NY Daily News called out for epic front-page fail, absurd ‘AR-15 made for murder’ column

Ah, the New York Daily News’ “Dewey Defeats Truman” moment, and all to advance a ghoulish gun-grabbing agenda.

Today’s front page announced “Same Gun, Different Slay” (classy) and blared “Maniac used ‘Newtown’ weapon” and “AR-15 made for murder.” But as Twitchy reported, the FBI says Navy Yard shooting suspect Aaron Alexis used two handguns and a shotgun, not an AR-15 rifle.

Inside the paper is Mike Lupica’s column, “AR-15 is the rifle for the ‘sport’ of hunting humans.”

And here’s the completely inaccurate caption of the first photo in Lupica’s imbecilic column:

Before Aaron Alexis took an AR-15 rifle into the Washington Navy Yard on Monday and shot 12 dead before turning the gun on himself …

Some people called out Daily News opinion editor Josh Greenman.

Greenman revealed that Lupica’s opinion pieces fall “on the news side.”

It’s been hours since the news broke that Alexis didn’t use an AR-15 in his deadly rampage. But like Piers Morgan, the Daily News hasn’t gotten around to issuing a real correction or retraction for its monumental fail. The paper did finally add this finger-pointing paragraph to the online version of Lupica’s column:

The FBI’s assistant director in charge of the Washington Field Office said Tuesday that gunman Aaron Alexis acted alone in the Navy Yard shooting that killed 12 people and added “we do not have any information” that an AR-15 was used. Mike Lupica’s column was written Monday when The Daily News and The Associated Press among many others reported, using reputable law enforcement sources, that the shooter Alexis had used three weapons including an AR-15.

The inaccurate text of the column remains the same, including “Aaron Alexis took an AR-15 rifle into the Washington Navy Yard on Monday and shot 12 dead.”

Ladies and gentlemen: That’s “real” journalism.

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.

  • The Jackal

    You people need to report facts,not rumors. You idiots are all the same. No wonder people call you the Lame Stream Media. Get your fucking heads out of your asses!

    • trixiewoobeans

      I think they purposely misrepresent. They know the first article out is the one people latch onto and remember. Corrections are rarely noticed. Their dirtywork is done.

      • Ender Wiggin

        Exactly right

      • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

        …And I’ve been reading it since I was three!! Why did they ever hire LOOPY-CAT in the first place?…Oh yeah, SPORTS!! Jawamax 8<{D}

        • trixiewoobeans

          I’m impressed…reading at three.

      • Roger Smith

        Been saying it for years…they KNOW who their audience is. People too lazy and full of hate to bother to back check, or they just dismiss the facts in order to feel miserable about everything around them.

        • bungopony

          And smug about themselves.

    • TJCrane_NCC1701

      They can’t remove their heads because they have 3 Obama bobble head dolls wedged up there too, the f’tards.

      (H/T Syrin…but it got deleted)

    • LouAnnWatson

      as punishment, they all should have to attend gun model sensitivity training…it’s about fairness and shared sacrifice.

  • The Penguin (Happy Hanukkah)

    When you get down to it…the liberal media is so f*ckin stupid. Just.plain.stupid.

  • CatHerder

    Just a leetle behind the curve, guys.

    • The Penguin (Happy Hanukkah)

      Yup…just a “tad”.

  • flanks

    It turns out the shooter is black, so they can’t blame white tea party racists.

    • DaMello

      You are so correct.

    • http://commentspammersmustdie.blogspot.com/ Kakarot

      Maybe the NY Times can report Alexis as a “white African-American”. Or maybe just note that “he identified himself as black”.

    • Ty in TX

      Give them time. He’ll become a brainwashed targeted assassin.
      A …. a……damn, help me out here…just can’t think of a Manchurian Candidate pun.

      • Tom W.

        “Aaron Alexis is the kindest, bravest…”

        • colonialmarine

          most won’t get that one Tom, but for those of us who do, you are spot on…

          now, about those hydrangeas…

  • TYPE O NEGATIVE

    Lupica is like Mushnick, both lifers at their papers, never offered a job by SI or any other “real” journalism job

    • yanksrule

      Please son, don’t EVER compare that douche-canoe Lupica with one of the best sports columnists ever in Phil Mushnick…

      • Joseph Hansell

        Amen.

      • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

        And PLEASE Don’t Compare him to Bill Gallo, the great Boxing Columnist, former Marine (SEMPER FI!) and Cartoonist… Heck, I got a ton of Gallo’s stuff! Jawamax 8<{D}

      • Benji Carver

        Well said. Mushnick is my favorite sports columnist by far. While Mushnick is a liberal, he is fair and not a partisan hack like Lupica. Further, the original point is not even true since Lupica is employed by ESPN.

