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Hoo boy. You really can’t make this crap up. Or then again, apparently you can — if you’re ABC News.

In the past two days, ABC News has aired footage supposedly showing the shocking attack of invading Turkish forces on Syrian Kurds.

On Sunday, ABC News anchor Tom Llamas aired the footage, claiming it showed a fierce Turkish attack on Kurd civilians.

 

“The situation rapidly spiraling out of control in northern Syria. One week since President Trump ordered U.S. forces out of that region, effectively abandoning America’s allies in the fight against [the Islamic State],” he said.

Llamas described the video saying it appeared to show “Turkey’s military bombing Kurd civilians in a Syrian border town. The Kurds, who fought alongside the U.S. against ISIS. Now, horrific reports of atrocities committed by Turkish-backed fighters on those very allies.”

 

On Good Morning America the next day, senior foreign correspondent Ian Pannell, who is in Syria, said “This video, obtained by ABC News, appears to show the fury of the Turkish attack on the border town of Tal Abyad.”

Tracer bullets, furious explosions in the dark of night…pretty dramatic stuff. And horrific too, if it were actually from Syria.

 

Except. It’s not.

 

According to the Washington Examiner, the footage, which appears to be from 2017, shows American gun enthusiasts putting on a terrific pyrotechnic show for their audience in Kentucky. In fact, the Machine Gun Shoot and Military Gun Show, which involves the very popular night shoot, is an annual event at the Kentucky gun range. People love the show. They love it so much, in fact, that they record it and post footage of it to social media.

Likes this video:

 

 

And this one.

 

 

Notice any similarities to “shocking slaughter” on ABC? Hard not to.

The Washington Examiner contacted the gun range, whose spokesperson said the images ABC aired “look to be” from their Kentucky property. “As of right now, it seems to be our footage.”

 

After the Washington Examiner contacted ABC, the network pulled the video.

“We’ve taken down the video that aired on “World News Tonight Sunday” and “Good Morning America” this morning that appeared to be from the Syrian border immediately after questions were raised about its accuracy,” a network representative said. “ABC News regrets the error.”

 

Oh. Riiiiight.

Seriously? How does this happen? First of all, how does this random footage end up in the production room at a major news network anyway, and then not a single person questions it?

And people wonder why President Trump is so critical of “fake news.”

 

 

 

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15 Responses

  1. Al

    Yeah, pretty amazing. Beats the heck out of spending 19 seconds to google some actual footage, I guess. As for Trump, I don’t falt him for being wary of “fake news” – but as a master fake news generator himself, it’s rich that he makes such a big deal out of it.

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    • Chuck

      Al really ,DTS! President Trump could cure cancer and you would say “Well he created cancer”. Al pretty sad.

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  2. Barb

    The news media is an unverified opinion maker. They often bend the truth to make their stories and news papers/agencies sell – people like to read outrageous news. What a sham…what a shame,

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  3. sherilyn moore

    Time to drain the entire nasty swamp ! Bring in fresh new clean… People… Set term limits for Congress and the Senate ! Disband all lying fake news !

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  4. Ame

    So what? It was a dumb move or mistake who gives a shit if trump is critical, do you really want that crazy ass having free reign over the airwaves,really?

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    • Doug

      Newsflash: He already has free reign over the air waves. Media prints everything he says, and then twists it, just like they did in this story. Perhaps wake up and at least try and look at both sides, not just what you want to believe.

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    • @FreedomDoc

      It makes a difference because this wasn’t an error. They had to crop out trees and people taking phone shots of the pyrotechnic display. Which means they new it was fake, then manufactured a narrative to fit the fake photos. In 50 years no other President has had the guts to point out the News Emperor has no honest Clothes. All Americans are at risk from these Propagandists. Goebbels had nothing on these guys.

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  5. Mark

    “Regrets the Error”
    Regrets the Error?? What is we could all get our carcass out of trouble by saying that? What a world it would be.
    Guy on trial for bank robbery set free because he said he “Regrets the Error”
    Souse having an affair for the 100th time is forgiven because they said they “Regret the Error”.

    A public admission and apology is in order, along with the NAMES of all involved. Those involved should be fired.
    My thoughts anyway.

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  6. Larry Maxwell

    Thank you Nineline news! ABC MSNBC AND CNN ARE ALL LIARS AND CRIMINALS!

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  7. Nonya

    The bigger question: why aren’t the news media being fined or punished, sued or even held responsible in any way for intentionally false reporting??

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