CNN announced this special, hosted by Jake Tapper, to air later tonight:
Tonight at 11pm ET, @CNN will air "We Remember 500,000: A National Memorial Service for Covid-19" to mark this tragic milestone & pay tribute to the 500,000 Americans who have lost their lives due to the coronavirus pandemic. pic.twitter.com/H1UhmY5QPc— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) February 22, 2021
There was a segment on CNN Newsroom with John Vause yesterday morning remembering the 500,000 that lost their lives. Another sign that CNNI has become an international station for American viewers. Here we have a program that is broadcast around the world (but not in the US) and no mention of the 2 million others that have passed. Guess they don't warrant a mention because they weren't American.
Regardless of the fact the presser is explicit about the program marking '500k lost American lives' - I think we can most certainly call this a monumental editorial fXXX up. Would have been something to have given some time to the ROW numbers as the US passed that mark.