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.
Isn’t there enough serious news in America today? Does CBS have to resort to using footage from a hospital in Italy to stir the emotions of their viewers?