Just NBC the Hackery!
"MSNBC Still Airing Debunked Graphic Showing Navy Yard Shooter With AR-15," John Nolte writes at Big Journalism:
The photo above is a screen shot of MSNBC taken Tuesday at 12:08pm ET, hours after the FBI confirmed that Navy Yard shooter, Aaron Alexis, used a shotgun and two pistols during Monday's rampage that killed 12. Regardless of these facts, MSNBC continues to use a computer graphic that clearly shows the shooter with an AR-15.
Meanwhile, Allahpundit notes that Piers Morgan of Time-Warner-CNN-HBO isn't backing down from his anti-Constitutional ferver after his own meltdown yesterday over imaginary AR-15s. His post ended with a look at the above screenshot from MSNBC; afterwards, a Hot Air commenter asked, "Does that picture have an AR-15 with a grenade launcher attachment? Because that looks extra-plus scary." Another commenter adds:
Notice in the MSNBC graphic that the shooter is “RED” while the innocent victims are “BLUE”.
This is not a mistake or a coincidence.
Based on NBC's shameless past performance, that seems an eminently reasonable assumption.
And speaking of NBC, Matt Lauer of the Today Show, without a shred of self-awareness regarding his own network's penchant for anti-Constitutional demagoguery, "Tells Russian Lawmaker Politicizing DC Shooting to 'Shut Up.'"
But then, isn't that the official motto of the American left these days in general?
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Fortunately though, at least when it comes to NBC, the feeling is mutual from the American heartland.
Perhaps this handy guide might help our beleaguered MSM:
The journalist's guide to identifying firearms. #molonlabe #2a @michellemalkin pic.twitter.com/qCl1LAx8xn
— Mike Morrison (@MikeKMorrison) September 17, 2013