Behold, the mother of all fake news!
Today, ABC News was caught airing a Kentucky gun range video while claiming that it was footage of Syrian warfare.
What was reported to be video footage of the “bombing of Kurd civilians” was aired not once, but TWICE by ABC on two separate shows.
However, it turns out said video was actually of a 2017 machine gun shoot at Knob Creek Gun Range in Kentucky.
Here’s the video, compared to the footage from the 2017 nighttime shooting at the Kentucy gun range:
After they were caught in the act, ABC News issued apologizies on Twitter from both of the broadcasts that the fake footage was aired on:
The U.S. gun range footage framed as the bombing of Kurds that ABC News aired was part of news segments on the Turkey operative in Syria, which President Trump pulled our troops out of before it started.
The decision has earned President Trump the rebuke of many from both sides of the political spectrum, and of course mainstream media.
What do you think?
Was this "mistake" on the part of ABC News motivated by disdain for President Trump and his choice to bring our troops back home after years in Syria?
Fox News has more to say about the ABC News blunder:
The network aired the footage on Sunday night and Monday morning, framing it as battlefield video, when, in fact, it appears to be from a night gun demonstration at the Knob Creek Gun Range in West Point, Kentucky.
The footage first aired on Sunday's "World News Tonight" as anchor Tom Llamas claimed it showed a Turkish attack on a group of Kurdish civilians in a Syrian border town.
The chyron beneath the video read: "CRISIS IN SYRIA. ISIS prisoners escape as death toll rises in attack."
ABC responded to the error on Twitter Monday and issued a correction.
Business Insider also said:
Video footage of a purported "bombing of Kurd civilians" by Turkish military forces shown on ABC News appeared to be a nighttime firing of tracer rounds at a Kentucky gun range.
The footage purported to show the "fury of the Turkish attack" on the Turkey-Syria border, where Turkish forces are indeed attacking the once US-backed Kurdish militia.
"This video, right here, appearing to show Turkey's military bombing Kurd civilians in a Syrian border town," ABC anchor Tom Llamas said in the broadcast.
Similar footage from the Knob Creek Gun Range's biannual 2017 machine gun shoot came to light on Monday after ABC News's broadcast. The original footage showed tracer rounds being fired by automatic weapons amid explosions, as a group of people filmed the tracer rounds on their cell phones.
The onlookers from the original video were not pictured in the broadcast.
A spokesman for the Knob Creek Gun Range said that ABC News's footage initially appears to be of the gun shoot.
"As of right now," the spokesperson said to The Washington Examiner, "it seems to be our footage."
Fake News just keeps getting worse.
We've moved past left-wing bias here into total, complete, possibly intentional lies.
Bear in mind that we only know the footage is fake because ABC News was caught.
This begs the question: when has this happened before, and what's next?
But let's end this on a lighter note:
Thank you, Jack Posobiec!