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The Report Was About Turkey Bombing Syria. ABC Showed Video From a Kentucky Gun Range.

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  1. [2]
    dubteedub
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    Here is an alternate source for The Hill that shows ABC News apologizing for this. ABC takes down supposed Syria battle video after accuracy of footage is questioned I think its pretty unfortunate...

    Here is an alternate source for The Hill that shows ABC News apologizing for this.

    I think its pretty unfortunate that ABC apparently used some stock footage, particularly as there is ample video of Syria being actually bombed by Turkey, as you can see in some of this MSNBC footage.

    The biggest issue I have with this is that it will almost certainly be overblown by right-wing media as some kind of evidence that all of mainstream news is fake or what have you. You can already find articles on it up from Sean Hannity, The Blaze, Louder with Crowder, The Daily Caller, and a host of other altright / hard-right outlets taking up this cause.

    This is an absolute distraction from the actual horrors on the ground in Syria where Turkish-backed militias are executing civilians in the streets. Where Russia is bombing Syrian hospitals. Where hundreds of ISIS prisoners are escaping and will almost certainly enact violence again in the Middle East and beyond.

    America is enabling a fucking genocide in Syria all because Donald Trump either wanted to support his business interests in Turkey, he wanted to appease Putin and let Russia grow its influence in the middle east, or both, and the last thing we should be wasting our time on is what footage ABC aired on television.

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    1. hungariantoast
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      I want to hammer this point in. The situation in Syria could very quickly become one of ethnic cleansing if Erdogan gets his way. Erdogan’s spokesman, Ibrahim Kalin, said the mission of the...

      America is enabling a fucking genocide in Syria

      I want to hammer this point in. The situation in Syria could very quickly become one of ethnic cleansing if Erdogan gets his way. Erdogan’s spokesman, Ibrahim Kalin, said the mission of the Turkish invasion is to "correct the demographics" of northern Syria.


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      5 votes
  2. mike10010100
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    Tinfoil hat time: Some alt-righter laundered the Kentucky video and passed it off as real footage to an all-too-eager ABC, then sat back and waited for the "gotcha". It's simply far too widespread...

    Tinfoil hat time: Some alt-righter laundered the Kentucky video and passed it off as real footage to an all-too-eager ABC, then sat back and waited for the "gotcha".

    It's simply far too widespread a "controversy" over something so ridiculously minor as a 15 second video clip played on a nightly news broadcast. It's being swarmed by pro-Trump people everywhere it's posted, and it's almost laughable how quickly they fall off once it's no longer in the limelight.

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    Keegan
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    If the RSS link doesn't make the article free, let me know and I can post an alternative/backup link to the article.

    If the RSS link doesn't make the article free, let me know and I can post an alternative/backup link to the article.

    1. [5]
      Diet_Coke
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      I'm on mobile and got the usual thing about being out of free articles

      I'm on mobile and got the usual thing about being out of free articles

      1. [4]
        Keegan
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        https://pastebin.com/raw/z7rt46d8 The article has no images, but there are two YouTube videos I added as links. I would have used archive.is, but it is misconfigured for Cloudflare DNS, so it...

        https://pastebin.com/raw/z7rt46d8

        The article has no images, but there are two YouTube videos I added as links.

        I would have used archive.is, but it is blocked by misconfigured for Cloudflare DNS, so it wouldn't work for everyone. Archive.org shows the article briefly, but after the page loads it goes to a white page.

        Here is the archive.org page if you can make it work: https://web.archive.org/web/20191015010503/https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/14/business/media/turkey-syria-kentucky-gun-range.html?emc=rss&partner=rss

        1. [3]
          balooga
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          Cloudflare DNS is blocking certain domains? News to me (disappointing news). I didn’t know they were in the censorship game.

          Cloudflare DNS is blocking certain domains? News to me (disappointing news). I didn’t know they were in the censorship game.

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          1. [2]
            Keegan
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            Oh shoot I am so sorry. I saw that on Reddit a while ago. Looked it up now and it seems like they don't block it. Archive.is doesn't have their site set up right apparently.

            Oh shoot I am so sorry. I saw that on Reddit a while ago. Looked it up now and it seems like they don't block it. Archive.is doesn't have their site set up right apparently.

            1. balooga
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              Thanks for clarifying, you gave me a scare for a sec. As far as I know Cloudflare is one of the good guys!

              Thanks for clarifying, you gave me a scare for a sec. As far as I know Cloudflare is one of the good guys!

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