Photo Credit: Screenshot from youtube.com video https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=22&v=BrH8bClnlzQ
President Trump received widespread criticism for his decision to withdraw U.S. forces from northern Syria.
In a weekend broadcast, it sure looks like ABC News tried to pass off dramatic video from a 2016 Knob Creek (West Point, Kentucky) night shoot for footage of “Turkey’s military bombing of Kurd civilians.”
A brief clip from the ABC broadcast can be viewed in the tweet below.
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 is the 2016 Knob Creek video which was uploaded in 2017.
It sure looks like the same video, right down to the formation of the little white lights in the foreground, which are the cell phones of the people watching the shoot. You can see them clearly in the video.
It’s possible this video was included by mistake, but knowing how the mainstream media operates, I doubt that very much.
If I hear differently, I’ll add an update.
Update: ABC issued a correction. Mistakes happen, of course, but somehow, this doesn’t feel like an error. Readers?
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.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) October 14, 2019