      • burs757

        douche-canoe… Fantastic! I tip my hat to you sir!!

      • burs757

        douche-canoe… Fantastic! I tip my hat to you sir!!

  • JeffWRidge

    This is the kind of “journalism” that you get when someone’s agenda is more important than the facts.

  • therealguyfaux

    “Pit Bulls.”
    “Satanic Pedophilia Cults.”
    “Good Wife Nurse and her black cat.”
    “The Boogeyman.”

    There’s always been something or someone for people to blame.
    The Ancient Israelites used to chase a goat out of their village when things went sideways, and blamed things on the “escaped goat.” This practice even carried over into Yom Kippur ceremonies in the First Temple.

    • The Penguin (Happy Hanukkah)

      Dude…did you really need to take a jab at Jews?

      • therealguyfaux

        Explaining the etymology of “scapegoat,” at the time of year that Yom Kippur occurs. (Two days ago, I think.)

        It’s not like (a) the modern-day Jews still do it, or (b) that to do so made the Israelites any more or less superstitious than any other culture of about 3,000 years ago– so how does this reflect badly on the Jews?

        And since when have people on this site worried about whether a true statement was a jab at anyone?

        One might almost think you were taking the piss a bit here, trying to yell “anti-Semite” either as a deadpan satiric joke, or to play into some people’s ideas of what some posters on this site are like.

        • The Penguin (Happy Hanukkah)

          Um nope. Your only example given…at least at length was about Jews. It was a jab. Maybe not intentional, but a jab just the same. And I in no means inferred that you were an anti-Semite. And being that Yom Kipper was so recent makes it even more douchey….just sayin’. I don’t play to the masses or the posters on this or any site. I say what I think. Like you.

        • The Penguin (Happy Hanukkah)

          Also, like the last time you and I went round ‘n round…your little insult, although suttle, doesn’t help your point.

          • therealguyfaux

            Points to consider:
            — Offense is something which can possibly be taken without necessarily being given.
            — An insult only works if a person believes the shoe fits.
            — Look up “Laconic phrase” at en.wikipedia.org

          • The Penguin (Happy Hanukkah)

            Is it? Or how about possibly taking into consideration other people’s faith? I’m not looking to fence with you. Some people need faith to get them through the day. Or hard times they have to deal with. I personally didn’t take offense to your statement. But being so close to Yom Kippur I can see it being a little offensive to some. Being sensitive to others isn’t always a PC or liberal agenda. I like to call it respect. You obviously feel otherwise and that’s fine. Carry on.

        • The Penguin (Happy Hanukkah)

          Since you “down-voted” me I thought I’d give you one back. Real mature by the way yo.

        • The Penguin (Happy Hanukkah)

          Atheist…It’s the “Only” way to be.

    • Spinmamma

      actually, I believe the original Hebrew word does not mean “escaped goat.” That was a mistranslation by Tyndale, who himself used the term “scapegoat” to mean “the goat that departed.” ( Since you like subtleties, I am sure you appreciate the difference. ) The ancient Jewish ceremony involving the goat carrying the sins of the people was symbolic, so IMHO your explanation leaves much to be desired.

  • grais

    “…before turning the gun on himself…”
    That’s the first I’ve heard That one.
    More BS?

  • Magnifico

    I once had a girlfriend who could never admit that she was always wrong and that I was always right. It put a lot of stress on our relationship.

    • The Penguin (Happy Hanukkah)

      Right?! Me too. I keep getting new girlfriends but it’s always the same. Weird.

      • Adela Wagner

        Like I always tell my husband “One of us is always right, and the other one is you”.

    • http://commentspammersmustdie.blogspot.com/ Kakarot

      And that was all your fault, too, right?

  • Ron Morisseau

    This is the most attention the NY Daily news has had in a looooong time

  • LordElrond09

    Are there any ACTUAL journalists working for print media? This one is right up there with ‘Dewey defeats Truman’

  • Steve_J

    Mike Lupica made to write columns designed to kill the readers brain cells.

    • liberalssuck

      Since liberals lack any type of thinking skill, They try to write to their reader level is the only thing I can think of!!

  • Republicanvet

    I call for a ban on AJ-15’s. There have been far too many facts slain by Assault JournOlists. Where does it end?

    …for da chillun.

  • schveiguy

    NY Daily news: made for kindling

  • Jack Deth

    Memo to Josh Greenman:

    You need to take Mike Lupica aside. And kick him in the Gazotts!
    Several times.

