The weeping nurse in a CBS News tweet is just another Jussie Smollett

On Sunday, CBS News thought it had a winner.  There she was, facing the camera, crying her eyes out: a young nurse, presumably pretty when not weeping uncontrollably, telling how she had to quit her job because the COVID unit had no masks for nurses.  She implies that, despite having brought her own N95 mask to work, her supervisor refused to let her wear it, forcing her to put herself and her family at risk.

"America is not prepared, and nurses are not being protected," she said, and that's the phrase that CBS highlighted in its tweet.  Oooh, scary!  We're all going to die (and the subtext is that it's all Trump's fault).

 

 

There's a problem, though.  It turns out that the only thing true about that sodden video was that the gal is a nurse who showed up at work one day.  Everything else she said was exaggerated or actually false.  The young woman, who's identified in the video by her Instagram handle of nurse.iv, turns out to be a member of the Jussie Smollett School of Method Acting.

Thankfully, Jordan Schachtel and others did what CBS News failed to do, which was to investigate the story behind the video.  The young woman has a history of mental instability, the hospital did have personal protective equipment and masks, and we were witnessing the histrionics of a drama queen.  Her video, by the way, had 7.6 million videos as of this writing, and the number is still increasing.

Here's Schachtel's Twitter thread.  As you read it, please remember that the media purveying this trash are the same media that consistently call Trump a liar for urging the government to allow doctors to treat patients with hydroxychloroquine, currently the number-one preferred treatment around the world:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Sunday, CBS News thought it had a winner.  There she was, facing the camera, crying her eyes out: a young nurse, presumably pretty when not weeping uncontrollably, telling how she had to quit her job because the COVID unit had no masks for nurses.  She implies that, despite having brought her own N95 mask to work, her supervisor refused to let her wear it, forcing her to put herself and her family at risk.

"America is not prepared, and nurses are not being protected," she said, and that's the phrase that CBS highlighted in its tweet.  Oooh, scary!  We're all going to die (and the subtext is that it's all Trump's fault).

 

 

There's a problem, though.  It turns out that the only thing true about that sodden video was that the gal is a nurse who showed up at work one day.  Everything else she said was exaggerated or actually false.  The young woman, who's identified in the video by her Instagram handle of nurse.iv, turns out to be a member of the Jussie Smollett School of Method Acting.

Thankfully, Jordan Schachtel and others did what CBS News failed to do, which was to investigate the story behind the video.  The young woman has a history of mental instability, the hospital did have personal protective equipment and masks, and we were witnessing the histrionics of a drama queen.  Her video, by the way, had 7.6 million videos as of this writing, and the number is still increasing.

Here's Schachtel's Twitter thread.  As you read it, please remember that the media purveying this trash are the same media that consistently call Trump a liar for urging the government to allow doctors to treat patients with hydroxychloroquine, currently the number-one preferred treatment around the world: