When Barack Obama sat by and watched Syria explode and literally destabilize Europe in the process the media said little.
When the atrocities came out and Obama said little but gave some weak comment about a fake red line the media again bought whatever Obama was selling hook, line, and sinker.
But when Trump announced we were leaving Syria the media immediately went into attack mode. They ripped the decision and seemed to want to go back to the days of endless wars and whipped up people into a frenzy to believe this decision was a disaster.
But the most shameful was ABC, who actually ran a Trump hit piece showing Turkish troops destroying the Kurds as a way to embarrass Trump.
The only problem – it was fake. The video came from a nighttime demonstration at the Knob Creek Gun Range in West Point, Kentucky.
Look, by doing this they misled millions of people and they can’t fix that.
“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,” a network representative told the Washington Examiner. “ABC News regrets the error.”
“This video, obtained by ABC News, appears to show the fury of the Turkish attack on the border town of Tal Abyad,” senior foreign correspondent Ian Pannell, who is in Syria, said Monday on Good Morning America.
As he spoke, ABC aired footage showing undisclosed gunmen firing tracer bullets at undisclosed targets, causing massive, fiery explosions. Furious stuff indeed.
Earlier, 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],” he said.
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,” he added.
The intro to the show he anchored, ABC World News Tonight, also claimed of the footage: “A border town, bombarded by Turkey’s military!”
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