trump policy.

  Not to be outdone in trying to create a bleak picture which can be blamed on Donald Trump CBS was caught over the weekend using Italian hospital footage in a story about New York. CBS is claiming it was an “editing mistake.”

CBS News acknowledged it aired the wrong footage while reporting last week on New York hospitals and the ventilator shortage during the coronavirus outbreak.

Inquisitive social media users noticed that CBS This Morning aired footage on Wednesday during a report on Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s response to the coronavirus pandemic that looked to be the same as footage from a recent Sky News report about a hospital in Bergamo, Italy.

“It was an editing mistake,” a CBS spokesperson told the Washington Examiner when asked about the footage. “We took immediate steps to remove it from all platforms and shows.”

The footage of the Italy-based hospital was presented as imagery from a hospital in New York, but the same clip was seen during a Sky News segment on Italian hospitals and the COVID-19 virus on March 22.

   This so-called “mistake” was caught by people on social media and yet we are supposed to believe that nobody in the editing department knew where the footage came from? Just like ABC and the gun range video from last October I do not believe this was done by mistake, somebody who works at CBS purposely slipped this footage into the story hoping that nobody would catch it. Somebody needs to lost his or her job over this.

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. peter3nj permalink
    March 30, 2020 8:10 pm

    Lose their job? How about a promotion for courageously stepping up in the war on Trump; the war on COV-19 be damned.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. MaddMedic permalink
    March 30, 2020 9:13 pm

    Lying by the media is permissible. It’s all they have now.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. March 30, 2020 11:55 pm

    A “couple dozen” US troops pulled out of Syria? In a column about someone manipulating the facts?

    Come on, Steve.

    Take good care, and may God bless us all.




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