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In the film, DeNiro and Hoffman work together to fabricate a war in Albania with fake footage and special effects – footage the mainstream media doesn’t bother to vet and re-airs as legitimate news coverage.
Commit the aforementioned “Wag The Dog” plot to memory. It’s going to become extremely relevant in the forthcoming paragraphs you are about to consume.
Have you seen any of the disturbing footage of what’s been happening in northern Syria between the Kurds and the Turkish army? Holy ass, it’s heartwrenching stuff.
The video, obtained exclusively by the journalistic professionals of ABC News, reveals a brutal Turkish attack on the border town of Tal Abyad.
View the video below, but we warn you, it is extremely graphic:
Oh, my sweet golly! The fire! The fury! The complete and utter bullcrap!
ABC aired the gut-wrenching footage Monday and Sunday, informing their long-suffering viewers that the video was of a frontline battle between the Syrian Kurds and the invading Turks.
It turns out the footage is from a nighttime machine gun demonstration at the Knob Creek Gun Range in West Point, Kentucky.
The Washington Examiner reported that on Sunday, ABC News anchor Tom Llamas also aired the footage, claiming it showed a fierce Turkish attack on Kurd 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 excitedly described the video as it aired on-screen.
“This video right here appearing to show Turkey’s military bombing Kurd 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.”
The footage also aired on ABC World News Tonight and Good Morning America.
“The footage would indeed be stunning were if actually from northern Syria. It would be horrific were it actually to show a Turkish assault on Kurd civilians. But it does not show that. The footage, which appears to be from 2017, shows American gun enthusiasts putting on a terrific pyrotechnic show for an audience in Kentucky. In fact, the Machine Gun Shoot and Military Gun Show, which involves the very popular night shoot, is a bi-annual event at the Kentucky gun range. People love the show. They love it so much, in fact, that they record it and post footage of it to social media.”
For example, there’s this video:
And this one:
Hey, have you seen this one:
The lesson in this for all Americans is that regardless of age or profession, you’re never too old to embrace your inner child with a satisfying game of “make-believe” – even if it means ignoring facts and doing shi**y journalism.
Bravo, ABC! Now go do, that poo-poo, that you do, so well.
Hammer and Nigel will have more ABC’s, as Adam Schiff would call it, “parody journalism” on today’s show, 3pm-7pm on WIBC.