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How fake is fake news? Knob Creek Kentucky Invades Syria

Yes, it’s a turkey shoot, but it isn’t Turkey that’s doing the shooting.

On Sunday, ABC News anchor Tom Llamas also aired the allegedly shocking footage, claiming it showed a fierce Turkish attack on Kurdish 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].”

Llamas then described the video as it aired on-screen.

“This video right here appearing to show Turkey’s military bombing Kurdish 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.”

Similar footage from the Knob Creek Gun Range’s biannual 2017 machine gun shoot came to light on Monday after ABC News’s broadcast. The original footage showed tracer rounds being fired by automatic weapons amid explosions, as a group of people filmed the tracer rounds on their cell phones.

And here’s the correction that ABC news thought solved it’s “mistake” of leading with the shooting and the bleeding when the bleeding was ten thousand kilometers from the shooting.

“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,” the network tweeted. “ABC News regrets the error.”

The Knob Creek Gun Range in the town of West Point, Kentucky, hosts a twice-yearly event called the “Military Gun Shoot & Military Gun Show.”  If only those tracer rounds reached to the ABC studios. Maybe next year.

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  • Casey Klahn October 15, 2019, 12:18 PM


  • Phil in Englewood October 15, 2019, 1:04 PM

    Everything about it is fake. Even the news reader – he’s not a real llama.

  • Jack October 15, 2019, 1:13 PM

    Man, that was some serious lead tossing and the pyrotechnics were tantalizing but a couple of things gave it away….

    If you stop the vid at 0:49 it’s plain to see an audience of civilians watching the show. Some probably had popcorn but usually no liquor is allowed. Most def, non-combatants sitting in seats, marveling at the event and wishing they were watching the local leftist factions getting what they deserve.

    Nary a single Alluh Hackbarf was muttered during the in the entire presentation and God knows, any self respecting muslim who is slaughtering someone cannot take a breath without blurting that blessing toward the Heavens.

    These MSM slobs should be sent to the front lines.

  • ghostsniper October 15, 2019, 7:00 PM

    The gosling brains go on about, “What are your puny pea shooters going to do against tanks, jets, and sheen guns?”

    In the near future the american patriots will be the shooters and Seattle, etc., will be down range.

  • jwm October 15, 2019, 7:21 PM

    Either ABC News is as credulous as a child, or they are cynical enough to figure they could get away with this. Evil and stupid should be running neck to neck. But, how many people are even going going to question it?
    I’m guessing they figure there is very little downside to a lie this preposterous, and enough people will swallow it whole to make the effort worthwhile. (See coverage of DJ Trump)
    Cynical wins.


  • ghostsniper October 16, 2019, 4:36 AM

    “I’m guessing they figure there is very little downside to a lie this preposterous…”
    Isn’t that called the Hermann Goring theory?
    I read the snopes explanation for this thing this morning and down at the end the cuck writer had the most pathetic excuse I have ever seen.

    “Despite the online rantings of bad-faith partisans, there is no evidence that this was intentional nor ideologically-motivated. The conflict in Syria is highly newsworthy & the motivation here was almost certainly to get a sensational, great-for-TV clip,” Adams wrote in a Twitter thread. Adams added that legitimate news outlets publicly acknowledge even minor errors and correct the record, and that it’s important to remember that these types of mistakes are relatively rare.

  • John the River October 16, 2019, 9:24 AM

    Crowd sitting in neat rows watching, one guy getting up and probably heading for the bathroom. Was this video sitting on a shelf labeled “Syrian footage of Turkish attack proving Orange Man BAD, Check, Check, double check; is good so broadcast without checking”?

    I don’t know, I have to wonder if we have a mole in place within ABC?

  • DrTedNelson October 16, 2019, 4:04 PM

    Why do these clowns still have a broadcast license? Where’s the FCC? Ye gods!