Carmine Sabia| Opinion| The American citizens, and the citizens of the world, are terrified of coronavirus and they do not need any more fear mongering.
But that is precisely what they got from CBS News who unashamedly aired footage of an Italian hospital during a segment about New York hospitals.
The story was broken on Sunday by Jim Hoft at The Gateway Pundit but the television media has ignored it and CBS has not commented.
“CBS News painted a dire picture from New York City this week in their coronavirus coverage. On Wednesday morning CBS aired this footage from a New York hospital,” Hoft reported.
“The footage matches SKY News video from inside an Italian hospital from Sunday March 22,” he said.
Many on Twitter were furious with CBS News for its use of, what is fake news, to paint a more somber picture than needs to be.
I get tired of the 'fake news' diatribes from Tangerine Man but effin hell CBS. Let's just feed the fire. F me.😒https://t.co/DoxLU8CunI
— Dan Ripple 🇺🇸🌊🇺🇸🌊 (@danripple) March 30, 2020
— BCP (@beercanpolitics) March 30, 2020
— Chuck Nute (@RouletteRun) March 30, 2020
— 🇺🇸🇺🇸A. Brant2️⃣🅰️💯MAGA (@BigBrant75) March 30, 2020
Fake News gonna Fake!
Picture on the Left is taken from a Hosptial in Italy on March 22nd.
Picture on the Right is CBS News portraying it as New York on March 25th. pic.twitter.com/FyFmCEG7Ni
— CHIZ 🇺🇸 (@CHIZMAGA) March 30, 2020
It is loathsome that CBS News would show viewers, who are living in fear, a video of a situation that is far worse than what the United States is currently in.
But that is in line with the old news adage “if it bleeds it leads” meaning that gloom and doom are good for ratings.
As many on Twitter said, if they want to complain about President Donald Trump calling them fake news they should stop making fake news.