ABC News HUMILIATED When Clip Of Turkey’s Attack On Kurds Revealed To Be Footage From Kentucky GUN RANGE

Written by K. Walker on October 14, 2019

This is why we call them Fake News.

How the heck did this happen?

Do they not fact-check this stuff?

ABC News reported that a video that was actually from a machine-gun shooting event in Kentucky was footage of a Turkish attack on Kurds in a Syria border-town which was described as an example of the “fury of the Turkish attack on Tell Abiad.”

Here is the original World News Tonight report on ABC (for as long as it stays up):

Knob Creek, in West Point, Kentucky has been holding large-scale machine-gun shooting events twice a year (mid-April and mid-October) for several years. Many videos of the spectacular event have been uploaded to YouTube.

Earlier this year, New York Magazine covered it in a piece titled, What the World’s Biggest Machine-Gun Shoot Looks Like.

Twice a year, firearm enthusiasts meet at the Knob Creek Gun Range in Bullitt County, Kentucky, for an event billed “the world’s largest machine-gun shoot.” Visitors can avail themselves of a wide variety of powerful weapons, including magazine-fed and belt-fed machine guns, automatic rifles from the 1930s, and more exotic artillery, like a full-size cannon.

Source: New York Magazine

Here is the source video of the 2017 event at the Knob Creek gun range:

Mistakes are easy to make — I make them myself — but this is pretty egregious for one of the Big Three news agency.

How do you confuse a YouTube video of a gun range in Kentucky that was uploaded in 2017 with a Turkish attack on Syria in 2019? Especially by the journalist that is currently in Syria?

They didn’t sufficiently fact-check the footage because it fit their narrative.

ABC News has issued an apology and the video that was uploaded to YouTube has been set to private.

H/T: PolishPatriot

Wow. This kind of stuff isn’t helping with removing that “Fake News” label.

ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll and on Gettr @KarenWalker