If COVID-19 were serious, then news stations would not have to fake stories about COVID-19 being serious.
CBC Edmonton’s error in judgment involved a scene in an Alberta Hospital’s ICU with a patient hooked up to a respirator. The CBC wanted to show “what patients can expect in a hospital ICU during the COVID crisis …” This part of a quote from the CBC Edmonton’s apology on Twitter.
The CBC did not film the scene in a hospital, and the patient was a mannequin. The CBC staged the scene in a training facility.
CBC Edmonton used the same footage in a different story about “COVID projections and modeling…” without any clarification.
Public pressure made the CBC admit its error in judgment. The CBC has since printed a clarification on its website. Would this clarification have come if the CBC had not been caught?
There are many examples of the media faking news to help spread FEAR. I cannot be bothered searching the Internet for examples. Many of these examples have been removed just as a Twitter reference to this CBC story was removed recently.