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September 16, 2013 - 12:26 pm

CNN’s Carol Costello had a bad time of things today. After news broke that a gunman had opened fire at the US Navy Yard, Costello asked producer Brian Todd on the air if he could ever recall another instance of a gunman opening fire on a US military installation.

A notorious case of such a thing just wrapped up in Texas a few weeks ago, when Nidal Hasan was convicted in the 2009 Fort Hood massacre and given the death penalty.

Costello apparently didn’t remember that. Or the fact that the Obama administration calls that mass killing “workplace violence.”

“I used to work in Washington, live in Washington. This seems so unusual to me that a gunman could create this kind of havoc at a U.S. military facility,” Costello asked her producer, Brian Todd. “Have you ever heard of this happening before, Brian?”

“I was just saying that this is so unusual, because this is such a heavily-secured military facility. I’ve worked in Washington for many years, I’ve never heard of such a thing happening,” she asked.

Todd had to remind Costello, on the air, of the Fort Hood massacre.

Today’s attack isn’t even the first attack at the US Navy Yard. Scott McNair writes at DC Crime Stories that terrorists bombed the facility twice during the 1980s. The second of those bombings was done by left wing terrorists to protest US policies in Central America and the Caribbean.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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has the Senate deemed her a legitimate journalist?
48 weeks ago
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I think she was trying to say she'd never heard of an attack of this magnitude at a military installation in DC. Obviously a case of her mouth outrunning her brain - something that shouldn't happen to someone who talks for a living.
48 weeks ago
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As much as I'd like to give her the full Bugs Bunny treatment ("What a maroon! What a ta-ra-ra-goon-deay!") I have to agree with you - she probably just needed to take a breath and slow down a bit.
48 weeks ago
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Doubtful. You need not be intelligent or informed to be a "journalist", particularly of the talking-head variety.

She makes her living as a meat puppet, remember.
48 weeks ago
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"Hey, Abbott!"
48 weeks ago
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Maybe Costello was confused how anyone could have a gun in DC? It's illegal, ya know.
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