ABC “World News Tonight” was just busted claiming footage from a Kentucky gun range is from the Turkey / Syria conflict.
Watch the entire ridiculous and ostensibly “fact checked” thing:
Since this report came out ABC News retracted the video after being ridiculed for it.
ABC World News Tonight says it “regrets the error”: https://t.co/lqoy00cqqW
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) October 14, 2019
The ridicule was harsh but fair:
Fake news ABC. Someone knew this was phony and ran it anyway.
— Spock’s Brain (@MarkHenri2) October 14, 2019
Can the mainstream media be trusted to fairly report the news?
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Just another day in the mainstream, drive-by #FakeNews industry.
— American Girl (@essdeemeyer) October 14, 2019
It takes real effort to be this incompetent.
— Azariah Wolf (@AzariahWolf) October 14, 2019
Not only was ABC News “mistake” terrible journalism but it’s also sickening on another level.
Conservative media is watched constantly and everything we write is put under a microscope and if we err even slightly the fact checkers pounce, and our reach on social media, and our business suffers.
Leftist media on the other hand can say and do the most outrageous things and not even suffer the mildest of penalties.
They can produce lie after lie, clickbait headline after clickbait headline with no consequence whatsoever.
At least none that we can see.
We have no objection to being fact checked and called out when we are wrong. What we object to is the unfairness of it all.
One rule for conservatives and another for leftists.
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