September 10, 2021:  Ed Wallace’s Inside Automotive Twice Links to False 'Deluged Hospitals' Story

KFOR manufactured a false narrative that Ivermectin overdoses were backing up Oklahoma emergency rooms, such that other emergency patients such as gunshot victims could not gain access to care.  This “news” was soon repeated by many other news outlets and other public figures.  There are many full accountings of this journalistic malfeasance, with one example being from Reason magazine titled “The Media Fell for a Viral Hoax About Ivermectin Overdoses Straining Rural Hospitals".

Being a source of false narratives himself, Wallace unsurprisingly linked to The Guardian's version titled "Oklahoma hospitals deluged by ivermectin overdoses, doctor says" (published September 4th) of the story within the September 5th edition of Inside Automotive. 

Ed Wallace Inside Automotive: Promote OK Hospitals Deludged Fraud

By the afternoon of September 5th, the false narrative was exposed and source Guardian article updated.  Yet, Wallace repeated the Guardian link with the unaltered label “OK: Hospitals Deluged with Ivermectin Cases” within the September 6th edition of Inside Automotive. 

Ed Wallace Inside Automotive: Promote OK Hospitals Deludged Fraud

Also within the September 6th edition, Wallace added a link to a Rolling Stones magazine version of the story that grudgingly offered a correction to their initial publication of the false narrative.

The Rolling Stones update on 2021SEP10 states:  “The National Poison Data System states there were 459 reported cases of ivermectin overdose in the United States in August. Oklahoma-specific ivermectin overdose figures are not available, but the count is unlikely to be a significant factor in hospital bed availability in a state that, per the CDC, currently has a 7-day average of 1,528 Covid-19 hospitalizations.”

Despite knowing that the narrative was false, Ed Wallace continued to link to the fake story for a second day, undermining any claim of integrity for his Inside Automotive link curation.