The Wuhan coronavirus has further exposed how terrible the so-called mainstream media are at their jobs.
People need a press they can trust to give them accurate information now more than ever.
And CBS promoted one unbelievable story to scare people about the coronavirus.
Big media has made it clear that their focus of attack remains Donald Trump.
Democrats and their media allies are using the coronavirus as an opportunity to further their political aims.
Instead of giving people accurate information and optimism in this troubling time, they’re still pumping out fake news and jumping at doom and gloom projections.
CBS is guilty of doing exactly that.
The network tweeted out a harrowing story of a nurse who quit her job because her working conditions were horribly unsafe.
The only problem was that the story was fake.
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
CBS took the time to place graphics on the video and lay down dramatic music, but didn’t take the time to vet her story.
It turns out the woman in the video suffers from bipolar disorder and hadn’t been employed as a nurse in years.
This is the level of journalistic “integrity” that people have sadly come to expect from the corporate press.
There’s zero shame or accountability for their shoddy journalism.
The CBS video fits into the larger media narrative that Trump is doing a bad job navigating the country through the crisis and so there isn’t any good news to report.
Instead of the media being optimistic about anecdotal evidence that the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine has shown to be effective in treating COVID-19, they attacked Trump for promoting the drug (while praising Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo for doing the same thing).
The media even took it further and suggested that Trump should be charged with second-degree murder for promoting the drug and was also profiteering off its promotion.
The only conclusion people can make from the corporate press’s actions is that they truly are the enemy of the American people.
They don’t want citizens to have hope and they don’t want them to have access to a potentially life-saving drug treatment.
With journalists like these, who needs enemies?
The nurse’s fake story went incredibly viral, but nobody will pay attention to the fact the story was bogus.
The so-called mainstream media knows this and they intentionally exploited it.
The lie is heard by millions, and the truth only by thousands.