Last night, viewers reported that a segment on ABC News was showing overly-familiar video to them of a supposed recent strike on Kurdish forces operating in Syria by Turkey.
The supposed video shows a “slaughter” against the Kurdish forces which have been fighting ISIS in Northern Syria.
As noted, the footage of the supposed slaughter of Kurdish forces is actually the annual Knob Creek machine gun festival held in Kentucky. During this event, many war-era firearm collectors get together and shoot machine guns along with the use of pyrotechnic & explosive devices to create a movie-grade warzone.
Here’s the un-edited version from the 2017 night-shoot at Knob Creek. As many of our viewers have noted, ABC’s footage edited out the large crowd of spectators along with their applause of the shooting event.
Update : It appears the original has now been set to private, so here’s one of the backup videos with the comparison of the ABC Vs Knob Creek videos. Additionally now, The Scioto Post is being accused of making the fake videos in the first place.
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
Update #2: ABC News has now released an apology regarding the video used in the report.
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.
— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) October 14, 2019