    Then get a choker and chain leash. And attach it and him to drag around The Rock of Shame!

  • Mr.

    No need to let the facts get in the way of your agenda.

  • GaryTheBrave

    The AR wasn’t used in Connecticut either. It was found in the trunk of the car. Hmmm…

  • gman213

    “Dewey Beats Truman”. Should have been a lesson to these idiots. Duh!

  • lainer51

    me thinks these faux journalists ALL voted for OBongo? Are u with me?

    • Jeremy

      Yes it’s obvious Mike Lupica did.

  • Cochetope

    Weird…I think my AR-15 is defective. I just took it out this last weekend and it didn’t kill a single person. Guess I’ll have to take it in and get it checked. Made for murder my arse.

    • ceemack

      I have the same problem with mine. I think they’re just lazy.

    • liberalssuck

      I have even yelled at them to get off their lazy butts and kill something. It just sat there!! Damn lazy ar!!! Lmao

  • al hunt

    tomorrows headline:

    • ObamaFail

      I think you got that backwards. It’s “Obama aides new terror group.” Obama was the one who was just trying to get us to team up with Al-Qaida in Syria.

  • GaryTheBrave

    “AR-15 Made for Murder” Why doesn’t Mr. Lupika talk to the craftsmen at the factory, see if they intended to use their skills to make guns only for murder? He insults those workers for such a statement.

    “Lamborghinis are made just to kill people on the highway.” This makes just a as much sense.

    • LouAnnWatson

      if it’s made for murder, why isn’t his leftist ass dead yet?

  • 0bamasnought

    “NY Daily News has AR Derangement Syndrome ARDS”.
    TARDS is more like it.

    • GaryTheBrave

      If they do it more than once do they re-TARD? (Apologies to Sarah Palin)

  • Michael Hampton

    Sorry. Not all of us need to know the difference between machine guns.

    • Cochetope

      So you would rather wallow in ignorance?

      • liberalssuck

        That is a rhetorical question for a liberal right :P!

    • therantinggeek

      http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/26/5845

      The term “machinegun” means any weapon which shoots, is designed to shoot, or can be readily restored to shoot, automatically more than one shot, without manual reloading, by a single function of the trigger. The term shall also include the frame or receiver of any such weapon, any part designed and intended solely and exclusively, or combination of parts designed and intended, for use in converting a weapon into a machinegun, and any combination of parts from which a machinegun can be assembled if such parts are in the possession or under the control of a person.

      The term “rifle” means a weapon designed or redesigned, made or remade, and intended to be fired from the shoulder and designed or redesigned and made or remade to use the energy of the explosive in a fixed cartridge to fire only a single projectile through a rifled bore for each single pull of the trigger, and shall include any such weapon which may be readily restored to fire a fixed cartridge.

      An AR-15 is not a “machine gun”, by that very definition, as it can only fire one shot with each pull of the trigger. But of course an anti-gun Liberal like you wouldn’t care to know the difference. To you and the rest of your ilk, it’s all the same thing, isn’t it?

    • Justin Levesque

      You would rather a ‘news’ paper willingly publish unsubstantiated information? Out-right lies?

    • Jeff Coil

      Do you even know what a “machine gun” is? FYI: A shotgun is NOT a machine gun.

    • liberalssuck

      The point is and of course you missed it. Is they did not report facts. As a liberal to you it means nothing as you can not feel facts. To others facts are important to make an informed judgment. Also it kinda shoots down your talking points.

      • Michael Hampton

        A fact about what kind of gun was used is not important. I uttered no talking points. I merely stated my opinion.

  • socalcon

    Not to worry, left over Stimulus funds (shovel ready, yet?) will be used to buy up excess papers– to keep y’all afloat.

  • socalcon

    “…authorities said it had taken only two minutes for officers armed with AR-15s to arrive at the navy yard…”
    Bloodthirsty, racist cops!

  • Donaldsays#FreePaulieWalnuts

    Details, details… We at the NY Daily news aren’t going to let a little thing like fact checking or truth get in the way of our Libtard, anti-gun, rush-to-judgment, poor excuse for REAL journalistic standards, not when there’s a left-wing agenda to push!

  • AZWarrior

    Alexis, a registered Democrat, took Joe “Crazy Uncle” Biden’s advice and got himself a shotgun. Another insane Democrat and all these media “elites” can do is reprint tbe DNC’s assult rifle talking points. Getting boring guys, boring.

  • LegalizeShemp

    The NYDN is a far left gossip and skin rag.

