Texas Tribune Gets Caught Grossly Inflating Infection Numbers for Kids
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The Texas Tribune issued a jaw-dropping correction after they were caught red-handed fudging China virus numbers among children.
The publication wrote a dramatic and alarming story alleging that more than 5,800 children had been hospitalized in Texas during a seven-day period in August.
But it turns out that was the total number of children who had been hospitalized since the pandemic began.
The real number — 783 children. And as of this posting, not a single so-called “fact-checking” agency has called out the publication. Not a one.
Instead of issuing a correction, Texas Tribune should’ve retracted the entire story. It was fake news.
Among those who shared the fake news story was none other than Washington Post fake-conservative Jennifer Rubin.
unconscionable: Over 5,800 children in Texas were newly hospitalized with COVID-19 in the seven-day period ending on Aug. 8, a 37% increase from a week prior. where is the pro-life movement ?? it's now a death cult https://t.co/PzbNk1t4LS via @TexasTribune— Jennifer 'pro-voting' Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) August 12, 2021
Never trust the Mainstream Media, folks. Always do your homework and double check their reporting.
Correction, Aug. 12, 2021: An earlier version of this story overstated the number of children who have been hospitalized in Texas recently with COVID-19. The story said over 5,800 children had been hospitalized during a seven-day period in August, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That number correctly referred to children hospitalized with COVID-19 since the pandemic began. In actuality, 783 children were admitted to Texas hospitals with COVID-19 between July 1 and Aug. 9 of this year.
Jeez, Texas Tribune, the hospitalization numbers for the time period indicated didn't pass the sniff test one bit. This is a doozy of a correction (and strange phrasing for it too, imo). pic.twitter.com/k8CE2Jr9oZ— Liz Wolfe (@lizzywol) August 12, 2021