Meet the Jussie Smollett of coronavirus
CBS apparently refuses to properly vet information before disseminating it to millions of people in an attempt to make Donald Trump look bad.
Last week, the outlet used footage of the “worst-hit” hospital in Italy and claimed it was video from a New York hospital.
Now, CBS is promoting a video of a crying ICU nurse claiming her hospital is experiencing a mask shortage and that nurses are forced to work in poor conditions.
However, within 24-hours of CBS sharing the footage, the nurse’s story has totally fallen apart.
“America is not prepared, and nurses are not being protected,” she says in the video, which has been viewed over six million times. “I quit my job today. I went into work and I was assigned to a COVID patient on an ICU unit that has been converted to a designated COVID unit. None of the nurses are wearing masks.”
In tears, a nurse says she quit her job after she was asked to work in a coronavirus ICU without a face mask: “America is not prepared, and nurses are not being protected” https://t.co/ywoSuLOPYP pic.twitter.com/S5BsnlO5nt
— CBS News (@CBSNews) April 5, 2020
So, without vetting the woman’s story, CBS edited and released the video.
So it turns out this video is entirely fraudulent. https://t.co/2axIrXK4LA
— Jordan Schachtel (@JordanSchachtel) April 6, 2020