Accuracy in Media


Twice in two weeks, CBS News has aired the wrong hospital video footage in its broadcasts.

On April 8, CBS News aired video footage that was supposed to be a Philadelphia-area hospital. But it was the same misattributed video footage from Italy that it had aired several weeks before.

Oon March 30, the network featured hospital video footage of a hospital that was supposed to be a New York hospital. But it was video footage from an Italian hospital in Bergamo, Italy. It was previously aired on a Sky News segment.

“It was an editing mistake. We took immediate steps to remove it from all platforms and shows,” CBS News told Fox News at the time.

Considering it made the same mistake twice in a period of two weeks, CBS News should beef up its video editing department, or at least create a better vetting and editing process for its video footage.

As much as the mainstream media makes a fuss about being labeled “fake news,” CBS News’s lack of fact-checking its use of video footage is an example of “fake news.”




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