If you’re a gun enthusiast in the U.S., there’s a pretty decent chance you’ve heard about the Knob Creek Machine Gun shoot. It’s a legendary event that draws thousands and garners millions of views online. Yet, even with its popularity, the mainstream media tried to pass off footage of the event as “Turkey’s military bombing Kurd civilians” after Trump’s withdrawal.
To no surprise, it didn’t take long for them to get called out on their fake reporting.
Can you spell “fake news?” We can and ABC World News Tonight with David Muir earns today’s fake news award with extra cow-pie clusters for chutzpah. Last night, they broadcast footage from the Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot and claimed it as Turkey’s military bombing Kurd civilians in Syria.
In the original video you can see the footage starting at around the 12 second mark:
As you can see from the following side-by-side comparison of the footage below, the ABC News “World News Tonight” clip was clearly from Knob Creek.
Wow! ABC News is trying to pass gun range videos as combat footage from Syria pic.twitter.com/zfTWtwwSfZ
— Wojciech Pawelczyk 🇵🇱🇺🇸 (@PolishPatriotTM) October 14, 2019
The good news: no men, women, children or pets were injured or killed in that ABC News fake news clip. Because, of course, the Knob Creek Range has great people running it safely for everyone involved. Hundreds of thousands of rounds (if not millions) are fired each year and nobody gets hurt. Unless they trip and fall walking around behind the firing line, or get a blister from stuffing magazines.
Attending the Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot stands as one thing every serious gun lover should do in their lifetime. And seeing that night shoot? Yeah, you don’t forget that. Take a look . . .
It isn’t known whether they were duped or if they intentionally misrepresented the dramatic footage to spice up their report. Either way, it’s fake news of the highest order.
And that leads to the question…what else on yesterday’s “World News Tonight” was misleading, wrong, or just plain fake?
H/T: The Truth About Guns