Update: ABC News has admitted to using the fake footage and has removed it. While not apologizing, they ‘regret the error.’
CORRECTION: We’ve taken down 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. ABC News regrets the error.
— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) October 14, 2019
This is horrible horrible …what was ABC News thinking? If we in the media want credibility, we have to stop doing stupid things like this.. https://t.co/R2bshdTKbq
— Greta Van Susteren (@greta) October 14, 2019
ABC News was just busted using two year old gun range footage while reporting on Turkey ‘slaughtering’ the kurds in the wake of a US withdrawal from the region.
This video right here appearing to show Turkey’s military bombing Kurd civilians in a Syrian border town. The Kurds, who fought alongside the US against ISIS now horrific reports of atrocities committed by Turkish-backed fighters on those very allies” -ABC News
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
here’s the ABC News report Update: different embed, as ABC News pulled the original.
And here’s the footage they used – from the Knob Creek gun range in West Point, Kentucky in 2017.
That video never “appeared to be from the Syrian border,” as the audience at the Kentucky gun show where the video was shot is clearly visible. ABC News deliberately edited that out and is now pretending this is all some honest mistake. Nonsense.
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) October 14, 2019
Just a simple editing room oversight, we’re sure.