Episode 124

Not Enough Bad News? Make Stuff Up!

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:

  1. A children's hospital "hits capacity" from our favorite virus.
  2. 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, "Children's Mercy in Kansas City hits capacity as COVID cases continue rising in metro," Kansas City Star, July 27, 2021.

"Kentucky Hospital Says The Media Is LYING About Hospitals Being ‘Overwhelmed’ With Kids With COVID," enVolve, August, 9, 2021.

Katelyn Ogle, "Patients overdosing on ivermectin backing up rural Oklahoma hospitals, ambulances," KFOR, September, 1, 2021.

Graig Graziosi, "Doctor says gunshot victims forced to wait for treatment as Oklahoma hospitals overwhelmed by coronavirus patients," Independent, September, 4, 2021.

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Daniel Mynyk

Daniel Mynyk is a software developer with experience in the education, real estate, and manufacturing industries. He is a devout Christian and an affluent lay apologist, having taught adult Sunday School classes in theology and church history. Daniel has authored the book "Freedom To Give: The Biblical Truth About Tithing." He has also been a guest on the syndicated radio show Bob Enyart Live and popular podcasts such as Apologetics Live, Theology Throw Down, and The Rap Report with Andrew Rappaport. He runs the apologetic website TruthHub.org and hosts the weekly podcast Truthspresso. Daniel lives with his wife Chelsea their four kids.