Jared Holt reports at Right Wing Watch:
The hashtag #FilmYourHospital trended on Twitter Sunday, encouraging people to travel to nearby hospitals and record video of the exterior to supposedly show that media coverage of chaotic and overcrowded hospitals is untrue.
It appears that right-wing radio host Todd Starnes may have inspired the trend, although Starnes has not used the specific hashtag in any post.
Starnes uploaded a video Saturday afternoon that he filmed wandering around outside of the Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York City. Starnes is heard off-camera telling viewers that he wanted to expose the “war zone” that an emergency room doctor at Brooklyn’s Brookdale Hospital described to CNN last week.
This is the “war zone” outside the hospital in my Brooklyn neighborhood. https://t.co/66FZ9VO3Jj
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) March 28, 2020
They are preparing for war. Virus is a cover. NORAD and NORTHCOM now activated and personal are shut up inside with around the clock surveillance. Mercy and Comfort hospital ships NOT for the corona virus. Trump confirmed that today.
— Keith Turner (@TxFireman325) March 28, 2020
I visited my hospital in Fairfax County,
one of the largest population hubs in America.
I didn’t see a lot of cars, a lot of people, or hardly any activity.
Wanted to see with my own eyes. pic.twitter.com/bv4E2IxlOf
— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) March 29, 2020
The video @toddstarnes took of Brooklyn Hospital’s parking lot to claim “what’s really going on” is nothing at New York City hospitals has 4 million views and 134K shares on Facebook.
It’s the same hospital in the viral video of bodies being loaded into a refrigerated truck. pic.twitter.com/j0FO7Gr5Ey
— andrew kaczynski🤔 (@KFILE) March 30, 2020