  • liberalssuck

    You mean it is possible for a libtard, even a libtard rag to admit they were wrong, Shirley you jest, lol.

    • Marjorie

      …and don’t call me Shirley.

      • liberalssuck

        Some one got it,lol..

  • Jeremy

    Mike Lupica has always been an idiot so,this isn’t anything new.

  • jetch

    well, we knew it would happen. leftists don’t have a choice but to blame the guns. if they blame the people doing the shooting, they’d have to admit that most of them are leftists who voted for obama, or mentally disturbed and fed prescription drugs by leftists psychiatrist with their own social agenda.
    it’s really sad to hear about guys like alexis and hasan who are treated with kid gloves by the military. even the military is being overrun with leftists and political correctness.

  • Michael Rice

    So, what they are saying is he writes opinions, for the “news” section? Um, ok.

  • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

    It’s crap like this that made me decide not to pursue a career in journalism…while I was in journalism school!

    Mr. Greenman reminds me of a scene from the original “Battlestar Galactica” where Apollo is trying to advise of widespread starvation on one of the ships, and the only response he gets is “Core command is aware of the problem.”

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    Damn, and I like the Daily News! But one thing I didn’t like were the Columns by that Loopy Lip Lupica. If I ever did read them it was either by mistake, or for laughs when the headline is just as ridiculous as the story. STICK TO SPORTS, YOU @$$HAT!! Jawamax 8<{D}

  • TitusPullo

    Notice something interesting about Lupica’s column that is unique on the Daily News site? There is no comment box for this article. In fact, there are no comment boxes on any Lupica columns ever. Because the thin skinned little punk shrimp is such a delicate flower that he does not want comments on his articles. I would bet that this is in his contract.

    It is very, very revealing. Plus, what exactly is he afraid of? That some simple knuckle-dragging reader might expose his strident ignorance and idiocy? Well, he doesn’t have to worry about his ignorance being exposed because, after all these idiotic columns about guns, he has put it out there for everyone to see. Your skirt is up Mike.

    The absolutely perfect example of someone who can dish it out but cant take it.

  • jmatt55

    The killer used a shotgun. Just like Joe Biden recommended.

  • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

    Let’s not be naive. The facts don’t matter and they never have to these people. Their allegiance is to the narrative not reality. They paint the picture that they want everyone to see no matter if the facts contradict it.

  • Hopeful Independent

    I mentioned this yesterday and my liberal friends reverted to, “What does it matter what type of gun was used”. Stay classt DINOs..

  • FarmBoy11B

    apparently this stuff is written previously, put in a file, and pulled out to use later

  • The Messenger

    Epic Fail indeed. An AR-15 wasn’t even used at Newtown. Tragedies both, but no ARs.

    >Police found two semi-automatic handguns with the gunman inside the school: a Glock 9mm and a Sig Sauer pistol.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57559336/conn-school-shooting-what-we-know/

  • DJ

    The story was pre-written. Had it ready to publish as they anxiously waited for the next shooting. They were so excited at the Navy Yard shootings they didn’t wait, printed their preordained oppinion on the non-facts and took the rest of the day off.

  • nickdqwk

    I spent as long as I could stand searching Lupica’s previous articles. He has the same thing to say in reference to mass shootings. What I found strange was that in my search not one snippet on the mass killings of one Kermitt Gosnell. So I guess that mass murder is only tragic if a gun is used regardless of the mental state of the shooter, it is still the guns fault.

  • BigBill1970

    In case no one remember, the Sandy Hook shooter never used an AR-15 either. Research is a wonderful thing.

  • elHombre

    “The Daily News and The Associated Press among many others reported, using reputable law enforcement sources, that the shooter Alexis had used three weapons including an AR-15.”

    Well then, if enough of the mediaswine say so, it must be true.

    Shameless, unprofessional agenda pimps.

  • S H

    Today in media bias; Daily News Shoots Self in Foot with AR-15.

  • richard40

    Its reasonable to report breaking reports as they come on, but a wise journalist, interested in truth, will restrain himself from editoralizing on those reports until enough time has elapsed to have confidence they are accurate. The NRA has a policy to wait 2 days after any shooting before they make any editorial comments, to make sure all the facts are in and they dont say anything obviously false. Its a pity the MSM does not have the same standards for accuracy and truth as the NRA.

  • Lindakl

    There are no accidents in politics, but lots of fatalities, I hope this newspaper is the latter soon.

  • liberalssuck

    OMG, I just realized another gun welding a deranged human went on another killing spree. lets see who gets this…