Last week, CBS This Morning featured New York’s Democrat Governor Cuomo in a segment where he talked about the dire situation in New York hospitals. To add to the drama, CBS featured a video showing what the viewers believed was a New York hospital room packed with patients suffering from complications related to the coronavirus.
The only problem is the video footage that CBS This Morning used in their segment with Governor Cuomo, where he falsely complained about the lack of support from the federal government, first appeared on Sky News 3 days earlier and was actually filmed in a hospital in Italy.
The CBS statement focused on how the federal government (President Trump) isn’t getting them the equipment they need to fight the coronavirus. Moments before the CBS segment shows an angry Governor Cuomo talking about how he’s not getting enough ventilators from the federal government, they show the video footage from an Italian hospital.
Here’s the CBS segment shared by The Gateway Pundit.
Go to the 1:20 mark to see the Italian hospital footage, that’s followed up by a dramatic Democrat Governor asking FEMA officials, “What am I gonna do with 400 ventilators when I need 30,000? You pick the 26,000 people who are going to die because you only sent 400!” Aside from his inability to add or subtract, the governor’s rhetoric is difficult to take seriously after it was discovered that the day before his interview, Vice President Mike Pence announced that 2,000 ventilators were delivered to the state of New York on the day before his interview with CBS This Morning, and 2,000 more were being delivered on the same day of his rant.
Here’s the Sky News footage taken at an emergency ward in a Northern Italy hospital that was shared 3 days before CBS This Morning used the video to trick their viewers into thinking they were watching a coronavirus crisis unfolding at a New York Hospital.
CBS has admitted to using footage from the hospital in Italy in their piece on Governor Cuomo’s interview, calling it an “editing mistake.”
“It was an editing mistake,” a CBS News spokesperson told Fox News. “We took immediate steps to remove it from all platforms and shows.”
The problem with CBS News’ editing mistake is that the footage of the Italian hospital was being used to give credence to the Democrat governor’s claim that New York City hospitals were overwhelmed while criticizing President Trump for not giving the state enough ventilators to help the state in their battle against the coronavirus pandemic sweeping our nation.
Not only was CBS News being dishonest with their video footage, but it was also later discovered that Cuomo wasn’t being honest about the ventilators he wasn’t given by President Trump.
Cuomo says the ventilators NY has have not been distributed because “the hospitals don’t need them yet.” He says he expects they will be needed when the NY outbreak reaches its apex.
— Brit Hume (@brithume) March 27, 2020
It would be nice if the mainstream media outlets could stop behaving as the propaganda arm for the Democratic Party during a global pandemic that’s killing tens of thousands of Americans regardless of their political affiliation.