CBS uses Italian hospital footage to describe COVID-19 condition in New York

CBS uses Italian hospital footage to describe COVID-19 condition in New York

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
March 30, 2020

When Senator Marco Rubio (R) criticized the media’s reporting of the U.S. Coronavirus outbreak by calling the coverage by some reporters, who he believes could not “contain their glee & delight” over the U.S. having surpassed China in COVID-19 cases, there was a swift backlash from members of the mainstream, progressive media.

Rubio can be heard saying “I told you so” from his home in West Miami, as a recent report by the conservative, pro-Trump website GatewayPundit has exposed that CBS News used video footage from a Coronavirus confinement ward at an Italian hospital to portray New York as “America’s Epicenter” for the pandemic.

They used the same exact video footage

The video does not mention the U.S. COVID-19 case increase over China, but it does show CBS News appears quick to try to overdramatize the outbreak in New York.

Here are the images are taken from Sky News in England, and then from CBS News.

The case for President Trump and others to call this "Fake News" has, unfortunately, appears to have been made with CBS News' reporting of the outbreak in New York.

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Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist and Publisher of,,, and He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Follow on Twitter: @JavManjarres Email him at

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