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Not Enough Bad News? Make Stuff Up‪!‬ Truthspresso

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Welcome to Truthspresso Express! This is where I record an episode on my commute to or from work.
In this episode of Truthspresso Express I discuss two articles claiming hospital pandemonium that turned out to be fabricated:
A children's hospital "hits capacity" from our favorite virus.
A hospital can't admit gunshot victims because it's loaded with patients suffering from too much "horse dewormer."
Bad News sells--both money and fear. Are these false reports just harmless tricks or honest mistakes? What are the effects of claiming these kinds of false narratives?
Sources Consulted:
Katie Moore, "https://www.kansascity.com/news/coronavirus/article253034418.html (Children's Mercy in Kansas City hits capacity as COVID cases continue rising in metro)," Kansas City Star, July 27, 2021.
"https://en-volve.com/2021/08/09/kentucky-hospital-says-the-media-is-lying-about-hospitals-being-overwhelmed-with-kids-with-covid (Kentucky Hospital Says The Media Is LYING About Hospitals Being ‘Overwhelmed’ With Kids With COVID)," enVolve, August, 9, 2021.
Katelyn Ogle, "https://kfor.com/news/local/patients-overdosing-on-ivermectin-backing-up-rural-oklahoma-hospitals-ambulances (Patients overdosing on ivermectin backing up rural Oklahoma hospitals, ambulances)," KFOR, September, 1, 2021.
Graig Graziosi, "https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/gunshot-oklahoma-hospitals-ivermectin-overdose-b1914322.html (Doctor says gunshot victims forced to wait for treatment as Oklahoma hospitals overwhelmed by coronavirus patients)," Independent, September, 4, 2021.

Welcome to Truthspresso Express! This is where I record an episode on my commute to or from work.
In this episode of Truthspresso Express I discuss two articles claiming hospital pandemonium that turned out to be fabricated:
A children's hospital "hits capacity" from our favorite virus.
A hospital can't admit gunshot victims because it's loaded with patients suffering from too much "horse dewormer."
Bad News sells--both money and fear. Are these false reports just harmless tricks or honest mistakes? What are the effects of claiming these kinds of false narratives?
Sources Consulted:
Katie Moore, "https://www.kansascity.com/news/coronavirus/article253034418.html (Children's Mercy in Kansas City hits capacity as COVID cases continue rising in metro)," Kansas City Star, July 27, 2021.
"https://en-volve.com/2021/08/09/kentucky-hospital-says-the-media-is-lying-about-hospitals-being-overwhelmed-with-kids-with-covid (Kentucky Hospital Says The Media Is LYING About Hospitals Being ‘Overwhelmed’ With Kids With COVID)," enVolve, August, 9, 2021.
Katelyn Ogle, "https://kfor.com/news/local/patients-overdosing-on-ivermectin-backing-up-rural-oklahoma-hospitals-ambulances (Patients overdosing on ivermectin backing up rural Oklahoma hospitals, ambulances)," KFOR, September, 1, 2021.
Graig Graziosi, "https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/gunshot-oklahoma-hospitals-ivermectin-overdose-b1914322.html (Doctor says gunshot victims forced to wait for treatment as Oklahoma hospitals overwhelmed by coronavirus patients)," Independent, September, 4, 2021.

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