The media got caught with its pants down when it tried to pull another coronavirus hoax.
“CBS This Morning” was discussing New York’s Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s claim that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) only gave the state 400 ventilators, when he requested 30,000 on March 25th. The network then used footage of a crowded Italian hospital room obtained by Sky News on March 22 during one of their segments.
The network now claims that it was an “editing mistake.”
“It was an editing mistake. We took immediate steps to remove it from all platforms and shows,” a CBS spokesperson said in a statement to the Daily Caller.
Sky News’s report shows the same hospital that CBS aired just a few days later. CBS News aired misleading footage during a segment that bashed FEMA and the Trump administration for a lack of ventilators, claiming they were showing a New York hospital.
“This is the main hospital in Bergamo, in Lombardy province. It’s one of the most advanced hospitals in Europe,” according to Sky News on March 22.
When talking about the Coronavirus outbreak in New York City, @CBSNews aired footage of a hospital in Italy.
Especially in times of a crisis where people are already in a panic, the Media needs to give accurate information.
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) March 30, 2020
CBS News weren’t the only ones in the media eating their words, so did Rachel Maddow.
Last week she said that it was “nonsense” that the USNS ship Comfort would be ready to set sail for New York in a week and claimed the President was lying.
Rachel Maddow said that it was “nonsense” that a naval hospital ship would “be operational in New York Harbor by next week.”
Today, the naval hospital ship USNS Comfort docked in New York City.
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) March 30, 2020
I have some good news for New York and bad news for Maddow.
USNS Comfort has arrived in NYC. It’s passing World Trade Center right now on the Hudson River. I can hear cheering from Jersey City. pic.twitter.com/a7kTK2dmQh
— Kevin Rincon (@KevRincon) March 30, 2020
The USNS Comfort seen sailing to New York Harbor from a NYS escort vessel.
The Comfort brings 1,000 much-needed hospital beds & 1,200 personnel to New York. I’ll be in NYC to receive a briefing upon its arrival. pic.twitter.com/VpHpjymsow
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) March 30, 2020