Everyone knows that Manti Te'o's girlfriend was a proud owner of an AR-15 shotgun.—
Shaun McDonnell (@McShauno) September 17, 2013
Ah, real journalism. Why not just make the chyron text “Musket Morgan wuz here“?
Slight problem with the “news” that the suspected Navy Yard shooter carried a “legally purchased AR-15 shotgun”:
Good thing your gun-grabbing betters really know their stuff.
Radio host Dana Loesch mocked CNN’s snafu on her blog last night:
The network must have binders full of fact-checkers. Thanks, low-info journalists!
You’re not alone.
Luckily for CNN, the science is settled:
Some people mentioned that while the gunman wasn’t using the “AR-15 shotgun” of myth and legend, it’s possible CNN meant “AR-style shotgun.”
It’s unlikely that’s what CNN meant. The “AR-15 shotgun” language made it into the CNN report available on many news websites.
But CNN’s live-blog currently uses this text instead: “Alexis used a legally purchased AR-15 gun.”
There’s an awesome opportunity here for an enterprising gun manufacturer.
And the latest on the “AR-15 shotgun”: CNN’s Pamela Brown says the suspected shooter didn’t use an AR-15 anything.