OOPS! ABC News Uses Footage Of Kentucky Gun Range During Report On Fighting In Syria (VIDEO)

ABC News has some egg on its face.

During a report on firefighting in Syria, they actually aired footage from a gun range in Kentucky.

Whoops!

FOX News reports:

ABC apologizes for mistaking Kentucky gun range video for Turkish bombing of Syria

ABC issued a correction and apology Monday for reportedly using video from a Kentucky gun range while falsely claiming it depicted a fierce battle between Syrian Kurds and Turkish forces.

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The network aired the footage on Sunday night and Monday morning, framing it as battlefield video, when, in fact, it appears to be from a night gun demonstration at the Knob Creek Gun Range in West Point, Kentucky.

The footage first aired on Sunday’s “World News Tonight” as anchor Tom Llamas claimed it showed a Turkish attack on a group of Kurdish civilians in a Syrian border town.

The chyron beneath the video read: “CRISIS IN SYRIA. ISIS prisoners escape as death toll rises in attack.”

See the video below:

They had to issue this correction:

Good Morning America did the same:

ABC got dragged on Twitter for this:

Why is our media so awful?

 

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