ABC News is on the receiving end of scrutiny after a claim that they faked news coverage of the ongoing military conflict in Syria.
After President Trump controversially announced that the United States would be withdrawing its military presence from Northern Syria, Turkish forces immediately invaded and attacked the remaining Kurdish forces.
As ABC News reported on the series of events, they allegedly tried to pass footage of a gun range as fighting in the region. Check it out:
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 “Polish Patriot” account which shared the side-by-side comparison later posted a YouTube video of the full ABC News coverage but it was removed by its owner.
Evidently this video has "disappeared."
They couldn't be more obvious if they were made of cellophane.
— Chuck Vipperman (@ChuckVipperman) October 14, 2019
Zero Hedge reports the gun range video was recorded in 2017 at the Knob Creek gun range in West Point. Here’s the original footage:
Here’s how some people are responding to the claim:
If @ABC News made a mistake, then their incompetence is startling. If they did it on purpose (and with the edits to the video, that seems to be the case), then they’re an outright evil group of bald-faced liars pretending to report the news. https://t.co/xffDqO7114
— JD Rucker (@JDRucker) October 14, 2019
That's . . . unbelievable. I'm dying to know how this was caught.
— You Wish (@MyAlteredEgo) October 14, 2019
When I saw that video on the "news" last night, it seemed pretty fishy. The machine gun fire with tracer bullets, and them describing it as a "bombing"?
I need to trust my gut instincts more…
— Tex Lovera (@texlovera) October 14, 2019
— Ryan (@krashafamily) October 14, 2019
— ❌Art Para Bellum❌ (@yachtzco) October 14, 2019
Trump is right! #FakeNews is the enemy of the people! Unbelievable!
— Kelli ⭐️⭐️⭐️🇺🇸 (@Kelli_Cailin) October 14, 2019
More dishonest reporting from the lying MSM.
— Oscar La Vista (@JSmithLC) October 14, 2019