CNN is silent after South Dakota emergency nurse Jodi Doering claimed on the Liberal Network that patients dying from coronavirus often do not believe him despite his story appearing to have been a “massive hype.” or even worse.
The CNN interview went viral, with the clip racking up more than 5.8 million views on Twitter. NewsBusters conducted a study, indicating that CNN spent 23 minutes and 38 seconds on Doering’s story over a two-day period.
“Of course, CNN has yet to release an acknowledgment or correction because, when there is a narrative to push, CNN subscribes to the mantra of whether it rings true, it is true,” the editor wrote in NewsBusters chief Curtis Houck.
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“It was not a particular patient. It’s just the climax of so many people, and their last dying words are, ‘This can’t happen, it’s not real.’ And when they should be spending time on FaceTiming their families, they’re filled with anger and hate, and that really made me really sad, ”the nurse told CNN last week on“ New Day ”.
Steve Krakauer, CNN digital producer turned editor of Fourth Watch, wrote about the situation in his last newsletter, noting first that Doering is “generally disgusting” for choosing to go on TV and share the private words of dying patients.
“Even if the nurse wanted to do this, why would CNN want to give a platform to this horrific and inhumane treatment of dying Americans? The story was written in the Washington Post, USA Today and others. Elizabeth Warren quoted from it-tweeted, ”Krakauer wrote. “But… was it real?”
Last week, journalist David Zweig wrote a column, “Do COVID patients take their breath away ‘this is not real’ while dying?” for technical publication Wired, stating, “An emergency nurse’s story about deranged denial has gone viral. But when the media got wind of the story, the journalists did not do their job. ”
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The New York-based Zweig – who is an author and columnist who has written for The Atlantic, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, among other media outlets – reviewed Doering’s request, contacting other hospitals in the same area. from South Dakota, but no one else seemed to have the same experience as the nurse who appeared on CNN.
The National Review also probed Doering’s story and found no other nurses in the area who witnessed the things she claimed.
CNN did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Doering’s story started on Twitter and ended on CNN, but Krakauer believes the Liberal Network should have verified his claims before extending a platform to him.
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“If they had made any journalistic moves, like Wired and National Review did, Doering would likely continue to garner attention on Twitter for saying what appears to be, at least, a massive hype… but not a national TV spotlight. Krakauer wrote. .
Doering was interviewed by Alisyn Camerota, co-host of CNN’s “New Day”, then clips from the shoot were used on various other shows including “CNN Newsroom” with Brianna Keilar, “CNN Tonight” with Don Lemon and this was mentioned on Jake Tapper “The Lead”.