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ABC news memory hole

2019-10-14 18:07:03.468282+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Oh geez: ABC News apparently aired some video from the "Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot" as video of Syria attacks

Source video: Knob Creek Machine gun shoot. 2017, Merica (YouTube video)

I guess what bothers me most about this is that a Google news search for "abc news all out military assault kurdish civilians" is bringing up a whole bunch of "404" or "this video has been marked private" results; rather than taking responsibility and posting corrections on those search results, it's just "memory hole, this didn't exist".

I hope ABC posts a full post-mortem of how this happened.

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#Comment Re: ABC news memory hole made: 2019-10-16 14:00:24.029048+00 by: TheSHAD0W

It seems one cost-cutting measure mainstream media has undertaken is to eliminate all fact-checking.

(BTW, you've got a duplicate post here.)

#Comment Re: ABC news memory hole made: 2019-10-17 19:38:45.457292+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, and responsibility: It's one thing to fuck up, it's another to then delete all internal evidence of that fuckup and not say anything about it, even when the external evidence is still around.

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