Fake News: Gun Range Video Used to Depict Turkish-Kurdish Clash!

ABC News ‘slaughter in Syria’ footage appears to come from a Kentucky gun range

ABC does in again with some hard hitting coverage of the Turkish attack on Kurds in Syria, except not really. ABC did this. Let this sink in! Read on.

ABC aired supposedly shocking footage Monday and Sunday purporting to be from the forefront of the battle between the Syrian Kurds and the invading Turks. The only problem is, the footage appears to come from a nighttime machine gun demonstration at the Knob Creek Gun Range in West Point, Kentucky.

The images would indeed be stunning were they actually from northern Syria. It would be horrific if the images showed a Turkish assault on Kurdish civilians. But the images do not show that. The footage, which appears to be from 2017, shows American gun enthusiasts putting on a terrific pyrotechnic show for an American audience. In fact, the Machine Gun Shoot and Military Gun Show, which includes the very popular night shoot, is a biannual event at the Kentucky gun range. People love the show. They love it so much, in fact, that they often record it and post video of it to social media

“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.”

Here’s the news report from ABC below:

And here’s another angle, but from a spectator at Knob Creek:

It pays to be leery of any news source, but with current information technology it’s impossible to not be fact-checked a million times in a matter of seconds. It must take a severely inflated sense of entitlement and narcissism to not check sources when publishing national news!

18 thoughts on “Fake News: Gun Range Video Used to Depict Turkish-Kurdish Clash!”

  1. Learn to be real ABC news. You just created a very controversial issue and situation with fake story. The reporter who comprised this fake story should be terminated immediately and the name(s) made public. SHAME ON YOU

    1. What we need to watch are the puppet masters. Keep them (American) fight with each other and they will not pay attention to what is really happening.

  2. Look at all the cell phones recording this too!!! I am familiar with Knob Creek and just watching the video, I would have known it was there without the reporting. My main question to abc, was it a stupid mistake, or just false reporting (again)?

    1. It was not a mistake, ABC is part of the liberal dumokrap party that is trying to impeach the president! They should be held accountable in a US Federal Court and sent to jail for life for lying to the people of this country. The people that support ABC should serve time right along with them (shareholders and board of directors) and not a 14 day sentence like the rich get for keeping our kids out of schools to get their brats in.

  3. If you don’t think Turkey is killing off Kurds, you are stupid and have no clue about even recent world history. Turkey has been persecuting Kurds for many decades. Basically since Erdogan became supreme leader. Kurds were are are discriminated against in country, which is why so many fled across border, and now Erdogan wants to eliminate even the ones that LEFT his country. This video may fake, but the killing is real. It is a disgrace that we would turn our backs on the ONLY people that were true allies fighting ISIS in the Mideast. and they WERE our allies in WWII as well, fighting for Allies in Mideast and and Crete. There is disgrace here, but not the on the news.

    1. The disgrace here is that you don’t think a business that passes itself off as a source of news knowing lies to manipulate people against it’s own President. I consider it treason to work against you’re own country’s best interest.

      I may or may not agree with the President’s decision to pull out of Syria but that doesn’t matter. As Commander in Chief, he has the right and responsibility to do what he thinks is the right thing to do. That is what happens when you win an election. He won the election and the right to make the final decision for controlling our troops. Just as Obama did.

    2. Read the article again Terry. No one is saying that Turkey is not killing Kurds. The article is about creating fake news.

    3. Whaaaaaat? Read the story again. Its about the faking of the video, the misrepresentation, not what is actually happening. Save your liberal hysterics for a more appropriate time.

    4. What a load of horse dung! So what if the Kurds were our allies in WWII, so was the Soviet Union! Should we take them to protect, raise, feed and clothe as well? At some point the politicians who run our government, and their brainwashed toadies like you, need to realize that we are not the world’s police force, and it is not our job to keep other countries from trying to kill each other. The United States military exists to protect THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, not Kurds, not Syrians, not Somalis, not Haitians nor any other people on the earth except AMERICAN PEOPLE! Try to get it through your thick head that the reason we are entangled in the middle east right now is because we’ve had our boot up their ass for the past hundred years and they got tired of it. We need to extricate ourselves from the middle east and let them get back to killing each other again and not AMERICANS. I know this won’t happen over night. It will take at least a couple of generations to let the wounds scab over and start to heal, and then, perhaps, they will begin to forget that we ever tried to run their lives and their countries.
      Will we never regain our sanity and free ourselves from the insane Marxist/Neo-Con scourge of constant warfare, and return to the limited government, State centered Republic the Founding Fathers gave us? Remember the sage advise given to us by George Washington, “BEWARE OF ENTANGLING TIES WITH OTHER NATIONS.”

  4. When in the military, I worked with news agencies and military public affairs, often gathering field reports, scrubbing classified, handing it to PA for dissemination to the networks. More often than not, the major news networks would either fabricate their stories out of thin air, or take snips of what we’d given them, add in B-roll from some totally unrelated event, and twist the information around 180 degrees. CNN during the first gulf war was caught on multiple occasions using chroma-key techniques and sound effects to place their “war correspondents” in places they never were (look up Charles Jaco Fake News CNN on YouTube).

    This is really nothing new. The major networks are just propagada mills for the intelligence community. It started with the beginning of Operation Mockingbird in the 50’s and has just ramped up since then.

    “We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false” ~ CIA Director William Casey, 1981

  5. I removed all of the ABC channels from my TV list of channels and blocked them several years ago.

    Intentional lies and misleading statements are the bread and butter in their news.

  6. Deception and misrepresentation of the facts is what starts all wars.
    It’s clearly obvious to anyone with a brain that the media is on a TDS inspired crusade to destroy America from within. Be careful what you wish for or you just might get it.
    Narcissism and politics seem to work together and the more powerful and entrenched they are the more extreme and preposterous their claims become.
    This week we learned that Russia has two assets in the DNC running for president and this claim is being made by the most evil, vile, narcissist of all time, the criminal Hillary Clinton!
    While I have sympathy for any allies we may have you have to ask yourself, just exactly where and how far their allegiance to Americas way of life can an Islamic Kurd have!?
    These people are assets and as such they know the part they play just as we have no illusion that they have no wish to become Americans. They wish to have their own country with their own values that only align with ours values on one point. These are NOT American freedom fighters.
    The Middle East has been at war with each other over a perverted religion for centuries and any shade we have thrown them over the years is well deserved!

  7. A greatly overdone sense of entitlement and narcissism puts it a lot more mildly than is warranted. I do wonder as to exactly how the network will doubletalk it’s way out of this “foobar”?

  8. An additional comment if I may. ABC News appears to have forgotten credability, and the importance thereof for “news broadcasters”.

  9. We are paying the price for Jimmy Carter’s fecklessness. We abandoned the Shah in favor of the most malevolent evil the world has seen since… the Ottoman Empire. Arab Spring, indeed.

  10. What we need to watch are the puppet masters. Keep them (American) fight with each other and they will not pay attention to what is really happening.

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