CBS ‘Crying Nurse’ A ‘Crisis Actress?’ Internet Sleuths Call Shenanigans
Did CBS unwittingly, or wittingly, depending on who you ask, use a “crisis actor” to fear-monger medical supply shortages? Yesterday, CBS reported a nurse who gave a tearful plea to America, saying, our country is “not prepared” and that “nurses are not being protected.”
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
According to many Internet sleuths, the nurse is nothing more than a crisis actress.
You had to dig up a crisis actor from Instagram, Lol. Sad.
I asked both of my nieces who are nurse practitioners and they said
Fake News Auntie. We are masked up. pic.twitter.com/IF4J8HbEUh
— Carrie ❤️ America 🇺🇸 Text Trump to 88022 (@carrieksada) April 5, 2020
If correct, this would be CBS’s second major fake news blunder in only a few weeks. Last week, while reporting on NYC hospitals, the CBS deployed Italian hospital footage. They also did this throughout Pennsylvania even after being called out. The more extreme footage of intense hospital environments treating COVID-19 patients frightened many Americans.
Author: Jim Satney
PrepForThat’s Editor and lead writer for political, survival, and weather categories.
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